[Elsnet-list] Jobs: research positions, Univ of Lisbon

Antonio Branco Antonio.Branco at di.fc.ul.pt
Thu Nov 29 10:36:43 CET 2007

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Research positions
at the University of Lisbon


The NLX - Natural Language and Speech Group at the Department
of Informatics of the University of Lisbon is seeking
post-graduate or post-doctoral researchers to work on the development
of linguistically interpreted corpora and the companion grammar
for deep processing of Portuguese. The starting date is approximately
January 2008.

Factors of preference: experience or an interest in grammar
development, with programming experience; background in linguistic
theory, grammar formalisms and/or computational semantics.
Knowledge of Portuguese is not required, but will be a plus.

The successful candidates will work in the SemanticShare research
project, in the scope of the international DELPH-IN initiative.

Candidates envisaging to work towards their academic degrees in tandem
with their work in the project are encouraged to apply.

Research specializations of particular interest include, though
they are not restricted to, the following:
- exploitation of monolingual or parallel corpora for NLP tasks
- machine learning and stochastic methods building on deep linguistic
   processing tools/combinations of multiple tools
- exploitation of the grammar to support paraphrase-enhanced Question

All positions will have an initial 6 month contract, extending
over two years. Further extensions are possible (subject to
the availability of funding).

The social benefits include insurance and public social security
contract, and the net salary is determined by the pay scale of
the Portuguese funding agency FCT:
For a PhD student, this amounts to approximately EUR 1000 per month.

The University of Lisbon offers an attractive academic environment,
in a campus located in the center of the town; the NLX Group
(http://nlxgroup.di.fc.ul.pt/) has interdisciplinary ties with
Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience and Philosophy via a joint
cognitive science program.

Interested candidates are invited to send their application materials
(a C.V., [links to] sample publications, a statement of research
interests, two references, and the possible date to start),
preferably by email, to the address below. Applications received by
December 21, 2008 will receive fullest consideration; however,
the search continues until the positions have been filled.

Prof. António Branco
Departamento de Informática
Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa
Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. António Branco,
at Antonio.Branco [AT] di.fc.ul.pt

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