[Corpora-List] Job announcement reminder: Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Question Answering

Constantin Orasan C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Sun Dec 10 16:28:00 CET 2006

[apologies for cross posting]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in QALL-ME project

Salary 19,430 - 25,184* pa or 29,211 - 37,521* pa (level of
appointment dependent on qualifications and experience)

Applications closing date: 15th December 2006
Start date: no later than 1st March 2007
Reference: A4642
Salary: 19,430 - 25,184* pa or 29,211 - 37,521* pa (level of
appointment dependent on qualifications and experience)

As postdoctoral research fellow/senior research fellow you will work on
a EU funded project to develop a system for question answering learning
technologies in a multilingual and multimodal environment, focusing on
implementation of various components, as well as evaluation of the
system. This is a fixed contract for 30 months. You should have a degree
in computer science and a PhD in computational linguistics or equivalent
experience. Experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques
and programming are required, as well as familiarity with Question
Answering, Information Extraction and Machine Learning techniques for
language processing. Publications in good journals, experience with
grant applications and working with the industry, native or near native
proficiency in English are a plus. For appointment at Senior Research
Fellow level you will need to demonstrate a very good publications
record, grant applications experience, and potential leadership

Required skills:
* PhD or equivalent research experience/output in Computational
Linguistics/Natural Language Processing
* Experience with Question Answering and/or Information Extraction
* Experience with at least one of the following programming
languages C, C#, Perl or Java
* Experience with machine learning for computational linguistics

Desirable skills:
* Experience working with ontologies
* Experience with database programming
* Good journal publications

Applications should include a completed application form, CV, and
covering letter in which the candidates explain why they have applied
for the position and give details of their research interests/experience
and background. Candidates should also give the names of three referees
with their email addresses and telephone numbers. The interviews are
scheduled to take place in January 2007, and the starting date as soon
as possible after the interviews, but no later than 1st March 2007.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Constantin Orasan
(C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk) or Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk).
Applications to be sent to Personnel. If emailed, please cc to
C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk.

For an application form, contact

Personnel Services Department,
University of Wolverhampton,
Molineux Street,
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
Phone +44 (0) 1902 321049 (ansaphone), and quoting the reference number.
For hearing impaired candidates our Minicom number is +44 (0) 1902 321249.
Email address: per at wlv.ac.uk

The application form can also be downloaded from

Wolverhampton (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk)

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in Computational
Linguistics is a highly successful one, delivering cutting-edge research
in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic
abstracting, question answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, text
categorisation, named entity recognition, information extraction, corpus
construction and annotation, automatic terminology processing,
multilingual processing, and multiple-choice question generation. To a
large extent, this research has been undertaken in projects funded by
major UK funding bodies and commercial partners.

Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk>
Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
University of Wolverhampton

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