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Researcher, Computer Science (pre or post-doctoral) - 2018BAPFTEWEF053Posted by: University of Antwerp
Posted date: 2018-Feb-09
For its participation to the Horizon 2020 EURHISFIRM project the Faculty of Applied Economics is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Accountancy and Finance for a
Researcher in the area of Computer Science (pre or post-doctoral)
EURHISFIRM is a consortium of eleven research institutions from seven European countries and is financed by the European Commission’s Infrastructure Development Program of Horizon 2020. Its aim is to develop world-class research infrastructure. EURHISFIRM aims at designing a European research infrastructure for long-term company data. Using this infrastructure researchers and other stakeholders will have easy electronic access to long-term data series on European companies. It will develop methods to construct national databases, to link them and to query them in a uniform way. Innovative methods will be developed to efficiently feed data to the databases, thereby enabling a “big data” revolution in the historical social sciences and unlocking European cultural heritage to a broad audience.
The person filling this vacancy will participate to (a) the conceptual description of the structure of input and output modules (b) the analysis of the data structure and architecture of existing databases (c) the design of prototypes (d) the improvement of existing modules and their integration in an overarching software package concerning companies. He/she will work at SCOB, the University of Antwerp research center for historical research on financial data, and in close cooperation with the research teams of the other members of the consortium.
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