Natural Language Processing Research Associate (KTP Associate) in Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious graduate who has the ability and confidence to undertake a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), University of Manchester and Bott and Co.

Bott and Co is a multiple award-winning solicitors based in Wilmslow, near Manchester, with particular expertise in flight delay compensation, holiday sickness and road traffic accident claims.

The successful KTP associate will work with supervisors from both NaCTeM and Bott on a 30 month project, which has the overall aim of building a state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) system for legal text mining and predictive modelling (PM).

The position will provide you with a unique opportunity to apply state-of-the-art methods in NLP and PM in the scope of legal analysis.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry.


  • BSc and MSc degree in Computer Science or related areas
  • Specialist (PhD-level) knowledge in Natural Language Processing or extensive experience in the development of NLP/text analysis software
  • Experience in use of deep learning for NLP/text mining
  • Experience of machine learning (especially of context aware linear models for multi-task learning, and of active learning) for NLP/text mining
  • Experience of probabilistic inference, predictive modelling and decision making
  • Software development experience in Java or Python

LOCATION - Bott and Co, Wilmslow, Cheshire

SALARY - £32,236 to £39,609 per annum plus performance bonus and £5,000 personal development budget

DURATION - 30 months - starting ASAP

CLOSING DATE - 07/04/2019


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