[Elsnet-list] Job Oppotunity for Jubior Researcher at OFAI

Harald Trost 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 plus
* 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 

About Vienna:
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)

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