Researcher in Computational Linguistics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 28 Oct 2021

Published: 2021-10-07

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

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.

This position is part of the strategic research area effort eSSENCE´s PostDoc-program towards new e-science methods and tools for artificial intelligence in research.

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Research and development work within the project Domain-Sensitive Cross-Lingual Parsing, which focuses on developing efficient cross-lingual parsing models that work well across diverse domains. The work includes mathematical modeling, linguistic analysis, programming, experimental research and dissemination of scientific results in speech and writing. In addition, the researcher may be involved in teaching and student supervision up to 20% of full time.

To qualify for an employment as a researcher you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in computational linguistics or another field strongly connected to the research are, such as computer science, and documented knowledge of machine learning.

Additional qualifications

In the assessment, we will prioritize candidates with strong skills in machine learning, especially with neural networks, programming, mathematical modeling, and linguistic analysis, as well as a proven ability to write scientific texts in English. Experience of research on syntactic dependency parsing and domain adaptation will be regarded as an asset.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-12-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

For further information about the position, please contact: Docent Sara Stymne, email, phone + 46 (0) 18 4711 088.

Please submit your application by 28th of October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3673.

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Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3673

Last application date: 2021-10-28

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