LINGUIST List 25.4884

Wed Dec 03 2014

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Translation: Researcher, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 03-Dec-2014
From: Feiyu Xu <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Translation: Researcher, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Department: Language Technology Lab
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Position in Machine Translation

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Translation


The Language Technology Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI LT-Lab) offers a position in Berlin, Germany, as Researcher in language technology, primarily in the area of machine translation. The focus will be on the analytical improvement of MT techniques and on MT evaluation.

We are looking for people who enjoy working in an innovative and enthusiastic research team, love challenges and are passionate about research and development. We offer an excellent working environment with a variety of research projects. The successful applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary and international team in one of the world’s foremost research centers in AI and NLP. DFKI Berlin is located in the center of the dynamic, livable and affordable capital of Germany.

The candidates should have a master degree in computational linguistics, computer science or related disciplines.

Expertise and experience in more than one of the following areas is expected:

- Statistical MT
- Rule-based MT
- MT evaluation
- Other MT approaches
- CAT techniques

Experience in these areas is a plus:

- Machine learning
- Natural language parsing
- NL syntax and semantics
- Language data (corpora, dictionaries, thesauri)
- Mathematical background (probability & statistics)

Expected Programming Skills:

- Experience with programming in Java and/or C++
- Experience with scripting languages Python/Pearl
- Experience in web and/or database technology
- A good grasp of algorithms and software architectures

Expected General Skills:

- Good communication and teamwork skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- High degree of motivation
- Able to manage own workload and meet deadlines
- Good organizational skills
- Good standard of written and spoken English
- Good standard of written and spoken German is helpful


Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary based on their qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to Prof. Hans Uszkoreit and Dr. Feiyu Xu (application email addresses respectively). Include in the subject line "job opening No. 89-14/HU". A meaningful application should include a cover letter, a recent CV, and a brief summary of professional interests, and contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: 16-Jan-2015
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof Hans Uszkoreit

Email Address for Applications:,
Contact Information:
Dr. Feiyu Xu

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