[Humanist] 28.326 postdoc at Trinity College Dublin

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 326.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:43:24 +0100
        From: Séamus Lawless <seamus.lawless at scss.tcd.ie>
        Subject: PostDoc Position in Personalised Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery - Trinity College Dublin

Fixed term contract up to 31 August, 2015

CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content, Knowledge & Data Engineering
Group (KDEG), School of Computer Science & Statistics (SCSS)

Salary: Appointment will be made on the SFI Level 2B Post-Doctoral
Researcher Salary Scale (€42,394 to €46,255)

Closing Date and Time: 12 noon on Tuesday 30 September, 2014

A full job spec and application procedure can be found at -

Post Summary

CNGL is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to further research within the
areas of: Personalised Information Retrieval, Explorative Knowledge
Discovery, Web Search, and Result Diversification. This is part of the
collaborative research taking place under the Search and Discovery theme
within CNGL.

Background and Funding

The CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content is a €50M Academia-Industry
partnership, funded jointly by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and
Industry. CNGL has entered a second cycle of funding and is now seeking
researchers to join the team at Trinity College Dublin. CNGL is an active
collaboration between researchers at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin
City University (DCU), University College Dublin (UCD), University of
Limerick (UL), as well as several industrial partners, including Microsoft,
Symantec, Intel, DNP, Welocalize, and a number of SMEs. CNGL comprises over
100 researchers across the various institutions developing novel
technologies addressing key challenges in the global digital content and
services supply chain. CNGL is also involved in a large number of European
FP7 projects, as well as commercial projects in the areas of language
technologies, information retrieval and digital content management.

Standard Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute to high quality collaborative research, and publish the work in
top international journals and conferences.

Pro-actively work with other researchers in coordinating collaboration
across research themes, across research challenge groups and across member
institutions to successfully deliver research prototype systems (as part of
CNGL’s Showcase Scenario Programme).

Assist the Operations team in the planning and organisation of demonstration
of collaborative research outcomes at public events.

Track, monitor and report on progress and performance. Provide regular
updates on progress to relevant stakeholders, alerting them to emerging
issues or timeline slippage in a timely fashion. Mitigate risk and take
corrective action as required.

Liaise closely with CNGL’s Intellectual Property Manager and
Commercialisation Manager in assessing research outputs for IP protection
and commercial potential.

Candidate Specification


PhD in a relevant field (e.g. Information Retrieval, Cross-Language
Information Retrieval, Personalisation, Adaptive Hypermedia, etc.).

Knowledge and Experience

Background in one or more of CNGL’s research areas (e.g. Search Systems,
Personalisation and Adaptivity, Digital Content Management, Natural Language
Processing, Machine Translation and Localisation, Multilingual Information
Retrieval, etc.).

A good publications record in reputable international
journals/conferences/workshops. Hands-on experience with developing software

Experience with research project management within an academic research
environment is a plus. Industry experience is a plus and would provide a
distinct advantage for the applicant.

Skills and Competencies

Competency in programming, web development, and databases (desirable: Java,
HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, advanced web development frameworks, any RDBMS
tool). Mobile application development is a plus.

Strong interest in applied research and in the application of research
outcomes to solve societal and industry problems.

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Excellent academic
writing skills (clear, concise and error-free writing; free of grammatical
and punctuation errors).

Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build and nurture work
relationships. Strong problem solving and analytical skills and an ability
to learn quickly.

A strategic thinker that doesn’t lose sight of overall research goals and

A pro-active self-starter with the ability to encourage and stimulate
cross-group collaboration. Ability to work effectively
cross-organisationally and cross culturally.

Ability to operate effectively as part of a team – tolerant, cordial and
willing to help others, shares work and information; establishes rapport
with others.

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet all deadlines.

Many thanks,
Prof. Séamus Lawless

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