Postdoctoral Researcher in Text Mining, Big Data and Databases (Computer Science Department)

Edge Hill University - Research Investment Fund

Fixed Term (3 Year Project)

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

You should have a PhD in the broad area of Computer Science with a focus in Text Mining/Big Data/Databases. You must have working knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases, strong programming skills and experience in software development (Java/C++/Python or similar languages). A good knowledge of big data processing frameworks, e.g. Apache Storm and Hadoop, and a strong publication record in relevant conferences/journals are highly desirable.

You will have excellent communication skills, be flexible and be able to identify opportunities, and imbue high levels of professional integrity with stakeholders.

About the Role 

You will work on a 3-year H2020 project focusing on evolving scalable architectures for persistence, analytics and monitoring of large volumes of hybrid data. The objective is to design and develop innovative text mining and big data processing methods to be integrated in data persistence architectures.

Rewards/Benefits

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer a range of specialist development sessions or courses and an award winning staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). You are able to have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, book to get a trim from our onsite hairdresser, your car valeted, or get together with colleagues over free food and drink to watch the latest film on one of our Film Nights and so much more. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact Dr Yannis Korkontzelos (Principal Investigator) at Yannis.Korkontzelos@edgehill.ac.uk or Professor Nik Bessis (Co- investigator, Head of Department of Computer Science) at Nik.Bessis@edgehill.ac.uk

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