[Elsnet-list] post doctoral position, PhD scholarship

Gareth Jones Gareth.Jones at computing.dcu.ie
Tue Apr 26 12:56:51 CEST 2011

Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL),  Dublin City University 
(DCU), Ireland

Positions available:  Post-doctoral researcher, PhD scholarship

The CNGL at DCU has two vacancies on the EU FP7 Khresmoi project

Medical practitioners and the wider population increasingly have access 
to large amounts of online medical information. This has the potential 
to assist them in their work or daily lives. However, they will only be 
able to make use of this information if they can locate relevant details 
efficiently. A major challenge to achieving this objective is the very 
large volume of information which is often now available which can make 
it difficult to locate relevant material. A further challenge is posed 
by the fact that relevant content may only be available in a language of 
which the searcher has little or no knowledge. The Khresmoi project aims 
to build systems for multilingual multimodal search and access for 
biomedical information sources.

1)    Post-doctoral Researcher

We are seeking a post-doctoral level researcher to work in the area of 
cross-language information retrieval. This position will focus on 
translation and user interaction issues to support cross-language 
information access in the Khresmoi project. Suitable candidates will 
have doctoral or equivalent level experience in one or more of 
(cross-language) information retrieval, machine translation or 
human-computer interaction. The position is available for up to two 
years in the first instance.

2)    PhD Scholarship

We are seeking a PhD candidate researcher to work in the area of 
cross-language multi-document summarization. This position will focus on 
the development of multi-document summarization methods which will work 
in collaboration with machine translation tools to provide effective 
access to medical information across linguistic barriers.  Suitable 
candidates will have a background in a computing related discipline 
including experience in programming, ideally with an interest in one or 
more areas of natural language processing. The scholarship is available 
for up to three years.

The successful candidates will join the large multi-disciplinary 
language technology research laboratory at the CNGL.

The Khresmoi project involves collaboration with a large number of 
partners across the EU. The successful candidates will have 
opportunities for travel and collaboration with other project members. 
Further details of the Khresmoi project are available at: 
www.khresmoi.eu and of the CNGL at: www.cngl.ie.

Applicants for either position should send a full CV including names of 
three referees and a short note describing their interest in joining the 
Khresmoi project to the project investigator at DCU, Dr Gareth Jones 
(Gareth.Jones at computing.dcu.ie). Informal enquires regarding these 
positions are also welcome. Both positions are available immediately.

Closing date for applications is 13th May 2011.

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