LINGUIST List 25.5112

Mon Dec 15 2014

Jobs: German; Computational Linguistics: Doctoral Researcher, HITS gGmbH

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 15-Dec-2014
From: Iryna Gurevych <>
Subject: German; Computational Linguistics: Doctoral Researcher, HITS gGmbH, Darmstadt and/or Heidelberg, Germany
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University or Organization: HITS gGmbH
Department: NLP Group
Job Location: Darmstadt and/or Heidelberg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Doctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): German (deu)


The newly established Research Training Group "Adaptive Information Preparation from Heterogeneous Sources" (AIPHES) [1] at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt [2] and at the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg [3] is filling several positions for three years, starting on April 1st, 2015:

PhD-level Researchers in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Information Management or related areas

The positions are for three years, starting with April 1st, 2015. The group will be located in Darmstadt and Heidelberg. The funding follows the guidelines of the DFG, and the positions are paid according to the E13 public service pay scale.

The goal of AIPHES is to conduct innovative research in knowledge acquisition on the Web in a cross-disciplinary context. To that end, methods in computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, network analysis, and automated quality assessment will be developed. AIPHES will investigate a novel, complex scenario for information preparation from heterogeneous sources. It interacts closely with end users who prepare textual documents in an online editorial office, and who should therefore profit from the results of AIPHES.

We are looking for exceptionally qualified candidates with a degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related study program. We expect ability to work independently, personal commitment, team and communication abilities, as well as the willingness to cooperate in a multi-disciplinary team. Desirable is experience in scientific work. Applicants should be willing to work with German-language texts, and, if necessary, to acquire German language skills during the training program. We specifically invite applications of women. Among those equally qualified, handicapped applicants will receive preferential consideration. International applications are particularly encouraged.

Applications should include a motivational letter that refers to one or two of the planned research areas of AIPHES [1], a CV with information about the applicant's scientific work, certifications of study and work experience, as well as a thesis or other publications in electronic form. They should be submitted by January 12th, 2015 to the spokesperson of the research training group, Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych (Fachbereich Informatik, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt) using the application e-mail address below.

More details on this training group, including the full version of this short call, can be found at the AIPHES Web-site [1].


Application Deadline: 12-Jan-2015

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych

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