Limit of tenure: This post is for 12 months in the first instance.
The Digital Services Division of Cambridge University Library seeks an
experienced software engineer with specific knowledge of
text and data mining to work as a Senior Research Associate on a Mellon-funded
research project to generate rich automatic metadata for one of the Library's
major historical archives, the Taylor-Schechter Genizah collection
The Digital Services Division resulted from the recent merger of the
University's Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies (CARET)
and the University Library's Electronic Services and Systems Division. It
undertakes a wide range of innovative research and development projects that
supports and enhances the University's research and teaching infrastructure.
This post is based within the Division's Development Group, but will work
closely with colleagues in others teams and with specialists from the Genizah
The exciting role involves: processing and mining existing metadata, extensive
citation data, and the full texts of books and articles to generate
terminology; using a range of tools and terminology services to further enrich
the data; and exploiting the results within a sophisticated digital library
search and presentation environment.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a strong working knowledge
of open source and proprietary text mining and language processing tools
within the context of web-based development and publishing. Experience of
working in a multidisciplinary environment or on digital humanities project
will be an advantage.
The post is for 12 months in the first instance, but there may be potential
for the successful candidate to work on further phases or projects so
experience in, or knowledge of, development of generic web and database
applications would be desirable.
Further enquiries should be addressed to David Roberts ([log in to unmask]) or
Grant Young ([log in to unmask]).
Applications, including a completed CHRIS/6 form which can be downloaded from
our website [www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies](http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies),
covering letter and CV, should be returned to the Library Personnel Officer
either electronically to [log in to unmask] or by post (but not both) to the
Library Personnel Officer, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge,
CB3 9DR and should arrive no later than 5 pm on the closing date.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18 December 2012
Quote Reference: VE23642,
Closing Date: 13 December 2012
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