[Elsnet-list] NLP research jobs in Jena, Germany

Joachim Wermter Joachim.Wermter at uni-jena.de
Wed Aug 24 13:24:26 CEST 2005

The Jena University Language and Information Engineering (JULIE) Lab
(http://www.coling.uni-jena.de) at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena,
Germany, invites applications of researchers (at doctoral and post-doc level)
in the field of information extraction and text mining (major application areas
are biology and medicine). The positions have a minimum duration of three years
and can be filled immediately.

Our work focuses on developing NLP methods for extracting biomedical information
from online literature and databases and building biomedical knowledge bases and
ontologies on the basis of automatic text analysis.

Position 1 (approx. 40,000 Euros/year, according to German public service pay
Computational Linguist/NLP Researcher. Skills in one or more of the following
areas are required: text mining, information extraction, statistical and
ML-based NLP, named entity recognition, computational lexicon development. The
applicant should have programming skills in Java and Perl as well as experience
with XML. S/he should be able to acquire  relevant biomedical background
knowledge during the duration of the project. Knowledge/Experience in BioNLP is
a definite asset. The applicant has a degree either in computational linguistics
or in computer science with a reasonable NLP background.

Position 2 (approx. 30,000 – 40,000 Euros/year, according to German public
service pay scale, depending on qualifications):
Software Engineer/Programmer with NLP or AI-oriented background. The applicant
should have experience in implementing, managing and testing middle-sized
software components and interfaces. Excellent software engineering and
programming skills (Java, XML) are essential as well as the ability to manage
and maintain project-related documentation in English. The applicant is
expected to take part in the text mining/information extraction projects of the
The applicant has a degree in computer science or in computational linguistics
with a strong software background.

Applicants should either be fluent in German or in English. Applicants without
German language competence are encouraged to acquire this skill on the job.

The JULIE Lab offers both a stimulating working environment and up-to-date
computer hardware facilities. Our team enjoys a particularly fruitful work
atmosphere and strives for high international research standards. Thus,
applicants should be prepared to compete at an international scale. The Lab is
a leading international research site in biomedical NLP research and
participates in several large-scale projects and partnerships.

Jena University is an equal opportunity employer. The positions remain open
until filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and their CV to
the following address:

Joachim Wermter
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Fürstengraben 30
D-07743 Jena
Phone: +49-3641-944324
Fax: +49-3641-944321
email: joachim.wermter at uni-jena.de
URL: http://www.coling.uni-jena.de

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