[Elsnet-list] Post-doctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing (University of Cambridge, UK)

Anna Korhonen alk23 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Aug 30 11:48:51 CEST 2010

Research Associate in Natural Language Processing

RCEAL, University of Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for one post-doctoral Research Associate 
position in the University of Cambridge, funded by the Isaac Newton 
Trust, to work in the area of computational semantics. The Research 
Associate will be responsible for developing novel methods for automatic 
extraction of lexical-semantic information from large volumes of text.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. natural language 
processing, computational linguistics, computer science). The successful 
candidate will demonstrate evidence of independent research and a strong 
publication record. Strong programming skills and experience with 
statistical natural language processing techniques and machine learning 
are essential. Previous experience with computational lexical semantics 
is desired, as is knowledge of unsupervised and semi-supervised learning 
techniques and their application to huge corpora. Experience with 
parsing and domain adaptation techniques would be a plus.

The Research Associate will join the Computation, Cognition and Language 
group of RCEAL working in close collaboration with the NLIP group of the 
Computer Laboratory.  This arrangement provides an excellent environment 
for research and career development, as the Research Associate will take 
advantage of the expertise at both departments.

Informal enquiries can be made to Anna Korhonen (alk23 at cam.ac.uk).

Applicants should send a full CV, including a list of publications, a 
description of previous research experience, names of TWO referees, and 
a completed form CHRIS6 Parts I and II (downloadable from

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) to Anna Korhonen by 
email (alk23 at cam.ac.uk <mailto:alk23 at cam.ac.uk>) by the closing date of 
4 September 2010.

Salary scale: £27,319-£35,646

Duration: The position will be for 18 months.

Starting date: 1 October 2010 (or by 1 December the very latest!). The 
sponsor has stipulated that the candidate must have been awarded a PhD 
degree by that date.

Closing date: 4 September 2010.

Planned Interview dates: week beginning 13 September 2010

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