[Elsnet-list] Postdoc position in the area of information retrieval and human machine dialog at Saarland University

Olga Petukhova Olga.Petukhova at lsv.uni-saarland.de
Fri Jun 14 14:23:18 CEST 2013

Postdoc position in the areas of information retrieval and human machine
dialog at Saarland University

We are seeking a skilled postdoctoral researcher whose expertise
intersects information retrieval (IR) and human-computer interaction
(HCI). The researcher will work in a research team to create an
automated speech-based question-answering (QA) system for various
scenarios. The candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research
on advanced techniques for information and relation extraction, and
combine them with dialog models. The research will be carried out within
a EU-funded project.

The successful applicant will have:

1) a doctoral degree in a relevant field of computational linguistics,
computer science, or a relevant discipline;

2) a strong publication record in relevant venues;

3) excellent programming skills;

4) strong collaborative skills, including possibly supervision of junior
researchers, students, or equivalent industrial experience;

5) a strong technical background in machine learning, natural language
processing, and human-computer interaction.

This work will be conducted at the Spoken Language Systems group
(http://www.lsv.uni-saarland.de/) at Saarland University.

Saarland University

Saarland University (http://www.uni-saarland.de/en/) is a European
leader in Computer Science research and teaching, and is particularly
well-known for its research in Computational Linguistics and Natural
Language Processing. In addition, the university campus hosts the
interdisciplinary MMCI Cluster of Excellence, Max Planck Institute for
Computer Science, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and German
Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Students and
researchers come from many countries and the research language is

The planned starting date is the November 1st (an earlier starting date
is negotiable). The position is for 2 years with the possibility of
extension for one more year. The position is a fully funded position
with a salary in the range of 37,000 Euros to 51,000 Euros per year
depending on the qualification and professional experience of the
successful candidates.

Each application should include:

* Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications (if applicable)
* Transcript of records
* Short statement of interest (not more than half a page)
* Names of two references
* Any other supporting information or documents

Applications (documents in PDF format in a single file) should be sent
no later than , Monday July 15th to:
Diana.Schreyer at LSV.Uni-Saarland.De

Further inquiries regarding the project should be directed to:
Olga.Petukhova at LSV.Uni-Saarland.De


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