[Corpora-List] Job ad: Science and Research Manager in MT, Multilingual Technologies, NLP and Data at DFKI Saarbrücken

Stephan Busemann Stephan.Busemann at dfki.de
Tue Feb 3 22:11:05 CET 2015

The Multilingual Technologies Research Lab/Language Technology Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is seeking to fill a full time position with a

Science and Research Manager

in the areas of Machine Translation, Multilingual Technologies, Natural Language Processing and Data for a portfolio of large-scale and high-profile international collaborative research projects. The position is located at DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany.

Science and Research Managers are professionals with a science and research background that support project Principal Investigators (PIs) and Research Teams in the proper management and discharge of research projects in order to deliver world class research.

Duties include the support of Principal Investigators through the provision of project management (covering people, resources, finances), ensuring the successful delivery of projects, quality assurance and monitoring, as well as proper discharge of project reporting duties towards funding authorities.

In more detail, responsibilities and capabilities will include:

* Adopt, develop and implement simple and efficient management procedures that best support scientific excellence; * Gain a thorough understanding of project goals and objectives as well as of project resources; * Continuous project progress monitoring and reporting against project resources, goals and objectives; * Providing quality assurance including the support of timely and proper execution of project tasks, preparation of deliverables as well as internal and external reporting to PI, research consortia and funding authorities; * Liaison and communication with diverse constituencies including research teams as well as industry and public organisation partners in consortia across Europe; * Support the coordination of (linguistic) data acquisition, curation and management, including management of IP; * Organization of internal project meetings, partially in coordination with other projects, initiatives and organizations; * Organisation of public workshops and conferences together with project partners and external collaborators; * Coordination of surveys; * Monitoring and coordination of dissemination activities and external communication, including outreach; * Support of project communication infrastructure (including website); * Assisting the PI in financial planning and management of project budgets; * Assisting the PI in change management and conflict resolution; * Develop a thorough understanding of the relevant European Science, Technology and Research landscape; * Support of project acquisition activities.

The successful candidate will work closely with lead scientific Principal Investigators and Project Consortia in order to ensure successful project delivery and acquisition.

Ideal candidates will

* Have a strong and verifiable track record in research (ideally at the level of a PhD) in data-driven and machine-learning based approaches to machine translation, natural language processing, multilingual technologies or computer science; * Be proactive, problem solvers, clear and independent thinkers; * Have excellent organisational and management skills; * Have excellent people and communication skills; * Enjoy working with international research teams to deliver world class science; * Be highly articulate in both writing and oral presentations; * Have excellent proficiency of English as the project working language; good proficiency of spoken and written German; additional languages are a plus; * Be fluent with office and project management software; * Have experience (2+ years) in administration and execution of European projects in the above areas, ideally with established connections to key figures in the field; * Have experience (2+ years) in the organization of international events.

We will consider otherwise outstanding candidates, who at the time of application have limited management experience, but have a genuine interest in developing a science and research management career. We encourage them to apply.

The position is open until filled. The initial contract will be for a duration of 2-3 years. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary based on their qualifications and experience.

The Language Technology Lab of the DFKI, led by Prof. Josef van Genabith and Prof. Hans Uzskoreit, counts among the leading research groups in language technology. The Multilingual Technologies Group is located on the University of Saarland Campus, offering an excellent research environment. The University of Saarland has a strong research focus on Natural Language Processing and Computer Science, with one of the largest Computer Science Schools in Germany, two Computer Science Max-Planck Institutes, the Cluster of Excellence in Multimodal Computing and Interaction, the Computational Linguistics department and the Collaborative Research Center 1102 on Information Density and Linguistic Encoding.

Please contact for formal inquiries, and send your electronic application (in PDF format) to, Professor Josef van Genabith (Josef.van_Genabith at dfki.de <mailto:Josef.van_Genabith at dfki.de>) and Professor Stephan Busemann (Stephan.Busemann at dfki.de <mailto:Stephan.Busemann at dfki.de>) referring to job opening No. 06-15/JvG by Feb 15, 2015. A meaningful application should include a cover letter, a recent CV, a brief summary of professional interests, and contact information for three references.


Prof. Dr. Stephan Busemann, Principal Researcher Associate Head of Language Technology Department Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, Campus D 3_2, D-66123 Saarbruecken phone: (+49 681) 85775-5286, fax: (+49 681) 85775-5338 http://www.dfki.de/~busemann ------------------------------------------------------------- Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH Trippstadter Strasse 122, D-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Geschaeftsfuehrung: 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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