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Job Announcement: University of Geneva

Computational Linguistics; Typology; Natural Language Processing: Post Doc, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Employer: University of Geneva
Job Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Rank: Post Doc
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Natural Language Processing
LL Issue: 23.4957
Date Submitted: 27-Nov-2012
Job Description: 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 ( 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: Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Professor Paola  Merlo
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