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LINGUIST List 19.2825

Tue Sep 16 2008

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Doctoral Research Assistant, U Geneva

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        1.    Paola Merlo, Computational Linguistics: Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 16-Sep-2008
From: Paola Merlo <merlolettres.unige.ch>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Geneva
Department: Linguistics or Computer Science
Job Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Web Address: http://cui.unige.ch/
Job Rank: Doctoral Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Machine Learning


Description:

The University of Geneva, Departments of Computer Science and Linguistics,
invite applications for a doctoral research assistant position in natural
language processing. The successful candidate will be part of a group
whose research focuses on statistical models of natural language. They
will participate in a project on integrated statistical models of
syntactic-semantic parsing for both English and French, with application to
spoken dialogue system and possibly machine translation. For more
information listing our recent publications and current research projects,
see the web pages

http://www.classic-project.org/
http://www.latl.unige.ch/personal/paola.html
http://cui.unige.ch/~hendersj/

Applicants will have received a Master's degree or equivalent in Computer
Science or Computational Linguistics. Good programming skills are
required. Knowledge of English and French is highly desirable, and good
mastery of one is required. Previous experience in natural language
processing is a plus.

Funding is guaranteed for 3 years, with a possible extension for a fourth
year. Starting salary 38'400 CHF. The doctoral dissertation can be pursued
either in the Department of Computer Science or the Department of
Linguistics, depending on qualifications.

The University of Geneva is one of the leading research universities in
Europe and offers excellent working conditions, as well as a stimulating
scientific environment.

Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. The appointment will start as soon as the necessary
work permits and documents are obtained, but no sooner than the 1st of
October 2008.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae indicating all classes and
grades, a short statement of interest, and names and email addresses of at
most 2 references.

Electronic applications are strongly preferred. Send your application to
the application email listed below with CANDOC as the subject line.

If electronic application is not possible, send you application package
to the address below.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to James Henderson
(james.hendersoncui.unige.ch) or to Paola Merlo (merlolettres.unige.ch).

The University of Geneva wishes to increase the proportion of female
academic staff and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications from
women.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

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