Research Fellow

The University of Manchester - School of Computer Science

Closing Date : 18/12/2016.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2018.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate : School of Computer Science.
Division : National Centre for Text Mining.
Hours Per week : 1 FTE.
Salary : £39,324 to £48,327 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : S&E-009203.

The University of Manchester invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Natural Language Processing/Text Mining to undertake research in the area of biomedical text mining. The post is available from 1st January 2017 and will be tenable on a fixed term basis until 31st December 2018. The post is funded by BBSRC and Unilever and aims at conducting novel research into combining information extraction with cheminformatics to aid users to curate and manage the development of metabolic models. The post will be hosted at the National Centre for Text Mining (, School of Computer Science, located at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (

You will join the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), a leading centre in biomedical text mining, with strong links in the areas of computational biology, led by Professor Sophia Ananiadou. You should have a PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science with an emphasis on Natural Language Processing and in particular Biomedical Text Mining, excellent programming skills and a proven track record of publications in high quality scientific journals. Previous experience of working in a multidisciplinary research team would be advantageous.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Sophia Ananidou


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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