5.0552 Jobs: NLP R&D (1/44)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Fri, 27 Dec 1991 22:39:18 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0552. Friday, 27 Dec 1991.

Date: Sun, 22 Dec 1991 13:31 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: job

From: margaret@cogsci.ed.ac.uk


The HCRC Language Technology Group and the Centre for Cognitive Science
at the University of Edinburgh are looking to hire one or possibly two
new people to carry out research and development work in natural
language processing of text or transcribed spoken input. Ideal
candidates should have experience in the development and implementation
of state-of-the-art natural language processing algorithms, and the
delivery of application systems. People with an interest in theoretical
and practical work on parsing and/or generation, the development of
broad coverage grammars, statistical modeling, or the implementation of
innovative systems and the fine-tuning of emerging products, are all
encouraged to apply. Programming expertise in one or more computer
languages, with a preference for Lisp, Prolog and C, and experience of
X-windows and Unix will be an advantage. Experience in working with
SPARCStations and Macintoshes, the computing infrastructure used in the
HCRC and the Centre for Cognitive Science, will also be a considerable
advantage. In the case where two appointments are made, one will
include a component of computing support activity, so background in this
area is also relevant.

Researchers holding an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial
Intelligence or related disciplines are preferred. Successful
candidates will be hired on the A1 or A2 researcher scale
(12,000--21,400 pounds/annum), depending on age and experience. They
will be employed initially for a period of one to three years, starting
in January or as soon as possible thereafter. They may be employed on a
number of different projects, and will become members of the active
natural language processing group in Edinburgh engaged in research and

Candidates should send a copy of their CV, a statement of past and
present research interests and work experience, and the names of two
referees before December 13 to
Margaret Rennex
Human Communication Research Centre
The University of Edinburgh
2, Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW

email: margaret@cogsci.ed.ac.uk