Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
One pre-Ph.D. position (with the possibility of starting a Ph.D. in November 2016 on the same salary) in Natural Language Processing is open in the Linguistic Computing Laboratory (http://lcl.uniroma1.it), Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome.
The position comes as a follow up of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli (see http://multijedi.org for details and publications). The successful candidate will participate in a frontier research project on the use of *deep learning and neural networks for multilingual lexical semantics* and will work in the vibrant environment of a leading and highly-active international research team comprising 2 faculty members, 1 post-doc and 6 Ph.D. students.
The successful candidate will work actively on new directions in deep learning and neural networks for multilingual lexical semantic tasks such as Word Sense Disambiguation, Entity Linking and semantic parsing in arbitrary languages, also exploiting BabelNet (http://babelnet.org) and its developments and extensions. The candidate is expected to have:
* a M.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Mathematics or related fields
* Solid programming skills in Java (alternatively: attendance of a Java course at Sapienza is requested on the first contract year). Knowledge of Python is a plus.
* Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement. Knowledge of other languages is more than welcome.
* Publications in Computational Linguistics and ability to work in a cluster computing environment are a plus
* Application deadline: final deadline: *July 25th, 2016*
* Starting date: as early as possible, ideally in September 2016
* Duration: 1+1+1 years
* Salary: 25200 euros per annum, depending on qualifications. Note that this type of research contract is exempt from most taxes (25200 euros per annum corresponds to around 1570 euros net per month).
HOW TO APPLY
Application information is available here <http://www.di.uniroma1.it/sites/default/files/Bando%206%20assegno_1.pdf> in Italian. Requests of information on how to apply in English or informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (navigli at di.uniroma1.it). The application requires a detailed CV and contact details for up to three references. Please include the job reference [LCL1-2016] in the subject line.
ABOUT THE SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME
The Sapienza University of Rome is a seven-century-old university in the heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around 150,000 students. Its Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics and Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer Science) is one of the youngest, most energetic and scientifically active environments at Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer.
ABOUT THE SAPIENZA COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Computer Science is a modern and well-equipped research institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The Department comprises 44 faculty members (among whom 3 ERC grant holders), 15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will be based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Department is situated just across the road from the main University Campus, close to a student area with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and only a short bus ride from the city centre. Candidates should not be afraid of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly. English is spoken widely throughout the Department.
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