[Elsnet-list] DEADLINE EXTENDED: A salaried PhD position in MT at Wolverhampton (UK)

Konstantinova, Natalia N.Konstantinova at wlv.ac.uk
Mon Oct 7 13:41:46 CEST 2013


Apologies for cross-posting.

Please circulate to any potentially interested parties

Applications are invited for an Early Stage Researcher pre-doctoral position in hybrid language translation technologies.

The deadline has been extended and now it is 22 October.


The position is fixed term until September 2016 and is a part of the new EU Framework 7 Marie-Curie Network EXPERT, concerned with the exploitation of empirical approaches to machine translation, including statistical machine translation and example-based machine translation.

The EXPERT project brings together researchers from six European universities (University of Wolverhampton (UoW), University of Sheffield (USFD), Universidad de Malaga (UMA), Universitaet des Saarlandes (USAAR), Dublin City University (DCU) and Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)) and five translation services and technology providers (Pangeanic, Hermes and Translated, Celer Soluciones and WordFast).

The project allocated to the University of Wolverhampton  that we are currently recruiting to is:

-          Investigation of methodologies to evaluate the improved SMT, EBMT and TM prototypes and new hybrid computer-aided translation technology proposed in EXPERT (ESR12).

The research will be conducted under supervision of University of Wolverhampton with opportunities for collaborative work with other universities and industrial partners in EXPERT, and with the expectation of a 6 month secondment to 2-3 partners in this project based on the topic of research.


Applicants should hold a good honours degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. computer science, engineering, mathematics) and have experience in natural language processing, machine translation or related area. They should also have a solid background in mathematics/statistics and excellent programming skills (C/C++, Java, Python/Perl, etc.). See the job specification for more details on the expected profile:  https://jobs.wlv.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.list?p_web_site_id=3045&p_function=map&p_title=Current%20vacancies


Appointment will be subject to the eligibility requirements of the Marie Curie programme, which specify that early stage researchers must be, at the time of recruitment, in the first four years of their research careers, measured from the date when they obtained the qualification which would entitle them to embark on a doctorate. As per Marie Curie Terms and Conditions, researchers must not have resided in the country of application for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the appointment.

(Please check Section III.3 of the following link for further information on the Marie Curie scheme regarding eligibility criteria: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/fp7-mga-annex3intramulti_en.pdf )

Female candidates meeting the requirements for these posts are particularly encouraged to apply.


This post is fixed-term until September 2016.

Terms and conditions of employment:  Will be those for Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers.

Salary:  Marie Curie rates will apply. For employment in the UK, the reference figure for gross salary is 51,062 euros/year.


Use the application system of the University of Wolverhampton (https://jobs.wlv.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.list?p_web_site_id=3045&p_function=map&p_title=Current%20vacancies) , please make sure to include:

*         Detailed CV;

*         2 page summary on the research to be undertaken on the chosen topic. It should include, but is not limited to, a). aim of the research; b). general research question to be refined during the Phd; c). research plan; d). why do have necessary skills to undertake this project?

(!) Also make sure to send a copy of your application to riilp at wlv.ac.uk<mailto:riilp at wlv.ac.uk> with subject "EXPERT job application "
Closing date: 22 October 2013

More information can be found at http://expert-itn.eu

Best regards,

Dr. Natalia Konstantinova
EXPERT Network Training Coordinator
Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Natural Language Engineering
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
University of Wolverhampton
Stafford Street
Email: n.konstantinova at wlv.ac.uk<mailto:n.konstantinova at wlv.ac.uk>
Tel: + 44 1902 322967
Fax: 01902 323 543

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