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LINGUIST List 19.2714

Mon Sep 08 2008

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Postdoc/PhD Student, Saarland U

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        1.    Caroline Sporleder, Computational Linguistics: Postdoc/PhD Student, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Postdoc/PhD Student, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
Date: 04-Sep-2008
From: Caroline Sporleder <csporledcoli.uni-sb.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Postdoc/PhD Student, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
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University or Organization: Saarland University
Department: Cluster of Excellence / Computational Linguistics
Job Location: Saarbruecken, Germany
Web Address: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/
Job Rank: Postdoc / PhD student

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Computational Modelling of Discourse and Semantics


Description:

Postdoc / PhD Position in Computational Modelling of Discourse & Semantics

We invite applications for a research position in computational modelling
of discourse and lexical semantics. The position is open from October 2008
(a later start date is negotiable) for 2 years (extension possible). The
successful candidate will join the newly established junior research group
'Computational Modelling of Discourse and Semantics'
(http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~csporled/CMDS.html) to work on a project
which investigates links between semantic argument structure and discourse
structure, aiming to improve both shallow semantic parsing and discourse
processing. The group is part of the recently established cluster of
excellence 'Multimodal Computing and Interaction'
(http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de) at Saarland University, which comprises
20 new independent junior research groups in various fields of computer
science and computational linguistics.

The ideal candidate has a university degree (Master, PhD or equivalent) in
Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Linguistics, or a related
field. Postdocs should have finished (or be very close to finishing) their
PhD. Programming skills are required, as well as a good command of English
and the ability to work well in a team. Experience with one or more of the
following areas is an advantage:

- machine learning, statistical or data-driven approaches to natural
language processing
- discourse processing (e.g. modelling discourse coherence, event extraction)
- computational lexical semantics (esp. semantic role labelling)

If desired, the researcher will have the opportunity to participate in
teaching and student supervision. There will also be opportunities to
collaborate (interdisciplinary) with other researchers in the cluster.

Saarland University is one of the leading European research sites in
Computational Linguistics. Close ties exist between the departments of
Computational Linguistics and Computer Science, the German Research Center
for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and the two Max Planck Institutes for
Computer Science and Software Systems, all of which participate in the
newly formed cluster of excellence.

Please send your application (CV, brief statement of research interests,
list of publications if available, and 2-3 letters of reference), ideally
as a single PDF file, to Caroline Sporleder at the application email listed
below. The positions will remain open until filled, so later applications
may still be considered. Saarland University wishes to increase the
proportion of women in research and strongly encourages qualified female
candidates to apply. Priority will be given to handicapped candidates with
equivalent qualifications.

The official (German) text of this announcement will be accessible shortly
from the following page (Kennziffer 87G):
http://www.uni-saarland.de/de/organisation/zentrale_verwaltung/referate/referat2/organisation/621/stellen/

A slightly longer English version of this announcement can be also be found
here:
http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~csporled/job.html

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Caroline Sporleder
Exzellenzcluster / FR 4.7 Computerlinguistik
Saarland University
Postfach 151150, 66041 Saarbruecken
Germany

Web: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~csporled

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: csporledcoli.uni-sb.de
Contact Information:
Dr. Caroline Sporleder
Email: csporledcoli.uni-sb.de
Phone: 4968130270026

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