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Senior Semantic Specialist - Remote position

Location: Basel
Sector: Java
Job Type: contract
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH137252

Senior Semantic Specialist - Remote position

Experis IT is Europe's leading IT recruitment agency. We are dedicated to connecting talented individuals with Business opportunities across a number of professional sectors, with IT being at the heart of our operations.

For one of our clients, specialized in the pharmaceutical environment, we are looking for an experienced Semantic Specialist with previous experience in JAVA and Python programming.

This is a one year contracting position starting in Mai 2021 with extension possibilities.


  • Collaborate with the Data Harmonization Service team to shape the further development and integration of our modelling service into the landscape of FAIR data and applications.
  • Implement and constantly improve the acquisition and integration of major public terminological resources.
  • Interface with teams working on semantic technologies to build a knowledge graph with FAIR data.
  • Engage with key customers of the Data Harmonization Service to supply high-quality and current semantic models using standards for knowledge representation and the content.

Must Haves:

  • Excellent understanding of the Semantic Technology stack including triple stores, graph databases and semantic frameworks (eg JENA, RDF4J)
  • Working experience with ontology tools like Topbraid Composer or Protégé and strong capability to write SPARQL queries
  • Very good programming skills in JAVA and Python
  • Deep knowledge about RDF, RDFS, OWL and related vocabularies for knowledge representation such as SKOS, SKOS-XL, Dublin Core, PROV-O. Familiarity with REST APIs, their usage, e.g. via CURL, as well as with JSON/JSON-LD
  • Good knowledge about key semantic resources in the life sciences and data standards, including some of the following : Ontology Lookup Service, Bioportal, NCIt, ICD-10, MedDRA, SNOMED, CDISC, Allotrope, OHDSI etc.
  • Good understanding of data and information architecture.
  • You are a structured thinker with excellent analytical skills.
  • You are goal oriented, a pro-active knowledge sharer and team player, and you are able to work independently on assigned tasks.

Location: Remote

Start Date: 17.05.2021

End date: 17.05.2022

Extension: possible

Workload: 100%

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