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Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering, School of Informatics

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum. UE07
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th November 2023
Closes: 4th January 2024
Job Ref: 8970

Fixed-term, available for 24 months 

Full time 35 hours per week

1 post available

We are looking for a Research Associate position in natural language processing and machine learning.

The Opportunity:

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for a Research Associate position in natural language processing and machine learning. The research project is flexible; the areas of interest include, among others, multimodal natural language understanding and generation, long-form and retrieval-augmented text generation, semantic parsing, and addressing general limitations of modern NLP methods (e.g., improving generalization and interpretability).

The postdoctoral researcher will be supervised by Mirella Lapata and funded by UKRI (the UK Research and Innovation National funding agency) and will join the Edinburgh NLP group (https://edinburghnlp.inf.ed.ac.uk/), one of the largest and most active NLP research groups in the world (see http://csrankings.org/#/index?nlp&world ). There are many collaborative opportunities, both within the NLP group as well as across the School of Informatics (which includes faculty working on machine learning, computer vision, speech processing, and social computing).

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • PhD (or near completion)
  • A strong background in AI, machine learning and/or natural language processing
  • Publications at top venues in NLP or/and ML
  • Strong programming skills
  • Experience with modern deep learning frameworks (e.g., PyTorch)
  • Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills, and excellent command of English

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