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Job announcement for LIRMM in Montpellier


 Research engineer position: Web architect – Semantic web technologies – Text and data mining

We have a job opening in Montpellier, France to work on semantic web technologies, ontology managment and text mining workflows… at LIRMM (University of Montpellier & CNRS Informatics Research lab). 

The position is for 1 year with possible extensions.



A key aspect in addressing semantic interoperability is the use of terminologies, vocabularies and ontologies as a common denominator to structure data and make them interoperable. In partnership with Stanford University, LIRMM designs, develops and maintains two vocabulary and ontology repositories: (i) the SIFR BioPortal ( which targets the French biomedical community and offers an ontology-based annotation workflow to semantically index text biomedical and clinical data; (ii) AgroPortal ( a reference repository for semantic resources in agronomy, agriculture, food, plant sciences and biodiversity. These platforms allow us to tackle scientific problems in natural language processing, semantic annotation, ontology engineering, while being driven by concrete use cases with impacts in biomedicine and agronomy.


In the context of the ANR PractiKPharma and VisaTM projects, we are seeking a motivated, curious and interested research engineer and web developer to take hands on the platforms and prototypes developed. Your role will be both to support the current platforms and investigate technical decisions to enable the development of new features in relation to text and data mining. Within PractiKPharma, your role will consist in enhancing the SIFR Annotator to facilitate its use to annotate clinical data (in collaboration with HEGP and LORIA). Within the VisaTM project, your role will be to enable interoperation of both AgroProtal and BioPortal with the text and data mining infrastructure developed in the OpenMinTeD project (in collaboration with INRA and INIST). You will work with a small team (4 persons) at LIRMM in both a national and international context. Further extension of the proposed 12-month-contract are possible.




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