[Corpora-List] Post: Researcher in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

Sophia Ananiadou Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk
Thu Sep 3 13:52:43 CEST 2015

Applications are invited for a researcher in NLP and machine learning at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester.

The candidate will be joining a strong team with 10+ staff at NaCTeM carrying out cutting edge research in NLP, biomedical text mining and machine learning. The post is funded by the Medical Research Council and focuses on developing new algorithms for unsupervised and semi-supervised methods in information extraction, topic analysis, active learning, text classification using deep learning/neural networks to support the development of systematic reviews at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with emphasis in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning; excellent knowledge in unsupervised NLP methods, deep learning, neural networks; excellent knowledge in topic analysis, clustering and classification; track record of high-quality papers in conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, etc., and excellent programming skills.

Duration of post: 1st November 2015 for 24 months Salary: 30,434 to 37,394 per annum

Research Environment The National Centre for Text Mining (www.nactem.ac.uk<http://www.nactem.ac.uk/>) has been a leading centre for biomedical text mining since 2004, with areas of expertise in information extraction, terminology management, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems. NaCTeM is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (www.mib.ac.uk<http://www.mib.ac.uk/>) and its staff belong to the 4th ranked Computer Science school in the UK (REF2014) which has been further assessed as having the "best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research". NaCTeM is collaborating closely with the newly created Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan (https://unit.aist.go.jp/airc//index.en.html), which focuses among others on data-knowledge integration, machine learning, natural language processing and text mining. The candidate will benefit from research stays and interactions with the team in Japan.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk<mailto:Sophia.ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk>).

Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=10322

Closing date: 3rd October 2015.

---------- Professor Sophia Ananiadou, School of Computer Science, Director, National Centre for Text Mining Manchester Institute of Biotechnology University of Manchester 131 Princess Street, M1 7DN www.nactem.ac.uk<http://www.nactem.ac.uk> sophia.ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk <mailto:Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk> http://www.nactem.ac.uk/staff/sophia.ananiadou/ tel: +44 (0)161 306 3092

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