Overview

We invite applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate position
in the University of Cambridge, working with Dr Nigel Collier on the
Semantic Interpretation of Personal Health messages (SIPHS) project. The
project is funded by the EPSRC and aims to develop high throughput
NLP/Information Extraction methods for automatically grounding social
media messages to concepts of public health interest.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate include research into
innovative semantic techniques that address the challenge of
understanding public health language in social media text. The project
will also require the post holder to take part in system architecture
design and implementation, performance evaluation, paper writing and
presentation of research findings.

The project will involve collaboration with partners at University
College London, Public Health England, the European Bioinformatics
Institute, the University of Utah and Linguamatics and take place in the
Language Technology Lab: http://ltl.mml.cam.ac.uk/
<http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/research/compling/>. 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.

Company:

University of Cambridge

Qualifications:

Candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as
computational linguistics, information retrieval, artificial
intelligence, machine learning, bioinformatics or computer science and
be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of independent research
and strong publications. Essential skills include: excellent programming
(e.g. Web-programming, scripting languages, R), statistical natural
language processing techniques, machine learning, as well as proven
collaborative/communication/networking skills. Familiarity with
biomedical ontologies will be an advantage. Previous experience with
social media data is not necessary.

Specific requirements:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until February 2020 in
the first instance.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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