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LINGUIST List 17.878

Thu Mar 23 2006

Jobs: Machine Learning: Researcher, Friedrich Schiller U

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        1.    Joachim Wermter, Machine Learning: Researcher, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany


Message 1: Machine Learning: Researcher, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany
Date: 23-Mar-2006
From: Joachim Wermter <joachim.wermteruni-jena.de>
Subject: Machine Learning: Researcher, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany


University or Organization: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Department: JULIE Lab
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Machine Learning applied to NLP
Required Language(s): English (eng) OR German, Standard (deu)


Description:

The Jena University Language and Information Engineering (JULIE) Lab at the
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena, Germany, invites applications of
researchers (at doctoral and post-doc level) in the field of information
extraction and text mining (major application areas are biology and
medicine). The position has a minimum duration of three years and can be
filled immediately. The salary is approx. 40,000 Euros/year, according to
German public service pay scale.

Our work focuses on developing NLP methods for extracting biomedical
information from online literature and databases and building biomedical
knowledge bases and ontologies on the basis of automatic text analysis.

Skills in one or more of the following areas are required: text mining,
information extraction, named entity recognition, and/or ontology
development. Knowledge/Experience in Machine Learning applied to NLP is
essential. The applicant should have programming skills in Java and Perl as
well as experience with XML. S/he should be able to acquire relevant
biomedical background knowledge during the duration of the project. The
applicant has a degree either in computational linguistics with a focus on
machine learning or in computer science with a reasonable NLP background.

Applicants should either be fluent in German or in English. Applicants
without German language competence are encouraged to acquire this skill on
the job.

The JULIE Lab offers both a stimulating working environment and up-to-date
computer hardware facilities. Our team enjoys a particularly fruitful work
atmosphere and strives for high international research standards. Thus,
applicants should be prepared to compete at an international scale. The Lab
is a leading international research site in biomedical NLP research and
participates in several large-scale projects and partnerships.

Jena University is an equal opportunity employer. The position remains open
until filled.


Address for Applications:

Joachim Wermter
Fuerstengraben 30
Jena 07743
Germany

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Joachim Wermter
Email: joachim.wermteruni-jena.de
Phone: +49-3641-944324
Website: http://www.coling.uni-jena.de

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