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LINGUIST List 17.1431

Tue May 09 2006

Jobs: English & Comp Ling: Researcher, U Wolverhampton

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        1.    Le An Ha, English & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom


Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Date: 08-May-2006
From: Le An Ha <L.A.Hawlv.ac.uk>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom


University or Organization: University of Wolverhampton
Department: School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:
RESEARCH POSITION IN LINGUISTICS/COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, Research Institute in
Linguistics and Information Processing, University of Wolverhampton are
pleased to announce a research position in linguistics/computational
linguistics:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Computer-aided
Multiple-Choice Test Item Development £19,430 - £25,184 * pa or £29,211 -
£37,521 * pa (depending on qualifications and experience)

As postdoctoral research fellow/senior research fellow you will work on a
project to develop a system for computer-aided item development, focusing
on the analysis of item structure and content, as well as evaluation of the
system. You will also be involved in the implementation/fine tuning of
various NLP components. The initial contract is for two years with the
possibility of extension, subject to successful completion of the project.
You should have a PhD in linguistics/computational linguistics or
equivalent experience together with native/near native English language
comprehension and excellent knowledge of English grammar, syntax and
discourse analysis. Experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP)
techniques and programming as well as experience working on industrial
projects (or working to tight deadlines) are desirable. For appointment at
Senior Research Fellow level you will need to demonstrate a good
publications record, grant applications experience, and potential
leadership qualities.

Ref. number: A4462

Closing date: 19 May 2006

Applications should include a completed application form, CV, and covering
letter explaining why they have applied for the position and give details
of their research interests/experience and background. Candidates should
also give the names of three referees with their email addresses and
telephone numbers.

The interviews will take place early in June, and the starting date is as
soon as possible after the interviews.

For informal inquiries, please contact Mr. Le An Ha (L.A.Hawlv.ac.uk) or
Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk).

For an application form, download it at
http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/CAID/app_form_jobs.pdf, or contact the
Personnel Services Department, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux
Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB.

Telephone 01902 321049 (ansaphone), and quoting the reference number. For
hearing impaired candidates our Minicom number is 01902 321249. Email
address: perwlv.ac.uk.

More information on this forthcoming project can also be obtained at
http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/CAID/

* In line with our pay modernisation programme, salaries may be subject to
review.

The COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS RESEARCH GROUP at the University of
Wolverhampton (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk)

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in Computational
Linguistics is a highly successful one, delivering cutting-edge research in
a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic abstracting,
question answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, text categorisation,
named entity recognition, information extraction, corpus construction and
annotation, automatic terminology processing, multilingual processing, and
multiple-choice question generation. To a large extent, this research has
been funded by major UK funding bodies and commercial partners.

Address for Applications:

Research Fellow Le An Ha
Room MB114
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Research Fellow Le An Ha
Email: L.A.Hawlv.ac.uk
Phone: +44 01902 322623
Fax: 01902 322739
Apply on-line at: http://www.wlv.ac.uk
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