Two Postdoc Openings in Social Network/Semantic Web

Two Postdoc Openings in Social Network/Semantic Web

Laboratory for Systems, Software and Semantics (LS3)
Ryerson University
Toronto, Canada

We are seeking outstanding candidates for two Postdoctoral Fellow positions to strengthen our research program in semantics-enabled social media analytics. Our research platform focuses on developing technology for information extraction from social media/networks.

Candidates should fit the following criteria:

    -PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems, Informatics, or relevant subjects.

    -Evidence of participation in research grants acquisition (national and international, from public bodies or from industry) and the ability to help lead a research team.

    -Minimum two years software development experience with strong Java or Python programming skills.

    -Knowledge of software design, development and maintenance processes.

    -Have experience in some, if not all, of the following:
    * Social Media Mining
    * Natural Language Processing
    * Social Network Analysis
    * Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies
    * Stream processing

    -Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.

    -Be creative and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have excellent research capabilities as well as competitive development skills. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with expertise. Both positions are for one year with the possibility of extension for a second year.

Further inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ebrahim Bagheri (

Interested candidates should submit an application cover letter, a résumé, three relevant publications and contact information of three reference persons to Dr. Ebrahim Bagheri ( Candidates will be screened until the position is filled.

The Laboratory for Systems, Software and Semantics (LS3) is a part of the Faculty of Engineering, and Architectural Sciences at Ryerson University. Ryerson University is a public research university located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its urban campus surrounds the Yonge-Dundas Square, located at the busiest intersection in downtown Toronto. The university is composed of 36,000+ undergraduate students, 2,000+ graduate students, and 70,000 yearly certificate and continuing education registrations. Ryerson has been one of the fastest growing research institutions in Canada.