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Open Positions in "Text Analytics for Linked Data" in the Semantic Computing Group at Bielefeld University

From: Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 11:45:04 +0200
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=== PhD/postdoc research positions in "Text Mining with and for Linked 
Data" at the Semantic Computing Group, Bielefeld University ===

The Semantic Computing group [1] at the University of Bielefeld [2] has 
*one open position* on the broader topic: ** Text Mining with and for 
Linked Data **

Example topics of research include but are not limited to the following:

- Relation extraction based on distant supervision as provided by Linked 
- Named Entity Recognition in the context of Linked Data
- Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining with Linked Data as background 
- Multilingual Information Extraction and cross-lingual conflict detection
- Integration of structured and unstructured data
- Machine Reading with Linked Data as background knowledge

The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in at 
least three of the following areas:

- Statistical Natural Language Processing
- Text Mining and Knowledge Discovery
- Machine learning
- Semantic Web, Knowledge Representation, Ontologies
- Linked Data

Candidates with expertise in several topics will be given preference.  
Applicants are expected to have strong programming skills, the ability 
to work independently, strong interpersonal skills as well as strong 
English language skills. Candidates should be qualified for and willing 
to perform state-of-the-art research in the above topics as well as 
contribute to the teaching activities of the department. Knowledge of 
German is not required.

The group will provide the chance to perform cutting-edge research in an 
international context. Applicants for a postdoc position will have the 
chance to perform independent research on the topics of the group that 
qualifies them for an academic career and allows them to position 
themselves as independent researchers in the community. PhD applicants 
will receive supervision and support in developing the necessary skills 
to produce high-quality research necessary to earn a PhD Degree.

The salary for both PhD and postdoc positions is around  3.300 Euro per 
month (pre taxes), according to scale TV-L E 13 in the German University 
System and can vary depending on age, marital status, tax class etc. The 
salary increases with the duration of the employment. An online tool to 
calculate the post-tax income can be found at [4] (indicating E-13).

Bielefeld is one of the 20 largest cities in Germany (with close to 
330.000 inhabitants) [5]. It is a lively city with a lot of cultural and 
entertainment opportunities (see [6]). It is located in the heart of the 
Teutoburg Forest [7], offering many opportunities for outdoor and 
leisure activities.

The position is available for one year and can be prolonged depending on 
the availability of further funding. Candidates are expected to start on 
October 1st, 2013.

Applications are invited until June 15h and will be processed as they 
are received. Interviews will be scheduled via Skype in the week from 
17th - 21st of June.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process in 
the last week of June. Applications should be sent by email to Prof. 
Philipp Cimiano at cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de, preferably as *one* 
PDF document including a CV, motivation letter, publication record (if 
applicable), record of teaching activities (if applicable) and any other 
relevant information in addition to the names of two referees. The 
application should highlight the expertise in the areas mentioned above 
and express the research interests of the applicant.

[1] http://www.sc.cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de/
[2] http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/International/
[3] http://www.cit-ec.de/
[4] http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/
[5] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielefeld
[6] http://www.bielefeld.de/en/index.html
[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teutoburg_Forest

Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
Semantic Computing Group
Excellence Cluster - Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
University of Bielefeld

Phone: +49 521 106 12249
Fax: +49 521 106 12412
Mail: cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de

Room H-127
Morgenbreede 39
33615 Bielefeld
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