LINGUIST List 30.2664
Mon Jul 08 2019
Applied Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation: Researcher, University of Surrey
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Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation: Researcher, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK E-mail this message to a friend
University or Organization:
University of Surrey
Department: Centre for Translation Studies
Job Location: Guildford,
Web Address: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/centre-translation-studies
Job Title: Research Fellow in Translation/Interpreting Technologies and Natural Language Processing
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation;
Natural Language Processing; Translation/Interpreting Technologies
Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) is an internationally recognised centre for research, scholarship
and teaching in translation and interpreting, and has recently been awarded a £3.56m Expanding
Excellence in England grant to launch an ambitious new research programme. This programme will bring
together human-based research practices with cutting-edge advances in machine learning and AI, focusing
on the convergence of human and automated approaches to different modalities of translation and
interpreting in order to initiate a step-change in the broader translation research agenda. We believe
this direction of research is critical at a time when advances in automation are reshaping the language
services industry into one of the fastest growing industries, nationally and globally. The
‘technological turn’ in translation/interpreting creates exciting opportunities, but it also requires
fresh approaches in order to understand all the dimensions of its impact, to mitigate drawbacks and to
derive truly innovative solutions.
To support the expansion programme, we seek to appoint a
Postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in translation or interpreting studies and natural language
processing (especially deep learning approaches). The successful candidate will undertake research
relevant to current and future projects in CTS, with a specific focus on designing, creating, and
applying NLP-based methods within translation/interpreting research. She/he will contribute to the
development of a research group focussing on this area.
We are looking for a candidate with a
PhD in translation technologies, natural language processing, computational linguistics or a closely
related field. The candidate should have knowledge of applying human language technologies and should be
proficient in relevant programming languages. The success of the research programme requires
multidisciplinary collaborations. Good communication, presentation and project management skills are
therefore essential as is a strong interest in combining human and automated approaches to
translation/interpreting. Experience in the development of research proposals and in securing external
research funding would be a plus.
Please note this post complements further new posts available
in CTS. This is a unique opportunity – in collaboration with existing and other new CTS staff – to shape
an emerging research agenda that will play an important role in translation studies.
This is a
fixed-term contract until 31 July 2022 but there is a possibility to extend the post if external
research funding can be secured.
For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact
Prof Sabine Braun, Director of CTS by email at the contact information provided below.
note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,302) to successful
applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD
certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1
To apply, please see the application link provided below.
Web Address for Applications: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=042619
Professor Sabine Braun
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