[Corpora-List] PhD and Post Doc Position in NLU and Dialog

Dietrich Klakow dietrich.klakow at lsv.uni-saarland.de
Sat Apr 14 08:45:56 CEST 2012


Two positions in the area

natural language understanding and human machine dialog

at Saarland University =======================================================

We anticipate the availability for two positions in the area of natural language understanding and dialog modeling, one position for a PhD student and a second position for a postdoctoral researcher or an equivalently qualified senior researcher.

The task is to conduct research in cross-domain natural language understanding as well as generic dialog modeling combining rule-based and statistical techniques. The successful candidate should have a degree in computer science, computational linguistics or a discipline with a related background. Excellent programming skills are important. A good math background is a plus. Very good oral and written communication skills in English are also required. The research will be carried out together with a European consortium of high-profile research institutes and companies.

Saarland University is one of the leading European research sites in computational linguistics and offers an active, stimulating research environment. Close working relationships are maintained between the Departments of Computational Linguistics and Computer Science. Both are part of the Cluster of Excellence, which also includes the Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (MPI-INF) and Software Systems (MPI-SWS) and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Both positions are fully funded positions with a salary in the range of 37,000 Euros to 51,000 Euros per year depending on the qualification and professional experience of the successful candidates. Starting date is November 1st. The positions are for three years.

Each application should include:

* Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications

(if applicable) * Transcript of records * Short statement of interest (not more than half a

page) * Names of two references * Any other supporting information or documents

Applications (documents in PDF format in a single file) should be sent no later than , Monday May 7th to: Diana.Schreyer at LSV.Uni-Saarland.De

Further inquiries regarding the project should be directed to: Dietrich.Klakow at LSV.Uni-Saarland.De

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