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LINGUIST List 21.3010

Wed Jul 21 2010

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Trinity College Dublin

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        1.    Jean Maypother, Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Date: 21-Jul-2010
From: Jean Maypother <Jean.Maypotherscss.tcd.ie>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
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University or Organization: Trinity College Dublin
Department: School of Computer Science and Statistics
Job Location: Dublin, Ireland
Web Address: http://www.tcd.ie/vacancies
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

Applications are invited for an NDRC funded 2-year postdoctoral research
and development position within the School of Computer Science and
Statistics to work on PaJR, a collaborative research project on building
software for patient self management of chronic illness.

The project partners are the National Digital Research Centre
(http://www.NDRC.ie), GroupNos Technologies (http://www.groupnos.com), PHC
Research Ltd and Trinity College Dublin (the Knowledge and Data Engineering
Group (http://kdeg.cs.tcd.ie) and the Computational Linguistics Group
(http://www.cs.tcd.ie/research_groups/clg)). The Postdoctoral role will
involve identifying patterns in patient narrative text and triggering
appropriate actions.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computational Linguistics, or a
closely related discipline, such as Computer Science together with
demonstrable expertise in as many of the following as possible:

- statistical analysis
- corpus linguistics
- sentiment analysis
- formal semantics
- machine learning

The project requires an individual who is well versed in theoretical issues
that impinge on the work, but who also appreciates the pragmatic value of
eclectic, practical solutions. Applicants will be highly motivated, with
strong communication skills and a demonstrated proficiency in software
development. All candidates must have excellent oral and written
communication skills.

This full-time position is for two years' duration, starting at the latest
in November 2010 and is supported by the NDRC.

The salary will be at the upper end of the IUA Post-doctorate researcher
(Level 2) scale (see link on
http://www.iua.ie/iua-activities/research.html) commensurate with
qualifications and experience to date.

Applications must include:

1. A targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitability
for the position
2. A complete CV including a list of refereed publications and contact
details for three referees
3. Full academic transcripts
- undergraduate and postgraduate
- translated to English if necessary

Applications received on or prior to 27th August 2010 will receive fullest
consideration.

Please send completed applications via email with Subject Line 'Comp Ling
Postdoc Position' to: Jean.Maypotherscss.tcd.ie

Informal questions may be addressed to Carl.Vogeltcd.ie or to
Lucy.Hedermatcd.ie

Trinity College Dublin is an equal opportunities employer.

Application Deadline: 27-Aug-2010

Email Address for Applications: Jean.Maypotherscss.tcd.ie
Contact Information:
Jean Maypother
Email: Jean.Maypotherscss.tcd.ie

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