Ha, L A L.A.Ha at wlv.ac.uk
Thu May 4 13:19:47 CEST 2006

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The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, Research Institute in Linguistics and Information Processing, University of Wolverhampton are pleased to announce a research position in linguistics / computational linguistics:


  Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Computer-aided Multiple-Choice Test Item Development £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 project to develop a system for computer-aided item development, focusing on the analysis of item structure and content, as well as evaluation of the system. You will also be involved in the implementation/fine tuning of various NLP components. The initial contract is for two years with the possibility of extension, subject to successful completion of this project. You should have a PhD in linguistics/computational linguistics or equivalent experience together with native or near native English language comprehension and excellent knowledge of English grammar, syntax and discourse analysis. Experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques and programming as well as experience working on industrial projects (or working to tight deadlines) are desirable. For appointment at Senior Research Fellow level you will need to demonstrate a good publications record, grant applications experience, and potential leadership qualities.



Reference number: A4462


Closing date: 19 May 2006

Start date: June 2006


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 will take place early in June, and the starting date is as soon as possible after the interviews.  


For informal inquiries, please contact Mr. Le An Ha (L.A.Ha at wlv.ac.uk) or Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk).


For an application form, download it at http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/CAID/app_form_jobs.pdf, or contact the Personnel Services Department, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB.

Telephone 01902 321049 (ansaphone), and quoting the reference number. For hearing impaired candidates our Minicom number is 01902 321249. Email address: per at wlv.ac.uk.



More information on this forthcoming project can also be obtained at http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/CAID/



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


The COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS RESEARCH GROUP at the University of Wolverhampton (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk <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.


Le An Ha

Research fellow

Research group in Computational Linguistics

University of Wolverhampton

Stafford Street

Wolverhampton UK

WV1 1SB, 

Tel: (+44) (0) 1902 322623

Fax: (+44) (0) 1902 323543




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