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Thu Jun 14 2007
Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Potsdam
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Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany
Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany
From: Jonas Kuhn <kuhnling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Potsdam, Germany
University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Web Address: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~jonask/research.html
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Statistical NLP
Research positions (for PostDocs/Doctoral Researchers):
The Theoretical Computational Linguistics group at the Linguistics Department of
the University of Potsdam, Germany, is seeking postdoctoral and/or doctoral
researchers to work on projects applying machine learning and stochastic methods
in linguistically informed approaches to parsing, machine translation and corpus
analysis. The starting date is approximately August 2007.
Ideal candidates are Computational Linguists with an interest in computational
syntax/semantics and/or machine translation, with good programming skills and
experience in machine learning and/or stochastic methods; a background in
linguistic theory and syntactic grammar formalisms (in particular
Lexical-Functional Grammar) will be a plus.
Research specializations of particular interest include:
- syntax-based statistical machine translation
- exploitation of parallel corpora for NLP tasks
- weakly supervised learning techniques for NLP and corpus annotation
(bootstrapping, co-training, active learning)
- machine learning and stochastic methods building on deep linguistic processing
tools/combinations of multiple tools
- machine learning approaches to information-structural categories (given/new,
Knowledge of German is not required, but will be a plus.
The various successful candidates will work (i) in the 'PTOLEMAIOS' research
project on grammar induction from parallel corpora and syntax-based statistical
machine translation (an Emmy Noether research group funded by the German
Research Foundation DFG); (ii) in project D4 'Methods for interactive linguistic
corpus analysis' within Sonderforschungsbereich 632 (Collaborative Research
Centre 'Information structure'), also funded by DFG; and (iii) on a
researcher/lecturer position funded by the university. For further information
on the research projects, visit the web address above.
All positions are temporary, with an initial contract over two-four years.
Extensions are possible (subject to the availability of funding and the rules of
the German Hochschulrahmengesetz).
The salary and social benefits are determined by the German pay scale for state
employees (Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Länder, Tarifgebiet Ost; formerly BAT-O IIa) and
amounts to approximately EUR 3000 per month for a full-time position. The exact
salary amount varies depending on previous work experience.
Doctoral researchers will be employed on a part-time position, following the DFG
policy, and will have the opportunity of pursuing a doctoral degree in
Computational Linguistics at the University of Potsdam.
The University of Potsdam offers a highly attractive academic environment: the
dynamic division of Computational Linguistics is part of a strong Linguistics
Department, which has interdisciplinary ties with Psychology and Computer
Science. At the same time, Potsdam is a very nice, yet affordable living
environment, with world-famous castles and parks, surrounded by lakes and
forests. Last but not least, Germany's vibrant capital Berlin is just a
30-minute train ride away.
The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates are invited to send their application materials (a CV,
[links to] sample publications, a statement of research interests and two or
three references), preferably by email, to the address below. Applications
received by July 15, 2007 will receive fullest consideration; however, the
search continues until the positions have been filled.
Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2007 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
Universität Potsdam, Institut für Linguistik
Email Address for Applications: kuhnling.uni-potsdam.de
Web Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
Phone: +49 331 977-2444
Fax: +49 331 977-2761
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