[Elsnet-list] Post-Doctoral Position: Language Technology and Cognitive Systems

Matthew Crocker crocker at coli.uni-sb.de
Mon Feb 11 10:00:00 CET 2008

Post-Doctoral Position in "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems"

Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany

International Research Training Group "Language Technology and  
Cognitive Systems" is pleased to announce the availability of a  post- 
doctoral position available from June, 2008. The programme,  
established in 2001, is a collaborative PhD training programme between  
Saarland University and the University of Edinburgh - two leading  
institutions in the fields of computational linguistics, cognitive  
science and artificial intelligence. The participating departments in  
Saarbruecken are the Department of Computational Linguistics and  
Phonetics and the Department of Computer Science.

The IRTG focuses on the computational and cognitive foundations of  
human language processing, particularly emphasizing the following  
research areas:

- Language understanding (including spoken language processing,  
cognitive modelling, and experimental psycholinguistics)
- Knowledge representation, inference, the lexicon, and ontologies
- Data-intensive language models (including corpus-based and machine  
learning methods)
- Dialogue and language generation (computational and cognitive models)

Candidates must have completed all requirements for their PhD degree  
by the time of appointment. The ideal candidate for the post-doctoral  
position will have research interests which span computational and  
cognitive aspects of language processing, and have experience  
overlapping several of the above areas. In addition to the opportunity  
to carry out independent and collaborative research, the position also  
includes some administrative duties associated with the program. Some  
teaching is also possible, but not a requirement of the post. The  
position comes with access to state-of-the-art computing facilities,  
and the possibility to use the range of facilities on-site - such as  
eye-tracking, dialog, speech, and robotics laboratories - by  
arrangement with the relevant lab directors. Salary is on the German  
TV-L E13 scale (approx. 35K Euros per annum, depending on age and  
marital status). Support for travel to conferences is also available.  
The position is available from June 1, 2008 until March 31, 2010.

For more information about the graduate college and current members,  
prospective applicants are encouraged to look at our website: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/projects/igk/

The final deadline for applications is 3 March, 2008. Any inquiries  
concerning the post should be directed to the e-mail address below.  
Complete applications including: (1) a statement of research  
interests,  (2) a full CV, (3) two example publications, and (4) the  
names (and e-mail addresses) of two referees, should be sent  
(preferably via e-mail) to:

Prof. Dr. Matthew Crocker
e-mail: irtg-admin at coli.uni-sb.de

Department of Computational Linguistics
Saarland University
P.O. Box 15 11 50
66041 Saarbruecken, Germany

Tel. +49 (0)681 302-6560
Fax +49 (0)681 302-6561

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