Research Associates in Natural Language Processing / Text Mining

Job Reference : S&E-09640
Location : Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB)
Closing Date : 31/03/2017
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : National Centre for Text Mining
Hours Per week : full time
Contract Duration : Available immediately until 31/10/2018

This is an opportunity to undertake research in the area of natural language processing and text mining.

We have two posts available from 1st March 2017 on a fixed term basis until 31st October 2018.

Funded by BBSRC and DARPA, they are aimed at conducting novel research into named entity recognition and normalisation, relation and event extraction, combining natural language processing with machine learning. They will be hosted at the National Centre for Text Mining (, School of Computer Science, located at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (

You should have a PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science with an emphasis on Natural Language Processing, good knowledge of machine learning, excellent programming skills to allow implementation of new NLP algorithms and a track record of publications in conferences and journals. Experience of working in biomedical text mining would be desirable but it is not essential.

The School of Computer Science is committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science; the School’s website documenting activity in this area can be found at:

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

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:

Professor Sophia Ananiadou


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Friday 10 February 2017

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

Further particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.