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LINGUIST List 16.3221

Tue Nov 08 2005

Jobs: English/German & Comp Ling: Researcher, Germany

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        1.    Iryna Gurevych, English/German & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Technology, Germany

Message 1: English/German & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Technology, Germany
Date: 08-Nov-2005
From: Iryna Gurevych <gurevychtk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
Subject: English/German & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Technology, Germany

University or Organization: Darmstadt University of Technology
Department: Telecooperation Department
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexical Semantic Processing in NLP
Required Language(s): English (eng); German, Standard (deu)


The Telecooperation Department at the University of Technology in Darmstadt,
Germany invites applications of researchers (at the doctoral or post-doc level)
in the field of lexical semantic processing in NLP with the focus on information
retrieval (Id-Number 312).

The position is offered within the project "Semantic Information Retrieval"
funded by the German Research Council (DFG) and has the duration of two years.
An extension for one additional year is possible depending on the availability
of funding.

The project should enhance standard approaches to information retrieval by using
lexical semantic knowledge. It aims to implement an information retrieval system
in the domain of career consultancy, which integrates semantic relatedness of
words. The applicant should possess a degree either in computational linguistics
or computer science with reasonable NLP background. The position (at the
post-doc level) is at approx. 40,000 Euros/year, according to German public
service pay scale BAT IIa, or part-time (at the doct. level). The applicant is
expected to have a good command of English and German. Strong programming
skills, preferably in Java, are required. Relevant research experience and
publications in NLP is a definite asset.

The Telecooperation Department offers both a stimulating working environment and
up-to-date computer hardware facilities. The department participates in several
computer science projects and partnerships. The project will be headed by Dr.
Iryna Gurevych and will strive for high research standards. Please send your
informal inquiries to:


"The provision of a service can be combined with activities for the research
qualification. Applicants are given an opportunity to work on their
doctoral/postdoctoral studies.

The Darmstadt University of Technology aims to increase the number of female
personnel, and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Also given
equal qualifications, handicapped persons will be treated preferentially.

Application letters with specific reference to the position (quoting: "Ref:
312") must be sent by ordinary mail to the address below."

Address for Applications:

Dean, TU Darmstadt
Computer Science
Fachbereich 20
Hochschulstra├če 10
Darmstadt 64289

Application Deadline: 28-Nov-2005

Contact Information:

Dr. Iryna Gurevych
Email: gurevychtk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

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