[Corpora-List] 2 PhD positions in Amsterdam: Statistical Computational Linguistics

Khalil Sima`an k.simaan at uva.nl
Fri Apr 18 13:57:58 CEST 2014

* Two PhD candidates in Statistical Computational Linguistics*

Keywords Statistical Machine Translation; Statistical Parsing; Statistical Semantics Closing date 18 May 2014 Vacancy number 14-137 Salary indication EUR2,083 to EUR2,664 gross per month (+ vacation allowance and end of year bonus) _ _Detail is found on http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-137.html

_*Summary of vacancy*_

*Requirements* The PhD candidate should have:

* a Master's degree with excellent grades in a relevant field such as

computational linguistics or natural language processing with strong

background in statistical modeling combined with some background in

formal grammars, formal language theory, formal linguistics and/or

formal semantics;

* programming skills and passion for empirical work with big language


* good academic writing and presentation skills;

* good social and organisational skills.

Both PhD positions are part of a VICI project within the Statistical Language Processing and Learning (SLPL) Lab. <http://staff.science.uva.nl/%7Esimaan/research_all.html> lead by Dr. Khalil Sima'an. Research topics in the SLPL Lab. include statistical machine translation, paraphrasing, parsing, morphology and machine learning for language processing.

*Appointment* Appointment (1,0 fte) is on a temporary basis for a period of *four* *years*. In the first instance, a contract will be given for 18 months. If positively evaluated, the contract will be extended for 30 months.

On the basis of a full-time appointment (38 hours per week), the gross monthly salary amounts to EUR2,083 during the first year, rising to EUR2,664 during the fourth year. The Collective Employment Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities is applicable. /Starting date: Before 1 October 2014./

*Job application* Applications should include the following information, in separate pdf files (not zipped), using surname, initials and a self-evident word as file names, e.g. , Smith J CV:

* a curriculum vitae (including an url allowing download of pdf of

M.Sc. thesis, if relevant);

* a letter of motivation (at most 1 page) explaining why you are

interested in this position;

* a research statement (at most 2 pages), explaining your research

interests and how you think they can be related to the topics

mentioned in the Job Description above;

* a list of all university courses taken, including a transcript of


* the names and contact details (with email address) of two or three

academic referees, one of whom should be the main supervisor of your

Master thesis.

Completed applications should be submitted by 18 May 2014 to application-science at uva.nl <mailto:application-science at uva.nl>and should state your name and vacancy number 14-137 in the subject field. The committee does not guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered.

For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-137.html or contact Dr. Khalil Sima'an at k.simaan at uva.nl.

-- Dr Khalil Sima`an Associate Professor Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) University of Amsterdam (UvA) http://staff.science.uva.nl/~simaan +31 (0) 20 525 6573 | k.simaan at uva.nl

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