Research positions in Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation (Lisbon)
Applications are invited for research positions in the area of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation.
Successful candidate will be based in the Department of Informatics of the University of Lisbon, the leading university of the country.
The Department of Informatics consists of more than 40 faculty members and over 50 PhD students. Members of the institute are actively pursuing a variety of research initiatives, including machine translation, natural language processing, human computer interaction, social network analysis, bioinformatics, multi-agent systems, etc.
The Department of Informatics is coordinating the QTLeap project, (http://qtleap.eu) and there will be also ample opportunities for collaborative work with other international research centers and industrial partners contributing to the project.
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The application period will be open until the positions are filled, with the starting dates for the 1-year positions occurring since November 1, 2015.
The net monthly salary is in the range of 1500-2000 euro (Postdoc) and 1000-1500 (MA holders), with 12 payments per year. Insurance and social security contributions are ensured by the project.
Applicants must have an MA or PhD in computer science, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics or a related area, with focus on natural language processing and/or machine translation. Having a good track record in publications, solid programming skills, and knowledge of both statistical and rule-based methods for natural language processing are competitive factors.
We are looking for candidates that have good communication skills in English, both oral and written, enjoy to work in a closely collaborating team in view of participating in an exciting multi-year, multi-partner international research project.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), and the names and contact information of at least two referees to António Branco <Antonio.Branco at di.fc.lu.pt>.
If you are attending the upcoming EMNLP'2015 in Lisbon, this may be a suitable opportunity for a first contact and a visit to our department.