[Corpora-List] Two PhD students in Translation Technologies and Corpora

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Tue Dec 4 17:41:52 CET 2012

Two Ph.D. positions in Translation in the Research Group in Lexicography and Translation of University of Málaga (Spain) directed by Prof. Gloria Corpas. The positions are part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network EXPERT, concerned with the exploitation of empirical approaches to machine translation, including statistical machine translation and example-based machine translation.

The EXPERT project brings together researchers from six European universities (University of Wolverhampton (UoW), University of Sheffield (USFD), Universidad de Málaga (UMA), Universität des Saarlandes (USAAR), Dublin City University (DCU) and Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and five translation services and technology providers (Pangeanic, Hermes, Translated, Celer Soluciones and WordFast). Description

Position 1: Investigation of translators’ requirements from translation technologies (UMA, including 2-month visit to USFD, 1-month visit to Pangeanic and 3-month visit to UvA)

Position 2: Collection and preparation of multilingual data for multiple corpus-based approaches to translation (UMA, including 3-month visit to UoW and 3-month visit to Translated).

Both PhD students are expected to:

• complete and defend a PhD thesis within the official appointment duration of three years; • regularly present intermediate research results at international conferences and workshops, and publish them in proceedings and journals; • collaborate with the other team and project members on common research targets; • collaborate with the researchers in other relevant parts of the EXPERT project and the RGLT-UMA; • assist in relevant teaching activities.

Nr of positions available : 2 Research Fields

Language sciences - Linguistics Computer science - Computer systems Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate) Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1) Benefits

The full-time appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of three years and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis).

An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings.

The gross monthly salary will range from approx. 3,000 Euro to 3,300 Euro (depending on the family situation).

The successful applicants will work under the daily supervision of Prof. Gloria Corpas Pastor and Dr. Míriam Seghiri with opportunities for collaborative work with other universities and industrial partners in the consortium, and includes a total of 6 months’ secondment to 2-3 consortium members based on the topic of research. This is a great opportunity to work in a well-connected international team of the leading universities and industrial partners.

The main focus of the appointment is on research, but also includes moderate teaching duties in subjects relevant to the candidate's research activities. The preferred starting date is 1 March 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Comment/web site for additional job details

Appointment will be subject to the eligibility requirements of the Marie Curie programme, which specify that: - Early stage researchers must be, at the time of recruitment, in the first four years of their research careers, measured from the date when they obtained the qualification which would entitle them to embark on a doctorate. - As per Marie Curie Terms and Conditions, researchers must not have resided in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the appointment.

Please check Section III.3 of the following link for further information on the Marie Curie scheme regarding eligibility criteria: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/fp7-mga-annex3intramulti_en.pdf

The Research Executive Agency requires all its funded projects to endeavour to ensure a fair female representation by promoting genuine equal access opportunities between men and women throughout the recruitment process. To this end, female candidates meeting the requirements for these posts are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications (PDF only, all information in a single file) for the PhD position should include a detailed CV following the Europass template ( http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae) with a detailed list of publications and involvement in research projects in the section ‘additional information’, a copy of grades obtained for your Master’s degree (or equivalent), as well as a copy of your passport or identity card.

The application process consists of two compulsory stages: - Stage 1 Go to http://expert-itn.eu and enter the basic details requested. You will receive a reference number and confirmation.

- Stage 2 Applications should be sent by email to the Research Group in Lexicography and Translation at hum106corpas at gmail.com (with a CC to gcorpas at uma.es<hum106corpas at gmail.com%20(with%20a%20CC%20to%20gcorpas at uma.es>) with the subject line “EXPERT PhD Application”. Please attach a copy of your confirmation and reference number received from http://expert-itn.eu.

NB: Only applicants completing BOTH of the above stages will be taken into consideration. The closing date for applications is 30 December, 2012.

------------------------------ Requirements

Required Education Level

Degree Master Degree or equivalent Degree Field Language sciences

Required Languages

Language ENGLISH Language Level Excellent

Additional Requirements

- A Master’s degree in Translation Studies or Linguistics and a suitable background in Computational Linguistics or Natural Language Processing; or else - A Master's degree in Computational Linguistics or Natural Language Processing and a suitable background in Translation Studies or Linguistics; - Affinity with empirical work involving corpora; - Good academic writing and presentation skills; - Good social and organizational skills; - Strong interest in a scientific career.

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