Post-doc position for semantic web design of USDA's FoodData Central website

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Post-doc position for semantic web design of USDA's FoodData Central website

damion
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to help design the future
semantic knowledge framework of the recently launched USDA Agricultural
Research Service FoodData Central (https://fdc.nal.usda.gov). Ontologies,
including the FoodOn (http://FoodON.org) farm-to-fork ontology, and a triple
store database are the technology backbone being developed for FoodData
Central. Vocabulary curation will involve a focus on food categorization and
nutritional analysis modelling.  In addition, the candidate will learn to
develop and implement scripts for updating FoodOn with resources like
Wikipedia, WikiData, and multi-lingual AGROVOC vocabulary to fulfill a data
compatibility and semantic web integration vision. The position is funded by
USDA in collaboration with the Hsiao Laboratory located in Vancouver,
British Columbia. Candidate must be an American citizen or permanent
resident, and ideally have a background in one or more of agricultural food
production systems, crop research, food nutritional research, or food
industry practice involving North American or global plant and animal food
sources.  

The Hsiao Lab, based at the BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health
Laboratory with academic affiliations at both the University of British
Columbia and Simon Fraser University, develops innovative solutions spanning
the entire knowledge generation spectrum from data processing, management,
analysis, to knowledge representation and discovery. Currently, we are a
team of 15 highly-collaborative researchers working together on ontology and
bioinformatics projects.

For more information, including the full job description, contact:

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