Post-Doctoral Position in "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems"
Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
International Research Training Group "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems" is pleased to announce the availability of a post- doctoral position available from June, 2008. The programme, established in 2001, is a collaborative PhD training programme between Saarland University and the University of Edinburgh - two leading institutions in the fields of computational linguistics, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. The participating departments in Saarbruecken are the Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics and the Department of Computer Science.
The IRTG focuses on the computational and cognitive foundations of human language processing, particularly emphasizing the following research areas:
- Language understanding (including spoken language processing, cognitive modelling, and experimental psycholinguistics) - Knowledge representation, inference, the lexicon, and ontologies - Data-intensive language models (including corpus-based and machine learning methods) - Dialogue and language generation (computational and cognitive models)
Candidates must have completed all requirements for their PhD degree by the time of appointment. The ideal candidate for the post-doctoral position will have research interests which span computational and cognitive aspects of language processing, and have experience overlapping several of the above areas. In addition to the opportunity to carry out independent and collaborative research, the position also includes some administrative duties associated with the program. Some teaching is also possible, but not a requirement of the post. The position comes with access to state-of-the-art computing facilities, and the possibility to use the range of facilities on-site - such as eye-tracking, dialog, speech, and robotics laboratories - by arrangement with the relevant lab directors. Salary is on the German TV-L E13 scale (approx. 35K Euros per annum, depending on age and marital status). Support for travel to conferences is also available. The position is available from June 1, 2008 until March 31, 2010.
For more information about the graduate college and current members, prospective applicants are encouraged to look at our website: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/projects/igk/
The final deadline for applications is 3 March, 2008. Any inquiries concerning the post should be directed to the e-mail address below. Complete applications including: (1) a statement of research interests, (2) a full CV, (3) two example publications, and (4) the names (and e-mail addresses) of two referees, should be sent (preferably via e-mail) to:
Prof. Dr. Matthew Crocker e-mail: irtg-admin at coli.uni-sb.de
Department of Computational Linguistics Saarland University P.O. Box 15 11 50 66041 Saarbruecken, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)681 302-6560 Fax +49 (0)681 302-6561
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