26/07/2018
European Research Council

Computational Linguist / Natural Language Processing Developer (Computational Humanities)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceProgramming
    Information scienceInformation management
    Language sciencesLinguistics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    21/09/2018 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Madrid
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    POSTDATA GA 679528

We are looking for two (2) Computational Linguist / Natural Language Processing developers for the ERC research project POSTDATA http://postdata.linhd.es/. The project, born at the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab from UNED, LINHD, is a Digital Humanities project which deals with poetry analysis, standardization and classification. It combines semantic web technologies, natural language processing and digital scholarship editing with the analysis of more than 30 poetry projects and databases in different European languages. The team is an interdisciplinary group of high-qualified researchers from different disciplines, from linguistics, philology and literature to computer science, mathematics and semantic web engineers.

Requirements for this position are:

  • Knowledge of Natural Language processing (NLP) or Computational Linguistics
  • Knowledge of NLP toolkits
  • Experience using language technology in the Humanities
  • Good programming skills in Python or Java
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Demonstrable good writing skills in English
  • Experience with software version control (git)
  • Autonomy combined with good communication and collaboration skills, team-oriented

Desirable

  • Experience with machine learning
  • Experience using machine learning for non-canonical language varieties
  • Experience with managing annotation projects
  • Experience with deep learning
  • Knowledge of web development frameworks (e.g. Django or Flask, or Drupal)
  • Additional languages (modern or historical varieties)
  • Good publication record in NLP or related areas
  • Experience with software prototyping
  • Experience with iterative development
  • Linux shell, shell scripting
  • Experience deploying web applications on Linux

Candidates must sent a short CV (maximum 4 pages) and a motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining why they fit for the position, with references to previous projects developed. CVs sent in other formats or motivation letters missing will NOT be accepted.

Mandatory SUBJECT of email message: POSTDATA Developer Application _ LastName, Name

The positions will be filled as soon as we find a candidate suitable for it. Don't wait for the last minute!

Benefits

Working in a dynamic and multilingual environment

Academic mentoring and EU project experience

Individual development and training opportunities

Participation in events and conference in the Digital Humanities field with travel expenses for some conferences, seminars and training events covered

The researcher will have all the contract benefits that a UNED researcher has: vacation according to the time worked, discount in public transport, etc.

Selection process

The selection of a researcher will take place in 3 steps:

  1. First step will be to evaluate all the CVs received 
  2. Second step we will arrange meeting face to face or virtual with the selected candidates 
  3. Third step we will offer a contract to the chosen candidate

 

Deadline for submitting applications will be September 21th.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceProgramming
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    TechnologyInternet technology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Technology: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    SPANISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Organisation
  • High level of English and good level of Spanish

Specific Requirements

  • Knowledge of Natural Language processing (NLP) or Computational Linguistics
  • Knowledge of NLP toolkits
  • Experience using language technology in the Humanities
  • Good programming skills in Python or Java
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Demonstrable good writing skills in English
  • Experience with software version control (git)
  • Autonomy combined with good communication and collaboration skills, team-oriented

Desirable

  • Experience with machine learning
  • Experience using machine learning for non-canonical language varieties
  • Experience with managing annotation projects
  • Experience with deep learning
  • Knowledge of web development frameworks (e.g. Django or Flask, or Drupal)
  • Additional languages (modern or historical varieties)
  • Good publication record in NLP or related areas
  • Experience with software prototyping
  • Experience with iterative development
  • Linux shell, shell scripting
  • Experience deploying web applications on Linux

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Laboratorio Humanidades Digitales
Spain
Madrid
28040
Calle Juan del Rosal 16, Madrid, España

EURAXESS offer ID: 327747