UK: Two (2) Research Fellows in Text Mining, National Centre for Text Mining

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Two (2) Research Fellows in Text Mining
National Centre for Text Mining
School of Computer Science, University of Manchester

We are looking for two senior researchers in text mining to work for a
new project at the National Centre for Text Mining (www.nactem.ac.uk) in
text mining. The aim of the project is to provide text mining and
semantic search facilities for Phase 3 of UK PubMed Central (UKPMC).
UKPMC was launched in January 2007, by a consortium of the British
Library, University of Manchester and the EBI and aims to support
biomedical research in the UK and worldwide by offering innovative
services to scientists based on state of the art technology.

The successful candidates will customise NaCTeM’s text mining tools
and services for improved information retrieval and information
extraction (entity recognition, fact extraction) from full texts. The
successful candidates will be part of a strong and dynamic team in
bio-text mining located at the National Centre for Text Mining which
is hosted by the School of Computer Science and the Manchester
Interdisciplinary Biocentre (http://www.mib.ac.uk).

The posts are available immediately for a period of up to 36
months.  The successful candidates will be appointed at a Research
Fellow level.

Essential skills: a PhD and a good first degree in an area relevant to
text mining as well as excellent software engineering skills. The
ability to develop algorithms and software for NLP/TM systems and to
produce experiments for text mining applications using large data
sets.  Excellent knowledge of natural language processing/text mining
using machine learning techniques and in particular named entity
recognition, parsing, information extraction. Excellent knowledge of
C, C++, Java, XML, Windows, Linux and Web Services. A strong
publication record and experience with biomedical text mining would be
an advantage.

Closing date for applications: 08/10/08

Further details are available at:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/research/vacancy/index.htm?ref=138917

Please quote reference: EPS/ 80936

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Sophia Ananiadou
(Sophia.Ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk)

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