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Job Announcement: University of Tuebingen

English; German; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Researcher, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany


Employer: University of Tuebingen
General and Computational Linguistics
http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/en/ascl/
Job Location: Tuebingen, Germany
Title: Computational Linguist
Rank: Researcher
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Specialty: English
German
LL Issue: 24.1846
Date Submitted: 29-Apr-2013
Job Description: The Division of Computational Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen, Germany is involved in the construction of research infrastructures for language resources and technology at the local, national, and European levels. See www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/en/ascl/projects.html for more information.

For these projects, we are searching for a computational linguist with demonstrated research expertise in one or more of the following areas: web services/applications, standardization and interoperability of language resources, mark-up languages, and metadata standards.

Programming experience in Java (or another object-oriented language) and in a scripting language such as Python or Perl are required. Good command of German and good communication skills in English are required. Prior experience in research infrastructure initiatives is desirable.

An M.Sc. in Computer Science or a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, or related field is required.

The starting date for this full-time position is July 1, 2013. The initial period of appointment ranges from 1-4 years, with the possibility of renewal subject to follow-up funding.

The positions are at the rank of 'Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter'. The salary is determined by the German civil servants standard (Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L) and ranges from 42000-52000 Euro per year, depending on the successful applicant's experience.

Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience, as well as names and addresses of references. Applications should be sent by mail or by email to the address below.

Applications received by May 31, 2013 will receive full consideration, although interviews may start at any time and will continue until the position has been filled.

Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same qualifications as non-disabled applicants. The University of Tuebingen strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore encourages qualified female scientists to apply.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Address: Kathrin  Beck
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstr. 19, 2.31
Tuebingen    72074
Germany 
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