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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Application/Resource Developer Position @ Linguamatics

Linguamatics is currently seeking a talented post graduate with experience of natural language processing to work on leading edge text mining products.

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining resources for domain specific adaptation of real-time semantic search software based on Natural Language Processing. Working closely with application scientists and the development team, you will ensure that the combination of software and resources satisfies customer requirements. This will include developing linguistic patterns, and programs to transform domain specific terminologies into common formats and keep them up-to-date. You will be working on life science applications, and some knowledge of the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry would be useful.In addition to resource and application development, you will be expected to contribute to ongoing UK or EU funded research projects as part of the research and resource development team.

You will have strong communication skills and be able to work with other staff to get across ideas and issues and to respond to requirements. You must also enjoy working in a fast-moving start-up environment, which requires multi-tasking, flexibility and the ability to work in a small, highly motivated team.


The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
  • Post graduate qualification in computational linguistics or related discipline, including a good understanding of grammar.
  • Research experience, preferably in a commercial setting
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong programming skills, ideally with experience of Java or C and a scripting language such as Perl
Additionally, the following attributes would be advantageous:
  • Research experience, preferably in a commercial setting
  • Background in or experience of the Life Science sector
  • Experience in using ontologies
Company Profile

Linguamatics is a leading provider of text mining solutions based on innovative use of semantic and natural language processing (NLP) technology. Our software is acknowledged as the leading solution in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and has been adopted by most of the top pharmaceutical companies.
This is a challenging and exciting role in a young, growing company. If you think you have the right skills and experience, and are ready to make an outstanding contribution to the team and the success of our business, please send your CV with a covering letter by email to:

Sarah Mansfield
Linguamatics Ltd
St Johns Innovation Centre
Cowley Rd
Cambridge CB4 0WS, UK

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