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: Research and development within the project Universal Dependency Parsing (funded by the Swedish Research Council), which studies models for syntactic dependency parsing and their application to typologically different languages. The work involves mathematical modelling, linguistic analysis, software development and experimental research.
Requirements: The employment requires at least a bachelor’s degree in computational linguistics, computer science or a related discipline, as well as documented competence and experience in applying machine learning and neural networks to natural language processing tasks.
Additional qualifications: Education in computational linguistics at the master’s level is an additional qualification, as well as experience of research on syntactic parsing.
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: 2021-03-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position (8 months) according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100%
For further information about the position please contact: Professor Joakim Nivre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please submit your application by 25h February 2021, UFV-PA 2021/297.
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Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/297
Last application date: 2021-02-25
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