[Elsnet-list] Position for Turkish citizens at the EC's 'Joint Research Centre' (JRC)
ralf.steinberger at jrc.ec.europa.eu
Tue Feb 7 16:44:04 CET 2012
Readers of this list may be interested in the following position,
funded by Tübitak. The successful applicant will be working at the
European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy.
This is one of altogether 44 positions, but the only one in the field of
computational linguistics / media monitoring.
URL with full details: http://www.fp7.org.tr/home.do?ot=5 <http://www.fp7.org.tr/home.do?ot=5&rt=1&sid=3450&pid=0&cid=23685> &rt=1&sid=3450&pid=0&cid=23685
Title of profile: Media monitoring and information mining
Location: Ispra, Italy
Reference no.: JRC.IPSC.G.2-06.TUBITAK
Position for: Ph.D. student or Post-doctoral fellow
Indicative duration: 6 to 12 months
JRC Contact Administrative contact point to send your CV and
motivation letter: JRC-IPSC-ENLA at ec.europa.eu
Scientific-technical contact point: Erik.van-der-Goot at jrc.ec.europa.eu
Short description of activity:
The candidate will carry out scientific and technical tasks
contributing to the Europe Media Monitor (EMM) family of
applications of the OPTIMA action inside the JRC’s Global
Security and Crisis Management Unit (GlobeSec). EMM tools
gather and analyse about 100,000 media reports per day in 50
languages from several thousand online news sites and display the
analysis results on publicly accessible web pages
(http://emm.newsbrief.eu/overview.html). Recent efforts focus on
additionally gathering and analysing social media such as Blogs
and Twitter. The objective is to support European Institutions,
national authorities in the EU Member States, international
organisations and authorities in extra-European partner countries
in their daily monitoring tasks. OPTIMA’s research and
development work is thus task and application-oriented.
We are looking for motivated PhD students or Post-doctoral
fellows in Information Technology, Computer Science,
Computational Linguistics, Data Mining, Machine Learning or
related areas to contribute to OPTIMA’s media and web
monitoring efforts and to publish its research results.
We are offering the possibility to work in an international, multicultural
and highly motivated team contributing to leading edge
The candidate’s field of research should be related to one or more
of the following fields: Language Technology; multilingual
natural language processing; machine translation; web mining;
web technology; media monitoring and analysis.
Good programming skills in Java are required. Additional
knowledge of a scripting language would be a bonus. Experience
with developing or using text mining tools would also be an
An ability to work in a multi-national team and a very good level
of spoken and written English is indispensable as English is the
group’s main working language. The required level of the
language is C2 according to the Common European Framework
of Reference for Languages (documented proof of the language
knowledge will be requested for the pre-selected applications).
Active or passive knowledge of other European and non-
European natural languages would be a clear advantage.
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