04/11/2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Humanities (background in Philology/Literature/Computational Linguistics)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceProgramming
    Language sciencesLinguistics
    Language sciencesPhilology
    LiteratureComparative literature
    LiteratureEuropean literature
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    09/12/2019 10:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Madrid
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    15/01/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    POSTDATA ERC 679528

We are looking for one (1) Researcher in Digital Humanities (background in Philology/Literature/Computational Linguistics) 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 that 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.

Main duties:

· Validate and enhance the existing network of ontologies for poetry standardization.

· Acquire and transform poetry repositories all over Europe to be compliant with the network of ontologies.

· Populate our RDF backend.

· Perform research on rhetorical devices detection and identification, scansion systems, sentiment analysis, and corpus linguistics.

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.

Selection process

The selection 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

Additional comments

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 Digital Humanities Application _ LastName, Name

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

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    LiteratureEuropean literature
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    LiteratureComparative literature
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Language sciencesLinguistics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Language sciencesPhilology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Literature: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Language sciences: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    SPANISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Skills:

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

Specific Requirements

· PhD in Literature, Spanish Literature, English Literature, Hispanic Studies, Philology, Computational Linguistics, or a related field. Candidates pending dissertation will be considered given they meet all the requirements of their program upon the start date.

· Familiarity with at least one poetic tradition other than the Spanish one.

· Experience with corpus linguistics and text analysis methods.

· Experience working with poetry repositories and corpora.

· Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues.

· Ability to lead activities on structured team projects.

· Experience with software languages, preferably Python, JavaScript, or R.

· Familiarity with version control systems (git) and code repositories (GitHub).

· Familiarity with agile software development practices.

· Excellent verbal and written skills in Spanish and English.

Desirable

· Experience with relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL) and with ontologies and Linked Data.

· Data analysis experience and analytic knowledge (e.g., R, Julia, STATA, SPSS, or other statistical packages).

· Additional languages (modern or historical varieties)

· Linux shell, shell scripting

. NLP abilities appreciated

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Spain
Madrid
28040
CALLE JUAN DEL ROSAL, 16

EURAXESS offer ID: 460144

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