[Elsnet-list] Grants for Visiting Researchers, Uni Potsdam, Germany

David Schlangen das at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Mon Jan 23 15:03:36 CET 2006

Two Positions Open for Visiting "More Experienced" Dialogue  
Researchers at
University of Potsdam, Germany

There are two positions available for "more experienced" researchers
(10 or more years of research experience at the postgraduate level;
see below for full definition) as a result of an award of an EU 6th
Framework Marie Curie (MC) Transfer of Knowledge Grant ("DEAWU") to
the Computational Linguistics group at the University of Potsdam.

The DEAWU ("dealing with uncertainty") project (two full-time
Post-Docs) is working on methods for improving the treatment of
understanding problems in spoken dialogue systems. The visiting
researchers would be expected to have extensive experience in the
field of computational dialogue research (e.g., spoken dialogue
systems; pragmatics of dialogue; symbolic or statistical approaches to
dialogue), and will help shape the research done in the group, provide
feedback and guide evaluation and further developements. They will
also be expected to teach a short seminar at the host institution.

The positions are for 4 months each, with exact dates being flexible
(sometime between February 2006 and December 2007; shorter or longer
durations than 4 months may also be possible). The fellowship is
remunerated in the form of a generous stipend, with additional
"monthly mobility allowance" and other travel costs being covered.

If you are interested in this position, please contact

   Dr. David Schlangen  --  das at ling.uni-potsdam.de
   Prof. Manfred Stede  --  stede at ling.uni-potsdam.de

for further details about formal applications.

Formal Conditions:
- A "more experienced researcher" as defined by the EU MC programme is a
   researchers who has 10 or more years of research experience at
   postgraduate level, i.e. after the first university degree. (Not
   necessarily 10 years of post doc experience!)

- Unlike earlier MC schemes, candidates from outside the EU may be
   employed; however a case will have to be made in such an eventuality
   for the outstanding nature of the applicant.

- No age limit; eligibility based on experience.

- German candidates must have been active outside the EU and/or
   Associated States for at least 5 years.

- Candidates already based in Germany must have only spent 12 out of
   the last 36 months in the country.

- Third country nationals who are already active within the EU and
   Associated States may apply provided that they have legally resided
   for four of the last five years in the EU/AS.

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