Job Openings: Computational Linguists: Post-Doc & PhD positions, Heidelberg University

Job Openings: Computational Linguists: Post-Doc & PhD positions, Heidelberg University

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Wed, 22/05/2013 - 13:54

The Department of Computational Linguistics

at Heidelberg University announces open positions for
Computational Linguists

The openings are for two PhD candidate researchers and one PostDoc position in the
Computational Linguistics research group of Prof. Dr. Anette Frank.

The Computational Linguistics Department at Heidelberg University hosts a young and dynamic
team conducting cutting-edge research in Natural Language Processing. With three full
professorships, a growing number of PhD students and researchers the department is one of the
important centres of Computational Linguistics in Germany.

Research in the Computational Linguistics group focuses on corpus-based statistical methods
for semantic natural language processing. Topics include multilingual lexical semantics and
knowledge acquisition, discourse-level semantic processing and NLP applications built upon
these methods.

PhD positions. We are looking for young, enthousiastic researchers with a strong research
potential. Candidates should have interest or previous experience with research in
distributional semantics, discourse-level NLP processing or text mining.
Prerequisites are a bachelor/masters/diploma degree in Computational Linguistics or related
fields. We expect a solid background in statistical NLP methods, machine learning and
corpus-linguistic analysis techniques, very good programming skills, and demonstration of a
clear research potential.
Candidates will actively participate in the joint ICL/HITS PhD program ‘Semantic Processing’
(http://www.cl.uni-heidelberg.de/semproc).

Salary: according to German scale TV-L 13 /2 (half-time position)
Duration: initially two years with possible extension
Starting date: October 1st, 2013

Post-doctoral position. The post-doctoral researcher holds a PhD in Computational Linguistics
or related fields and has demonstrated high-quality research in statistical Natural Language
Processing. The successful candidate has a very good background in statistical NLP and machine
learning, excellent programming skills and a proven publication record. The person holding
this position participates in the research of the group and conducts independent research
related to the group's research themes.

Salary: according to German scale TV-L 13
Duration: initially two years with possible extension
Starting date: October 1st, 2013

All positions involve two hours (PreDoc) or four hours (PostDoc) of teaching per term in the
department’s Computational Linguistics Bachelor and Master Programs, and participation in
administrative duties. Next to English, a good command of German is required.

Applications should be sent to applications@cl.uni-heidelberg.de and include a motivation
letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, CV, copy of degree certificate
and study transcript, list of publications, as well as names of references. All applications
sent by June 7, 2013 will receive full consideration. The positions are open until filled.
The University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact details:

Prof. Dr. Anette Frank
Computational Linguistics Department
University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325
69120 Heidelberg

http://www.cl.uni-heidelberg.de/~frank
email: frank(at)cl.uni-heidelberg.de
phone: +49-(0)6221/54-3247
secr: +49-(0)6221/54-3245
fax: +49-(0)6221/54-3242