[Corpora-List] Fully funded Postdoc positions at NLP Centre FI MU Brno, 2 years

Ales Horak hales at fi.muni.cz
Sat Jan 11 11:57:39 CET 2020

(* sorry for crossposting *)

We would like to draw your attention to currently open call for 1-2 Postdoc positions in the field of Natural Language Processing at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. https://nlp.fi.muni.cz/en/

Post-doctoral open call FI MU 2020


Machine Learning and Data Processing Department

Faculty of Informatics

Masaryk University Submission deadline

29 February 2020 Start date

the position is available from May 2020 and should be started

by September 2020 at the latest

The Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University (FI MU) in Brno is a leading research institution in the field of computer science in the Czech Republic. FI MU has strong international research potential in many areas from basic science to industrial applications (currently with over 30 hi-tech industrial partners including Konica Minolta, RedHat and Honeywell). Furthermore, Brno with its many IT companies is often called the Silicon Valley of Central Europe.

The Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University invites applications for two two-year Postdoc positions in computer science, with an emphasis on multiple research areas. For the NLP Centre positions, natural language processing is the main area.

The monthly salary is 63,000 CZK (more than 29,000 EUR per year at total). Additional funds will be available for travel and material expenses.

The successful candidate must:

- be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent

within the last 7 years,

- be a researcher who has worked at least two whole years

within the last three years outside the territory of the

Czech Republic in the field of research with a working

contract of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has

been a PhD student (or equivalent) abroad,

- have a publishing record – during the last three years at

least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson

Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and

(at the same time) marked as "article", "book", "book

chapter", "letter" or "review",

- be fluent in English, while prior knowledge of Czech is not


Specific selection criteria include:

- background and a strong research record in natural language

processing, and willingness to work on topics which are in

the current research focus of the NLP Centre, Faculty of

Informatics, and

- publishing record at some of the top international CS

conferences (according to the CORE ranking) in the research


Potential candidates are also strongly advised to informally contact the NLP Centre research group(s) at the Faculty of Informatics (see https://nlp.fi.muni.cz/en/) before submitting their application.

The application should include:

- a CV including a summary of education and research

experience, publication activity, involvement in research

grants, etc,

- a clearly scanned copy of the PhD diploma, or an official

letter certifying submission of a doctoral thesis for

defense and the planned defense date before the selection


- a motivation letter explaining the applicant's interest in

doing research at the Faculty of Informatics in connection

with the NLP Centre research group,

- arrange for at least two reference letters attached to the

application or sent to the contact e-mail address below.

Each of these parts should be included in a separate PDF file with the application.

Anticipated start date: The position is available from May 2020 and should be started by September 2020 at the latest.

The submission deadline is 29 February 2020.

Please submit your application with all supporting files (as attachments) electronically at https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/52171.

For informal enquiries, and possible external reference letters (but not for your application!), use the contact e-mail below.

A review of applications will be commenced immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for an interview within one month of the deadline.

FI MU offers the opportunity to get:

- an interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area,

- diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment,

- tenure track with an initial appointment for 2 years,

- a professional team and pleasant working conditions,

- interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring,

internationalised environment,

- a welcoming service for the successful candidate and his/her family.


Assoc.Prof. Ales Horak Head of the Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing Submission of applications: https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/52171 E-mail (for inquiries): hales at fi.muni.cz, subject "Postdoc 2020"

-- Ales Horak Natural Language Processing Centre (NLP Centre) Faculty of Informatics Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic

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