LINGUIST List 9.85

Mon Jan 19 1998

Jobs: Computational linguistics

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  1. Dominique Petitpierre, Job opportunities at ISSCO, Geneva

Message 1: Job opportunities at ISSCO, Geneva

Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 21:22:16 +0100 (MET)
From: Dominique Petitpierre <>
Subject: Job opportunities at ISSCO, Geneva

ISSCO (Dalle Molle Institute for Semantic and Cognitive Studies, in
the Translation and Interpretation School of the University of Geneva)
has immediate openings for:

2 COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTS (junior and senior) 

to participate in a number of Swiss and European language engineering

The qualified candidates will collaborate on software design 
and implementation in one or more of the following areas:

- parallel text alignment
- translation memories
- translation verification tools
- syntactic and semantic tagging
- intelligent document analysis
- web-based linguistic resources


- university degree in computational linguistics or computer science
 (4 years).
- programming skills in Unix, C and Perl
- experience in developing software for NLP applications
- fluency in either French or English with good knowledge
 of the other language.

Additional qualities include:

- good communication skills
- good knowledge of internet tools (HTML, CGI, etc.)
- expertise in probabilistic and statistical methods
- knowledge of Java
- strong linguistic background
- expertise in SGML and XML
- fluency in German and/or Italian

ISSCO offers:

- good working conditions in a well-established research institute
- opportunities to collaborate in a variety of projects
- salary calculated by qualifications according to university scales
 - indicative salary for junior post: CHF 52,000 per year.
 - indicative salary for senior post (with PhD) post: from CHF 60,000
 per year depending on experience.

We invite interested candidates to send us a letter of interest along
with a detailed CV and the names of three references to:

attn: Prof. Susan Armstrong
University of Geneva
54, rte des Acacias
CH-1227 Carouge

Tel : (+41 22) 705 71 13
Fax : (+41 22) 300 10 86
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