[Elsnet-list] Request for job ad

Dr. Iryna Gurevych gurevych at tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Mon Nov 7 10:57:30 CET 2005

The Telecooperation Department at the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany invites applications of researchers (at the doctoral or post-doc level) in the field of lexical semantic processing in NLP with the focus on information retrieval (Id-Number 312).


The position is offered within the project "Semantic Information Retrieval" funded by the German Research Council (DFG) and has the duration of two years. An extension for one additional year is possible depending on the availability of funding. 


The project should enhance standard approaches to information retrieval by using lexical semantic knowledge. It aims to implement an information retrieval system in the domain of career consultancy, which integrates semantic relatedness of words. The applicant should possess a degree either in computational linguistics or computer science with reasonable NLP background. The position (at the post-doc level) is at approx. 40,000 Euros/year, according to German public service pay scale BAT IIa, or part-time (at the doct. level). The applicant is expected to have a good command of English and German. Strong programming skills, preferably in Java, are required. Relevant research experience and publications in NLP is a definite asset.


The Telecooperation Department offers both a stimulating working environment and up-to-date computer hardware facilities. The department participates in several computer science projects and partnerships. The project will be headed by Dr. Iryna Gurevych and will strive for high research standards. Please send your informal inquiries to: 



Deadline for application: 28. November 2005.


"The provision of a service can be combined with activities for the research qualification. Applicants are given an opportunity to work on their doctoral/postdoctoral studies.


The Darmstadt University of Technology aims to increase the number of female personnel, and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Also given equal qualifications, handicapped persons will be treated preferentially.


Application letters with specific reference to the position (quoting: "Ref: 312") must be sent by ordinary mail to: TU Darmstadt, Dean Computer Science, Fachbereich 20, Hochschulstraße 10, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany."


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