Research Assistant/Associate: CybercrimeNLP (CC-NLP) (Fixed Term)
Research Assistant: £26,715 -£30,942 or Research Associate: £32,816 -£40,322
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022.
A Research Assistant/Associate position is available in the Department of
Computer Science and Technology to work on the ESRC-funded project
'CybercrimeNLP (CC-NLP): A natural language processing toolkit for the
interdisciplinary analysis of underground online forums'. We are looking to
appoint a computer scientist to work in an interdisciplinary team.
The CC-NLP project is part of the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre. We are
designing and developing a web application and NLP tools to enable
interdisciplinary researchers to analyse our CrimeBB dataset. We are looking
for a researcher to finalise work on the application, contribute to tool
development, and analyse data for research outputs that utilise these tools.
Ideally, the successful candidate will have the following skills:
Software engineering, including devops tasks to integrate the new
application within the existing ecosystem, and to automate the data
Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
Elasticsearch is preferred), and a working knowledge of Linux
Familiarity with NLP, and challenges associated with large scale data
Data science/data analysis expertise
To be appointed at the Research Associate level candidates should hold a PhD
or have significant relevant experience. Suitably experienced candidates with
an MSc will be considered for appointment on the Research Assistant scale.
Exceptionally, candidates with other relevant qualifications and experience
may also be considered. The position includes membership of the USS career-
average pension scheme, paid teaching opportunities, and the potential to
undertake private consulting work.
Good knowledge of English and communication skills are important.
We expect to notify those shortlisted for interview in August and conduct
interviews shortly thereafter. The expectation is that the successful
candidate will start work as soon as possible.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Alice Hutchings
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you should highlight the skills you would bring to the team. If you upload any
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consider these as part of your application.
Please quote reference NR27305 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
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Department of Computer Science and Technology, West Cambridge
7 July 2021
4 August 2021