"Lexical-Semantic Processing and/or Semantic Information Management"
at the UKP Lab in Darmstadt, Germany
The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/) has an opening for a Post-Doctoral/Senior Researcher with a focus on lexical-semantic processing methods (such as paraphrase recognition, word sense disambiguation, etc.) and/or information retrieval, question answering, and related topics. The position is funded by third-parties, such as the German Research Foundation or the Volkswagen Foundation. The UKP Lab has been established in 2007 and has grown to 15 staff members, consisting of Senior Researchers and PhD students. It participates in cutting-edge basic and applied research projects, cooperates with academic and industrial partners, and is active in the international scientific community.
The successful candidate will be expected to head a research area related to the UKP Lab's profile as described above and to co-supervise PhD students of the UKP Lab working in this area. He/she will contribute to the department's teaching program, in particular to the new Master's program "Internet- and Web-technology" at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt. The UKP Lab closely cooperates with several strong departments in Computer Science, such as Visual Computing, IT Security, and eLearning and has therefore developed a strong profile in cross-disciplinary applications of NLP, for example educational applications. The project is subject to extension upon a successful evaluation.
The applicants are expected to have an excellent background in Natural Language Processing and/or Computer Science and to possess the ability to conduct original research as demonstrated by their publication record. Experience in lexical-semantic processing algorithms, collaborative and linguistic lexical-semantic resources, Text Mining, Information Retrieval, or Question Answering are a definite asset. Strong programming skills in Java are essential as well as the ability to cooperate with other group members. Leadership and teaching skills are beneficial and are subject to systematic development based on the tasks to be performed as a Senior Researcher. The knowledge of German is a plus, but is not absolutely required.
To apply, please email
* your statement of research interests,
* your CV, including details of past research experience,
* your three most important publications,
* contact data of three referees.
The starting date will be negotiated depending on the applicant's
The position is open until filled.
Please direct your inquiries to:
Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych
For more information on the UKP Lab see: http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de