[Corpora-List] 2 post-doc positions in NLP at the Sapienza University of Rome

Roberto Navigli navigli at di.uniroma1.it
Tue Aug 7 16:16:44 CEST 2012


Two positions of POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW in Natural Language Processing are open in the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome. The positions are part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli (see http://lcl.uniroma1.it/multijedi for details). The successful candidates will participate in a frontier research project on multilingual lexical semantics and will work in a stimulating environment of a leading and highly-active research team including 2 faculty members, 1 postdoc and 6 Ph.D. students.


* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics. * Strong publication record in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing (see below). * Willingness to coordinate and supervise part of the research work of the ERC project. * Ability to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to achieving research goals. * Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement. * Solid programming skills: Java and practical expertise with standard NLP tools are required, knowledge of Perl/Python is a plus.

Experience in research project management is a plus.


POSITION #1 (LCL1-2012): research record in computational lexical semantics, large-scale knowledge acquisition and validation, open information extraction, or data-intensive machine learning POSITION #2 (LCL2-2012): research record in statistical machine translation, unsupervised acquisition of bilingual/multilingual lexicons, or cross-lingual methods for NLP

-=-=-= INFORMATION =-=-=-

* Application deadline: open until filled * Starting date: fall/winter 2012 * Duration: 1+1+1 years * Salary: 30000-45000 euros per annum, depending on qualifications. Note that this type of research contract is exempt from most taxes (e.g., 40000 euros per annum corresponds to around 2600 euros net per month).

Informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli ( navigli at di.uniroma1.it).

-=-=-= HOW TO APPLY =-=-=-

Please send a detailed CV and contact details for up to three references to Roberto Navigli (navigli at di.uniroma1.it). Please include the job reference (LCL1-2012 or LCL2-2012) in the subject line.

-=-=-= ABOUT SAPIENZA =-=-=-

The University of Rome "La Sapienza" is a seven-century-old university in the heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around 150,000 students. Its Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics and Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer Science) is one of the youngest, most energetic and scientifically active environments at Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer.


The Department of Computer Science is a modern and well-equipped research institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The Department comprises 44 faculty members (among whom 3 ERC grant holders), 15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will be based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Department is situated in a nice lively area with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and at walking distance from the city centre. Prominent candidates must not be afraid of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly.

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