Postdoctoral researcher in Computational Linguistics

University of Amsterdam
August 22 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in computational linguistics to carry out the computational research required by the project. The researcher will be aided by a scientific programmer for tool implementation. Both will work in close cooperation within a team with a strongly methodological attitude and experience with interdisciplinary work and computational tools.

More details on the work to be conducted by the postdoctoral researcher in computational linguistics can be found in the complete vacancy call here.

The ideal candidate for the job has a PhD in computational linguistics, experience with working in teams comprising experts in text-based humanities and with the typical challenges of the field, and strong methodological attitude and interests. We are looking for an open-minded, curious, flexible, accurate, highly team-oriented person, capable of working independently, of quickly adjusting to changes of plan and handling workload peaks, with outstanding social and communicative skills.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to

  • participate in regular and frequent team meetings;

  • write code, document it properly, and cooperate with others to help get the code packaged in apt GUIs;

  • pPresent intermediate research results at international workshops and conferences;

  • deliver a number of publications for both philosophical and computational audiences in cooperation with the PI and the other team members;

  • help with organizational tasks connected to the project, such as the organization of conferences and workshops (the list is non-exhaustive);

  • (help) disseminating results to non-specialists.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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