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LINGUIST List 23.2593

Mon Jun 04 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Researcher, U of Aberdeen

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Date: 04-Jun-2012
From: Chris Mellish <c.mellishabdn.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Aberdeen
Department: School of Natural and Computing Sciences
Job Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/index.php
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

The University of Aberdeen, School of Natural and Computing Sciences is
looking for a full time Research Fellow in Intelligent Language/ Multimodal
Interfaces.

Digital Economy is an RCUK cross-council programme, aimed at realising the
transformational impact of ICT for all aspects of business, societyand
economy. The dot.rural Digital Economy Hub at the University of Aberdeen is
one of three large multi-disciplinary research hubs funded through this
programme, and commenced its activities in October 2009.

To support our ambitious research programme we are looking to appoint a
postdoctoral research fellow to work in the area of intelligent
language/multimodal interfaces. The Research Fellow will help develop and
be responsible for natural language generation (NLG) based and other
creative forms of on-line communication in a research project on effective
communication of river water levels to the public, as well as contributing to
interfaces of similar kinds needed for other projects related to natural
resource conservation.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of natural language
processing techniques or multimodal interfaces (at the PhD level). They will
have some knowledge of NLG and a desire to learn more. The candidate will
have a PhD or be about to complete a PhD in Computer Science/Artificial
Intelligence or a relevant discipline. Enthusiasm for digital technology and
innovation relevant to society and the economy is essential as is the ability
to work in a cross-disciplinary team including colleagues in computer science
and engineering. The ability touse GIS would be an advantage. As this post is
externally funded it is available for a period of 2.5 years but no later than 30
September 2014.

Criteria:
- An undergraduate or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related
discipline.
- A PhD degree in Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence or a relevant
discipline (or be expecting to obtain one at the time of the appointment)
- Have good knowledge of intelligent multi-modal interfaces or natural
language processing techniques, at the postgraduate level
- Have some knowledge of natural language generation techniques and a
desire to learn more
- Experience of delivering presentations and disseminating research.
- Experience of report writing and/or authorship of academic journal
papers.
- Enthusiasm for innovation relevant to society and industry.
- Excellent organisational and written and oral communication skills,
including electronic communication.
- Flexible approach.
- Fluency in written and spoken English is essential to support public
engagement activities.

To apply for this position, please use the online mechanism available via
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/index.php (select 'external applicants' and then
search for the 'School of Natural and Computing Sciences')

For more information (but not to make a formal application), please
contact Chris Mellish at the email address listed below.

Application Deadline: 27-Jun-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/index.php
Contact Information:
Prof Chris Mellish
Email: c.mellishabdn.ac.uk

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