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Research assistant in Digital Humanities
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.
The Department of Linguistics and Philology is involved in research and education in a number of languages and language-related subjects and provides an international work environment. The department’s activities cover many of the classical and modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as computational and general linguistics. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.
This position is part of an international and interdisciplinary research project (Re)constructing a Bible. A new approach to unedited Biblical manuscripts as sources for the early history of the Karaim language (Acronym: KaraimBIBLE) led by Michał Németh (Jagiellonian University, Poland). The project is financed by the European Research Council (ERC).
KaraimBIBLE is a research project the main goal of which is to create a critical edition of the entire Karaim Bible based on carefully selected sources from the 15th–20th centuries. The sources will receive grammatical and palaeographical descriptions. To achieve the research objectives the research team will create an on-line digital critical edition equipped with a lexicographical database. The platform will be a complex research instrument providing an interconnected network of data based on technologies commonly used in Digital Humanities.
Development of software components for a web-based digital critical edition, among other things:
- Development of full-text search functionalities on XML dataset stored in a BaseX database
- Development of frameworks for converting unstructured manuscripts in Word format to structured TEI/Epidoc XML dataset
- Refinement and maintenance of the XML dataset and the website (Typo3 CMS)
- Backelor’s degree or equivalent within the field of Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or other for the position relevant fields
- Documented good collaborative skills, drive and independence.
- Experience with extensibe markup language (TEI XML) and related XML technologies (XPath / XSLT / Xquery)
- Experience with source control systems (Git)
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position for 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 February 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.
Applications should be in English, submitted on-line, and must include:
- Motivation letter
- Degree certificate
For further information about the position please contact: Professor László Károly, +46(0)18-471 1089, Laszlo.Karoly@lingfil.uu.se.
Please submit your application by 9th December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4344.
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Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/4344
Last application date: 2022-12-09