[Elsnet-list] Job announcement: 2 research associate positions

Orasan, Constantin C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Mon Jul 30 19:36:53 CEST 2012


The Research Group in Computational Linguistics (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk)
at the University of Wolverhampton invites applications for two research
associate posts in the DVC project (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/DVC/)

Salary: £28,401 – £31,020 pa (level of appointment dependent on
qualifications and experience)
Duration: These are temporary, fixed-term appointments for maximum three
years (dependent on start date of contract). 
Application deadline: 2nd September 2012

RA1: Research Associate in Computational Linguistics (REF: A5910) 

To work as part of a team to research computational linguistics
approaches to investigate the relationship between the meaning and the
use of English verbs. This is a project funded by AHRC and the
successful applicant may be required to attend meetings in the Czech
Republic. Applicants should have a PhD in Information Science, Computer
Science or Natural Language Processing (or equivalent experience) and
proven research experience in these fields. Applicants must be familiar
with corpus linguistics and should have experience of at least some of
the following fields: textual entailment, semantic role labelling and
word sense disambiguation.  Knowledge of a programming language is also
essential. Experience of web application development, corpus annotation
and using NLP tools is desirable. Applicants should feel comfortable
with understanding linguistic theories such as Sinclair’s and/or Hanks’s
principles of corpus pattern analysis. 

RA2: Research Associate in Lexicography (REF: A5911)

To work as part of a team to research computational linguistics
approaches to investigate the relationship between the meaning and the
use of English verbs. This is a project funded by AHRC and the
successful applicant may be required to attend meetings in the Czech
Republic. Applicants should have a PhD in Corpus Linguistics and/or
equivalent practical experience in Lexical Analysis for publication.
They must have experience of contextual analysis of meaning,
collocational preferences, and lexical semantics, along with knowledge
of corpus linguistics and dictionary building. Experience of working
with ontologies and/or semantic types is desirable, as is knowledge of
Sinclair’s and/or Hanks’s principles of corpus pattern analysis,
familiarity with corpus annotation and the use of annotation tools, and
exposure to computational linguistics. 

For informal enquiries please contact Alison Carminke,
alison.carminke at wlv.ac.uk quoting the reference number. 

For detailed further particulars and an application form visit our
website: http://www.wlv.ac.uk 

Alternatively please contact the Personnel Services Department,
University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB.
Tel:  01902 321049 (ansaphone).  For hearing impaired candidates our
minicom number is 01902 321249.  Email address:  per at wlv.ac.uk 
Visit our website at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/

The University is eager to attract larger numbers of applications from
groups of people currently under-represented in the staff population,
especially from women and people from ethnic minority groups.

Established by Prof Mitkov in 1998, the Research Group in Computational
Linguistics delivers cutting-edge research in a number of NLP areas such
as anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, question answering,
multilingual text processing, multiple-choice question generation and
text simplification. The results from the latest Research Assessment
Exercise announced on 17 December 2008 confirm the Research Group in
Computational Linguistics as one of the top performers in UK research.
The research group was ranked joint 3rd with 2 more universities in the
Unit of Assessment “Linguistics”. According to the league tables of the
Guardian, The Times and Research Fortnight, research in Linguistics at
the University of Wolverhampton in one of the top 6 in the UK. 

-- 
Dr. Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk>
Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
Deputy Head of the Research Group in Computational Linguistics
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/~in6093/
University of Wolverhampton


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