Job Reference Number: UOS026467
Job Title: Research Associate in Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Contract Type: Fixed-term for 36 months, or until 30 November 2023, whichever is sooner.
Working Pattern: Full time
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Department: Department of Computer Science
Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 – £40,322 per annum with the potential to progress to £44,045 per annum
Closing Date: 5th November 2020
Summary: We are seeking a Research Associate to work in Word Embedding Models, as part of the EPSRC project Modeling Idiomaticity in Human and Artificial Language Processing (MIA), which is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield and University of Cambridge (UK).
MIA is part of the call for Responsible NLP for Intelligent Interfaces, and you will be expected to lead the design and development of strategies for more transparent machine learning models to generate accurate cross-lingual representations for idiomatic language, as well as to contribute to the design and development of resources and evaluation of downstream tasks, like machine translation. For both lines of research, you will build on state-of-the-art approaches based on deep learning. This is an opportunity to work in a well-connected international team with world-leading reputations in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) research group at the University of Sheffield. The NLP group is well known internationally for the excellence of its research, and is one of the largest research groups in computational linguistics and text engineering in the UK. This post offers excellent opportunities for publications, project visits and conference trips.
You must have a PhD (or be close to completion) or have equivalent work experience and a strong publication record. Solid knowledge of Machine Learning models applied to Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning is required, as is excellent programming skills in Python and deep learning frameworks (esp. Keras, TensorFlow or PyTorch). Previous experience developing Word Embedding Models and/or Machine Translation is also desirable. This post is fixed term for a duration of 36 months. However, should the start date be 1 December 2020 or later, the post will have a fixed end date of 30 November 2023. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK.
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