[Elsnet-list] Fwd: Postdoc position for ACORNS project, Radboud University Nijmegen

Henk van den Heuvel H.vandenHeuvel at let.ru.nl
Thu Jun 14 11:19:56 CEST 2007

Dear Elsnet moderator

 Would you please put this job vacancy at a relevant place on your
website?  See text below my signature. We are looking for a postdoc for one
of our projects.
Henk van den Heuvel
Radboud University Nijmegen
Erasmusplein 1
NL-6525 HT Nijmegen
Tel   : +31 24 3611686
Fax  : +31 24 3612907
e-mail: H.vandenHeuvel at let.ru.nl

*PostDoc position available now in European FET project **Acquisition of
Communication and Recognition Skills (ACORNS), Nijmegen, the Netherlands***

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*Research area: *

The Radboud University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) has the lead of a
project, Acquisition of Communication and Recognition Skills (ACORNS). This
project is a highly ambitious Future and Emergent Technology project
financed by the European Commission. It aims to develop a computational
model of the way in which young children acquire their native language.

For this project we are looking for a PostDoc researcher who will be based
at the Centre for Language and Speech Technology at the Radboud University
Nijmegen. The task of the researcher will be to perform research on
autonomous language acquisition using a computational model based on
integrating software modules that are built by other partners of the project
consortium. Further s/he will conduct experiments with the system in order
to evoke adequate reactions from the system to audio-visual input. On the
basis of the feedback to the reactions, the system should learn to recognize
words and their meaning from multimodal input (including speech).

The PostDoc researcher will have the opportunity to conduct part of the
research in the laboratories of one of the ACORNS Consortium members in
Belgium, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, or the USA.

*Requirements: *

A successful candidate must have a strong background in informatics
(computer science), cognitive sciences, AI, and preferably signal processing
and pattern recognition. Due to the international context of the project,
excellent communication skills in English are essential, as well as a good
record of collaboration in teams. Candidates must already be authorized to
work in the EU.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Els den Os (E.denOs at let.ru.nl) or
prof. dr L.Boves (*L.Boves at let.ru.nl*). Tel. +31- 24 361 5559 or +31- 24 361

*Preferable starting date*: Oct 2007.

*Duration of contract*: 2 years.

*Formal applications *with a detailed CV and the names of at least two
references should be sent to the personnel department referring to vacancy
number 23.97.06, preferably by e-mail.

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*Closing date*: 15th  July 2007

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*E-mail*: *pzlet at let.ru.nl*

*Postal address*:

Personnel department of the Faculty of Arts,

Radboud University Nijmegen

P.O. Box 9103

NL-6500 HD Nijmegen,

the Netherlands

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An elaborate description of the project plan can be found at

http://www.ru.nl/clst/projects/speech/  > ACORNS
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