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Category:   E-Job
Subject:   Postdoc position in the area of information retrieval and human machine dialog at Saarland University
Email:   Olga.Petukhova_(on)_lsv.uni-saarland.de
Date received:   14 Jun 2013

Postdoc position in the areas of information retrieval and human machine dialog at Saarland University We are seeking a skilled postdoctoral researcher whose expertise intersects information retrieval (IR) and human-computer interaction (HCI). The researcher will work in a research team to create an automated speech-based question-answering (QA) system for various scenarios. The candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research on advanced techniques for information and relation extraction, and combine them with dialog models. The research will be carried out within a EU-funded project. The successful applicant will have: 1) a doctoral degree in a relevant field of computational linguistics, computer science, or a relevant discipline; 2) a strong publication record in relevant venues; 3) excellent programming skills; 4) strong collaborative skills, including possibly supervision of junior researchers, students, or equivalent industrial experience; 5) a strong technical background in machine learning, natural language processing, and human-computer interaction. This work will be conducted at the Spoken Language Systems group (http://www.lsv.uni-saarland.de/) at Saarland University. Saarland University Saarland University (http://www.uni-saarland.de/en/) is a European leader in Computer Science research and teaching, and is particularly well-known for its research in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. In addition, the university campus hosts the interdisciplinary MMCI Cluster of Excellence, Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Students and researchers come from many countries and the research language is English. The planned starting date is the November 1st (an earlier starting date is negotiable). The position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension for one more year. The position is a fully funded position with a salary in the range of 37,000 Euros to 51,000 Euros per year depending on the qualification and professional experience of the successful candidates. Each application should include: * Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications (if applicable) * Transcript of records * Short statement of interest (not more than half a page) * Names of two references * Any other supporting information or documents Applications (documents in PDF format in a single file) should be sent no later than , Monday July 15th to: Diana.Schreyer_(at)_LSV.Uni-Saarland.De Further inquiries regarding the project should be directed to: Olga.Petukhova_(at)_LSV.Uni-Saarland.De __________________________________________ - ELSNET mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org - To manage your subscription go to: http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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