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LINGUIST List 23.4360

Wed Oct 17 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling; NLP; Human Language Technology: Researcher, Jena U

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Oct-2012
From: Udo Hahn <udo.hahnuni-jena.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; Human Language Technology: Researcher, Jena University, Jena, Germany
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University or Organization: Jena University
Department: Language & Information Engineering (JULIE) Lab
Job Location: Jena, Germany
Web Address: http://www.julielab.de/
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; Human Language Technology


Description:

Jena University Language and Information Engineering (JULIE) Lab at
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany) is a major international
player in the field of natural language processing and human language
technology, with focus on biomedical text analytics. We invite
applications for PhD positions both in applied areas such as:
- Information extraction, text and data mining
- Information retrieval
- Ontology engineering

as well as in methodological fields such as:
- Statistical and machine learning foundations of NLP
- Knowledge representation and automatic reasoning

Job Profile:
Candidates will be expected to have a strong educational background
in the formal, statistical and empirical foundations of NLP, typically
acquired from studies in computer science (preferably, with emphasis
on Artificial Intelligence or Semantic Web technologies), computational
linguistics (NLP) or information science (including Human-Computer
Interaction). Candidates with interests / expertise in anaphora
resolution, named entity recognition, relation extraction or modelling of
/ reasoning with uncertain knowledge will be given preference. Working
languages are English and German; JAVA programming skills are
highly appreciated. Domain knowledge in the life sciences would be an
asset (though not necessary).

Candidates should strive for international visibility and combine
individual scientific excellence with strong team-playing capabilities. All
positions are full-time (TV-L 13 on the German pay scale,
approximately 40,000 to 45,000 € per annum) and can be filled
immediately or remain open until filled.

Applicants are kindly asked to send their complete application material
or inquiries related to the vacancies, in electronic form only, to the
Head of JULIE Lab, Prof. Dr. Udo Hahn at the application email
address below. For information concerning JULIE Lab, please, visit our
Web site at http://www.julielab.de/

Please quote reference "JULIE Lab Jobs 2012" on all correspondence.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2012 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: udo.hahnuni-jena.de
Contact Information:
Professor Udo Hahn
Email: udo.hahnuni-jena.de

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