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LINGUIST List 17.3621

Thu Dec 07 2006

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Potsdam

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        1.    Jonas Kuhn, Computational Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Potsdam, Germany


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Potsdam, Germany
Date: 05-Dec-2006
From: Jonas Kuhn <kuhnling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Potsdam, Germany


University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Department of Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/job-openings.html
Job Rank: PhD Position
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Description:

The Theoretical Computational Linguistics group at the Linguistics
Department of the University of Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for
the position of a

Half-time (Doctoral) Researcher
(wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Entgeltgruppe: 13
TV-Länder, Tarifgebiet Ost; formerly BAT-O IIa/2)

in the 'PTOLEMAIOS' research project on Grammar Induction from Parallel
Corpora, a research group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
The position is temporary; the initial contract will be for two years and
can be extended, subject to the availability of funding. The starting date
is January 2007 or as soon as possible. The position is especially suitable
for a student wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in Computational
Linguistics at the University of Potsdam.

The ideal candidate
* holds a strong Master's degree (or equivalent) in
Computational Linguistics or Computer Science,
* has a background in statistical techniques and
machine-learning methods in Natural Language Processing,
* is familiar with grammar induction techniques and/or
statistical machine translation,
* has good programming skills,
* is self-motivated, goal-oriented and likes working in a
team.

For some background on the 'PTOLEMAIOS' project, please refer to:
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/PTOLEMAIOS/

Knowledge of German is not required, but will be a plus.

The salary and social benefits are determined by the German pay scale for
state employees (50% of Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder, Tarifgebiet Ost;
formerly BAT-O IIa/2) and amounts to approximately EUR 1500 per month. The
exact salary amount varies depending on age and marital status.

The University of Potsdam offers a highly attractive academic environment:
the dynamic division of Computational Linguistics is part of a strong
Linguistics Department, which has interdisciplinary ties with Psychology
and Computer Science. At the same time, Potsdam is a very nice, yet
affordable living environment, with world-famous castles and parks,
surrounded by lakes and forests. Last but not least, Germany's vibrant
capital Berlin is just a 20-minute train ride away.

The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications (also via Email) are requested by December 31, 2006. They
should include a cover letter, C.V., (a link to) a sample publication or
paper, and two or three references.

Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
Universität Potsdam
Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25
Golm 14469
Germany

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2006 (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
Email: kuhnling.uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 331 977-2444
Fax: +49 331 977-2761
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