Postdoctoral Researcher in Semantic Information Mining

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The DERI Semantic Information Mining stream invites applications for a postdoctoral position on mining organisational structure (expertise, communities, etc.) from organisation-specific textual and semi-structured data sets and social and collaborative interactions. The DERI Semantic Information Mining stream is a collaboration between the DERI units for Natural Language Processing and Information Mining and Retrieval.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in a relevant field of study, e.g. computer science, natural language processing, data mining, machine learning, etc. with an emphasis on areas such as text & web mining and semantic analysis. Selected candidates are expected to have the willingness to combine formal scientific work with application-oriented research and development in projects funded by national and international (EU) funding agencies. The position is for a fixed period of 18 months with the possibility of extension, depending on successful acquisition of project funding in which the selected candidate will be expected to actively participate.

Salary range: €40,578 – €49,341 per annum, (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr. Paul Buitelaar ( and/or Dr. Conor Hayes (

To apply:
Interested candidates should send a detailed CV with cover letter, names and addresses of at least three and not more than five referees, and a statement of research interests, summarising how their experience and expertise will contribute to a research program in semantic information mining. Applications may be sent via e-mail (in PDF only) to

Please put NUIG-057-09 in subject line of e-mail application.