Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Emotion Analysis

The Unit for Natural Language Processing [1] of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics [2] at the National University of Ireland, Galway [3], invites applications for a postdoctoral position in emotion analysis.

The position is mainly associated with the EU funded project MixedEmotions, which will implement an integrated Big Linked Data platform for emotion analysis across heterogeneous data sources, languages and modalities. The MixedEmotions platform will provide an integrated solution for: i) large-scale emotion analysis and fusion on heterogeneous, multilingual, text, speech, video and social media data streams, leveraging open access and proprietary data sources, exploiting also social context by leveraging social network graphs; ii) semantic-level emotion information aggregation and integration through robust extraction of social semantic knowledge graphs for emotion analysis along multidimensional clusters. The platform will be developed and evaluated in the context of three cross-domain Pilot Projects that are representative of a variety of data analytics markets: Social TV, Brand Reputation Management, and Call Centre Operations.

The open position will be concerned primarily with the text mining aspects of the project, in particular emotion analysis from and across text in multiple languages. Candidates should have a PhD degree in a relevant field of study with an emphasis on areas such as text mining, natural language processing, computational linguistics, machine learning etc. The position is for a fixed period of up to 24 months with the possibility of extension, depending on successful acquisition of project funding in which the selected candidate will be expected to actively participate.

The successful applicant will be required to travel to project meetings at various locations in Europe, and will need to collaborate and cooperate with other project partners, from various disciplines.

Salary range: €37k – €42k per annum, (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

Please send your application (CV, cover letter, both in PDF only) before the closing date of March 22nd, 2015 to Dr. Paul Buitelaar: