Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher Position at the University of Southampton, UK
Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher Position at the University of
Web & Internet Science
Location: Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, UK
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 subject to exchange rate fluctuations
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date: Thursday 08 September 2016
The Web and Internet Science (WAIS) Research Group at the University of
Southampton is offering
a Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher position in the context of WDAqua
project: "Answering questions using Web Data",
starting mid October 2016. The WDAqua project undertakes fundamental and
applied research into models, methods,
and tools for data-driven question answering on the Web, spanning over a
diverse range of areas and disciplines
(data analytics, social computing, Linked Data, and Web science). In
particular, research topics addressed at the
University of Southampton in the context of WDAqua include supporting
dialog flows, natural language synthesis of
answers and facilitating productive serendipity in QA systems.
You will have a strong computer science background (BSc or MSc degree in
Computer Science or related discipline)
and solid practical experience in software development. Familiarity with
semantic technologies, HCI, Information
Extraction and Machine Learning is of advantage.
You will: Spend the majority of your time at the University of
Southampton where you will perform research activities in the
context of the WDAqua project, and develop and integrate services and
tools for the WDAqua question answering pipeline.
Engage with other researchers in Southampton and in other EU partner
organisations and participate in the technical
meetings and training program offered by the WDAqua project.
The position is offered full-time for two years.
To be eligible, you must satisfy the mobility requirements of Marie
Sklodowska-Curie actions, explained at .
According to these guidelines, at the time of recruitment, you must not
have resided or carried out their main
activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the
3 years immediately prior to the reference
date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays
are not taken into account.
Furthermore, Early-Stage Researchers shall, at the time of recruitment,
be in the first four years
(full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and
have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
Both Electronics and Computer Science and the University of Southampton
hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award,
demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to
advance the representation of women
in STEM/M subjects. Due consideration will be given to applicants who
have taken a career break. The University
has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities;
employees are able to participate in the childcare
vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus
sports, arts and culture facilities, a full
programme of events and a range of staff discounts.
We welcome informal enquiries: please contact Elena Simperl via email
For further details on the application procedure, please refer to: