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Fri Feb 17 2017

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)

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Date: 17-Feb-2017
From: Aljoscha Burchardt <Aljoscha.Burchardtdfki.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)
Department: Language Technology
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Job Title: Researcher

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) is seeking for its Language Technology Lab in Berlin to fill two full-time positions as Researchers in language technology, primarily in the areas of deep processing, large-scale information extraction and text analytics. The focus will be on the automatic detection of relations, including events, facts, opinions and sentiments. Application areas range from machine translation to information extraction.

We are looking for people who enjoy working in an innovative and enthusiastic research team, love challenges and are passionate about research and development. We offer an excellent working environment with a variety of research projects. The successful applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary and international team in one of the world’s foremost research centers in AI and NLP.

The candidates should have a master degree in computational linguistics, computer science or related disciplines.

Expertise and experience in more than one of the following areas is expected:

- Relation extraction
- NER and entity linking
- Opinion mining
- Sentiment analysis
- Text data mining
- Machine learning

Experience in these areas is a plus:

- Natural language parsing
- Language data (corpora, dictionaries, thesauri)
- Computational semantics
- Mathematical background (probability & statistics)

Expected Programming Skills:

- Experience with programming in Java
- Experience with scripting languages Python/Perl
- Experience in web and/or database technology
- A good grasp of algorithms and software architectures

Expected General Skills:

- Good communication and teamwork skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- High degree of motivation
- Able to manage own workload and meet deadlines
- Good organizational skills
- Good standard of written and spoken English
- Good standard of written and spoken German is helpful


Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary based on their qualifications and experience.

How to Apply:

Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit and Dr. Aljoscha Burchardt (see email addresses for application below) referring to job opening No. 15-17/HU. A meaningful application should include a cover letter, a recent CV, and a brief summary of professional interests, and contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2017 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: aljoscha.burchardtdfki.de, hans.uszkoreitdfki.de
Contact Information:
Dr. Aljoscha Burchardt
Email: Aljoscha.Burchardtdfki.de
Phone: +493023895 1838

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