7.0570 Job: Research Facilitator at ILASH (1/35)

Tue, 15 Mar 1994 23:05:49 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0570. Tuesday, 15 Mar 1994.

Date: Mon, 14 Mar 94 03:49:59 GMT
From: Yorick Wilks <yorick@dcs.shef.ac.uk>


Applications are invited for the established post of Research Facilitator
with ILASH, the Institute for Language Speech and Hearing which has
recently been established in Sheffield with University funding.

The mission of ILASH is to promote interdisciplinary and
interdepartmental research in all aspects of computation applied to
language, speech and hearing. ILASH links 30 academics, as well as
some 100 research students, working in various aspects of
information retrieval, natural language processing, speech/hearing
modelling, artificial intelligence, linguistics, speech and language
pathology, speech technology, computational psychology and neural

The Facilitator should be familiar with a wide range of
computer-based research tools in these areas of study and should
be competent in applying and extending the capabilities of typical
tools (and of developing further tools) in one or more of these areas.

This post is primarily to assist and support the research of others,
and the successful candidate will thus require communication skills
in addition to subject knowledge and technical ability in addition to
UNIX systems skills. The work will include guiding and assisting
members of ILASH in the selection and use of tools and methods appropriate to
their research, maintaining a comprehensive view of the tools
available locally and remotely, and assisting with research, all as
directed by the Board of ILASH.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Yorick Wilks, the Director of
the Institute , Regent Court, 211, Portobello St., Sheffield S1 4DP;
Fax (0742) 780972; Internet: yorick@dcs.sheffield.ac.uk.
Formal applications should go to: Director of Human Resource Management,
University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN. Closing date
for applications: 4 April 1994.