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Postdoc on OpenCitations

 The OpenCitations Corpus (OCC, is a new repository of open citation data harvested from the scholarly literature. As the Co-Directors of the OpenCitations Corpus, we are writing to let you know that we have a postdoctoral opening in the Digital and Semantic Publishing Laboratory (DASPLab) of the University of Bologna, Italy, to work with Dr Silvio Peroni on the OpenCitations Corpus.

We seek a skilled computer scientist / research engineer who is an expert in Web Interface Design and Information Visualization, who will be able to develop novel data visualizations and query services over the stored data to facilitate interaction with and human comprehension of the citation information, as well as assisting Dr Peroni with expansion of the volume of data held, and other technical aspects of running the OpenCitations Corpus. Expertise in Semantic Web technologies, Linked Data, and Web technologies would be highly desirable, plus a strong and demonstrable commitment to open science and team-working abilities. The position is for one year duration, starting 1st November 2017, and is funded by the Sloan Foundation. It has a net salary (exempt from income tax, after deduction of social security contributions) in excess of 23K euros per year.

Online applications will open on 26th June 2017, with a closing date of 23rd July 2017. Before that time, we would be pleased to receive informal expressions of interest and enquiries, which should be sent to Dr Peroni ( For more details please visit the following URL:

If you know any potential candidate who might be interested in this opportunity, we would be most grateful if you could please forward this information to them. You or they should feel free to contact Dr Peroni ( for further information.