[Corpora-List] Job: Researcher, University of Potsdam

Stefanie Dipper dipper at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Fri Sep 30 17:37:00 CEST 2005


Research Position at Potsdam:
Statistical Analysis of Richly Annotated Corpora

Rank of Job: Researcher
Areas Required: Computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, statistical
analysis
University or Organization: SFB (Collaborative Research Infrastructure)
"Information Structure", University of Potsdam
Country: Germany
Final Date of Application: October 15, 2005


The project D1 "Linguistic Database for Information Structure: Annotation
and Retrieval" in the SFB (Collaborative Research Center) "Information
Structure" at the University of Potsdam and Humboldt University Berlin
(Germany) is seeking a Research Scientist with a strong background in
statistical analysis of annotated corpora.

The candidate will complete our research team, whose task is to provide
the technical infrastructure for building, maintaining and retrieving the
linguistic data collected in the SFB. Our corpus data is collected by
linguists with different backgrounds (historical linguistics, African
studies, discourse studies, typology, etc.) and covers more than 20
languages, annotated at multiple layers.

The task of the candidate is to research and implement statistical methods
for analysing richly annotated corpora and thereby to support the
empirical research in the SFB.

The ideal candidate has:
- a strong background in statistical analysis of corpora and data mining
- good programming skills (in particular with XML/XSLT and script
languages)
- high motivation for cooperation with researchers from different
linguistic fields
- team working skills

An M.A. degree (or equivalent) in computational linguistics, linguistics
or related fields is required.

The position is for 1.5 years (18 months) and is renewable contingent on
the availability of funding extension. The candidate should start as soon
as possible, but no later than Dec. 1, 2005. The salary is determined by
the German civil servants payscale (Verguetungsgruppe BAT-O IIa/2). The
exact salary amount varies depending on age and marital status.


For further information, please visit
http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de (SFB "Information Structure") and
http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/projects.php?project_name=D1 (Project D1)
or contact
dipper (a.t.) ling.uni-potsdam.de (Stefanie Dipper) or
goetze (a.t.) ling.uni-potsdam.de (Michael Goetze)

To apply, please send
- a short statement of research interests,
- a cv, and
- names and addresses of two referees.

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged.
Address for Applications:

Prof. Dr. Manfred Stede
Inst. fuer Linguistik, Universitaet Potsdam
Postfach 601553
D-14415 Potsdam
Email: stede (a.t.) ling.uni-potsdam.de






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