[Corpora-List] Post-Doctoral Researcher (Commercial Projects) Vacancy

Lamia Tounsi lamia.tounsi at computing.dcu.ie
Wed May 5 16:12:49 CEST 2010

Job category: Post-Doctoral Researcher (Commercial Projects)

(Two-Year Contract) Location: Dublin City University, Ireland

The Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) is a DCU-led Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Centre for Science Engineering and Technology directed by Prof. Josef van Genabith. CNGL is a €30M collaborative research centre that involves Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, and nine industrial partners who include world leaders in their respective fields. Our work is guided by the vision of enabling people to interact with content, products and services in their own language, according to their own culture, and according to their own personal needs. CNGL is now in the process of expanding its research base through new projects funded from a variety of sources (e.g. EU FP7, Enterprise Ireland, etc.).

As part of our initiative of commercial outreach and our engagement with industry collaborators on pilot and contract research projects, we wish to recruit a Post-Doctoral Researcher on a fixed term contract basis to work in the area of Machine Translation focused specifically on short-term pilot and contract research projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

The post-holder will be responsible for the specification, design, configuration and evaluation of system components of DCU's MATREX machine translation framework for use in pilot and contract research engagements with commercial collaborators. This work will include development as necessary of additional tools in the MATREX framework for pre-processing and post-processing of collaborators' data in the translation process.

He / she will work closely within a team of researchers and software developers and with other partners at various academic and commercial locations. The post-holder will also have the benefit of interaction with the wider CNGL research team, including the significant body of researchers working on Language Technology and Machine Translation at CNGL.

It is the nature of this position that the post-holder will be expected to work on multiple short-term pilot style projects, sometimes in parallel, that help demonstrate the capabilities of the DCU MATREX system for automated translation of collaborators' data with a view toward developing longer-term research collaboration projects.

This is an applied R&D-oriented position, where the aim is to demonstrate existing Machine Translation technology in commercial deployment, rather than a basic research project aiming to advance the state of the art in MT algorithms. The candidate should therefore have a preference for a career path in applied research and advanced technology development rather than basic research.

Experience and Skills Required

The post-holder must possess a research Doctoral degree in multilingual language technologies, preferably directly related to Machine Translation, or related discipline. Research and/or industrial experience in multilingual language technologies, in particular Machine Translation or related discipline is required. Candidates will also be required to demonstrate experience in software development related to Machine Translation.

We are also seeking somebody who can demonstrate: - Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to communicate technical material and details to a non-technical audience; the ability to focus on problems and solutions rather than getting bogged down in technical details. - Ability to carry out focused research projects to set timelines especially an ability to work in a rapid prototyping mode and demonstrate incremental improvements. - Ability to work independently, sometimes on multiple projects with the ability to prioritise tasks. - Excellent team-working skills. - Experience in software development related to Machine Translation systems is also required. - Some knowledge of additional European languages would provide an advantage.

Closing date: 7 May 2010 Salary scales: €37,750 - €46,255 Application forms are available from: Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland. Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149 Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 E-mail: <hr dot applications at dcu dot ie> --Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer--

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