Job: Postdoc position at Xerox

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jun 5 15:18:02 UTC 2009

Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 17:55:21 +0200
From: Nicola Cancedda <nicola.cancedda at>
Message-ID: <4A269CE9.1030802 at>

Position: postdoc researcher, Cross-Language Technologies

The Cross-Language Technologies (CLT) group of the Xerox Research
Centre Europe has the mission of researching and developing the most
effective methods for crossing language barriers. Targeted
applications include Statistical Machine Translation, multilingual
terminology extraction, Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR),
Categorization and Clustering. The team is part of the PASCAL 2
European Network of Excellence, ensuring a strong network of academic

We are looking for a postdoc researcher to contribute to our
Statistical Machine Translation and CLIR activities in the framework
of an EU funded project.

XRCE is a highly innovative place and we strongly encourage
publication and interaction with the scientific community.

Required experience and qualifications:

    * PhD in computer science, statistics or mathematics with
      excellent knowledge of machine translation, cross-language
      information retrieval or machine learning for natural language
    * Good programming skills in C, C++, and/or Python.
    * A good command of English is required, as well as
      open-mindedness and the will to collaborate with a team.
    * Experience in machine learning is a definite plus.

To apply: Please email your CV and covering letter, with message
subject "Cross-Language Technologies Researcher" to xrce-candidates at and to Nicola.Cancedda at

Inquiries can be directed to Nicola.Cancedda at

The duration of the contract is 18 months, starting around September
1st, 2009.

Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is a young, dynamic research
organization, which creates innovative new business opportunities for
Xerox in the digital and Internet markets. XRCE is a multicultural and
multidisciplinary organization set in Grenoble, France. We have
renowned expertise in machine learning, work practice studies, image
processing, natural language processing and document structure. The
variety of both cultures and disciplines at XRCE makes it both an
interesting and stimulating environment to work in, leading to often
unexpected discoveries! XRCE is part of the Xerox Innovation Group
made up of 550 researchers and engineers in four world-renowned
research and technology centres. The Grenoble site is set in a park in
the heart of the French Alps in a stunning location only a few
kilometers from the city centre. The city of Grenoble has a large
scientific community made up of national research institutes (CNRS,
Universities, INRIA, Minatec) and private industries. Grenoble is
close to both the Swiss and Italian borders and is the ideal place for
skiing, climbing, hang gliding and all types of mountain sports.

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