[Elsnet-list] Fully-funded PhD studentship in Biomedical Text Mining at the University of Manchester

Paul Thompson paul.thompson at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Aug 17 10:53:33 CEST 2011


University of Manchester, School of Computer Science, National Centre 
for Text Mining

This three year studentship will be based at the School of Computer 
Science, University of Manchester and is part of a collaboration between 
the National Centre for Text Mining (www.nactem.ac.uk 
<http://www.nactem.ac.uk/>) and Lhasa ltd 
(https://www.lhasalimited.org/).Toxicity prediction is becoming 
increasingly important in a variety of industrial and regulatory 
settings. Publicly available toxicity data sources as well as 
structure-searchable databases of toxicity data are important for the 
development of toxicity prediction models.

The aim of this studentship is to carry out original research into the 
development and adaptation of text mining tools for analysing toxicity 
data, such as named entity recognisers for small molecules, toxic 
agents, doses, species, and relations reporting on types of toxicity and 
associations between the above entities.The student will be supervised 
by Prof. Sophia Ananiadou and will work in areas such as domain 
adaptation, techniques for named entity recognition, disambiguation, 
event extraction using machine learning techniques and deep parsing.

**The successful candidate will have a good honours degree (ideally 
first class) in computer science, natural language processing, or a 
related discipline. Excellent programming skills (Java, C, C++), and 
experience in natural language processing, parsing techniques, 
disambiguation are a must. Experience in machine learning will be an 
advantage*.*

£13,570 maintenance per annum, up to £5,000 for conference-related 
travel, plus tuition fee at UK/EU rate. Applications restricted to UK/EU 
citizens.

Start date for studentship: September/October 2011**

To apply, please email Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk 
<mailto:Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk> your CV, listing any 
publications,  together with 3 reference letters and a research statement.

Closing date for applications:  5th September 2011.

-- 
Paul Thompson
Research Associate
School of Computer Science
National Centre for Text Mining
Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
University of Manchester
131 Princess Street
Manchester
M1 7DN
UK
Tel: 0161 306 3091
http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/Paul.Thompson/

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