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2 post-doc positions in NLP at the Sapienza University of Rome

From: Roberto Navigli <navigli@di.uniroma1.it>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 07:37:22 +0200
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Two positions of POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW in Natural Language
Processing are open in the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza
University of Rome. The positions are part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant
funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto
Navigli (see http://lcl.uniroma1.it/multijedi for details). The successful
candidates will participate in a frontier research project on multilingual
lexical semantics and will work in a stimulating environment of a leading
and highly-active research team including 2 faculty members, 1 postdoc and
6 Ph.D. students.


* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Computational
* Strong publication record in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language
Processing (see below).
* Willingness to coordinate and supervise part of the research work of the
ERC project.
* Ability to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment
to achieving research goals.
* Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.
* Solid programming skills: Java and practical expertise with standard NLP
tools are required, knowledge of Perl/Python is a plus.

Experience in research project management is a plus.


POSITION #1 (LCL1-2012): research record in computational lexical
semantics, large-scale knowledge acquisition and validation, open
information extraction, or data-intensive machine learning
POSITION #2 (LCL2-2012): research record in statistical machine
translation, unsupervised acquisition of bilingual/multilingual lexicons,
or cross-lingual methods for NLP

-=-=-= INFORMATION =-=-=-

* Application deadline: open until filled
* Starting date: fall/winter 2012
* Duration: 1+1+1 years
* Salary: 30000-45000 euros per annum, depending on qualifications. Note
that this type of research contract is exempt from most taxes (e.g., 40000
euros per annum corresponds to around 2600 euros net per month).

Informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (

-=-=-= HOW TO APPLY =-=-=-

Please send a detailed CV and contact details for up to three references to
Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it). Please include the job reference
(LCL1-2012 or LCL2-2012) in the subject line.

-=-=-= ABOUT SAPIENZA =-=-=-

The University of Rome "La Sapienza" is a seven-century-old university in
the heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with
around 150,000 students. Its Faculty of Information Engineering,
Informatics and Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer
Science) is one of the youngest, most energetic and scientifically active
environments at Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity


The Department of Computer Science is a modern and well-equipped research
institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The
Department comprises 44 faculty members (among whom 3 ERC grant holders),
15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will be
based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The
Department is situated in a nice lively area with lots of cafes, bars,
restaurants, and at walking distance from the city centre. Prominent
candidates must not be afraid of the language barrier, as Italians are in
general very friendly.

Roberto Navigli
Dipartimento di Informatica
SAPIENZA Universita' di Roma
Via Salaria, 113
00198 Roma Italy
Phone: +39 06 49918311 - Fax: +39 06 8541842
Home Page: http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli
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