Jobs: 5 offres

alexis nasr alexis.nasr at
Tue Mar 6 17:42:46 UTC 2001

1/ European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)
JRC-Ispra site near the Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy.

2/ The University of Liverpool
Research and Development Unit for English Studies

3/ Groningen (The Netherlands)
Center for Language and Cognition, University of Groningen
Postdocs and Graduate Students

4/ Educational Testing Service
Research Scientist
Princeton New Jersey

5/ EU funded project
searching of multiple multimedia digital libraries
department of Information Studies at Sheffield


The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is looking for a
one-year Auxiliary Agent, starting approximately in May 2001, to contribute
to its Language Technology projects at the JRC-Ispra site near the Lago
Maggiore in Northern Italy.

The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary and international team of
scientists and developers and will contribute to two projects. The first one
is concerned with the automatic assignment of keywords from a multilingual
thesaurus to text, using statistical methods and a manually indexed text
collection. The second project has the aim of gathering potentially
user-relevant documents from the internet and to analyse, classify and store
them. The ideal candidate has a practical approach and knows how to use,
integrate and optimise different tools in the Windows NT environment.

Requirements: Degree in Computational Linguistics or related areas; PERL
programming experience; working knowledge of English; experience of working
with large corpora or data collections; citizenship of a EU country.

Desirable knowledge: Knowledge of statistics for automatic classification
and similar applications; knowledge of French, German, Italian or other
European languages; experience with further programming languages such as C
or Java; knowledge of HTML and XML.

Remuneration depends on age, family status, experience and current
residence. The salary for a single person currently residing outside Italy
is approximately 3.000 Euro per month net (after taxes).

We offer interesting work in an expanding team and in an attractive setting.
The JRC employs altogether 2400 staff from many different countries. 1800 of
these work at the Ispra site in Northern Italy, about 60 km West of the city
of Milan.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Ralf Steinberger
(ralf.steinberger at The deadline for applications is 18.03.2001.
Electronic applications are preferred.

Dr. Ralf Steinberger (ralf.steinberger at
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (
Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety (ISIS)
RMDS - Project 25
T.P. 361
I - 21020 Ispra (VA)
Tel: + 39 - 0332 78 6271
Fax: + 39 - 0332 78 9098


The University of Liverpool
Research and Development Unit for English Studies


Initial salary within the range £16,775 - £22,245 pa

A vacancy has arisen in the Unit for a software developer with WWW
programming skills and a good grasp of the nature of the English
language. The post will initially run for 2 years, and relates
primarily to two EPSRC-funded research projects concerning the
extraction of linguistic information from the World Wide Web
( and the retrieval of related documents from
textual databases.  Experience with CGI programming, Perl and
information retrieval/search-engine technology is preferable, and
familiarity with C/C++ and standard Unix tools is also desirable.  The
starting date will be as soon as possible.

Quote Ref: A/882

Closing date: 23 March 2001

Further particulars and details of the application procedure may be requested
from the Director of Personnel, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX,
United Kingdom on 0151 794 2210 (24 hr answerphone) or via email: jobs at


University web site:
RDUES web site:


Groningen (The Netherlands)
Center for Language and Cognition, University of Groningen
Postdocs and Graduate Students

Two Graduate Students, two Postdocs

The Center for Language and Cognition, Groningen (CLCG) has
openings for two graduate students (four-year positions) and
two postdocs (two-year positions).  We invite qualified
applications for these positions.

The postdoc positions are in projects investigating the visualization
of language variation and connectionist language learning, and the
Ph.D. positions are in the computational simulation of
phonological learning and in neurolinguistics.

Details are available at

Applications preferably by Mar. 14, 2001.

John Nerbonne
Dir., CLCG
nerbonne at


Educational Testing Service, an international leader in the field of
educational measurement, has a Research Scientist opening in the Center for
Assessment and Design, part of the Statistics and Research Division.  The
Scientist position involves applying scientific, technical and software
engineering skills in designing and conducting natural language processing
research studies and in developing and contributing to the development of
new products or services for education.

A doctoral degree in Computer Science or Linguistics with solid
computational linguistics experience and an interest in natural language
processing research for purposes of automated writing analysis, instruction
and scoring are required.  Evidence of independent substantive research
experience is required and the successful candidate is expected to be able
to contribute to new or modified theories of natural language processing as
applied to educational and psychological processes.

ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work
environment, and attractive growth potential.  ETS is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Employer.

Please send resume including salary requirements to:

Mike Smith
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road, MS 02-D
Princeton, NJ 08541
Email:  mlsmith at
Fax:  (609) 497-6022


As a follow up to an earlier advert, the MIND RA post is now officially
being advertised.

A 27-month multi-site EU funded project investigating the searching of
multiple multimedia digital libraries (i.e. search and meta search engines)
over a wide area network.  Sheffield?s main task focuses on searching
libraries of speech documents.  Emphasis will be on information retrieval
and interface design over actual speech recognition.  The fusing of results
from multiple libraries will also be examined.  Candidates with a relevant
post graduate degree with some or all of the following experience should
apply: Java or C++ programming; HCI and user testing; information
retrieval; and speech recognition.  Pay range £16,775 - £21,435.

The department of Information Studies at Sheffield has consistently gained
the highest possible research rating and has a long tradition of high
quality Information Retrieval research.  It has strong links with the
internationally renowned natural language processing and speech research
groups within the Computer Science department.

Closing date for applications: 29 March 2001
Reference Number: RW2293
See the following Web site for details on how to apply:

Mark Sanderson, Room 303                   Tel   : +44 (0) 114 22 22648
Department of Information Studies          Fax   : +44 (0) 114 27 80300
University of Sheffield, Western Bank      mailto:m.sanderson at
Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK           
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