LINGUIST List 23.2593

Mon Jun 04 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Researcher, U of Aberdeen

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Date: 04-Jun-2012
From: Chris Mellish <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Aberdeen Department: School of Natural and Computing Sciences Job Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom Web Address:
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The University of Aberdeen, School of Natural and Computing Sciences islooking for a full time Research Fellow in Intelligent Language/ MultimodalInterfaces.

Digital Economy is an RCUK cross-council programme, aimed at realising thetransformational impact of ICT for all aspects of business, societyandeconomy. The dot.rural Digital Economy Hub at the University of Aberdeen isone of three large multi-disciplinary research hubs funded through thisprogramme, and commenced its activities in October 2009.

To support our ambitious research programme we are looking to appoint apostdoctoral research fellow to work in the area of intelligentlanguage/multimodal interfaces. The Research Fellow will help develop andbe responsible for natural language generation (NLG) based and othercreative forms of on-line communication in a research project on effectivecommunication of river water levels to the public, as well as contributing tointerfaces of similar kinds needed for other projects related to naturalresource conservation.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of natural languageprocessing techniques or multimodal interfaces (at the PhD level). They willhave some knowledge of NLG and a desire to learn more. The candidate willhave a PhD or be about to complete a PhD in Computer Science/ArtificialIntelligence or a relevant discipline. Enthusiasm for digital technology andinnovation relevant to society and the economy is essential as is the abilityto work in a cross-disciplinary team including colleagues in computer scienceand engineering. The ability touse GIS would be an advantage. As this post isexternally funded it is available for a period of 2.5 years but no later than 30September 2014.

Criteria:- An undergraduate or Masters degree in Computer Science or a relateddiscipline.- A PhD degree in Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence or a relevantdiscipline (or be expecting to obtain one at the time of the appointment)- Have good knowledge of intelligent multi-modal interfaces or naturallanguage processing techniques, at the postgraduate level- Have some knowledge of natural language generation techniques and adesire to learn more- Experience of delivering presentations and disseminating research.- Experience of report writing and/or authorship of academic journalpapers.- Enthusiasm for innovation relevant to society and industry.- Excellent organisational and written and oral communication skills,including electronic communication.- Flexible approach.- Fluency in written and spoken English is essential to support publicengagement activities.

To apply for this position, please use the online mechanism available via (select 'external applicants' and thensearch for the 'School of Natural and Computing Sciences')

For more information (but not to make a formal application), pleasecontact Chris Mellish at the email address listed below.

Application Deadline: 27-Jun-2012 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Chris Mellish Email:

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