Associate Research Scientist (PostDoc- or PhD-level; for a term of three years with an extension option)
This position is intended to strengthen the profile of the lab  in a research area within natural language processing (NLP), machine learning and text mining, such as word-/sentence-/discourse-level semantics, robust textual inference, and the applications of the above in higher-level NLP, such as QA, text summarization, argument mining, etc. The lab closely cooperates with the groups in machine learning, computer vision, and interactive data analytics of the Computer Science department and many other research labs and companies. Besides, the lab conducts research projects in close cooperation with the users in the humanities and social sciences.
We ask for applications from highly qualified candidates with a specialization/PhD in NLP/Text Mining, preferably with relevant research and teaching experience and strong communication skills in English and German (optional). Individual career development plans can be worked out. E.g. the successful candidate will contribute to research activities described above and – based on the previous experience and qualifications – will be given an opportunity to grow, i.e. to teach courses, co-supervise PhD students, and manage research projects. Outstanding candidates (at M.Sc.-level, without a PhD) are invited to apply and can be considered for a PhD-level position with an adjusted scope of responsibilities. The position being filled is based on the university funds.
The research environment is excellent. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones among the German universities. Its unique Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content” (AIPHES) funded by the DFG and the BMBF-funded Centre for the Digital Foundation of Research in the Humanities, Social, and Educational Sciences (CEDIFOR) emphasize NLP, machine learning and text mining. UKP Lab is a highly dynamic research group committed to top-level conferences, technologies of the highest standards, cooperative work style and close interaction of team members.
Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter, an outline of previous working or research experience and the names of three referees. Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please submit your application via the following form by March 28, 2018: https://public.ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ukprecruitment. The position is open until filled.
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