Corpora: Job at ISSCO, University of Geneva

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Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 06:47:58 MET DST

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    Job Vacancy, June 2002

    ISSCO has an immediate opening for a junior researcher in natural
    language processing and computational linguistics.

    The candidate will carry out research in the fields of machine learning,
    discourse parsing and dialogue management, as part of the IM2 project
      The position also offers the possibility to prepare a doctoral thesis
    (PhD) at the University of Geneva, on a subject related to the IM2 project.

    The main research themes related to this position are:

         * parsing and semantic/discourse tagging
         * general statistical NLP tools
         * machine learning
         * dialogue management
         * human-computer interaction

    The qualified candidate will carry out research and collaborate in the
    development of software and language resources in one or more of the
    above areas. Furthermore, the qualified candidate is encouraged to
    register as a student at the PhD level, at the School of Translation and
    Interpretation of the University of Geneva. For more information about
    the degrees, please follow this link:


         * university degree in computational linguistics, computer science
    or other relevant discipline
         * interest in theoretical and applied research in machine learning
    and/or natural language processing
         * fluency in either French or English (with knowledge of the other

    Additional qualities:

         * good analytical skills
         * knowledge of German
         * programming skills in Perl, C/C++ and/or Java
         * experience in developing software for NLP applications

    ISSCO offers excellent working conditions in a well-established research
    group at the University of Geneva. The position provides opportunities
    to work on a variety of international projects. The salary is calculated
    according to qualifications, based on the University of Geneva scales.
    The University of Geneva is an equal opportunity employer.

    Duration: initial contract for one year with good prospects of renewal

    We invite interested candidates to send us a letter of interest along
    with a detailed CV and the names of three referees to:
    ISSCO/TIM/ETI, University of Geneva
    Attn: Professor Susan Armstrong
    University of Geneva
    40, bvd. du Pont d'Arve
    CH-1211 Geneva 4
    Tel: (+41 22) 705 87 64
    Fax: (+41 22) 705 86 89

    Submission by email is preferred and should be also addressed in CC: to
    Alexander Clark (

    Alexander Clark
    ISSCO/ETI, University of Geneva

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