LINGUIST List 29.1228

Tue Mar 20 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 19-Mar-2018
From: Giorgio Corani <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Lugano, Switzerland
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University or Organization: The Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Job Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-track in Natural Language Understanding and Text Mining

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text Mining, Artificial Intelligence


The Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA,, opens a position for a post-doc Researcher in the area of Natural Language Understanding and Text Mining. The occupancy degree is 100% and the duration of the contract is a tenure track.

The person hired on this position will evenly share her/his working time on two main activities:
- Basic research, aiming at publications in highly rated journals and international conferences;
- Applied research, collaborating with industrial partners in
cutting-edge projects.

A further cross-activity will be contributing to search for funding opportunities of both basic and applied research.

The involved research area regards natural language understanding (probabilistic language modeling, keyword extraction, text summarization), text mining (text classification, word embedding, topic models) and semantic analysis of the text.

We Offer:
- A tenure track position (degree of occupancy 100%), with possibility of prolongation;
- International working environment;
- Collaboration with a strong team of researchers in Machine Learning and Statistics (our publication record is available at:;
- Salary starting from 80,000 CHF ($84,000)

Desired Skills and Experience:
- The position is for a young researcher, who however has already obtained a PhD on a topic relevant to Natural Language Processing and/or Text Mining;
- Master in informatics or other areas with strong emphasis on computation;
- Excellent programming skills and deep knowledge of libraries for natural language processing;
- Proficiency in written and spoken in English;
- Communication and collaboration skills.

Optional but Preferred:
- Strong publications record;
- Capability of leading projects carried out with industrial partners on automatic analysis of documents;
- Good knowledge of machine learning algorithms and tools;
- Good knowledge of written and spoken Italian, or willingness to learn it in short times.

Applicants should submit the following documents, written in English:
-curriculum vitae
-list of exams and grades obtained during the Bachelor and the Master of Science;
-list of three references (with e-mail addresses);
-brief statement on how their research interests fit the topics above (1-2 pages);
-publications list and possibly link to the thesis.

Applications should be submitted online, through the form available at the link below.

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Giorgio Corani

Page Updated: 20-Mar-2018