[Elsnet-list] Postdoc position at Xerox

Nicola Cancedda nicola.cancedda at xrce.xerox.com
Wed Jun 3 17:54:56 CEST 2009


Position: postdoc researcher, Cross-Language Technologies

The Cross-Language Technologies (CLT) group of the Xerox Research
Centre Europe has the mission of researching and developing the most
effective methods for crossing language barriers. Targeted
applications include Statistical Machine Translation, multilingual
terminology extraction, Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR),
Categorization and Clustering. The team is part of the PASCAL 2
European Network of Excellence, ensuring a strong network of academic
collaboration.

We are looking for a postdoc researcher to contribute to our
Statistical Machine Translation and CLIR activities in the framework
of an EU funded project.

XRCE is a highly innovative place and we strongly encourage
publication and interaction with the scientific community.

Required experience and qualifications:

    * PhD in computer science, statistics or mathematics with
      excellent knowledge of machine translation, cross-language
      information retrieval or machine learning for natural language
      processing
    * Good programming skills in C, C++, and/or Python.
    * A good command of English is required, as well as
      open-mindedness and the will to collaborate with a team.
    * Experience in machine learning is a definite plus.

To apply: Please email your CV and covering letter, with message
subject "Cross-Language Technologies Researcher" to xrce-candidates
at xrce.xerox.com and to Nicola.Cancedda at xrce.xerox.com.

Inquiries can be directed to Nicola.Cancedda at xrce.xerox.com.

The duration of the contract is 18 months, starting around September
1st, 2009.

Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is a young, dynamic research
organization, which creates innovative new business opportunities
for Xerox in the digital and Internet markets. XRCE is a
multicultural and multidisciplinary organization set in Grenoble,
France. We have renowned expertise in machine learning, work
practice studies, image processing, natural language processing and
document structure. The variety of both cultures and disciplines at
XRCE makes it both an interesting and stimulating environment to
work in, leading to often unexpected discoveries! XRCE is part of
the Xerox Innovation Group made up of 550 researchers and engineers
in four world-renowned research and technology centres. The Grenoble
site is set in a park in the heart of the French Alps in a stunning
location only a few kilometers from the city centre. The city of
Grenoble has a large scientific community made up of national
research institutes (CNRS, Universities, INRIA, Minatec) and private
industries. Grenoble is close to both the Swiss and Italian borders
and is the ideal place for skiing, climbing, hang gliding and all
types of mountain sports.



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