The National Centre for Text Mining (www.nactem.ac.uk <http://www.nactem.ac.uk/> ) seeks to appoint two self motivated and experienced text miners to customise its tools and services.
NaCTeM, hosted by the School of Computer Science, provides next-generation text mining services to the community using natural language processing techniques to build advanced search systems in a number of domains. You will be part of a strong and dynamic team of text miners and software engineers. You will customise the centre's existing text mining tools and services for improved searching, information extraction, summarisation and Q/A from full texts in biology, medicine, social sciences including documents held in institutional repositories.
You should have a PhD in Computer Science or related area and a good first degree (minimum 2:1) in an area relevant to the job description, along with proven experience in the areas of natural language processing, text mining, summarisation, question/answering, information extraction. An excellent publication record is desirable.
The posts are available immediately for a period of 23 months.
Further information: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/research/vacancy/index.htm?ref=157283
Deadline of applications: 18/06/09
Informal enquiries : sophia.ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk <mailto:sophia.ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk>
Dr Sophia Ananiadou, Reader in Text Mining, School of Computer Science
Director, National Centre for Text Mining, www.nactem.ac.uk <http://www.nactem.ac.uk>
Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, www.mib.ac.uk <http://www.mib.ac.uk> ,
University of Manchester
131 Princess Street, M1 7DN
sophia.ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk <mailto:sophia.ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk>
tel: +44 161 306 3092
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