[Elsnet-list] Job offer

Joachim Wermter Joachim.Wermter at uni-jena.de
Thu Mar 2 10:46:26 CET 2006

Please put the following job offer on your page:

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 position has 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.

Computational Linguist/NLP Researcher (approx. 40,000 Euros/year, according to
German public service pay scale):
Skills in one or more of the following areas are required: text mining,
information extraction, named entity recognition, ontologies.
Knowledge/Expertise in statistical and ML-based NLP is a definite asset. 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. The applicant has a degree either
in computational linguistics or in computer science with a reasonable NLP

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 position remains 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

Joachim Wermter
Jena University Language and Information Engineering (JULIE) Lab
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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