[Elsnet-list] Ph.D position in statistical NLP in Geneva
merlo at lettres.unige.ch
Wed Sep 10 13:30:08 CEST 2008
to be posted as a job ad, please.
Doctoral student position in Natural Language Processing,
University of Geneva
The University of Geneva, Departments of Computer Science and Linguistics,
invite applications for a doctoral research assistant position in natural
language processing. The successful candidate will be part of a group
whose research focuses on statistical models of natural language. They
will participate in a project on integrated statistical models of
syntactic-semantic parsing for both English and French, with application to
spoken dialogue system and possibly machine translation. For more
information listing our recent publications and current research projects,
see the web pages
Applicants will have received a Master's degree or equivalent in Computer
Science or Computational Linguistics. Good programming skills are
required. Knowledge of English and French is highly desirable, and
good mastery of one is required. Previous experience in natural
language processing is a plus.
Funding is guaranteed for 3 years, with a possible extension for a
fourth year. Starting salary 38'400 CHF. The doctoral dissertation
can be pursued either in the Department of Computer Science or the
Department of Linguistics, depending on qualifications.
The University of Geneva is one of the leading research universities in
and offers excellent working conditions, as well as a stimulating
Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. The appointment will start as soon as
the necessary work permits and documents are obtained, but no sooner
than the 1st of october 2008.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae indicating all classes and
grades, a short statement of interest, and names and email addresses of
at most 2 references.
Electronic applications are strongly preferred. Send your application to
merlo at lettres.unige.ch with CANDOC as the subject line.
If electronic application is not possible, send you application package
University of Geneva
5 rue de Candolle
CH-1211 Geneve 4
Informal inquiries can be addressed to James Henderson
(james.henderson at cui.unige.ch) or to Paola Merlo (merlo at lettres.unige.ch).
The University of Geneva wishes to increase the proportion of female
academic staff and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications
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