[Corpora-List] Post-doctoral position and PhD scholarship at DCU

Lamia Tounsi lamia.tounsi at computing.dcu.ie
Wed Apr 27 21:16:31 CEST 2011

Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland

Positions available: Post-doctoral researcher, PhD scholarship

The CNGL at DCU has two vacancies on the EU FP7 Khresmoi project

Medical practitioners and the wider population increasingly have access to large amounts of online medical information. This has the potential to assist them in their work or daily lives. However, they will only be able to make use of this information if they can locate relevant details efficiently. A major challenge to achieving this objective is the very large volume of information which is often now available which can make it difficult to locate relevant material. A further challenge is posed by the fact that relevant content may only be available in a language of which the searcher has little or no knowledge. The Khresmoi project aims to build systems for multilingual multimodal search and access for biomedical information sources.

1) Post-doctoral Researcher

We are seeking a post-doctoral level researcher to work in the area of cross-language information retrieval. This position will focus on translation and user interaction issues to support cross-language information access in the Khresmoi project. Suitable candidates will have doctoral or equivalent level experience in one or more of (cross-language) information retrieval, machine translation or human-computer interaction. The position is available for up to two years in the first instance.

2) PhD Scholarship

We are seeking a PhD candidate researcher to work in the area of cross-language multi-document summarization. This position will focus on the development of multi-document summarization methods which will work in collaboration with machine translation tools to provide effective access to medical information across linguistic barriers. Suitable candidates will have a background in a computing related discipline including experience in programming, ideally with an interest in one or more areas of natural language processing. The scholarship is available for up to three years.

The successful candidates will join the large multi-disciplinary language technology research laboratory at the CNGL.

The Khresmoi project involves collaboration with a large number of partners across the EU. The successful candidates will have opportunities for travel and collaboration with other project members. Further details of the Khresmoi project are available at: www.khresmoi.eu and of the CNGL at: www.cngl.ie.

Applicants for either position should send a full CV including names of three referees and a short note describing their interest in joining the Khresmoi project to the project investigator at DCU, Dr Gareth Jones <Gareth.Jones at computing.dcu.ie>. Informal enquires regarding these positions are also welcome. Both positions are available immediately.

Closing date for applications is 13th May 2011.

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