Official call document (two identical vacancies):
The University of A Coruña is offering a full-time postdoctoral position in A Coruña (Spain) to conduct research in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). The position is available within the 5-year European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant) project FASTPARSE - Fast Natural Language Parsing for Large-Scale NLP, led by Prof. Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez. The main goal of this frontier research project is to develop new algorithms and techniques to improve the speed of natural language parsers, making them suitable for web-scale processing.
The University of A Coruña is a young, vibrant public university located in A Coruña, a charming city in the Atlantic coast of Galicia (Spain) offering high quality of life at an affordable cost of living for European standards. The selected candidate will join a new laboratory dedicated to the project, with a team planned to be composed of 2 postdoctoral researchers and 2 PhD students together with the project leader. The FASTPARSE laboratory will in turn be affiliated with the highly-active Language and Information Society research group, which joins together researchers from computer science and linguistics backgrounds interested in computational linguistics and NLP. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to publish at the top international conferences and journals in the field.
The postdoctoral researcher will engage in cutting-edge research focusing on natural language parsing, which may involve other related subareas of NLP. The bulk of the work will be undertaken in A Coruña, although the researcher will be expected to visit foreign research groups and participate in international conferences.
Salary and benefits:
Minimum qualifications (exclusion criteria):
If you think that your background is relevant to the project goals, please get in touch even if you do not fit the indicated profile.
Preferred qualifications (evaluation criteria):
The applicant's scientific record will be assessed in terms of scientific quality, relevance, impact, breadth and relation to the goals of the project. The following aspects will be emphasized in the evaluation:
The evaluation will be based on the CV and cover letter submitted by the applicants, as well as an interview by videoconference.
How to apply:
Interested candidates can send their application by email to Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez (email@example.com), specifying that they wish to apply to positions 2017/CP/018 and 2017/CP/019, and including in attachment (PDF format):
Shortlisted candidates may be asked for additional information, and will be interviewed.
The application deadline is February 3rd, 2017. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, in order to have time to address possible issues with the documentation.
Potential candidates are welcome to ask any questions, also by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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