21/03/2021

IT Specialist: Specialisation Natural Language Processing

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Language sciencesLinguistics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    10/05/2021 12:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Romania › Timisoara
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    20
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    17/05/2021
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-0821

OFFER DESCRIPTION

West University of Timisoara, Romania, announces the competition for a vacant position of Specialist IT: Specialisation Natural Language Processing within the research project Discipline-specific expert academic writing in Romanian and English: corpus-based contrastive analysis models – DACRE, project code PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-0821, project director: Dr. habil. Madalina CHITEZ. The selected candidate will be employed with a fixed-term part-time employment contract, in compliance with the financing contract.

Your duties

  • Carrying out theoretical linguistics research activities in order to meet the project objectives: provides assistance to the PI / Project Director in designing, developing and defining conceptual models and theories in order to contribute to the advancement of the research areas represented by the research project;
  • Carrying out applied linguistics research activities, specific to the topics represented by the research project, in order to meet the project objectives: provides assistance to the PI / Project Director in conducting case studies and analyses, developing and testing new research methodologies; identification and exemplification of implementation solutions for the methodologies developed within the project;
  • Assistance in creating, processing and maintaining the database that will support the text corpus of the DACRE project (web scraping, POS tagging);
  • Modelling corpus data with TEI/XML;
  • Participation in the dissemination of research results (presentations at conferences, symposia, etc.);

Your profile

  • Master’s degree (in progress or completed) in Philology or IT Studies;
  • Experience working with studies, projects and research activities involving the use of NLP (natural language processing) methods for creating, processing, annotating written corpora;
  • Experience in web data retrieval processes (web scraping / crawling);
  • Solid knowledge of English (level B2-C1)
  • Desirable: currently enrolled or completed Doctoral Studies in Philology (Romanian or English Language) or Information Technology;
  • Desirable: good knowledge of the Romanian language (language level certificate should be provided);
  • Advantage: Experience in research projects and publications / research abroad (with a focus on: corpus linguistics);
  • Interest in conducting studies and publications on language topics (with a focus on: corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, academic writing, digital tools in the humanities);
  • Willingness to provide support to the DACRE team in various project-related activities (e.g. writing new project applications, organization of scientific events), all carried out on site at the West University of Timișoara;

More Information

Eligibility criteria

Skills / Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (in progress or completed) in Philology or IT Studies;
  • Solid knowledge of English (level B2-C1)

Specific Requirements

  • Experience working with studies, projects and research activities involving the use of NLP (natural language processing) methods for creating, processing, annotating written corpora;
  • Experience in web data retrieval processes (web scraping / crawling);

Selection process

Evaluation of the candidate dossiers will be performed according to the following criteria:

  • The academic profile of the candidate;
  • Scientific experience in the field;
  • Involvement of the candidate in similar research / development projects;
  • Other criteria considered relevant.

The selected candidate will be invited for an interview in which the candidate's ability to perform the tasks and activities related to the position, motivation and availability of the candidate is assessed.

The eligibility of candidates is an eliminatory criterion. Candidates who do not meet the specific conditions will not be selected for the interview stage.

Additional comments

  • By applying to the contest, candidates give their consent to the West University of Timisoara, as keeper of the personal data collection, to collect and process the data for the purposes of the contest process, pursuant to regulations stipulating the personal data protection.
  • Incomplete and overdue applications shall not be considered.
  • Persons of both genders are welcome to apply under the legal terms and conditions.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Language sciences: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ROMANIAN: Good
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (in progress or completed) in Philology or IT Studies;
  • Solid knowledge of English (level B2-C1)

Specific Requirements

  • Experience working with studies, projects and research activities involving the use of NLP (natural language processing) methods for creating, processing, annotating written corpora;
  • Experience in web data retrieval processes (web scraping / crawling);

Enclosures to the application:

  • Copy of Romanian ID Card / Romanian citizenship certificate, or foreign state citizenship certificate;
  • Letter of intent;
  • CV;
  • Scientific portfolio (which should include reference to research experience and interests);
  • Copy of academic graduate studies diplomas;
  • Other documents relevant in the selection process.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
West University of Timisoara
Romania
Timis
Timisoara
300223
Blvd. V. Parvan 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 618351

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