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Job Announcement: University of Potsdam

German; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

Employer: University of Potsdam
German Department
Job Location: Potsdam, Germany
Rank: Researcher
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Specialty: German
LL Issue: 24.2868
Date Submitted: 14-Jul-2013
Job Description: The research group 'Referenzkorpus Fr├╝hneuhochdeutsch' at the University of Potsdam, Germany, invites applications from (computational) linguists (M.Sc. or equivalent) for a research position (part-time, salary according to TV-L E13). The starting date for the position is October 1st, 2013 or as soon as possible. The position is open until filled.

The project aims at building a morphologically and syntactically annotated corpus of Early New High German. The key duties of the position include the following responsibilities:
- Developing, updating and maintaining a treebank of Early New High German
- Critical survey and testing of alternative tools for treebank annotation
- Close cooperation with associated research groups at the locations in Bochum/Germany and Halle/Germany

Applicants should demonstrate the following skills:
- Solid knowledge of UNIX/LINUX
- Experience with MySQL and other relational databases
- Good command of German
- Good organizational and analytical skills
- Good communication skills

Applications should include a CV, an outline of research experience as well as a list with possible referees. The initial period of appointment for this position is until March 31, 2015 with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and performance.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Prof. Dr. Ulrike  Demske
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