[Elsnet-list] REMINDER: RESEARCH POSITIONS AT THE CNGL, DUBLIN

Declan Groves dgroves at computing.dcu.ie
Mon Nov 28 10:23:20 CET 2011


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RESEARCH POSITIONS AT THE CENTRE FOR NEXT GENERATION LOCALISATION (CNGL)
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**CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS ALL POSITIONS: 30TH NOVEMBER 2011**

At the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), Dublin, Ireland, we
have a number of exciting career opportunities available and are seeking to
recruit:

--* Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow *--

The Research Fellow / Senior Research fellow position is a 3 year
appointment and the successful candidate will join the centre's team to
take a leading role in initiating and developing research projects within
the centre's research programme. Applicants shall have a PhD in Machine
Translation or a closely related discipline (e.g. Machine Learning,
Computational Linguistics, Text Analytics, Natural Language Processing) and
shall ideally have already established an international track record and
reputation in the area of Machine Translation (MT) and/or related language
technologies (e.g. Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Text
Analytics and Natural Language Processing). Applicants for a Research
Fellow position shall normally have a minimum of 4 years postdoctoral
research experience and those applying for a Senior Research Fellow
position shall normally have 6 years relevant postdoctoral research
experience.

The successful candidate will work with CNGL's Principal Investigators
(PIs) to take a leading role in establishing and managing research projects
in the area of Machine Translation within the CNGL research programme; will
contribute toward the continued growth of our Machine Translation research
by securing new research funding and executing new research programmes and,
in conjunction with CNGL’s PIs, co-lead (and eventually lead) research
teams.

An appointment will be made at the level of Research Fellow or Senior
Research Fellow commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the
successful candidate, in line with DCU’s Research Career Framework.

Indicative Salary (subject to experience and qualifications)
   Research Fellow:         €51,716 - €56,442
   Senior Research Fellow:  €63,125 - €68,817


--* Postdoctoral Researchers *--

Appointments for Postdoctoral Researchers are for up to 2 years in length.
We are seeking Postdoctoral Researchers (and Research Fellows) with a
background in Computational Linguistics, including, but not limited to,
Machine Translation, Text Analytics, Parsing, Information Retrieval and
Natural Language Processing.

As such, we are interested in hearing from a wide range of applicants from
a variety of backgrounds, focused around MT and related technologies (e.g.
Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Text Analytics, Artificial
Intelligence, Parsing, Information Retrieval and Natural Language
Processing). Applicants will be considered for a number of available
positions, including those offered as part of currently funded and upcoming
European FP7 projects.

Applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher must have a PhD in a
relevant discipline, i.e. Natural Language Processing/Computational
Linguistics (e.g. Machine Translation, Text Analytics, Parsing, Information
Retrieval etc.). Applicants for a Research Fellow position shall normally
have a minimum of 4 years additional postdoctoral research experience.

The successful candidates will conduct a conduct a specified programme of
research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator
(which may include work plans as specified within European FP7 projects),
will assist in identifying and developing future research and funding
initiatives and will supervise and assist undergraduate and postgraduate
students working in this area with their research. For candidates appointed
at the Research Fellow level greater contribution will be required in
relation to managing and administering research projects, publications and
their impact and an international and national contribution to their field
of research.

Indicative Salary (subject to experience and qualifications)
   Postdoctoral Researcher: €37,750 - €46,255
   Research Fellow:         €42,394 - €56,442


--* Research Engineer *--

The Research Engineer position is a 15 month contract for which we are
seeking candidates with strong computer engineering and design skills, to
work on a number of cutting-edge research projects. Ideally, applicants
will hold an MSc in Computer Science/Software Engineering (or equivalent
industry experience i.e. 3+ years) with experience in Natural Language
Processing, Machine Translation, Artificial Intelligence, Localisation etc.
highly advantageous. Experience with research-based software development in
one or more of these areas is also highly preferred.

Candidates will have strong programming skills, with excellent knowledge of
one or more of Java, C++, PHP; will be comfortable working in both UNIX and
Windows environments; will have excellent algorithmic and analytic skills;
and ideally will have familiarity with existing data resources and tools
such as Moses toolkit, Apertium, BLEU/MERT, POS taggers, Parsers, Wordnet,
NLTK, SVMLight, Weka and similar tools. Knowledge of cloud/grid computing
and experience working with Amazon EC2, Windows Azure or Google App Engine
would be a distinct advantage.

The successful candidate will work closely within our team of researchers
and with other partners developing new and maintaining current research
systems and applications in the area of language technology, including
prototype and demonstrator systems, and will influence all aspects of both
the research and development process.

Indicative Salary (subject to experience and qualifications):   €37,750 -
€46,255

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These position provides an excellent opportunity for strong and ambitious
candidates to further develop their career and to join a highly-regarded,
dynamic, well-funded and continually growing research centre in the area of
language technology research.

CNGL is a €40M Academia-Industry partnership that involves researchers at
Dublin City University (DCU), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University
College Dublin (UCD), University of Limerick (UL), as well as ten
industrial partners, including Microsoft, Symantec, IBM, SDL and
Welocalize. CNGL comprises over 150 researchers across the various
institutions developing novel technologies addressing key challenges in the
global digital content and services supply chain. In addition to central
funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) CNGL is involved in a number
of European FP7 projects and commercial projects in the area of language
technology. CNGL provides a world class collaborative research
infrastructure, including excellent computing facilities, administrative,
management and fully integrated and dedicated on-site commercialisation
support.

The successful candidates will become part of the existing research team
based at DCU, joining one of the world’s largest academic MT research
groups comprising over 20 researchers. The team’s location at DCU, just
minutes from Dublin city centre, offers a conducive environment to
research, collaboration and innovation with a wealth of amenities on
campus, including restaurants, the state-of-the-art University Sports
Complex and swimming pool and the Helix, one of Ireland’s most impressive
arts venues with three separate auditoria.

For all formal applications, please complete the application form at
http://www.dcu.ie/vacancies/APPLICATION_FORM_8pg.doc
Submit your completed application to: hr.applications at dcu.ie


*For informal enquiries please contact*:

   Centre Director
   Prof. Josef Van Genabith, CNGL, DCU
   Phone: 353 (0)1 7006700
   E-mail: josef at computing.dcu.ie

   Associate Director
   Dr. Páraic Sheridan, CNGL, DCU
   Phone: 353 (0)1 7006707
   E-mail: psheridan at computing.dcu.ie

For more details please see: http://www.cngl.ie/vacancies.html

-- 
Dr. Declan Groves
Research Integration Officer
Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Dublin City University

email: dgroves at computing.dcu.ie <dgroves at computing.dcu.ie>
 phone: +353 (0)1 700 6906
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