[Elsnet-list] Job Posting: 2 research associates, ILSP, Athens

Katerina Pastra kpastra at ilsp.gr
Wed Nov 21 13:03:19 CET 2007

***Apologies for multiple postings ***


Language Technology Applications Department 
<http://www.ilsp.gr/office_eng.htm> (LTA)

Institute for Language and Speech Processing <http://www.ilsp.gr/> / 
Athena Research Centre, Athens, Greece

Job A title: Research Associate in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Job B title: Research Associate in Machine Learning and Applied 
Artificial Intelligence

The LTA/ILSP group conducts basic and applied research in the field of 
Natural Language Processing; its main aim is to design computational 
models for natural language recognition and understanding. In 
particular, LTA has expertise in building digital monolingual, 
multilingual and multimedia corpora, and in developing technologies for 
text processing and analysis and multimodal and multilingual information 
processing and retrieval. One of the on-going strands of research within 
the LTA group is the computational modelling of semantic relations 
between language and sensorimotor representations (visual and motoric, 
images and body movements/gestures respectively) in everyday 
interaction, for a range of Artificial Intelligence applications. Both 
advertised posts are associated to this strand of research and in 
particular, to the newly funded FP7 project POETICON 
<http://www.ilsp.gr/poeticon_eng.htm>, which starts in January 2008 and 
will last for three years.


Candidates should hold a Masters degree or PhD in Artificial 
Intelligence (or a related subject) or be able to demonstrate equivalent 
research experience. Strong programming skills are essential. The posts 
are tenable immediately for one year with the possibility of extension 
for another two years. 

Person Specification (E: essential, D: desirable) :  <>

Applicants should demonstrate evidence of the following: <>

  o        A good first degree plus a higher degree (Masters or PhD) in 
Artificial Intelligence (or related subject), or equivalent research 
experience (E)

o        Experience of designing experiments, testing hypothesis and 
reporting results (E)

o        Strong programming skills, in two or more of the following (C, 
C++, Java, Perl, Python, Prolog) (E)

o        For post A: experience in Knowledge Representation and 
Reasoning (E)

o        For post B: experience in Machine Learning methods (E)

o        Good command of the English language (D)

o        Experience in any of the following areas will be considered a 
plus: natural language processing, ontologies and lexical resources, 
multimedia processing (D)

<>Further Information:

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Katerina Pastra (tel. 
+30-210-6875430, kpastra at ilsp.gr <mailto:kpastra at ilsp.gr>)

<>Salary: the salary is commensurate to qualifications and experience  <>

Closing date: 15 December 2007  <>

How to apply:  <>

To apply please send through e-mail

a)     your full curriculum vitae with a covering letter explaining your 
interest in, and suitability for, either of the advertised posts, and

b)     contact details of two references

to Stelios Piperidis (spip at ilsp.gr <mailto:spip at ilsp.gr>) and Katerina 
Pastra (kpastra at ilsp.gr <mailto:kpastra at ilsp.gr>)

Interviews will take place during 17-21 December 2007.

Dr. Katerina Pastra
Research Fellow
Language Technology Group
Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP)
Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou
P.C. 151-25, Athens, Greece
tel: + 30 210 6875430 --- fax: +30 210 6852620

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