Research Assistant / Associate in Natural Language Processing
University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology
United Kingdom

Research Assistant: £26,715 - £30,942 Research Associate: £32,816 - £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years.

We are looking for two Research Assistants/Associates to work on the project Automated Verification of Textual Claims (AVeriTeC), a 5-year ERC project led by Dr. Andreas Vlachos at the University of Cambridge starting in January 2021. The successful candidate will be based in the Natural Language and Information Processing group (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/nl/) at the Department of Computer Science and Technology. The project will focus on developing approaches enabling the verification of highly complex claims, which require multiple pieces of evidence. Particular focus will be paid to accompanying the verdicts with suitable justifications.

Candidates will have completed a Ph.D. (or be close to completing it) in a relevant field such as NLP, Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning and be able to demonstrate a strong track record of independent research and high-quality publications. Essential skills include excellent programming (Python), NLP techniques, Machine Learning, and proven communication skills.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Enquiries concerning this position should be directed to Dr. Andreas Vlachos (av308@cam.ac.uk), and applicants are encouraged to contact him regarding the position.

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Please provide a CV and covering letter. Candidates must provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with their work in the relevant field whom we can contact for a reference before the interviews, which are expected to take place in September 2020. If you upload any additional documents which haven't been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR23415 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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