[Corpora-List] Research fellow in translation/interpreting technologies and Natural Language Processing

Constantin Orasan various+corpora at dinel.org.uk
Fri Aug 21 01:10:21 CEST 2020


Post type: full-time Closing date: 18 Sept 2020 URL: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=034120

The Centre for Translation Studies <https://www.surrey.ac.uk/centre-translation-studies> (CTS) at University of Surrey is an internationally recognised centre for research, scholarship and teaching in translation and interpreting, and has recently been awarded a 3.56m Expanding Excellence in England grant to launch an ambitious new research programme. This programme will bring together human-based research practices with cutting-edge advances in machine learning and AI, focusing on the convergence of human and automated approaches to different modalities of translation and interpreting in order to initiate a step-change in the broader translation research agenda.

To support the expansion programme, we seek to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in applying natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) approaches to problems in translation or interpreting studies. The successful candidate will undertake research relevant to current and future projects in CTS, with a specific focus on designing, creating, and applying NLP-based methods within translation/interpreting research. S/he will contribute to the development of this area within CTS. The success of the research programme requires multidisciplinary collaborations. Good communication, presentation and project management skills are therefore essential as is a strong interest in combining human and automated approaches to translation/interpreting. Experience in the development of research proposals and in securing external research funding would be a plus.

The ideal candidate will have:

* a PhD in NLP, computational linguistics, linguistics or a closely

related field.

* proven experience of using NLP to solve problems related to

translation/interpreting

* proficiency in programming languages such as Python

* experience using the relevant NLP and ML libraries and frameworks

(especially deep learning frameworks)

* an emerging track record of excellent publications commensurate with

career stage

* experience with applying for external funding

* very good communication skills

You will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of academics and researchers combining interests and expertise in human and machine translation, interpreting, audiovisual translation, computational linguistics, human-computer interaction, multimodality and related disciplines.

This is a fixed-term post until 30 November 2022, but there is a possibility to extend the post if external research funding can be secured. The start date is as soon as possible, but not later than November 2020.

To find out more and to apply, please visit https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=034120

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Prof Sabine Braun, Director of CTS by email (s.braun at surrey.ac.uk).

-- Prof Constantin Orăsan Professor in Language and Translation Technologies

Room 06LC03, Phone extension: 4115 Centre for Translation Studies, University of Surrey Third Floor | Library | University of Surrey | Guildford | Surrey | GU2 7XH

Phone: +44 (0) 1483 684115 Personal page: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/constantin-orasan

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