Job: Computational Linguistist at Joint Research Centre of the EC (Italy)

Alexis Nasr alexis.nasr at LINGUIST.JUSSIEU.FR
Tue Feb 19 18:47:52 UTC 2002

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has an opening for
a one-year position (auxiliary agent), starting approximately in May
2002. The applicant will contribute to 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 mainly 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 is independent,
has a practical approach and knows how to discover, use, integrate and
optimise various tools.

- Citizenship of a EU country
- Working knowledge of English, French or Italian
- Degree in Computational Linguistics or related areas
- Programming experience

The candidate should have good skills in several of the following areas:

- PERL programming
- Programming in Java, C++, etc.
- Statistics for automatic classification, clustering and similar
- Experience of working with large corpora or data collections
- Experience with applications such as indexing, search engines, etc.
- Experience with multilingual and cross-lingual NLP applications
- Knowledge of several EU and Eastern-European languages
- Web technology, CGI, Apache, HTML, XML
- Relational databases (Oracle, MySQL), SQL
- Windows NT and UNIX
- Technology overview and report writing

Remuneration depends on age, family status, experience and current
residence. The salary for a single person currently residing outside
Italy is 3.000 Euro per month net or more (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 have questions, please have a look at the web site and contact Ralf Steinberger
(ralf.steinberger at If you are interested, please send your
application before Sunday 3 March 2002. Electronic applications are

Dr. Ralf Steinberger (ralf.steinberger at
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (
Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC)
Cybersecurity and New Technologies for Combating Fraud Unit (CSCF)
T.P. 361
I - 21020 Ispra (VA)
Tel: + 39 - 0332 78 6271
Fax: + 39 - 0332 78 9098
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