IRTG Post-Doctoral Position Announcement

Valia Kordoni kordoni at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Wed Jul 18 09:00:16 EDT 2007

Post-Doctoral Position in "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems"

Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany

International Research Training Group "Language Technology and
Cognitive Systems" is pleased to announce the availability of a two-
year post-doctoral position available from October, 2007. The
programme, established in 2001, is a collaborative PhD training
programme between Saarland University and the University of Edinburgh
- two leading institutions in the fields of computational
linguistics, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. The
participating departments in Saarbruecken are: the Department of
Computational Linguistics and Phonetics and the Department of
Computer Science.

The college focuses on the computational and cognitive foundations of
human language processing, particularly emphasizing the following
research areas:

- Language understanding (including spoken language processing,
cognitive modelling, and experimental psycholinguistics)
- Knowledge representation, inference, the lexicon, and ontologies
- Data-intensive language models (including corpus-based and machine
learning methods)
- Dialogue and language generation (computational and cognitive models)

Candidates must have completed all requirements for their PhD degree
by the time of appointment. The ideal candidate for the post-doctoral
position will have research interests which span computational and
cognitive aspects of language processing, and have experience
overlapping several of the above areas. In addition to the
opportunity to carry out independent and collaborative research, the
position also includes some administrative duties associated with the
program. Some teaching is also possible, but not a requirement of the
post. The position comes with access to state-of-the-art computing
facilities, and the possibility to use the range of lab facilities on-
site - such as eye-tracking, dialog, speech, and robotics - by
arrangement with the relevant lab directors. Salary is on the German
E13 TV-L scale (approx. 33K Euros per annum, depending on age and
marital status). Support for travel to conferences is also available.
The position is available from 1 October, 2007 but a slightly later
start date is possible.

For more information about the graduate college and current members,
prospective applicants are encouraged to look at our website: http://

The final deadline for applications is 3 September, 2007. Any
inquiries concerning the post should be directed to the e-mail
address below. Complete applications including: (1) a statement of
research interests,  (2) a full CV, (3) two example publications, and
(4) the names (and e-mail addresses) of two referees, should be sent
(preferably via e-mail) to:

Prof. Dr. Matthew Crocker
e-mail: igk-admin at

Department of Computational Linguistics
Saarland University
P.O. Box 15 11 50
66041 Saarbruecken, Germany

Tel. +49 (0)681 302-6560
Fax +49 (0)681 302-6561

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