The Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a fully funded post-doctoral researcher position in the area of Statistical Machine Translation supervised by Dr. Christof Monz.
Application closing date: September 30, 2010. Starting date: January 2011 (earlier starting date possible) Duration: 24 months
The research of the post-doctoral researcher will aim to model statistically how user feedback and corrections can be integrated into a statistical machine translation system to improve translation quality.
The position is in the CoSyne EU project which focuses on machine translation in an interactive environment. CoSyne is a multinational, collaborative research project involving seven prominent partner institutions in four European countries. The CoSyne project addresses the challenges and opportunities that Machine Translation and cross-language information integration face in a dynamic Wiki context.
More information on the CoSyne project can be found at www.cosyne.eu.
Applicants must have a PhD (or be near completion) in computer science or a closely related area.
In addition, a successful candidate should:
* have a strong track record of successful implementation and
productive research in natural language processing or machine
learning. A background in statistical machine translation is a plus.
* have a good knowledge of programming in at least one of the
following languages: C, C++, Java, Python, or Perl.
* enjoy working with large, real-world data sets
* have excellent communication skills both oral and written
The successful candidate will be based in the Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA) within the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. ISLA consists of 20 members of faculty, 20 post-doctoral researchers, and more than 50 PhD students. Members of the lab are actively pursuing a variety of research initiatives, including machine translation, natural language processing, (cross-language) information retrieval, social network analysis, computer vision, machine learning, and multi-agent systems.
Some of the things we have to offer:
* competitive pay and excellent benefits * extremely friendly working environment * high-level of interaction * location near the city center (10 minutes by bicycle) of one
Europe's most beautiful and lively cities * international environment (10+ nationalities in the group) * access to high-end computing facilities (cluster with 4,000+ cores) * brand-new building
Since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier.
Informal inquiries can be made by email to Christof Monz (c.monz at uva.nl).
For further details of this position and to submit your application, please visit
--- Christof Monz ISLA, Informatics Institute University of Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20-525-8676 Fax: +31 (0)20-525-7490 Email: c.monz at uva.nl Web: http://www.science.uva.nl/~christof