Applications are invited for the above post to work with Drs Simon Preston, Karthik Bharath, and Yves van Gennip and Prof Michaela Mahlberg (Birmingham) on a Bloomberg-funded project entitled ?Dynamic Word Embeddings”. This project will deliver novel tools for the statistical analysis of vast text corpora. The main goal is to harness the power of recently introduced “word embeddings” to develop and apply new dynamic versions for studying how word meanings change over time, based on Bloomberg news data and other news archives.


University of Nottingham


Candidates must hold or be near completion of a PhD, or equivalent, in a relevant branch of mathematics, physics or statistics. A strong knowledge of advanced linear algebra, and excellent computer programming skills are essential. In addition, a background in more than one of the following areas is highly desirable: numerical optimisation; text mining; natural language processing; dimension reduction; statistical analysis of large data sets. Candidates should be confident, organised, have good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team as well as independently. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to writing scientific papers, and to disseminating the research at relevant workshops and conferences. They should have evidence that the quality and quantity of their previous research outputs is commensurate with their level of experience.

Specific requirements:

12 months

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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About The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and is in the top 10 for student experience according to the Times Higher Education.

Nottingham is ranked in the world’s top 1% of universities by the QS World University Rankings, and 8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014. It was also the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the THE Awards 2014.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future.