14.1059, Jobs: Comp Ling: Researcher, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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Subject: 14.1059, Jobs: Comp Ling: Researcher, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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Date:  Tue, 08 Apr 2003 10:08:44 +0000
From:  alex.alsina at trad.upf.es
Subject:  Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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Date:  Tue, 08 Apr 2003 10:08:44 +0000
From:  alex.alsina at trad.upf.es
Subject:  Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Universitat Pompeu Fabra



University or Organization: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Department: Department of Translation and Philology
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Translation studies


Description:

4-YEAR RESEARCH POSITION IN BARCELONA: either COMPUTATIONAL
LINGUISTICS/MACHINE TRANSLATION or TRANSLATION STUDIES

The Department of Translation and Philology at Universitat Pompeu
Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain, offers a research position within the
''Ramon y Cajal'' program.

Candidates interested in the position should have research experience
and be active in ONE of the following two areas of research (see below
for more details):

    -Computational Linguistics and Machine Translation
    -Translation studies

Ramon y Cajal is a program sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of
Science and Technology (MCYT), the aim of which is to attract
researchers to Spanish universities and other research centres for an
initial period of four years. The application and selection processes
are handled directly by MCYT. Applicants must have a PhD, present a
high-level research program and obtain the endorsement of the research
unit they wish to join. Applications are reviewed by specific
committees in different academic domains (in this case, philology and
philosophy).

The position in the Department of Translation and Philology will be
filled by the department-endorsed candidate that obtains the highest
mark in the MCYT-run evaluation.

The Department will endorse only those candidates with suitable
research profiles.

For more information, see the official page of the program in the MCYT
Web site: http://www.mcyt.es/cajal/, and the UPF page for the program:
http://www.upf.es/rece/ryc/index.htm.

The Department of Translation and Philology (http://www.upf.es/dtf)
participates in ''The Communication Station'', a major research
initiative at UPF in the area of Communication and Technology, in
collaboration with faculty in the Departments of Computer Science and
Audiovisual Studies (http://www.upf.es/ec/uk/).


POST DESCRIPTIONS

Computational Linguistics and Machine Translation

Candidates should be able to:
- lead projects in the area of grammar development and parsing
- program practical applications
- lead discussions of state-of-the-art research in the field
- interact both with linguists and computer scientists in a truly
  interdisciplinary research context
- supervise PhD students
- keep a balance between basic and applied research

Translation studies:

Candidates should be able to:
- lead discussions of state-of-the-art research in the field
- be knowledgeable in up-to-date strategies for translator training
- have contacts in the international research community
- supervise PhD students

The successful candidate is also expected to participate in the
graduate and undegraduate programs in translation, linguistics and
multilingual communication in which the Department of Translation and
Philology is involved.

Those interested should contact Toni Badia toni.badia at trad.upf.es



Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr. toni badia
	La Rambla, 30-32
	Barcelona, Catalonia 08002
	Spain

	Position is open until filled.


Contact Information:
	Dr. Toni Badia
	Email: toni.badia at trad.upf.es
	Tel: (34) 93 542 2409
	Fax: (34) 93 542 1617
	Website: http://www.upf.es/dtf

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