[Elsnet-list] Researcher position MAVIR Consortium

Valentin Sama Rojo vsama at lsi.uned.es
Thu May 4 18:07:09 CEST 2006

MAVIR (Improving the accessibility and visibility of multilingual 
information in Internet for the Region of Madrid) is a research 
consortium sponsored by the Community of Madrid. It is made up of an 
interdisciplinary team constituted by scientific, technicians, linguists 
and documentalists of several universities and one documentary centre, 
who have joined together to carry out an integrated effort in the areas 
of research, education and technology transfer in order to improve the 
accessibility and visibility of multilingual and multimedia information 
in the net.

The NLP&IR Group (http://nlp.uned.es/) is part of the LSI department at 
UNED (Universidad de Educación a Distancia), and coordinator of the 
MAVIR consortium.

We are looking for an experienced candidate to fill one position of PhD 
researcher for a three years period with the following profile:

* PhD degree in computer science, computational linguistics, information 
science, knowledge management or similar fields.

* Experience and/or good knowledge of areas such as Information 
Extraction, Question Answering, Corpus Annotation, Document Clustering, 
and Machine Learning techniques.

* Knowledge of Multimedia Indexing, Speech and Image Annotation, Speech 
Recognition will also be considered.

* Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a project.

* Proficiency in at least two European languages, being English one of them.

* Previous experience in European or International Projects

The position will provide opportunities to meet and collaborate with 
other researchers not only in scientific tasks, but also in the proposal 
of a Master's degree in Intelligent Access to Information. The aim is to 
adapt the master to the Bologna Declaration and participate in the 
'Erasmus Mundus' program.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, a 
final decision will be made by the end of June 2006 to start in 
September 2006. The position is located in Madrid


* There is no restriction on nationality however - candidates outside 
the European 25 Member States, Associated Candidate States (Bulgaria, 
Romania, Turkey) or Associated States (Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, 
Norway, Switzerland), should check for the general conditions to obtain 
a residence permission in Spain.

An annual gross income of approximately 30000 euros will support the 

Applicants should email a cover letter addressing the points listed 
above together with a curriculum vitae detailing research experience, 
interest and publications to :

Prof M.Felisa Verdejo, felisa at lsi.uned.es stating as subject MAVIR position

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