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 <>
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:
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


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

The project partners are the National Digital Research Centre(, GroupNos Technologies (, PHCResearch Ltd and Trinity College Dublin (the Knowledge and Data EngineeringGroup ( and the Computational Linguistics Group( The Postdoctoral role willinvolve identifying patterns in patient narrative text and triggeringappropriate actions.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computational Linguistics, or aclosely related discipline, such as Computer Science together withdemonstrable 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 issuesthat impinge on the work, but who also appreciates the pragmatic value ofeclectic, practical solutions. Applicants will be highly motivated, withstrong communication skills and a demonstrated proficiency in softwaredevelopment. All candidates must have excellent oral and writtencommunication skills.

This full-time position is for two years' duration, starting at the latestin 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 commensurate withqualifications and experience to date.

Applications must include:

1. A targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitabilityfor the position2. A complete CV including a list of refereed publications and contactdetails for three referees3. Full academic transcripts- undergraduate and postgraduate- translated to English if necessary

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

Please send completed applications via email with Subject Line 'Comp LingPostdoc Position' to:

Trinity College Dublin is an equal opportunities employer.

Application Deadline: 27-Aug-2010 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Jean Maypother Email:

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