12.0174 job at Liverpool

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 08:30:46 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 174.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 08:22:16 +0100
From: Antoinette Renouf <ant@rdues.liv.ac.uk>
Subject: vacancy

Research and Development Unit for English Studies

Post of Research Assistant/Associate

A vacancy has arisen in the Unit for a computer science graduate with
an interest in language.

The starting date will be as soon as possible and the post will, in the
first instance, run until the end of September 2000. It relates
primarily to the main Unit activity for that period, namely an EPSRC
funded research project known as APRIL, concerned with the development
of an automated system of classification for the rare, newly-occurring
words in journalistic text. There will also be some involvement with
other aspects of Unit work as required.

The Research Assistant/Associate will work under the supervision of
the Research Fellow responsible for the computing tasks in the Unit,
reporting also to the Director of the Unit.

Skills Required for the APRIL Project

- at least one year's full-time (or equivalent) experience of
programming in C in a Unix environment is essential
- experience in programming in PERL is desirable
- familiarity with Unix tools, such as `awk', is also desirable

Duties Associated with the APRIL Project

- familiarisation with Unit computing resources and software
- development of project software
- attendance and presentation at conferences as required

Other Duties within the Unit will include:

- familiarisation with Unit approach to large-scale text handling
and corpus creation
- revision and improvement of existing text manipulation software
- some systems administration tasks
- occasional provision of data for people outside the Unit

Further particulars and details of the application procedure may be
requested from the Director of Personnel, The University of Liverpool,
Liverpool L69 3BX.

The closing date for applications is Sept. 8th, 1998.

The University of Liverpool is committed to Equal Opportunities.

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