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LINGUIST List 18.2736

Fri Sep 21 2007

Jobs: Comp Ling, NLP: PostDoc/Research Fellow, U of New South Wales

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        1.    Grace Chung, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing: PostDoc/Research Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing: PostDoc/Research Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Date: 19-Sep-2007
From: Grace Chung <graceycunsw.edu.au>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing: PostDoc/Research Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
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University or Organization: University of New South Wales
Department: Centre for Health Informatics
Web Address: http://www.chi.unsw.edu.au

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Data Mining


Description:

Postdoctoral or Research Fellow in Biomedical Text Mining
Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South
Wales

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced researcher, as
a postdoctoral or research fellow in the Centre for Health Informatics,
with a background in computational linguistics, computer science or a
related area to develop and evaluate advanced text mining techniques and
apply them in knowledge management applications in the biomedical domain.

The Centre for Health Informatics is Australia's largest academic Health
Informatics research group conducting fundamental research and development
of decision-support technologies for healthcare and the biosciences. The
Centre is a multidisciplinary environment, and the researcher will have
considerable opportunity to work with domain experts and acquire background
knowledge in the biosciences.

Requirements for the position are:
- A PhD in Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer
Science or a related area.
- A track record of publication in the peer reviewed literature.
- Skills in one or more of the following areas: text mining, information
extraction, named entity and relation extraction, computational lexicon
development, text categorization, automatic text summarization, information
retrieval.
- Preferably a strong track record and experience in statistical machine
learning approaches to natural language processing.
- Excellent programming skills (Java/Python/Perl/C++).
- Knowledge of research experimental methods; ability to develop, implement
prototypes and validate algorithms.
- Good oral and written communication skills; ability to produce oral
presentations and written technical reports of publishable quality.
- Demonstrated skills in working in a team and desire to coach junior
researchers and students.

The position is for two years full time with the possibility of extension
depending on further funding. This opportunity offers much flexibility in
supporting individual career development, including the commencement of new
initiatives. A part-time appointment may be considered.

This is a fixed term position available until June 2009. The salary range
is: Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) $50,014 - $66,686; Research Fellow -
Level B $70,028 - $82,554 (plus up to 9% employer superannuation plus leave
loading), depending on qualifications and experience. The salary includes a
superable UNSW academic loading of $3,000 per annum payable to academic
staff (pro rated for fractional academic staff). A part-time appointment
may be considered.

Please direct any inquiries to Dr Grace Chung.

Application Deadline: 1-Nov-2007

Email Address for Applications: graceycunsw.edu.au
Contact Information:
Dr. Grace Chung
Email: graceycunsw.edu.au
Phone: +612 9385 9016



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