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3020FW: A salaried PhD position in MT at Wolverhampton

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  • Jose Manuel Martinez Martinez
    Oct 7 12:24 AM
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      *From:*Konstantinova, Natalia
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      *Subject:* A salaried PhD position in MT at Wolverhampton


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


      *DESCRIPTION*


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      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.


      *REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY *


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      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:
      https://jobs.wlv.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.list?p_web_site_id=3045&p_function=map&p_title=Current%20vacancies


      *Eligibility*:


      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*:
      ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/fp7-mga-annex3intramulti_en.pdf)


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


      *CONDITIONS*


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      This post is*fixed-term until September 2016*.


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      *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*.


      *HOW TO APPLY*


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      Use the application system of the University of Wolverhampton
      (https://jobs.wlv.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.list?p_web_site_id=3045&p_function=map&p_title=Current%20vacancies),
      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 project?


      (!) Also make sure to send a copy of your application to
      *riilp@... <mailto:riilp@...>* with subject "*EXPERT job*
      *application *"


      *Closing date:*15 October 2013**


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      *More information *can be found at*http://expert-itn.eu *


      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


      WOLVERHAMPTON WV1 1LY


      Email: n.konstantinova@... <mailto:n.konstantinova@...>


      Tel: + 44 1902 322967


      Fax: 01902 323 543