[MEI-L] PhD opportunity: Data Modelling for Digital Musicology @ Austrian National Library (ONB), Vienna

David M. Weigl weigl at mdw.ac.at
Tue Feb 7 17:06:26 CET 2023

[with apologies for cross-posting -- please disseminate widely!]

As part of the FWF-funded project ‘E-LAUTE: Electronic Linked Annotated 
Unified Tablature Edition – The Lute in the German-Speaking Area 
1450-1550’ the Austrian National Library (Dept. for Research and Data 
Services) is looking for the fixed-term (1/3/2023 – 31/12/2025) position 
of a

Research Associate Prae-Doc / Doctoral Student (75%, 30h/week)

E-LAUTE (https://e-laute.info) is an interdisciplinary research project 
- computer science, digital humanities and musicology. We are developing 
a novel form of music edition: an open knowledge platform combining 
music informatics, musicology and music practice, enriching and 
interlinking traditional edition methods within disciplinary and 
interdisciplinary research contexts.

As Research Associate you will work in collaboration with project 
partners, in order to develop a robust data model and research on 
information retrieval solutions. You have the opportunity to make a 
significant contribution to an exciting international and 
interdisciplinary research project.

Your responsibilities will include:

* Research on the representation of linked information assets using 
semantic technologies with a special focus on integrating user generated 
data (annotations, audio-recordings)
* Development of a sustainable versioning scheme for heterogeneous 
linked information assets coming from the project (e.g., in notations, 
annotations, audio-recordings, and their relationships)
* Collaborative research into the extension of the MEI standard toward 
modelling music notations in tablature-based formats
* Preparation and management of research data as FAIR Linked Open Data
* Data integration (transcriptions, annotations) in various formats and 
representations within the Austrian National Library’s infrastructure 
for digital editions (https://edition.onb.ac.at)
* Proactive collaboration with project colleagues in other areas, 
particularly in the implementation of search functionalities within the 
Austrian National Library’s infrastructure for digital editions
* Dissemination through publications in leading academic journals and 
presentations at relevant conferences
* Opportunity for a doctoral dissertation in informatics (computer science)

Employment requirements include:

* Completed Masters studies in informatics, data science, or digital 
humanities with a strong technical focus
* Affinity with research questions and methodologies of digital 
humanities and/or musicology an advantage
* Knowledge and experience with complex data modelling
* Knowledge of semantic technologies
* Knowledge of the FAIR principles an advantage
* Knowledge of the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) and/or Text Encoding 
Initiative (TEI) standards an advantage
* Familiarity with the Fedora Commons Repository Framework an advantage
* Team-oriented approach, strong communication skills and ability to 
work under pressure in time-critical project phases
* Very good knowledge of English, very good knowledge of German an advantage


The salary is 2,300.30 euros (gross) per month (14 salaries/year) on the 
basis of 30 h/week in accordance with the FWF staff cost rate. The place 
of employment is the Austrian National Library / Department of Research 
and Data Services in Vienna.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send your letter 
of motivation and CV including links to reference software projects or 
relevant code repositories summarised in one PDF file by 26/2/2023 to:

jobs-elaute at onb.ac.at

Submission of the application constitutes consent under data protection 
law to the processing of your application data. The personal data you 
provide will be used exclusively within the framework of the selection 
procedure. Your application documents will be stored internally until 
the selection procedure is completed and then deleted.

More information about the E-LAUTE project is available from 

David M. Weigl, PhD
Department of Music Acoustics - Wiener Klangstil
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria
P.I., FWF Signature Sound Vienna. Same procedure as every year?

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