---- The Language Technology group, Computer Science department at the TU Darmstadt is looking to fill a position as
Scientific Software Engineer
by November 1st, 2013.
Research of the language technology group is focused on methods of computational linguistics and natural language processing. We are looking for a scientific software engineer for a project funded by the BMBF. In this project, distributional semantic methods shall be applied to align unstructured texts of specialized domains to taxonomies/ontologies. This knowledge should then be used for semantic search and document structuring. The candidate for this project has the opportunity to develop software in a research context. Additionally, these methods will be applied in practice with an industry partner.
Funding is expected to be available for two years, starting from November 1st, 2013. Filling the position depends on the availability of funds.
The candidate should comply with following requirements: € A completed Master/Diploma in computer science, computational linguistics, math or any related subject € Very good skills in the Java programming language € Good skills in scripting languages (Python, Perl etc.) € Very good skills in Semantic Web € Interest in scientific work and research projects € Knowledge in natural language processing is a plus € Experience in Big Data processing (Hadoop,Pig) is a plus
This position serves at the same time for scientific qualification for the candidate and is ideally suited for individuals willing to acquire graduate-level research experience to qualify as a PhD student, research associate, or for an industry position. The possibility to prepare a PhD thesis during the project will be given.
The Technische Universitšt Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales that apply to the Technische Universitšt Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is possible.
Applications (including CV, details of previous academic work, educational and professional references, final thesis in electronic form, publications if applicable) should be submitted to Martin Riedl (riedl at cs.tu-darmstadt.de )
For further questions regarding this position please write to Martin Riedl (riedl at cs.tu-darmstadt.de).
Closing date for application: 30. September 2013
Later applications will be considered until the position has been filled.
Language Technology Group: http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/people/group-heads/prof-dr-chris-biemann/