[Corpora-List] Two Research Fellows in Natural Language Processing

Paul Thompson Paul.Thompson at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Mar 4 14:52:43 CET 2020


The Artificial Intelligence Research Centre, Japan and the National Centre for Text Mining (UK) invite applications for two Research Fellows in Natural Language Processing. This is an exciting opportunity for two ambitious researchers to work on a major interdisciplinary project on Cancer, funded by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. The posts aim to promote novel research into information extraction and knowledge discovery for immunotherapy for cancer mechanisms. The two fellows will work together and will also collaborate with NLP researchers both in Japan and in the UK, as well as with data scientists and medical practitioners in Japan.

Although the posts will be located in AIRC, Japan (https://www.airc.aist.go.jp/en/intro/), the NLP research will be carried out in collaboration with the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) (www.nactem.ac.uk<http://www.nactem.ac.uk>), Department of Computer Science at The University of Manchester. The successful candidates will benefit from the vibrant research environments of both AIRC and NaCTeM.

Essential skills: candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis on Natural Language Processing/Machine Learning. They should have excellent knowledge of neural network architectures for NLP, information extraction (relation and event extraction) at scale, unsupervised learning or distant learning. Good programming skills (Perl, Python or other scripting languages) are highly desirable. Candidates should have a proven publication track record in high quality venues (e.g. ACL, EMNLP, AAAI, NAACL, etc.). Fluency in English is a must. They should have good written skills in English, be able to communicate with the partners of the consortium and work independently to meet deadlines.

Applicants should send a detailed CV, including a list of publications, a covering letter indicating their expertise for this project and the names of three referees, to Professor Sophia Ananiadou (sophia.ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk<mailto:sophia.ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk>).

Interviews will be held during the first week of April 2020, with the aim of starting the project as soon as possible.

Application deadline: 31st March 2020.

Salary: ~6M yen to 9M yen per year (43K to 65K), depending on experience. Duration of posts: 3 years.

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Paul Thompson Research Fellow Department of Computer Science National Centre for Text Mining Manchester Institute of Biotechnology University of Manchester 131 Princess Street Manchester M1 7DN UK Tel: 0161 306 3091 http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/Paul.Thompson/

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