[Elsnet-list] Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Question Answering

Constantin Orasan C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Thu Aug 24 18:24:27 CEST 2006

               [apologies for cross posting]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Question

Salary £19,430 - £25,184* pa or £29,211 - £37,521* pa (level of
appointment dependent on qualifications and experience)

As postdoctoral research fellow/senior research fellow you will work on
a EU funded project to develop a system for Question Answering Learning
technologies in a multiLingual and Multimodal Environment (QALL-ME),
focusing on implementation of various components, as well as evaluation
of the system. The initial contract is for three years with the
possibility of extension, subject to successful completion of this
project. You should have a degree in computer science, whilst a PhD in
computational linguistics or equivalent experience is a plus. Experience
in Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques and programming are
required, as well as familiarity with Question Answering and Information
Extraction. Publications in good journals, experience with grant
application and working with the industry, native or near native English
speaker are a plus. For appointment at Senior Research Fellow level you
will need to demonstrate a very good publications record, grant
applications experience, and potential leadership qualities.

Applications closing date: 18 September 2006
Start date: Beginning of October 2006
Ref: A4568

Applications should include a completed application form, CV, and
covering letter in which the candidates explain why they have applied
for the position and give details of their research interests/experience
and background. Candidates should also give the names of three referees
with their email addresses and telephone numbers. The interviews are
scheduled to take place in the second half of September, and the
starting date is as soon as possible after the interviews.

For informal inquiries, please contact Mr. Constantin Orasan
(C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk) or Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk). 

For an application form, please download it from

More information on this forthcoming project can also be obtained at

* In line with the University pay modernisation programme, salaries may
be subject to review.

Wolverhampton (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk)

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in Computational
Linguistics is a highly successful one, delivering cutting-edge research
in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic
abstracting, question answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, text
categorisation, named entity recognition, information extraction, corpus
construction and annotation, automatic terminology processing,
multilingual processing, and multiple-choice question generation. To a
large extent, this research has been undertaken in projects funded by
major UK funding bodies and commercial partners.

Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk>
Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
University of Wolverhampton

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