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Thu Feb 25 2010

Jobs: Software Development: Research Assistant/Fellow, U of Aberdeen

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        1.    Richard Bevan, Software Development; Humanities Computing: Research Assistant/Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Message 1: Software Development; Humanities Computing: Research Assistant/Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date: 23-Feb-2010
From: Richard Bevan <richardmediauniversalservices.co.uk>
Subject: Software Development; Humanities Computing: Research Assistant/Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Aberdeen
Department: School of Language and Literature
Job Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs
Job Rank: Research Assistant/Research Fellow

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Software Development; Humanities Computing

Required Language(s): English (eng)


University of Aberdeen
School of Language and Literature
Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Software Development/Humanities Computing
Language and Linguistic Evidence in the 1641 Depositions

In support of a major multidisciplinary Arts and Humanities Research
Council funded project Language and Linguistic Evidence in the 1641
Depositions, led by Dr. Barbara Fennell, we are seeking a Research
Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Software
Development/Humanities Computing. You will work with the Principal
Investigator (PI) and a team of other linguists, computer specialists and
historians to further develop and analyze a digitized corpus of quasi-legal
statements from witnesses to the 1641 rebellion in Ireland. Consulting with
Humanities Computing experts in Dublin, the postholder will develop
facility with IBM LanguageWare™, and will work with the PI and Early Modern
English Research Fellow to develop the ontologies needed to manipulate the
digital corpus in order to be able to interrogate it about the nature of
the language represented within it (for interpretation by historical
linguists, dialect and text analysis specialists and cultural, political
and social historians). The postholder will then proceed to help develop an
interactive research site for use by linguists, historians and lay inquirers.

To be appointed as a Research Fellow you must hold a PhD in a relevant
computer science discipline, or to be appointed as a Research Assistant you
must hold a Master's degree plus the appropriate level of experience that
demonstrates the required skills and capabilities. You should have
demonstrated expertise in java programming, databases, XML, and have a
strong understanding of modern web technologies. You will be disciplined,
but creative and innovative, and motivated by the creation of
transformative research technology. A flair for user interface design and
visualization techniques would be prove advantageous.

A Research Fellow will be appointed at the appropriate point of Grade 6-7
scale (£29,853 - £36,715 per annum), and a Research Assistant will be
appointed at the appropriate point of the Grade 5 scale (£25,001 - £28,139
per annum).

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Barbara Fennell at the email address

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will
be required to fulfill the minimum points criteria to be granted a
Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an
offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you
fulfill the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in
English. Please do not hesitate to contact Moira Falconer, HR Adviser, for
further information on this.

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs or
alternatively you may request an application pack by emailing your name and
contact details to jobsabdn.ac.uk or by telephoning our 24 hour answer
service on (01224) 272727 quoting the job reference number LAN019R.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 22 March 2010.

It is anticipated that the first interviews will be held in Aberdeen on 25
March 2010.

Promoting Diversity and Equal Opportunities throughout the University

Application Deadline: 22-Mar-2010

Email Address for Applications: jobsabdn.ac.uk
Contact Information:
Dr. Barbara Fennell
Email: b.a.fennellabdn.ac.uk

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