[Elsnet-list] Two positions in the area human machine dialog at Saarland University

Olga Petukhova Olga.Petukhova at lsv.uni-saarland.de
Fri Jun 14 15:22:23 CEST 2013

Two positions in the area human machine dialog at Saarland University 

We anticipate the availability of funds for two positions in the area of
dialog modeling and dialog system design, one position for a PhD
candidate and a second position for a postdoctoral researcher.

The aim of the research project is to the development and testing of a
multimodal dialog system for highly adaptive and flexible dialog
management. Dialogue system will be designed to support negotiation
training games with the real and virtual agents. The research will be
carried out together with a European consortium (FP7 Programme) of
high-profile research institutes and companies.

The successful candidate should have a degree in computer science,
computational linguistics or a discipline with a related background.
Excellent programming skills are reqired (preferably in Java and C++),
as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Some experience
in math, logics and cognitive modelling is a plus. Very good oral and
written communication skills in English are also required.

The successful candidate for a postdoc position additionally should have
a strong publication record in relevant venues and strong collaborative
skills, including possibly supervision of junior researchers, students,
or equivalent industrial experience.

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

Both positions are fully funded positions 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. Starting date is
the November 1st. The PhD position is for three years. The postdoc
position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension for one more

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 referees
* 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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