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LINGUIST List 16.2733

Fri Sep 23 2005

Jobs: Computational Ling: Researcher, U of Groningen

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        1.    Charlotte Gooskens, Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Post Doc, University of Groningen, Netherlands


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Post Doc, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 23-Sep-2005
From: Charlotte Gooskens <c.s.gooskensrug.nl>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher/Post Doc, University of Groningen, Netherlands


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University or Organization: University of Groningen
Department: Scandinavian Studies/Humanities Computing
Job Rank: Researcher/Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Experimental Linguistics


Description:

Applications are invited for a researcher/postdoc position at the Faculty
of Arts, in the research institute Center for Language and Cognition
Groningen. The successful applicant will join the project 'Linguistic
determinants of mutual intelligibility in Scandinavia' which is funded by
the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The aim of the
project is to refine newly developed computational methods in order to
quantify communicatively relevant similarity between closely related
languages such as the Scandinavian languages. The similarity measurements
will be used to develop a model for predicting and explaining mutual
intelligibility. The candidate will cooperate closely with a PhD-student
and a senior researcher. The full project description can be downloaded
from: http://www.let.rug.nl/~gooskens/vidi.

Requirements:
The candidate should have a degree in computational linguistics or a field
that trains in linguistics and/or computing. Programming experience is
essential. Preference will be given to the candidate who can offer in
addition one or more of the following: an interest in experimental
research, experience with speech manipulation and speech processing
programs (e.g. PRAAT), phonetic and statistical knowledge, publication
skills and a desire to publish, self motivation, the ability to work
collaboratively, and an accurate way of working. Proficiency in one of the
Scandinavian languages is a plus.

Conditions of employment:
A salary from € 2191,- to € 4049,- (based on a fulltime employment)
depending on experience and qualifications.
Duration of the contract: two years with a possible extension for one or
two years subject to funding.
Hours per week: 32-40
The project will start on 1 January 2006 or as soon as possible after.

Organization:
The University of Groningen (RuG) is situated in the North of the
Netherlands. Groningen is a lively city of 180,000 inhabitants; it is the
regional capital. The university was founded in 1614. At present there are
about 22,000 students and 6,000 employees; there are ten faculties covering
all fields of study. The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG;
http://www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg )
embraces all the linguistic research within the Faculty of Arts. The
candidate will also participate in the Netherlands Graduate School of
Linguistics (LOT). Within the CLCG there are six research groups: Syntax
and Semantics, Phonetics and Phonology, Neuro¬linguistics, Computational
Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, Discourse and Communication, and
Descriptive and Historical Linguistics. There are PhD students and postdocs
working in all of these groups.

For additional information about the vacancy please visit:
http://www.let.rug.nl/~gooskens/vidi

Applications (in English or Dutch) should contain the following:
•- a letter of application
•- your curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
•- a copy of your diploma together with a list of grades
•- a copy of an article or short paper
•- the names and email addresses of two referees

Job interviews will take place on 12 December 2005.

When applying for this job please mention the vacancy number AT205221


Address for Applications

University of Groningen
Personnel and Organization Department
P.O. Box 72
Groningen 9700 AB
Netherlands

Application Deadline: 13-Nov-2005

Contact Information:

Dr. Charlotte Gooskens
Email: c.s.gooskensrug.nl
Phone: +31 50 3635827
Fax: +31 50 363 58 21
Website: http://www.let.rug.nl/~gooskens/vidi


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