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Trinity College Dublin

Post-doctoral Position in Computational Linguistics

Closing Date: 
August 26, 2010

Applications are invited for an NDRC funded two-year post-doctoral research and development position in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin to work on PaJR, a collaborative research project on building software for patient self management of chronic illness. The project partners are the National Digital Research Centre (, GroupNos Technologies (, PHC Research Ltd and Trinity College Dublin (the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group ( and the Computational Linguistics Group ( The post-doc role will involve identifying patterns in patient narrative text and triggering appropriate actions.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computational Linguistics, or a closely related discipline, such as Computer Science, with demonstrable expertise in as many of the following as possible:

  • statistical analysis
  • corpus linguistics
  • sentiment analysis
  • formal semantics
  • machine learning

The project requires an individual who is well versed in theoretical issues that impinge on the work, but who also appreciates the pragmatic value of eclectic, practical solutions. They will be highly motivated, with strong communication skills and a demonstrated proficiency in software development. All candidates must be fluent in English, and have good writing skills.

This full-time position is for two years' duration, starting at the latest in November 2010 and is supported by the NDRC. The salary will be at the upper end of the IUA Post-doctorate researcher (Level 2) scale (see link on

Applications that do not satisfy the requirements listed below will not be considered. Applications must include:

1. A targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitability for the position

2. A complete CV including a list of refereed publications and contact details for three referees.

3. Full academic transcripts

  • undergraduate and postgraduate
  • translated to English if necessary

Applications received on or prior to 27th August 2010 will receive fullest consideration.

Please send applications via email with Subject Line "Comp Ling Postdoc Position" to: Jean.Maypother at
Informal questions may be addressed to Carl.Vogel at or Lucy.Hederman at

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