ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
RESEARCH FIELDComputer science › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE22/02/2021 15:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONSpain › Barcelona
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37,5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/03/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
The LaSTUS laboratory of the TALN research group at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona is hiring one post-doctoral fellow in the areas of natural language understanding, text generation and text simplification.
The appointments relate to the recently funded EU H2020 SignON Project for which the laboratory will be developing research in the areas of natural language understanding and text generation for oral and sign language translation. The appointment will be supervised by Dr Horacio Saggion.
We are looking for a talented researcher (with a PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or Machine Learning) with experience in text analysis and good knowledge of current deep learning approaches (especially current sequence to sequence techniques and neural language models) and of symbolic techniques in natural language processing. Knowledge or experience in the area of text simplification will be highly appreciated. Experience in the development of software projects in Java, Python, etc. will be considered a plus. Excellent knowledge of English and good knowledge of Spanish are requited. Knowledge of computational treatment of sign languages will also be considered an asset.
For this position we offer: full-time contract (37.5 hours per week), flexible schedule, possibility of telework, vacation: 22 working days, and social benefits and healthcare coverage according to Spanish law. This position is for 3-years, with an initial one-year contract, with a gross annual salary of €35K-€40K depending on experience, which will be renewed for 2-years depending on the candidate performance (with possibility of salary promotion depending on performance).
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Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDComputer science
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELComputer science: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: ExcellentSPANISH: Excellent
Career Stage - Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs
EURAXESS offer ID: 592807
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