[Elsnet-list] Pre-Ph.D. research position in NLP at Sapienza University, Rome

Roberto Navigli navigli at di.uniroma1.it
Tue Dec 31 10:18:02 CET 2013


Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

One *pre-Ph.D. position* (with the possibility of starting a Ph.D. in 2014
on the same salary) in *Natural Language Processing* is open in the Linguistic
Computing Laboratory (http://lcl.uniroma1.it), Department of Computer
Science of the Sapienza University of Rome.

The position is part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant funded by the European
Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli (see
http://multijedi.org for details and publications). The successful
candidate will participate in a frontier research project on multilingual
lexical semantics and will work in the vibrant environment of a leading and
highly-active research team comprising 2 faculty members, 2 post-docs and 6
Ph.D. students.


The successful candidate will work actively on new directions opened up by
the availability of multilingual semantic networks such as BabelNet (
http://babelnet.org) and its developments and extensions:

* M.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics,
Mathematics or related fields

* Solid programming skills in Java (alternatively: attendance of a Java
class at Sapienza is requested)

* Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.

* Publications in Computational Linguistics are a plus


* *Application deadline:* open until filled, final deadline: January 16,

* *Starting date:* as early as possible in 2014 (ideally March)

* *Duration:* 1+1+1 years

* *Salary:* 25000 euros per annum, depending on qualifications. Note that
this type of research contract is exempt from most taxes (25000 euros per
annum corresponds to around 1600 euros net per month).


Application and informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (
navigli at di.uniroma1.it). The application requires a detailed CV and contact
details for up to three references. Please include the job reference (LCL1-
2014) in the subject line.


The Sapienza University of Rome is a seven-century-old university in the
heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around
150,000 students. Its Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics and
Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer Science) is one of the
youngest, most energetic and scientifically active environments at
Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer.


The Department of Computer Science is a modern and well-equipped research
institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The
Department comprises 44 faculty members (among whom 3 ERC grant holders),
15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students. The successful candidates will be
based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The
Department is situated just across the road from the main University
Campus, close to a student area with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and
only a short bus ride from the city centre. Candidates should not be afraid
of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly. English
is spoken widely throughout the Department.

Roberto Navigli
Dipartimento di Informatica
Sapienza University of Rome
Viale Regina Elena 295 (second floor)
00161 Roma Italy
Phone: +39 0649255161 - Fax: +39 06 8541842
Home Page: http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli
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