[Elsnet-list] [ E-Job ] research position in Computational Linguistics, Saarbruecken, Germany

Marco Pennacchiotti pennacchiotti at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Mon Sep 8 16:06:35 CEST 2008

The Department of Computational Linguistics at Saarland 
University, Saarbruecken, Germany, invites applications 
for a research position ("Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter") 
in the area of computational semantics.

The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing research 
activities in the SALSA project 
(http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/projects/salsa/). She or he 
should have a university degree in computational linguistics 
or computer science with strong background on Natural Language 
Processing. The candidate should have experience in data-driven 
and statistical methods in NLP, and in at least one of the
following areas:
 - textual inference (e.g.recognizing textual entailment,paraphrasing)
 - computational methods for lexical semantics
Good programming experience in the field of NLP tasks are 
preferable. Good team working skills are also desirable.

Saarbruecken University is one of the leading European research 
sites in Computational Linguistics and offers an active, 
stimulating research environment. Close cooperations exist with 
other disciplines (esp. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence). 
The institute offers an international MSc program, hosts the 
International Post-Graduate College in Language Technology and 
Cognitive Systems, and participates in the Excellence Cluster 
"Multimodal Computing and Interaction".

The start date for the position is as soon as possible. The duration 
is two years (extension possible). Salary and social benefits are 
according to Germany's public sector TVL E13 scale, currently between 
2.900 and 4.210 Euro per month (before taxes), depending on formal 
qualification and professional experience. Saarland University aims
at increasing the proportion of women in academic research and 
teaching, and encourages women to apply.

Please send applications (including CV and list of publications) 
in electronic form to job-salsa at coli.uni-sb.de (Professor Manfred Pinkal). 
Deadline is October 10, 2008.

The official (German) text of this announcement will be accessible 
shortly from the following page:

Marco Pennacchiotti
Research Associate at Computerlinguistik 
Universität des Saarlandes C7.4, 3.03 
Postfach 15 11 50
66041 Saarbrücken, Germany
tel: +49 681 302 70029
fax: +49 681 302 43 51
e_mail: pennacchiotti AT coli.uni-sb.de
web: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~pennacchiotti

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