Job: Post-doctoral position and PhD scholarship at DCU

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Apr 29 20:18:01 UTC 2011

Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:26:12 +0100
From: Lamia Tounsi <lamia.tounsi at>
Message-Id: <201104272026.12602.lamia.tounsi at>

Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), Dublin City University
(DCU), Ireland

Positions available:  Post-doctoral researcher, PhD scholarship

The CNGL at DCU has two vacancies on the EU FP7 Khresmoi project 

Medical practitioners and the wider population increasingly have
access to large amounts of online medical information. This has the
potential to assist them in their work or daily lives. However, they
will only be able to make use of this information if they can locate
relevant details efficiently. A major challenge to achieving this
objective is the very large volume of information which is often now
available which can make it difficult to locate relevant material. A
further challenge is posed by the fact that relevant content may only
be available in a language of which the searcher has little or no
knowledge. The Khresmoi project aims to build systems for multilingual
multimodal search and access for biomedical information sources.

1)    Post-doctoral Researcher

We are seeking a post-doctoral level researcher to work in the area of
cross-language information retrieval. This position will focus on
translation and user interaction issues to support cross-language
information access in the Khresmoi project. Suitable candidates will
have doctoral or equivalent level experience in one or more of
(cross-language) information retrieval, machine translation or
human-computer interaction. The position is available for up to two
years in the first instance.

2)    PhD Scholarship

We are seeking a PhD candidate researcher to work in the area of
cross-language multi-document summarization. This position will focus
on the development of multi-document summarization methods which will
work in collaboration with machine translation tools to provide
effective access to medical information across linguistic
barriers. Suitable candidates will have a background in a computing
related discipline including experience in programming, ideally with
an interest in one or more areas of natural language processing. The
scholarship is available for up to three years.

The successful candidates will join the large multi-disciplinary
language technology research laboratory at the CNGL.

The Khresmoi project involves collaboration with a large number of
partners across the EU. The successful candidates will have
opportunities for travel and collaboration with other project
members. Further details of the Khresmoi project are available at: and of the CNGL at:

Applicants for either position should send a full CV including names
of three referees and a short note describing their interest in
joining the Khresmoi project to the project investigator at DCU, Dr
Gareth Jones (Gareth.Jones at Informal enquires
regarding these positions are also welcome. Both positions are
available immediately.

Closing date for applications is 13th May 2011.

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