LINGUIST List 15.2757
Mon Oct 04 2004
Jobs: Comp Ling: Manager/Researcher, U of Manchester
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Computational Linguistics: Manager/Researcher, The U of Manchester
Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Manager/Researcher, The U of Manchester
From: John McNaught <J.McNaughtumist.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Manager/Researcher, The U of Manchester
University or Organization: University of Manchester
Department: National Centre for Text Mining
Job Rank: Project Manager, 2 Researchers, Commercial Manager
Specialty Areas: Text Mining
Required Language(s): English
University of Manchester
National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM)
School of Informatics
Two Research Assistant / Research Associate Positions
NaCTeM's overall remit is to deliver large-scale text mining services to the
academic community, focussing initially on the biosciences. NaCTeM will work
with academic and commercial partners to set up a wide range of related
services and to promulgate best practice, and will play a key role in driving
the associated national and international agendas in text mining.
We are looking for people interested in helping to build the long-term future
of NaCTeM, through effective establishment, maintenance and further
development of high-quality services and service support. This is a chance
to be in at the beginning of a Centre that intends to evolve into a body of
major national and international importance.
The University of Manchester leads the Centre consortium, which includes the
University of Liverpool, and the University of Salford. In addition, 4
international self-funded partners are contributing to the consortium's work:
the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Geneva; the San Diego
Supercomputing Centre; and the University of Tokyo.
The Project Officer will be expected to combine technical development skills
and communication, project management, leadership and organisational
abilities. The activities involve a significant project management
component to ensure the implementation of the service to be developed at
the Centre. The technical activity will be similar to that of the RA
posts, but at more senior level, offering technical leadership, innovation
and project management.
The Commercial Manager will be expected to combine commercial and business
acumen, with communication, leadership and organisational skills. The
activities will involve the set-up and management of the commercial and
business development activity of the Centre to support the aims and objectives
of the Centre. The Commercial Manager will be responsible for the external
presence and profile of the Centre in its related commercial and academic
The RA activities will involve a mix of infrastructure and tool development
for text mining; integration of third party tools and resources; user training
and support; and establishment of efficient, scalable text mining services in
a GRID environment. Applicants should demonstrate flexibility and the ability
to work in a multi-disciplinary team, to meet service establishment deadlines.
Expertise in middleware, web-services, XML, and Java, preferably in a
distributed computing environment, is desirable.
Appointments are for 2 years in the first instance.
The Project Officer post is on the Research Fellow Grade II within the scale
GBP27,116 - GBP35,883 per annum; the Commercial Manager post is on the SAO
Grade III within the scale GBP30,363 -GBP35,883 per annum; the RA posts are
RAIA/RAIB depending on qualifications, skills, and experience within the
scale GBP19,460-GBP29,128 per annum. Informal enquiries should be directed
to Professor John Keane at John.Keaneco.umist.ac.uk.
For an application form and further details for the Commercial Manager
reference COM/AR/154 please write to: The Personnel Office, UMIST, PO Box
88, Manchester M60 1QD, enclosing a self-addressed envelope (website:
For the Project Officer, COM/CV/153 and the Research Assistant/Research
Associate, COM/CV/155 applications including a full CV and the names of two
referees, should be sent to Professor John Keane, School of Informatics, MSS
Building, UMIST, PO Box 88 Manchester, M60 1QD.
An equal opportunity employer.
Address for Applications:
Professor John Keane
School of Informatics (UMIST)
PO Box 88, Sackville Street
Manchester M60 1QD
Application Deadline: 08-Oct-2004
Professor John Keane
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