Corpora: Postdoc Position in Applied NLP

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Date: Sun Feb 24 2002 - 22:33:24 MET

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    Postdoc Position in the Language and Inference Technology group

    Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
    Universiteit van Amsterdam

    The Language and Inference Technology group at the University of
    Amsterdam is searching for highly motivated candidates with a PhD
    in computer science, computational linguistics, or a related
    discipline, for a postdoc position. The ideal candidate has a
    working knowledge of linguistics and experience with applications
    that demand natural language processing capabilities. He or she
    has a strong orientation towards empirical and applied research,
    with system development and evaluation forming an integral part
    of his/her research activities. Research experience in machine
    learning or statistical modeling techniques is essential.

    Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity or potential to
    conduct research. Further desirable criteria include: relevant
    industrial experience; a record of project-based work; ability to
    supervise and inspire PhD students.

    This position is funded by the Netherlands Organization for
    Scientific Research and the Universiteit van Amsterdam, as part
    of the `Pionier' project `Computing with Meaning.' This is an
    interdisciplinary project aimed at identifying meaningful
    information in natural language texts. Please consult for
    more information about the project.

    The position is renewable for up to 4.5 years. While the
    position is a research position, candidates are expected to play
    an active role in supervising PhD students. In addition,
    candidates may be asked to assist with courses related to their
    research areas. The salary will be between 2056 Euros and 3802
    Euros, gross per month. Knowledge of Dutch is not a
    prerequisite, and candidates can be of any nationality. The
    starting date is June 1, 2002 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Anyone interested in this position is invited to contact Maarten
    de Rijke at Applicants should submit an
    application letter together with a full resume including a list
    of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names
    and email addresses of at least three references to the same
    address by March 15, 2002.

    Research interests within the Language and Inference Technology
    group range from automated reasoning, constraint programming,
    satisfability checking, and formal verification to digital
    libraries, information retrieval, parsing technologies,
    computational syntax and semantics, question answering and
    knowledge engineering. The group is strongly internationally
    oriented, and currently consists of nearly 25 people. Please
    consult for details on the group.

    Maarten de Rijke | ILLC |  U of Amsterdam | Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
    1018 WV Amsterdam | NL | Ph: +31 20 525 5358 | Fax: +31 20 525 2800
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