Research Developer (CRSBI) Digital Humanities R6/AAV/727/12-JM 13/08/2012
**Summary** The Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London is looking for a highly motivated and technically sophisticated individual to work as a developer on the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI). The CRSBI project aims to create a permanent record of Romanesque sculpture, and numerous expert volunteers are engaged in the necessary research work and the capture of metadata and photography across Britain and Ireland.
The Department is an international leader in the application of technology in
research in the arts and humanities, and in the social sciences. It is in the
School of Arts and Humanities, and undertakes research on a collaborative
basis across discipline, institutional and national boundaries: it has
collaborative relationships across King's College and with a large number of
institutions and bodies in the UK and internationally.
Details The successful candidate for this position will
have wide experience in modelling structured data and developing tools to
search, query, retrieve and display them using relational databases and
related technologies; in designing, writing and modifying programs which
facilitate content creation; and collaborating in the development of
integrated interfaces for web publication.
Experience in creating and manipulating structured data with a range of RDB-
related and web-delivery standards and technologies (SQL, Django/Python,
significant experience developing web applications with Apache Solr.
Familiarity with ontologies, text processing techniques and standards-
compliant XHTML and CSS is highly desirable, as is experience in the modelling
of humanities data.
In addition you will need to have an understanding of how research is
conducted in the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will
need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as
independently. The successful candidate should have good communication skills
and the ability to document their work in clear written English.
For an informal discussion of the post please contact Paul Vetch on 020 7848
1040, or via email at [log in to unmask]
The closing date for receipt of applications is 13th August 2012.
**Salary** The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £31,020 to £37,012, per annum pro rata plus £2,323 per annum pro rata London Allowance.
**Post duration** Fixed term contract until 31st January 2013
Contact For an application pack please click on the 'Further details' link
below. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference
number R6/AAV/727/12-JM. If you have any queries please contact your
Recruitment Co-ordinator at [log in to unmask]
**Further details** Please see [related Word document](http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/jd/12064.doc)
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