Vacancy: Researcher – Semantic Web Developer

(10-07-2017) Researcher – Semantic Web Developer


Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create ground-breaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

The job

IDLab is a core research group of imec with research activities embedded in Ghent University and University of Antwerp. IDLab performs applied research and development of high speed and densely deployed wireless Internet technologies and data science. IDLab’s research areas cover machine learning and data mining; semantic intelligence; distributed intelligence for IoT; cloud and big data infrastructures; multimedia coding and delivery; wireless and fixed networking; electromagnetics, RF and high-speed circuits and systems. The IDLab team counts about 300 members (40 professors, 50 post docs, 200 researchers, 15 support staff members.

Within the context of national and international semantic intelligence research projects conducted in the IDLab research group (, we research flexible design of semantic services, scalable reasoning on semantic data, semantic stream reasoning, semantic decision support and semantic dashboards. To support our semantic intelligence research track, we are looking for a semantic web developer/researcher. You will be working on one or more research projects, and cooperate with enthusiastic colleagues and diverse external partners to fulfil the project requirements and build proof of concept applications while staying up to date with important changes in the related literature.



  • You have a degree in Master of Science/Engineering, preferably in Computer Science, Electronics-ICT or (Mathematical) Informatics.
  • Experience with Semantic Web Technologies, Internet of Things or machine learning is not obliged, but strong interest is required.
  • You speak and write English fluently.
  • You have an open mind and a multi-disciplinary attitude.
  • You have good decision, communication and analytical skills.
  • You are proficient in programming languages (Java, Python).
  • Both young graduates and candidates with (industrial) experience are welcome.


We offer a challenging, stimulating and pleasant work environment, where you can contribute to our research on semantic intelligence. The research is done in close collaboration with national and international industry players. You will join a young and enthusiastic team of developers, researchers, post-docs and professors. You will receive a competitive salary.


Apply with your motivation letter, resume, and two reference contacts.

For any questions, contact ().

After the first screening, suitable candidates will be invited for an interview (also possible via Skype).

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