LINGUIST List 11.1349

Sun Jun 18 2000

Jobs: NLP Research/Studentships, U of Salford UK

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Message 1: NLP: Research Position/Studentships at University of Salford UK

Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 14:15:47 +0100
From: S.Ananiadou <S.Ananiadousalford.ac.uk>
Subject: NLP: Research Position/Studentships at University of Salford UK


RESEARCH ASSOCIATE/FELLOW IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (NLP)

The Natural Language Processing Group of Computer Science
(http://fw4.cms.salford.ac.uk/research/) has recently been awarded a
grant to carry out research in the context of a EUREKA funded European
collaborative project with industry and academia in the area of
bioinformatics. The group's role is to apply natural language
processing techniques to the analysis of molecular biology corpora.

Duties: * to adapt and expand the Group's existing tools for automatic term
 recognition and clustering; 
 * to interface the group's tools with existing natural language 
 parsers;
 * to work on semantic tagging for domain specific texts; and 
 * to aid in the design and construction of ontologies.

Expertise: MSc or preferably PhD in Computer Science, Artificial
 Intelligence or Computational Linguistics. Good programming skills 
 (Java, Perl) are essential. Knowledge of at least basic natural 
 language processing techniques is highly desirable. Knowledge of 
 statistics-based methods in NLP is a plus.

Salary: Up to GBP 21,463 per annum (in first year), according to 
 qualifications and experience.

Duration: 30 months

Starting date: The post is immediately available.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr S.Ananiadou
(S.Ananiadousalford.ac.uk).

Candidates should send a detailed CV with the names of 2 referees to:
	Dr S.Ananiadou (S.Ananiadousalford.ac.uk)
	Computer Science, School of Sciences,
	University of Salford, Newton Building,
	Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, UK
	Tel: +44 161 295 0480
	Fax: +44 161 295 5559


Closing date: 15th July 2000.




TWO RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS in COMPUTER SCIENCE (NLP)

The Natural Language Processing Group of Computer Science
(http://fw4.cms.salford.ac.uk/research/) has available two fully
funded three year research studentships. The group was recently
awarded a EUREKA funded grant in the area of NLP and Bio-informatics. 
Successful candidates should have a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree 
(or equivalent) in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence. 
The successful candidates will be involved (with researchers in the department
and abroad) in innovative research into:

 ---- novel ways of information extraction from scientific texts
 ---- design of domain specific ontologies
 ---- integration of ontologies with scientific databases
 ---- information retrieval

We are particularly interested in candidates able to engage in
multi-disciplinary research involving NLP.

Expertise: Good programming skills (Java, Perl). An ability to conduct
 research, to work independently and to contribute to the group's 
 research activities. An ability to work with industrial 
 collaborators. Knowledge of NLP is a plus (but not essential).

The studentships carry a bursary of �6,800 plus fees (at UK/EU rates)

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr S.Ananiadou
(S.Ananiadousalford.ac.uk).

Candidates should send a detailed CV with the names of 2 referees to:
	Dr S.Ananiadou (S.Ananiadousalford.ac.uk)
	Computer Science, School of Sciences,
	University of Salford, Newton Building,
	Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, UK
	Tel: +44 161 295 0480
	Fax: +44 161 295 5559

Closing date: 7th August 2000.
Starting date: The studentships will run from 1st October 2000.










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