Postdoctoral Researcher - Knowledge based technologies

Job Description
Postdoctoral Researcher (Knowledge based technologies)

IBM Research in the UK is seeking a high quality postdoctoral researcher to work at the Daresbury research facility in collaboration with the Science and Technology Facility Council's (STFC) Hartree Centre.

The successful candidate will join the IBM Research UK team at Daresbury Laboratory, which aims to have tangible business impact in the UK industry through cutting edge research in technologies and applications-especially by implementing next generation cognitive solutions. In order to support this endeavour, you will have experience in the intersection of advanced research into natural language processing (NLP), knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) and machine learning (ML). The present target of our research is the areas of life sciences, chemistry, engineering and manufacturing through information mining, thus candidates with experience in NLP, KRR, and ML in support of any of these areas are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have a research focus in two or more of the following areas:

  • Natural language processing
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Query answering
  • Argument mining
  • Machine learning

Experience in the following areas are preferred
  • Speech and conversational user interfaces
  • Visualisation
  • Computer vision
  • Wearable devices


Skills and Experience Required
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or related area
  • Previous experience in conducting research in NLP, KRR, and ML
  • A solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals.
  • Substantial programming experience
  • A strong publication record in highly visible venues.
  • Candidates are expected to lead research and development projects, publish research results, patent intellectual property
  • Willing to embrace challenge and be passionate about solving hard problems
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Collaborate effectively in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Proactive approach to creative problem solving


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Skills and Experience Required
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or related area
  • Previous experience in conducting research in NLP, KRR, and ML
  • A solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals.
  • Substantial programming experience
  • A strong publication record in highly visible venues.
  • Candidates are expected to lead research and development projects, publish research results, patent intellectual property
  • Willing to embrace challenge and be passionate about solving hard problems
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Collaborate effectively in interdisciplinary teams.
  • P roactive approach to creative problem solving


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

None

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