[Elsnet-list] Job: Research Group Leaders, Multimodal Computing and Interaction, Saarland University, Germany

Caroline Sporleder csporled at coli.uni-sb.de
Wed Jan 11 13:41:39 CET 2012

Saarland University is seeking to establish several new

          Junior Research Groups (W1/W2)

within the Cluster of Excellence "Multimodal Computing and
Interaction" which was established within the framework of the German
Excellence Initiative in 2007.

The term "multimodal" describes the different types of digital
information such as text, speech, images, video, graphics, and
high-dimensional data, and the way it is perceived and communicated,
particularly through vision, hearing, and human expression. The
challenge is now to organize, understand, and search this multimodal
information in a robust, efficient and intelligent way, and to create
dependable systems that allow natural and intuitive multimodal
interaction. We are looking for highly motivated young researchers
with a background in the research areas of the cluster, including
algorithmic foundations, secure and autonomous networked systems, open
science web, information processing in the life sciences, visual
computing, large-scale virtual environments, synthetic virtual
characters, text and speech processing and multimodal dialog
systems. Additional information on the Cluster of Excellence is
available on http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de. Group leaders will
receive junior faculty status at Saarland University, including the
right to supervise Bachelor, Master and PhD students. Positions are
limited to five years.

Saarland University has leading departments in computer science and
computational linguistics, with more than 200 PhD students working on
topics related to the cluster (see http://www.informatik-saarland.de
for additional information), and
the Cluster additionally comprises the Max Planck Institute for
Informatics, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence,
and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems -- all co-located on
the same campus.

Job requisites:

Applicants for W1 positions (phase I of the program) must have
completed an outstanding PhD. Upon successful evaluation after two
years, W1 group leaders are eligible for promotion to W2. Direct
applicants for W2 positions (phase II of the program) must have
completed a postdoc stay and must have demonstrated outstanding
research potential and the ability to successfully lead their own
research group. Junior research groups are equipped with a budget of
80k to 100k Euros per year to cover research personnel and other

Candidates should submit their application (curriculum vitae,
photograph,  list of publications, short research plan, copies of
degree certificates, copies of the five most important publications,
list of five references) to the coordinator of the cluster,
Prof. Hans-Peter Seidel, MPI for Informatics, Campus E1 4, 66123
Saarbruecken, Germany.

Please, also send your application as a single PDF file to
applications at mmci.uni-saarland.de.

Applications stating the reference number W490 will be accepted until
April 30, 2012. Final decisions will be made following a candidate
symposium that will be held in the week June 19 – 21, 2012.

Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance
with its policy of increasing the proportion of women in this type of
employment, the University actively encourages applications from
women. For candidates with equal qualification, preference will be
given to people with physical disabilities.

The official job ad can be found here:

Caroline Sporleder
Cluster of Excellence MMCI / Computational Linguistics
Saarland University
csporled at coli.uni-sb.de

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