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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics



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Section Secretary

This is an exciting time to join a large, complex and welcoming Faculty with an exceptional international record in teaching and research. We are seeking to attract an enthusiastic and versatile person with excellent administrative skills to make a positive contribution to our team and to help shape our key services.

We are looking for a Section Secretary to provide general administrative support principally across the Spanish, Portuguese and German Sections.

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 14 March 2021. If you do have any questions about the vacancy or application process please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator on

We anticipate that interviews will take place the week commencing 29 March 2021, subject to change.

For more information, please see here.

Academic Staff Vacancies

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Research Vacancies

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020

*Please note that the details for this application have changed. Updates can be found here.

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Anna Frohnwieser for further information. 

Further details can be found here.

Research Associate in Natural Language Processing - Automated Understanding and Alerting of Disease Outbreaks from Global News Media (fixed term)

Applications are invited for a two-year Research Associate position in the University of Cambridge, working with Dr Nigel Collier (PI) on the EPI-AI project. The project is funded by a newly awarded grant from the UK's ESRC (ESRC) under the Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative. EPI-AI aims to develop high impact Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques for real-time digital disease surveillance from online news streams. 

Candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as NLP, Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning and be able to demonstrate a strong track record of both independent and team research as well as strong software engineering skills. Essential skills include: excellent programming (Python, LAMP, Google maps), NLP techniques, machine Learning, as well as proven communication skills. Prior experience with deep neural network architectures is essential. Familiarity with the health domain and data annotation will be an advantage.

The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applicants 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.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications (if not included in your CV) and one sample of a recent publication.

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 6 December 2020. Interviews are planned week commencing 14 December, subject to confirmation. The post is intended to start on 1st February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further details can be found here

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