13.0233 jobs: NLP Sheffield, Unilever

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Thu, 14 Oct 1999 21:28:51 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 233.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (42)
Subject: JOBS in NLP in Sheffield

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (44)
Subject: Jobs at Unilever

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 21:19:01 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: JOBS in NLP in Sheffield

>> From: Hamish Cunningham <hamish@dcs.shef.ac.uk>

Three posts are available in Language Engineering at the
University of Sheffield. Informal enquiries may
be made in reply to this mail, or see contact details below.

Hamish Cunningham
Fellow in Computer Science, University of Sheffield

Research posts in Natural Language Engineering

Three researchers are required for a period of 2 years (in the first
instance) to work in the Natural Language Processing Group
(http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/nlp/nlp.html) of the
Department of Computer Science (http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/), at the
University of Sheffield (http://www.shef.ac.uk/).

Two positions involve working on Information
Extraction (http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/nlp/extraction/)
(IE) and on the General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE -
which is a domain-specific software architecture for research and
development in Human Language Technologies. A main area of research
in this project will be the adaptivity of IE systems to new genres
and domains. The third post involves computational linguistics or
statistical expertise to work on an EPSRC-funded project on the
reuse of texts.

The successful candidates will preferably be competent programmers,
probably with a sound knowledge of Natural Language Processing theory
and practice, and/or statistical methods. Knowledge of some of the
following will also be an advantage:

statistical language processing;
Information Extraction research;
programming in Java;
database programming, especially using JDBC (or ODBC);
foreign languages, and the Unicode standard;
corpus processing.

The appointments will be made on the RA1A or RA1B scales.

Further details of how to apply may be obtained from:

The Personnel Department,
Firth Court,
Western Bank,
S10 2TN.
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 1631

Informal enquiries may be made to Yorick Wilks, Hamish Cunningham
or Rob Gaizauskas, phone +44 (0)114 222 1804/1981/1827.

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 21:21:17 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Jobs at Unilever

>> From: "shail.patel" <Shail.Patel@unilever.com>

Dear All,

The Adaptive Computation Unit at Unilever Research, Wirral UK, is involved
in industrial applications of leading edge technologies. We are currently
recruiting two scientists, in optimisation/evolutionary systems and text
analysis/computational linguistics. The text of our 'advert' is below, I
would be very grateful if you would pass this on to anyone who you think
may be interested.

We are also highly like to have a position for an EU Marie Curie post-doc
one of this areas, which would be open to members of the EU and other
associated countries [Switz, Israel etc] who are not resident in the UK.

Kind Regards
Shail Patel

- apologies if you have received this twice!

At Unilever it is our ability to recognise and cater for the diverse yet =
subtle needs of a global marketplace, that differentiates us from the
competitio= n. Totally committed to scientific exploration and discovery,
we invest 50 million in pioneering new research so our products remain the
preferred choice, 150 million times a day.

Adaptive Computation techniques play a key role in the development of a
wide spectrum of our product and manufacturing applications for such
leading foods, home and personal care products as Impulse, Organics,
Persil, Flora and Wall's Ice Cream. This is why we have have recently
established a Centre of Excellence in Port Sunlight that is committed to
this area and to developing and maintaining links with leading academics.

Here you will discover exciting opportunities for talented individuals who
will relish the challenge of developing leading-edge solutions to complex
industrial problems. A combination of world-class research and an
understanding of how technology may be applied in practice will enable you
to extend both your technological capabilities and application areas.

Flexible, self-motivated and a strong team player with a broad scientific
interest, you will need a high level of numeracy and the ability to work to
tight deadlines. Your good first degree with a strong mathematical
component should be supported by a PhD/MSc and/or industrial experience. We
are loo= king for one or two specialists in the following areas:

*) Evolutionary systems; Multi-criteria optimisation; Adaptive Agents;
Complex Adaptive Systems *) Statistical Text Analysis; Computational
Linguistics; Natural Language Engineering

As a world-leading organisation we can offer an atractive salary and bene=
fits package, and excellent career opportunities.

Make a noticeable difference to your career by writing with full CV quoti=
ng re 1253/SP to Vanessa Gilroy, TMP Response Management, 32 Aybrook St,
London, W1M 3JL or email you details to: response@tmp.co.uk

Contact Shail.Patel@unilever.com for further information

Closing date for applications is Nov 12 1999

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