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LINGUIST List 23.4957

Tue Nov 27 2012

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Typology; NLP: Post Doc, University of Geneva

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Nov-2012
From: Paola Merlo <Paola.Merlounige.ch>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Typology; Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Geneva
Job Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Web Address: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/linguistique/index.html
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Typology; Natural Language Processing


The University of Geneva, Department of Linguistics, invites applications for
a postdoctoral research associate position in natural language processing. The
successful candidate will be part of a Swiss National Science Foundation
project on typology and unsupervised multilingual learning focusing on syntax
and word order.

The project will be led by Paola Merlo within the research group Computational
Learning and Computational Linguistics (http://clcl.unige.ch/). The
successful candidate will be expected to participate in this project, plus
engage in research of their own choosing.

Applicants should have completed a PhD either in Linguistics, or
Computer Science or Computational Linguistics by the start of the
project. The ideal candidate will have a background in natural language
processing and statistical methods and have at least basic knowledge of
linguistic issues in syntax. Good programming skills are required. Fluency in
either English or French is required.

The appointment is for a fixed term of 2 years, starting as early as January
2013 or soon thereafter. Salaries are competitive, and dependent on
qualifications. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with
publication list, a statement of research interest, and names and addresses
of at least 3 references to Paola Merlo. The application should be sent
as a single pdf file. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review
of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the
position is filled. Applications that arrive by December 15th will be given
full consideration. Informal inquiries can be addressed to Paola Merlo at the
contact email address below.

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

Application Deadline:

Email Address for Applications: Paola.Merlounige.ch
Contact Information:
Professor Paola Merlo
Email: Paola.Merlounige.ch
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