[Elsnet-list] Jobs: Researcher / Software Engineer in Language Technology Research

Ulrich Schaefer ulrich.schaefer at dfki.de
Tue Mar 2 02:02:20 CET 2010

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), with 
sites in Kaiserslautern,
Saarbrücken, Bremen, and Berlin is the leading German research institute 
in the field of innovative
software technology.

DFKI is seeking for its Language Technology Lab (http://www.dfki.de/lt) 
in Saarbrücken a

                                 Researcher / Software Engineer

to work with us in the project TAKE (Technologies for Advanced 
Information Extraction). The
project deals with natural language processing (NLP) and natural 
language semantics representation
to investigate and implement next-generation science information 
systems, with a focus on semantic
search in scientific papers.

Responsibilities include application-oriented research in the area of 
NLP for science information
systems, the supervision of student assistants and master's theses, as 
well as assistance in the
conception and acquisition of new research projects.

An ideal candidate will have a PhD or MSc/Diploma in computational 
linguistics or computer
science and a strong background and experience in most of the following 

- Machine learning, statistical methods for natural language processing
- Grammar-based approaches to natural language processing and robust 
semantics representation
 of natural language
- Scalable OWL/RDF technologies
- Excellent software engineering and programming skills in Java, Python, 
- Good oral and written command of English is required as well as the 
ability to read and write
 scientific papers and technical documents.

Highly valued personal qualities include team spirit, creativity, 
self-motivation, and the ability to
communicate ideas clearly, combined with a determination to meet project 

The initial duration of the contract will be until December 2011.
Please send your electronic application (in PDF format) to 
lt-jobs at dfki.de, referring to the job
opening no. 16-10/HU. A meaningful application should include a cover 
letter with passport photo
and salary requirements, a CV with copies of certificates, a brief 
summary of research interests, a
statement of interest in the position offered, and contact information 
for references. For questions
concerning this job opening, please contact Dr. Ulrich Schäfer 
(ulrich.schaefer at dfki.de).

Ulrich Schaefer http://www.dfki.de/~uschaefer phone:+496813025154
   DFKI Language Technology Lab, D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
  Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH
    Trippstadter Strasse 122, D-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
  Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster
(Vorsitzender), Dr. Walter Olthoff. Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats:
Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans A. Aukes. Amtsgericht Kaiserslautern, HRB 2313

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