[Elsnet-list] Job Oppotunity for Jubior Researcher at OFAI
harald.trost at meduniwien.ac.at
Mon May 14 16:04:43 CEST 2012
The Language Technology group at the Austrian Research Institute for
Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), based in Vienna, is looking for a
motivated post-doctoral researcher or a well experienced graduate
student to fill a research position within the basic research project
"Machine Learning Techniques for Modelling of Language Varieties".
The position involves basic research on issues related to data sparsity
in machine translation between non-central language pairs. In
particular, morphological closeness shall be exploited and bootstrapping
methods shall be employed to counter the data sparsity. Further
information about the project is available at http://varieties.ofai.at.
The ideal candidate will have:
* Permission to work within the European union
* Excellent English language skills; knowledge of the German language is
* A degree in computational linguistics, computer science, or a related
area (PhD is a plus, but experienced graduate students will be considered)
* Experience in statistical natural language processing (knowledge of
unsupervised machine learning is a plus)
* Programming skills in C++, Perl and/or Java
* Strong ability to work independently and drive an original research agenda
OFAI encourages its researchers to publish results in the top venues
(ACL, EMNLP, etc.) and provides travel funding towards this end.
A basic gross salary of EUR 40,000-45,000 per anno will be offered
depending on the experience of the candidate.
Please send your applications, including a CV and a brief research
statement, to Harald Trost <harald.trost at ofai.at> as soon as possible.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible, not later than
September 1st, 2012, and will terminate with the end of the project
(December 31st, 2013).
About the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence:
Founded in 1984, OFAI is one of Europe's leading non-profit research
institutions in AI. It has been cooperating with international and
national organizations, companies, universities and research institutes
from 28 countries. Further information about OFAI is available at
Vienna is the capital city of Austria and is consistently ranked as one
of the most livable cities in the world. At over 1,600,000 inhabitants,
Vienna is one of the largest cities in the central European region and
home to numerous universities and research institutions, providing an
intellectually stimulating environment.
H a r a l d T r o s t, Section for Artificial Intelligence,
Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems,
Medical University of Vienna, Freyung 6/2, A-1010 Vienna, Austria.
+43-1-40160-36321 (tel), +43-1-40160-936300 (fax),
Harald.Trost at meduniwien.ac.at (email)
More information about the Elsnet-list