Job: Position for Turkish citizens at the EC's 'Joint Research Centre' (JRC)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Feb 7 20:41:14 UTC 2012

Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:44:04 +0100
From: Ralf Steinberger <ralf.steinberger at>
Message-id: <052b01cce5af$52565990$f7030cb0$>

Readers of this list may be interested in the following position, funded
by Tübitak.  The successful applicant will be working at the European
Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy.  This is one
of altogether 44 positions, but the only one in the field of
computational linguistics / media monitoring.

URL with full details: 

Title of profile: Media monitoring and information mining

Location: Ispra, Italy

Reference no.: JRC.IPSC.G.2-06.TUBITAK

Position for: Ph.D. student or Post-doctoral fellow

Indicative duration: 6 to 12 months

JRC Contact Administrative contact point to send your CV and 

     motivation letter: JRC-IPSC-ENLA at

Scientific-technical contact point: Erik.van-der-Goot at


Short description of activity:


The candidate will carry out scientific and technical tasks
contributing to the Europe Media Monitor (EMM) family of
applications of the OPTIMA action inside the JRC’s Global
Security and Crisis Management Unit (GlobeSec). EMM tools
gather and analyse about 100,000 media reports per day in 50
languages from several thousand online news sites and display the
analysis results on publicly accessible web pages
( Recent efforts focus on
additionally gathering and analysing social media such as Blogs
and Twitter. The objective is to support European Institutions,
national authorities in the EU Member States, international
organisations and authorities in extra-European partner countries
in their daily monitoring tasks. OPTIMA’s research and
development work is thus task and application-oriented.

Required profile: 

We are looking for motivated PhD students or Post-doctoral fellows in
Information Technology, Computer Science, Computational Linguistics,
Data Mining, Machine Learning or related areas to contribute to OPTIMA’s
media and web monitoring efforts and to publish its research results.
We are offering the possibility to work in an international,
multicultural and highly motivated team contributing to leading edge

The candidate’s field of research should be related to one or more of
the following fields: Language Technology; multilingual natural language
processing; machine translation; web mining; web technology; media
monitoring and analysis.  Good programming skills in Java are
required. Additional knowledge of a scripting language would be a
bonus. Experience with developing or using text mining tools would also
be an advantage.

An ability to work in a multi-national team and a very good level of
spoken and written English is indispensable as English is the group’s
main working language. The required level of the language is C2
according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
(documented proof of the language knowledge will be requested for the
pre-selected applications).  Active or passive knowledge of other
European and non- European natural languages would be a clear advantage.

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