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Job Announcement: Kings College London

Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Kings College London, London, United Kingdom

Employer: Kings College London
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Title: Research Associate
Rank: Researcher
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1152
Date Submitted: 07-Mar-2013
Job Description: Research Associate
Department of Philosophy
King’s College London

Reference number: R6/AAN/119/13-JM
Closing date: 6 May 2013

The Department of Philosophy is looking for a Research Associate to work on an ESRC Professorial Fellowship project devoted to the probabilistic modelling of linguistic knowledge.

The successful candidate must have their PhD in hand by the date of the application. Required knowledge and skills include good programming ability in languages like Python, C++, Java, and Perl, experience with natural language corpus work, and a solid background in probabilistic models of syntax and statistical NLP.

The successful candidate will be a full participant in the research of the project, helping to design, implement, and test an enriched stochastic language model that generates graded grammaticality judgements for sentences. They will co-author papers with the PI and other members of the project team, attend conferences, and present the results of the project’s research in public forums

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Shalom Lappin on 020-7848-2541 or via email at

Interviews will be held on 20 May 2013.

The appointment will be made at Grade 6, currently £31,331 - £36,298 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

Post Duration:
Fixed term contract for 25 months with a start date of 1 September 2013.

Further details and application packs are available on the College’s website at the application URL below. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number R6/AAN/119/13-JM. If you have any queries please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at the contact email address below.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.
Application Deadline: 06-May-2013
Application URL:
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