UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Special Scientist/Research Associate Position, Department Ofsocial And Political Sciences

Location
Nicosia, Cyprus
Posted
12 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

DEPARTMENT OFSOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES

SPECIAL SCIENTIST (RESEARCH ASSOCIATE) POSITION

No. of Positions: One (1)
Category: Six (6) month contract which may be renewed for six (6) months more
Location: University of Cyprus, Nicosia

The Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus announces one (1) parttime (62.25 hours/month) Special Scientist (Research Associate) position for Dr Antis Loizides’s research programme funded by the University of Cyprus. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in natural language processing through linguistic markers. The successful candidate will participate in a research project concerned with authorship attribution of text published anonymously in the early 19th century in Great Britain.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. MSc or PhD in a related field, e.g., computational linguistics, computer science, statistics.
  2. Research experience in machine learning and data analysis, including text mining.
  3. Excellent knowledge on English (written/verbal).
  4. Team spirit, working well with others, ability to adopt to a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary environment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Publications in peer-reviewed academic journals.
  2. Presentations/Papers in academic conferences and/or other academic meetings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Development and/or implementation of authorship attribution methods.
  2. Development and implementation of important parsing rules for the extraction of the dictionary of the documents.

EMPLOYMENT TERMS

The position is on a contract basis of six (6) months, and is renewable for six (6) more months, starting on January 2020. The monthly employment cost is €1165,00. Employee and employer contributions will be deducted from this amount. The position does not include a 13th Salary bonus.   

APPLICATION

  1. Cover letter.
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae (contact address and telephone number should be included).
  3. Copies of transcripts of BSc/MSc/PhD degrees. 
  4. Names and contact details of at least two academic referees from whom references may be requested

Interested candidates should submit via email the above documents (in PDF or Word format) to Dr Antis Loizides at loizides.antis@ucy.ac.cy by Sunday, December 8th 2019 (midnight). Interviews will take place between 16-20 December 2019.

For more information, interested individuals may contact Dr Antis Loizides at loizides.antis@ucy.ac.cy.