[Corpora-List] PhD Position in Natural Language Processing at Saarland University

Grzegorz Chrupała pitekus at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 14:22:31 CEST 2011


PhD Position in Natural Language Processing at Saarland University

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the area of Natural Language Processing within the Spoken Language Systems group (http://www.lsv.uni-saarland.de/) at Saarland University. The candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research on advanced techniques for language modeling with applications in information and relation extraction and text mining. They will work under the supervision of Prof. Dietrich Klakow and will collaborate with other members of the research group.

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in computer science, computational linguistics or a related field. Strong background in statistical methods and/or machine learning will be a definite advantage. Good programming skills are a prerequisite for this position: the candidate should have experience using general purpose programming languages such as Java or C++.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are also required.

Saarland University

Saarland University (http://www.uni-saarland.de/en/) is a European leader in Computer Science research and teaching, and is particularly well-known for its research in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. In addition, the university campus hosts the interdisciplinary MMCI Cluster of Excellence, Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Students and researchers come from many countries and the research language is English.

The planned starting date is October 1st (a later or earlier starting date is negotiable). We anticipate the completion of the PhD in about three years.

The salary offered is approximately EUR 2080 before tax, depending on qualifications and professional experience.

The applications should be sent before May 23, 2011. Please include the following documents (as PDF files):

* Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications (if any)

* One-page statement of research interests

* 2 references (with email and phone number)

* Academic transcript

* A sample published or course paper

Please send your complete applications to Diana Schreyer <diana.schreyer at lsv.uni-saarland.de>. For inquiries, please contact Prof. Dietrich Klakow <dietrich.klakow at lsv.uni-saarland.de>.

-- Grzegorz Chrupała

Saarland University FR 7.4 Spoken Language Systems Building C7 1, Room 0.04 66041 Saarbrücken +49 681 302 58126 gchrupala at lsv.uni-saarland.de



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