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TU-Darmstadt: Postdocs in Statistical NLP, IR, Machine Learning

Researcher with a background in statistical NLP, machine learning, or IR for a postdoc position working to combine large-scale knowledge bases with semantic information from large amounts of text.

TU-Darmstadt At: TU-Darmstadt
Location: Germany
Web: www.lt.tu-darmstadt.de
Position: Postdocs in Statistical NLP, IR, Machine Learning

The Language Technology Group at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt and the Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Mannheim invite applications for


The post-docs are expected to contribute to a new DFG-funded project - JOIN-T (Joining Ontologies and semantics INduced from Text) - jointly lead by Chris Biemann (TU Darmstadt) and Simone Paolo Ponzetto (University of Mannheim) on combining ontological information from large-scale knowledge bases (like Freebase, YAGO or DBpedia) with distributional semantic information encoded within large (i.e. web-scale) amounts of text.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one or several of the following areas:

  • statistical semantic processing
  • machine learning and knowledge acquisition
  • ontology learning and population
  • distributed large-scale processing

Applicants should have a PhD (or obtain it in the near future) in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web or Machine Learning and have previous research experience in human language technologies. The successful candidates have a strong research record in these areas, they are expected to be capable of working under limited supervision, and publish papers in top level conferences and journals along with other members of the research group.

  • Duration: initially two years (starting in Fall 2014) with possible extension of one year.
  • Salary range: according to German public scale TV-L 13 100% (full time, commensurate with experience and qualifications). Part-time positions are possible.

Applications can be made per e-mail (joint.dfg@gmail.com) and should include a short research statement, CV, copy of university degrees, list of publications and published software. Further information about the groups can be found at www.lt.tu-darmstadt.de and web.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/nlp.

All documents should be e-mailed as a single PDF. All applications sent before June 30, 2014 will receive full consideration. The positions remain open until filled.

The Universities of Mannheim and Darmstadt are committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

Please contact Chris Biemann (biem(At)lt(DoT)informatik(DoT)tu-darmstadt(DoT)de) and Simone Paolo Ponzetto (simone(At)informatik(DoT)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) for informal enquiries.

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