Applications are invited for a full time, two-year postdoctoral Research
Associate position in the University of Cambridge, working with Dr Nigel
Collier (PI) on the EPI-AI project. The project is funded by a newly
awarded grant from the UK's ESRC (ESRC) under the Canada-UK Artificial
Intelligence Initiative. EPI-AI aims to develop high impact Natural
Language Processing (NLP) techniques for real-time digital disease
surveillance from online news streams.
For further information please see: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/24790/
The position will involve close collaboration with colleagues at McGill
University in Canada and end-user partners such as Public Health England
and the World Health Organisation. The project will take place at the
Language Technology Lab (http://ltl.mml.cam.ac.uk/) and within the
larger community of NLP researchers at the University of Cambridge. This
arrangement provides an excellent environment for research and career
development, as the post holder will benefit from the expertise of both
NLP and domain partners in this multidisciplinary project.
Candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as NLP,
Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning and
be able to demonstrate a strong track record of independent research and
high quality publications. Essential skills include: excellent
programming (Python), NLP techniques, Machine Learning, as well as
proven communication skills. Prior experience with neural network
architectures is essential. Familiarity with machine translation and
data annotation will be an advantage.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Nigel Collier (nh...@cam.ac.uk).
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