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LINGUIST List 21.951

Thu Feb 25 2010

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Macquarie University

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        1.    Mark Dras, Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Date: 24-Feb-2010
From: Mark Dras <madrasscience.mq.edu.au>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
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University or Organization: Macquarie University
Department: Department of Computing
Job Location: Sydney, Australia
Web Address: http://www.comp.mq.edu.au
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


This research position at Macquarie University, Australia is fixed term for
three years, and is attached to an Australian Research Council-funded
project on natural language generation for Aboriginal languages.

The researcher will be involved in all aspects of constructing a
data-to-text system for the Aboriginal language Arrernte, taking as a
starting point data from AFL ('Australian Rules') football. This will
include a computational linguistic analysis of Arrernte, the construction
of a grammar for Arrernte in an appropriate formalism, and the building of
an English-language prototype system. A slightly longer description of the
project goals copied from the grant proposal is at

The position will be at the
Centre for Language Technology (http://www.clt.mq.edu.au),
Macquarie University (http://www.mq.edu.au),
Sydney (http://www.sydney.com.au/), Australia.

Applicants should indicate the level at which they are applying or whether
they wish to be considered at both levels.

Essential Selection Criteria for Level A: PhD (or submitted) in
Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or a related area or
equivalent; ability to program in a major language (e.g. Python, Java);
ability to present research results at scientific meetings and to publish
in the scientific literature; good written and oral communication skills.

Additional Essential Selection Criteria for Level B: PhD in a relevant
area; at least three years postdoctoral research experience or equivalent;
established publication record.

Desirable Selection Criteria: basic knowledge of statistics and machine
learning; experience with computational linguistic formalisms (e.g. HPSG,

Package: From $78,277 pa, including base salary from $66,145 (Level A) or
$74,654 (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Applications: Please apply online, via the 'Job Opportunities' link at
http://www.hr.mq.edu.au/, job Ref 22194.

Enquiries: Dr. Mark Dras at madrasscience.mq.edu.au

Application Deadline: 21-Mar-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.hr.mq.edu.au/
Contact Information:
Dr. Mark Dras
Email: madrasscience.mq.edu.au

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