Job: Research Assistant NLP, Text Simplification, Barcelona, Spain

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Mar 9 11:20:32 UTC 2011

Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:11:08 +0100
From: Horacio Saggion <horacio.saggion at>
Message-ID: <4D751FBC.2020600 at>

Research Assistant in Natural Language Processing (12 months)

The Natural Language Processing Research group (TALN) at the
Department of Communication and Information Technologies, Universitat
Pompeu Fabra has a 12-months open position in the area of automatic
text simplification in Spanish in the context of the research project

We are looking for candidates with some experience in natural language
processing (NLP). Candidates with interest and/or experience in
automatic text summarization, text simplification, text-to-text
generation, and development of NLP applications are particularly
welcome. We are looking for a candidate willing to stay in our group
after the 12-months period to pursue a PhD in Natural Language

We require:

* A degree in Computer Science or related field.
* Experience in NLP, Machine Learning, or Artificial Intelligence
* Experience in Programming and willing to learn Java

We offer:

* A 12-month research contract
* Dynamic and collaborative working environment
* A maximum gross salary of 15.530,76� depending on experience
* The position is available immediately.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is recognised internationally for the
quality of its research, it is also one of the top 5 Spanish
universities in terms of scientific production and academia
efficiency.  The NLP group is situated in Campus de la Comunicación
in the innovation district of Barcelona 22 at .

If you are interested in working with us, please send the following

* Cover letter including your contact details
* A CV and list of publications
* The names and contact details of 2 people who can act as your

Send the documentation by e-mail to Dr. Horacio Saggion
(horacio.saggion at , the subject of your e-mail should be
"Simplext-TALN-RA". If you have any informal query please contact Dr.
Horacio Saggion (horacio.saggion at

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