Job: Salaried PhD position in MT at Wolverhampton

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Oct 2 07:33:23 UTC 2013

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:17:58 +0000
From: "Konstantinova, Natalia" <N.Konstantinova at>
Message-ID: <C3FAEA4979A99C4B83BF71CDCF4E2E006E865F16 at>


Apologies for cross-posting.

Please circulate to any potentially interested parties

Applications are invited for an Early Stage Researcher pre-doctoral
position in hybrid language translation technologies.


The position is fixed term until September 2016 and is a part of the new
EU Framework 7 Marie-Curie Network EXPERT, concerned with the
exploitation of empirical approaches to machine translation, including
statistical machine translation and example-based machine translation.

The EXPERT project brings together researchers from six European
universities (University of Wolverhampton (UoW), University of Sheffield
(USFD), Universidad de Malaga (UMA), Universitaet des Saarlandes
(USAAR), Dublin City University (DCU) and Universiteit van Amsterdam
(UvA)) and five translation services and technology providers
(Pangeanic, Hermes and Translated, Celer Soluciones and WordFast).

The project allocated to the University of Wolverhampton that we are
currently recruiting to is:

- Investigation of methodologies to evaluate the improved SMT, EBMT and
  TM prototypes and new hybrid computer-aided translation technology
  proposed in EXPERT (ESR12).

The research will be conducted under supervision of University of
Wolverhampton with opportunities for collaborative work with other
universities and industrial partners in EXPERT, and with the expectation
of a 6 month secondment to 2-3 partners in this project based on the
topic of research.


Applicants should hold a good honours degree in a relevant field of
study (e.g. computer science, engineering, mathematics) and have
experience in natural language processing, machine translation or
related area. They should also have a solid background in
mathematics/statistics and excellent programming skills (C/C++, Java,
Python/Perl, etc.). See the job specification for more details on the
expected profile:


Appointment will be subject to the eligibility requirements of the Marie
Curie programme, which specify that early stage researchers must be, at
the time of recruitment, in the first four years of their research
careers, measured from the date when they obtained the qualification
which would entitle them to embark on a doctorate. As per Marie Curie
Terms and Conditions, researchers must not have resided in the country
of application for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior
to the appointment.

(Please check Section III.3 of the following link for further
information on the Marie Curie scheme regarding eligibility criteria:

Female candidates meeting the requirements for these posts are
particularly encouraged to apply.


This post is fixed-term until September 2016.

Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those for Marie Curie Early
Stage Researchers.

Salary: Marie Curie rates will apply. For employment in the UK, the
reference figure for gross salary is 51,062 euros/year.


Use the application system of the University of Wolverhampton
, please make sure to include:

* Detailed CV;

* 2 page summary on the research to be undertaken on the chosen
  topic. It should include, but is not limited to, a). aim of the
  research; b). general research question to be refined during the Phd;
  c). research plan; d). why do have necessary skills to undertake this

(!) Also make sure to send a copy of your application to
riilp at<mailto:riilp at> with subject "EXPERT job
application "
Closing date: 15 October 2013

More information can be found at

Best regards,

Dr. Natalia Konstantinova
EXPERT Network Training Coordinator
Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Natural Language Engineering
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
University of Wolverhampton
Stafford Street
Email: n.konstantinova at<mailto:n.konstantinova at>
Tel: + 44 1902 322967
Fax: 01902 323 543

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