Research assistant in Computational Linguistics
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The Department of Linguistics and Philology is involved in research and education in a number of languages and language-related subjects and provides an international work environment. The department´s activities cover many of the classical and modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as computational and general linguistics. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.
Duties/Project description: The position is part of the research project “Datalab for results in the public sector”, where methods for machine and deep learning are applied to Swedish governmental documents with the goal of improving the reviewing of results and development within government administration. The main focus for the position is the extraction of causality from governmental texts. We are looking for a person who can apply deep learning to identify and extract Swedish texts discussing cause and effect relations. The main task is to perform empirical research by designing experiments, including programming neural networks, run experiments and evaluate the outcome.
Requirements: The employment requires at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, a language subject or other related discipline, as well as documented competence and experience in applying machine learning and deep learning to natural language processing tasks.
Additional qualifications: Education in computational linguistics at the master level is qualifying. Knowledge of Swedish is qualifying.
Application procedure: The application should be written in Swedish or English and contain the following:
- Application letter (max. 2 pages)
- CV (max. 5 pages)
- Copies of diplomas and transcripts
- Contact details of two references
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Type of employment: Temporary position(6 months) according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100%
For further information about the position please contact: Docent Sara Stymne (email@example.com, +46 18 471 1088).
Please submit your application by 9th October 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3187.
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Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3187
Last application date: 2020-10-09
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