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Research Assistant/Associate in Natural Language Processing (Fixed Term)

Research Assistant £26,715 - £30,942 or Research Associate £32,816 - £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

"We are looking for a Researcher to work on Textual Claim Verification via Knowledge Graph Construction, a 2-year collaborative project between Dr. Andreas Vlachos at the University of Cambridge and Prof. Sebastian Riedel at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research London. While the Initial appointment is for nine months, this is a two-year project and extension up to two years is fully anticipated but subject to a staged funding arrangement. The successful candidate will be based in the Natural Language and Information Processing group ( at the Department of Computer Science and Technology. The project will focus on developing claim verification approaches that given a claim, a suitable knowledge representation (e.g. graph, logical forms or neuro-symbolic hybrid) from an appropriate textual source is constructed, and then the claim is interpreted against it."

Candidates will hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in a relevant field such as NLP, Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning and be able to demonstrate a strong track record of independent research and high quality publications. Appointment at research associate level is dependent on having a PhD or having equivalent skills and experience through non-academic routes. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded appointment will initially be made as a research assistant and amended to research associate when a PhD is awarded.

Essential skills include: excellent programming (Python), NLP techniques, Machine Learning, as well as proven communication skills. Prior experience with knowledge graph construction and semantic parsing is desirable. Candidates must provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field whom we can contact for a reference once the vacancy has closed.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Andreas Vlachos (, if they have any enquires concerning this position prior to application.

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