PhD Studentship in Interactive Question Answering
Bursary: GBP 12,000 per year
Duration: 3 years
Application closing date: 31st January 2009
Expected start date: As soon as possible after the deadline

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton invites applications for a three-year-funded PhD studentship in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate is expected to carry out research in the domain of interactive question answering. We are looking for candidates with a good degree in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Computer Science or Information Sciences, with programming skills and some experience in Natural Language Processing. The studentship is part funded by Unilever.

Required skills:
  • degree in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Computer Science or Information Sciences
  • experience with at least one of the following: Java, Perl, C++, .NET, Python
  • experience in Natural Language Processing
  • good command of the English language
Desirable skills:
  • Master's degree in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Computer Science or Information Sciences
  • experience in question answering, information extraction and/or dialogue systems
  • familiarity with a wide range of programming environments and operating systems

Applications should be sent to

Dr. Constantin Orasan
Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
University of Wolverhampton
Stafford St.
Wolverhampton
WV1 1SB
United Kingdom
E-mail: C.Orasan@wlv.ac.uk

and must include:
  • completed application form available from http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/jobs/PhD-application.pdf
  • CV
  • copy of university degree (in English)
  • copy of transcript listing all university marks (in English)
  • a covering letter in which candidates explain why they have applied for the studentship, give details of their research interests/experience, background, programming skills and an outline of any experience in Natural Language Processing or Linguistics

Applications should be made by email and surface post. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2009. The short-listed applicants will be interviewed by email and telephone in the week beginning 2nd February 2009.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of 12,000 GBP a year and also covers the tuition fees for 3 years.



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