Post-doc position in the School of Informatics (as early as June 2017, but can start later) in the area of natural language processing and machine learning

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for a Research Associate position in the area of natural language processing.

The project seeks to develop and apply deep learning methods in a variety of problems in natural language processing, using novel training and decoding algorithms for the developed models.

There is a lot of project flexibility, related research applications include but are not limited to: a) abstractive summarization; b) question answering; c) conversational agents; d) semantic and syntactic parsing.

The position is suitable for a candidate with a PhD degree and top-tier peer-reviewed publications in statistical natural language processing and/or machine learning. The successful applicant will have strong programming skills, and experience applying machine learning to text-related problems. Experience with syntactic or semantic parsing and deep learning methods is also desirable. The candidate is also expected to be capable of working independently, have strong communication skills, and to be able work in a team. The starting date is flexible, and can be as early as June 2017.

The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year.

The official job post (and the application form) can be found here, but feel free to contact Shay Cohen (scohen AT for more information.

About the School of Informatics:

The School of Informatics is one of the top-ranked departments of computer science in Europe, and one of the largest and best research centres in the world, with over 100 faculty and 400 PhD students and researchers. A national research assessment exercise (REF 2014) concluded that the School produced more world-leading and internationally excellent research in computer science than any other university in the UK. Our strength in machine learning, natural language processing, and the larger fields has been recognised by recent awards of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science (fully funds 50 PhD students over 8 years), and by being selected as one of only 5 UK universities to be a founding partner of the Alan Turing Institute.

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