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

David M. Weigl weigl at mdw.ac.at
Fri Jun 2 13:47:09 CEST 2023

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

For the FWF-funded project “E-LAUTE” the Austrian National Library 
(Dept. for Research and Data Services) is looking for the fixed-term 
position (until 28.02.2026) of a

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

E-LAUTE (https://e-laute.info) is an extensive interdisciplinary 
research project with the aim of developing a novel form of music 
edition. In the position of a Research Associate you will work with the 
team on modeling project data as well as on developing solutions fitting 
the project’s information retrieval challenges.

You have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to an 
exciting international and interdisciplinary research project. Your 
office will be at the Austrian National Library, at the very center of 
Vienna. You will be part of a team of currently 20 developers, data 
scientists and librarians at the department for Research and Data Services.

Your responsibilities will include:
- Research on the representation of linked information assets using 
semantic technologies with a special focus on integrating user generated 
- Modeling and mapping project data as Linked Open Data
- Collaborative research into the extension of the MEI standard toward 
modeling music notations in tablature-based formats
- Data integration (transcriptions, annotations) within the Austrian 
National Library’s sustainable infrastructure for digital editions 
- 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
- Opportunity for a doctoral dissertation in informatics (computer 
science) and publications

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 data modeling
- Knowledge of semantic technologies
- Knowledge of the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) and/or Text Encoding 
Initiative (TEI) standards 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. The place of employment is the Austrian National 
Library / Department of Research and Data Services in Vienna. Options 
for working remotely at a flexible schedule.

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 summarized in one PDF file by 14/6/2023 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 will be deleted thereafter.

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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