LINGUIST List 21.951

Thu Feb 25 2010

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Macquarie University

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        1.    Mark Dras, Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Date: 24-Feb-2010
From: Mark Dras <madrasscience.mq.edu.au>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
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University or Organization: Macquarie University Department: Department of Computing Job Location: Sydney, Australia Web Address: http://www.comp.mq.edu.au
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

This research position at Macquarie University, Australia is fixed term forthree years, and is attached to an Australian Research Council-fundedproject on natural language generation for Aboriginal languages.

The researcher will be involved in all aspects of constructing adata-to-text system for the Aboriginal language Arrernte, taking as astarting point data from AFL ('Australian Rules') football. This willinclude a computational linguistic analysis of Arrernte, the constructionof a grammar for Arrernte in an appropriate formalism, and the building ofan English-language prototype system. A slightly longer description of theproject goals copied from the grant proposal is athttp://web.science.mq.edu.au/~madras/research/aborig-grant.html.

The position will be at theCentre for Language Technology (http://www.clt.mq.edu.au),Macquarie University (http://www.mq.edu.au),Sydney (http://www.sydney.com.au/), Australia.

Applicants should indicate the level at which they are applying or whetherthey wish to be considered at both levels.

Essential Selection Criteria for Level A: PhD (or submitted) inComputational Linguistics, Computer Science or a related area orequivalent; ability to program in a major language (e.g. Python, Java);ability to present research results at scientific meetings and to publishin the scientific literature; good written and oral communication skills.

Additional Essential Selection Criteria for Level B: PhD in a relevantarea; at least three years postdoctoral research experience or equivalent;established publication record.

Desirable Selection Criteria: basic knowledge of statistics and machinelearning; experience with computational linguistic formalisms (e.g. HPSG,LFG, TAG).

Package: From $78,277 pa, including base salary from $66,145 (Level A) or$74,654 (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Applications: Please apply online, via the 'Job Opportunities' link athttp://www.hr.mq.edu.au/, job Ref 22194.

Enquiries: Dr. Mark Dras at madrasscience.mq.edu.au

Application Deadline: 21-Mar-2010 Web Address for Applications: http://www.hr.mq.edu.au/
Contact Information:
Dr. Mark Dras Email: madrasscience.mq.edu.au

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