LINGUIST List 23.2999

Tue Jul 10 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Researcher, University of Aberdeen

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Date: 10-Jul-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


To support our ambitious research programme we are looking to appoint apostdoctoral research fellow to do research on natural language generation inthe MIME project. MIME (see ) investigatesways to underpin reconfigured rural emergency response services, byexamining how technology could support responders to incidents such asroad accidents. It is exploring the use of networked monitors to supportdecision making and information management in the management ofcasualties and the automatic generation of handover reports from responderswhen more expert help arrives.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of natural languageprocessing techniques in general (at the postgraduate level) and preferablysome practical experience with NLG. The candidate will have a PhD or beabout to complete a PhD in Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence or arelevant discipline. Enthusiasm for digital technology and innovation relevantto society and the economy is essential as is the ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team including colleagues in computer science and engineering.

This post is funded by the EPSRC and it is anticipated that the projectactivities will be completed within 9 months of the agreed start date. Thisappointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions ofemployment of the University.

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 in the final stages of completion)- Good knowledge of natural language processing techniques in general, atthe postgraduate level.- Experience of delivering presentations and disseminating research.- Experience of report writing and/or authorship of academic journal papers.- Enthusiasm for innovation relevant to society and industry.- Ability to work on own and with others.- Excellent organisational and written and oral communication skills, includingelectronic communication.- Flexible approach.- Fluency in written and spoken English is essential to support publicengagement activities.

To apply:Visit and select External Applicantsand then search for the post with reference number 1260664.

Application Deadline: 23-Jul-2012 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Chris Mellish Email:

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