Post-doctoral researcher in computational linguistics
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Research and teaching at the Department of linguistics and philology covers approx. twenty different languages and linguistic subjects as well as computational linguistics. These include many of the important languages and cultures in the Middle East, to which can be added Hindi, Swahili, Chinese, Ancient Greek and Latin. Comparative Indo-European linguistics and general linguistics are also part of the department.
Duties: Research and development work within the project Universal Dependency Parsing (funded by the Swedish Research Council), which studies models for syntactic dependency parsing and their application to typologically diverse languages. The work includes mathematical modeling, linguistic analysis, software development, experimental research and dissemination of scientific results in speech and writing. In addition, the researcher may be involved in teaching and student supervision up to 20% of full time.
Requirements: To be eligible for the position, the applicant must have a PhD degree in computational linguistics, or another field strongly connected to the research area, and documented knowledge of machine learning for natural language processing. The date for obtaining the PhD degree must be less than three years before the application deadline.
Additional qualifications: In the assessment, we will prioritize candidates with strong skills in programming, mathematical modeling, machine learning, and linguistic analysis, as well as a proven ability to write error-free scientific text in English. Experience of research on syntactic dependency parsing and the use of resources from Universal Dependencies will be regarded as an asset.
Application: The application should include:
- Certified copies of diplomas and other relevant documents.
- Short description of scholarly qualifications and research interests, with a list of publications (maximum 10), which the applicant has included in full-text in her/his application.
- Scholarly publications (maximum 10) in full-text, which the applicant wishes to be scrutinized.
- Contact details of two reference persons.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 2018-12-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary position for two years.
Working hours: 100%
For further information about the position please contact
Professor Joakim Nivre, epost Joakim.Nivre@lingfil.uu.se, phone + 46 (0) 18 471 7009
Please submit your application by 24 October 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2857.
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Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2857
Last application date: 2018-10-24
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