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Thu Apr 04 2019

Jobs: German; Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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Date: 03-Apr-2019
From: Bryan Jurish <jurishbbaw.de>
Subject: German; Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany
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University or Organization: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Department: Centre for Digital Lexicography of the German Language
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address: https://www.dwds.de/stellenausschreibungen
Job Title: Computational Linguist

Job Rank: Computational Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): German (deu)

Description:

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) is a public corporation based in Berlin. Its academic profile is characterized above all by long-term basic research in the humanities and cultural sciences. The Academy employs around 350 staff and has an annual budget of around 25 million euros.

The BBAW is a learned society with a three-hundred-year-old tradition of uniting outstanding scholars and scientists across national and disciplinary boundaries. As the largest non-university research institute for the humanities in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, it preserves and reveals the region’s cultural inheritance, while also pursuing research and offering advice on issues that are crucial for the future of society and providing a forum for dialogue between scholarship and public. For the BMBF-funded project "ZDL (Centre for Digital Lexicography of the German Language)" the BBAW invites applications for the position:

Researcher/Computational Linguist 100% full-time position beginning at the earliest opportunity and initially ending 31st December, 2023

Responsibilities:
- Research and development in the field of advanced procedures for syntactic and semantic document analysis (named entity recognition, syntactic parsing, relation recognition, and word sense disambiguation);
- Evaluation, implementation, and maintenance of generic computational linguistic services and associated language models - and resources based on machine learning methods.

Qualifications:
- University degree in computer science, computational linguistics, cognitive science, or a comparable subject;
- Experience with machine learning methods (especially deep learning) and distributional semantics;
- Experience in the application of language technology tools for the annotation of large corpora;
- Very good knowledge of a high-level programming language (C ++, java, etc.) and a scripting language (Perl or Python);
- Sufficient knowledge of English or German for scientific exchange;
- Very good communication and team skills;
- Desired: knowledge of client / server models (web services, REST, interprocess communication).

What we offer:
- Versatile scientific work in an interdisciplinary team (linguistics, lexicography, computational linguistics, and computer science);
- Attractive opportunities for scientific development in the active digital humanities environment of the BBAW;
- An attractive workplace in Berlin-Mitte.

The remuneration will be paid in accordance with remuneration group E 13 TV-L Berlin (Berlin public service salary scale). The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women and applicants with a migration background. Equally qualified applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference.

Please send your application file in PDF format (one file) not exceeding 5 MB in size via e-mail with the subject "AV / 07/2019 ZDL - Application Computational Linguistics" no later than 26th April, 2019 to:

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Referat Personal und Recht
Frau Ines Hanke
Jägerstr. 22/23, 10117 Berlin
personalstellebbaw.de

Applicants Must Provide:
- A full CV, including academic history
- Proof of relevant academic qualifications (copy of degree or similar)

Preferred Documents:
- A brief introductory cover letter
- A list of the applicant's academic publications
- A list of the applicant's prior software development activities
- A list of references or letters of reference from previous employers

The German version of this text is legally binding for the application process. Further details on the project can be found at: www.dwds.de/stellenausschreibungen. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact zdlbbaw.de.

Application Deadline: 26-Apr-2019
Mailing Address for Applications:
Frau Ines Hanke
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Referat Personal und Recht
Jägerstr. 22/23
Berlin 10117
Germany
Email Address for Applications: personalstellebbaw.de
Contact Information:
Centre for Digital Lexicography
Email: zdlbbaw.de


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