[Elsnet-list] Job: Research Assistant in Natural Language Processing - UPF - Barcelona

Horacio Saggion horacio.saggion at upf.edu
Sat Dec 17 09:04:23 CET 2011


The Natural Language Processing Research group (TALN) at the
Department of Communication and Information Technologies, Universitat
Pompeu Fabra has a 12-months open position in the area of automatic
text simplification in Spanish in the context of the research project

We are looking for candidates with some experience in natural language
processing (NLP). Candidates with interest and/or experience in
automatic text summarization, text simplification, text-to-text
generation, and development of NLP applications are particularly
welcome. We are looking for a candidate willing to stay in our group
after the 12-months period to pursue a PhD in Natural Language

We require:

* A degree in Computer Science or related field.
* Experience in NLP, Machine Learning, or Artificial Intelligence
* Experience in Programming and willing to learn Java

We offer:

* A 12-month research contract
* Dynamic and collaborative working environment
* A maximum gross salary of 19.400 EUROS depending on experience
* The position is available immediately.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is recognised internationally for the
quality of its research, it is also one of the top 5 Spanish
universities in terms of scientific production and academia
efficiency. The NLP group is situated in Campus de la Comunicaci ón in
the innovation district of Barcelona 22@

If you are interested in working with us, please send the following

* Cover letter including your contact details
* A CV and list of publications
* The names and contact details of 2 people who can act as your references

Send the documentation by e-mail to Dr. Horacio Saggion: horacio dot
saggion at upf dot edu, the subject of your e-mail should be
"Simplext-TALN-RA". If you have any informal query please contact
Dr.Horacio Saggion: horacio dot saggion at upf dot edu.

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