[Job Vacancy] AHRC Studentship for Doctoral Researchers in the Arts and Humanities



The Art of Translation developing Multilingual Digital Resources using Artificial Intelligence to support Translation in Bioinformatics

The Open University – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Cambridge, Oxford, Work from home
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Standard RCUK rate for CDAs
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 11th January 2022
Reference: OOC DTP CDA 3

The Open University has available an AHRC funded PhD studentship through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP consortium to start 2022/2023. It is a collaboration award with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory – European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) Training Team.

This PhD project aims to first and foremost develop a detailed linguistic description of the technical language used in bioinformatics, and from this description, develop computational tools for automating the translation of bioinformatics text. They will work in an interdisciplinary team of researchers in professional translation studies, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence-mediated translation tools to develop an answer to this question and create a means for bioinformatics language translation at scale. 

The Open University is internationally recognized for innovative research across the Arts and Humanities. We host a number of major AHRC- and ESRC-funded research projects. We have a strong commitment to cross-disciplinary work, to national and international public engagement, and to creative partnerships with a range of non-university partners.

All UKRI-funded doctoral students will be eligible for a full award. This covers all tuition fees and provides a maintenance grant at the standard RCUK rate for CDAs (which was £16,159 p.a. in 2020/21). Applicants should consider the AHRC’s eligibility requirements before making an application and contact the university if in doubt.

The EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute’s Training Team provides bioinformatics resources for scientists all over the world. They have built a strong global network of scientists across the globe. In their mission statement, they aim: “To enable EMBL to deliver world-leading training in bioinformatics and scientific service provision to the research community, empowering scientists at all career stages to make the most of biological data, and strengthening bioinformatics capacity across the globe.” 

How to apply

Closing date: noon 11 January 2022

Equal opportunity is University Policy.