[Elsnet-list] post doctoral position, PhD scholarship
Gareth.Jones at computing.dcu.ie
Tue Apr 26 12:56:51 CEST 2011
Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), Dublin City University
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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