RCEAL, University of Cambridge, UK
Applications are invited for one post-doctoral Research Associate position in the University of Cambridge, funded by the Isaac Newton Trust, to work in the area of computational semantics. The Research Associate will be responsible for developing novel methods for automatic extraction of lexical-semantic information from large volumes of text.
Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. natural language processing, computational linguistics, computer science). The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of independent research and a strong publication record. Strong programming skills and experience with statistical natural language processing techniques and machine learning are essential. Previous experience with computational lexical semantics is desired, as is knowledge of unsupervised and semi-supervised learning techniques and their application to huge corpora. Experience with parsing and domain adaptation techniques would be a plus.
The Research Associate will join the Computation, Cognition and Language group of RCEAL working in close collaboration with the NLIP group of the Computer Laboratory. This arrangement provides an excellent environment for research and career development, as the Research Associate will take advantage of the expertise at both departments.
Informal enquiries can be made to Anna Korhonen (alk23 at cam.ac.uk).
Applicants should send a full CV, including a list of publications, a description of previous research experience, names of TWO referees, and a completed form CHRIS6 Parts I and II (downloadable from
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) to Anna Korhonen by email (alk23 at cam.ac.uk <mailto:alk23 at cam.ac.uk>) by the closing date of 4 September 2010.
Salary scale: £27,319-£35,646
Duration: The position will be for 18 months.
Starting date: 1 October 2010. The sponsor has stipulated that the candidate must have been awarded a PhD degree by that date.
Closing date: 4 September 2010.
Planned Interview dates: week beginning 13 September 2010