[Corpora-List] Fwd: Text Mining PhD candidate position at University of Luxembourg

Ulrich Schaefer ulrich.schaefer at dfki.de
Thu Dec 20 11:00:14 CET 2012

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire an excellent PhD candidate in the field of Text Mining.

- PhD candidate (M/F)

- Ref: F1-070090 (to be mentioned in all correspondence).

- 3-years fixed-term contract, 40h/week.

- Student and Employee status.

* General The selected candidate will be working within the ILIAS Laboratory, Dept.of Computer Science and Communication (MINE research group). A prospective start is foreseen for the second quarter of 2013. A hard deadline for applications is set to January 15, 2013. The University is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary.

* Description of the Position Text mining in general refers to the linguistic exploration of texts. It involves a process of structuring a text to discover hidden, but useful, patterns. Typically, this is achieved by an interplay of diverse research fields, like for example Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, and/or Statistics. The goal of the candidate's research will therefore be the conception and implementation of techniques to support the evaluation of texts. In particular, directional relations between text fragments is focus of research (Text Entailment). The candidate will actively contribute to ongoing research projects, for example on identifying interaction profiles on chat corpora and/or on feature selection, sentiment classification and topic finding in Thomson Reuters Financial news data.

Profile for PhD position

- The candidate holds a Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or a comparable field.

- Good programming skills in C/C++ or other.

- Excellent skills in 2 of the following fields: Text Mining, Text Entailment, Machine Learning, Massive Text Management.

The candidate must be fluent in both written and spoken English. A collaborative and team-oriented attitude of work is expected as well as a predisposition for interdisciplinary research. The selected candidate is member of the Doctoral School on Computer Science and Engineering. The candidate agrees in supporting teaching activities. More information

* For further information, please contact: Prof. Christoph Schommer Email:Christoph.Schommer at uni.lu

* How to apply? Applications must be submitted in electronic form and in the English language only:

http://emea3.mrted.ly/3ucl (or viahttp://recruitment.uni.lu/)

The application must include the following:

- A motivation letter, with a clear statement of interest for the position.

- A Curriculum Vitae, with a list of visited courses including marks and grades.

- A list of publications, if applicable.

- The names and addresses of two independent reviewers OR

two reference letters of independent referees.

-- Dr. Ulrich Schäfer, http://dfki.de/~uschaefer phone:+49681857755154

DFKI Language Technology Lab, D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany -------------------------------------------------------------------

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH

Trippstadter Straße 122, D-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Geschäftsführung: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster (Vorsitzender), Dr. Walter Olthoff. Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans A. Aukes. Amtsgericht Kaiserslautern, HRB 2313

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