Research Associate

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cardiff, WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Dec 2020

Applications are invited for one Research Associate position to work within Cardiff University's School of Computer Science & Informatics. This post is available from 1st April 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter), full time, and fixed term for a period of three years.

This post is linked to the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship of Dr Jose Camacho Collados. The fellowship project is titled “Unsupervised background knowledge for multilingual language understanding” and you can find more details below.            

The project largely deals with language understanding, with a focus on improving Natural Language Processing (NLP) models as to be more interpretable, capture relational and commonsense knowledge, and enhance multilinguality. With these features, NLP can serve as a powerful tool to address important challenges such as tackling disinformation and improving mental health treatments, applications that will be explored as part of this project through the analysis of available information at scale (e.g. social media and clinical records) and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.

The successful candidate will be integrated in the Cardiff NLP group of Cardiff University. This post also involves an optional research visit (depending on availability and expertise) to one of the international partners of the project in the University of Granada (Spain), University of Helsinki (Finland) or the University of Cambridge (UK).

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Dr Jose Camacho Collados by email at CamachoColladosJ@cardiff.ac.uk .

For an informal discussion about flexible working, work-life balance or other HR matters - please contact Charlie Balcombe on +44(0)29 208 75490, or by email at BalcombeC@cardiff.ac.uk .

The post is full time, available from 1st April 2021, fixed term for 3 years.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6).

Date advert posted: Friday, 13 November 2020

Closing date: Monday, 14 December 2020

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only. We now invite external applications.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting all its employees in achieving the necessary balance between their work and their personal lives. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of support for staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. [Applications for posts on a part-time or job-share arrangement would also be considered].

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. Cardiff University positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


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