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Pre-Ph.D. and postdoctoral positions in NLP at the Sapienza University of Rome

From: Roberto Navigli <navigli@di.uniroma1.it>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:18:44 +0200
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Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

One *pre-Ph.D. position* (with the possibility of starting a Ph.D. in 2014
on the same salary), and *one postdoctoral position*, both in Natural
Language Processing, are open in the Linguistic Computing Laboratory (
http://lcl.uniroma1.it), 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://multijedi.org for details and publications). The successful
candidates will participate in a frontier research project on multilingual
lexical semantics and will work in the vibrant environment of a leading and
highly-active research team comprising 2 faculty members, 2 post-docs and 6
Ph.D. students.


For the pre-Ph.D. position (LCL1-2013)

The successful candidate will work actively on BabelNet (http://babelnet.org)
and its developments and extensions, including semantic and statistical
machine translation:

* M.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics,
Mathematics or related fields

* Solid programming skills in Java

* Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.

* Publications in Computational Linguistics are a plus

For the postdoctoral position (LCL2-2013)

The successful candidate will drive the scientific and technological
development and future directions of BabelNet (http://babelnet.org):

* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related fields.

* Strong publication record in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language
Processing, particularly in knowledge acquisition, (open) information
extraction and/or ontology learning.

* 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 is a plus.

* Experience in research project management is a plus.


* *Application deadline:* November 20, 2013

* *Starting date:* as early as possible in 2014

* *Duration:* 1+1+1 years

* *Salary:* 25000 euros (LCL1-2013) and 37000 euros (LCL2-2013) per annum,
depending on qualifications. Note that this type of research contract is
exempt from most taxes (25000 euros per annum corresponds to around 1600
euros net per month; 37000 euros per annum corresponds to around 2400 euros
net per month).


Application and informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (
navigli@di.uniroma1.it). The application requires a detailed CV and contact
details for up to three references. Please include the job reference
(LCL1-2013 or LCL2-2013) in the subject line.


The Sapienza University of Rome 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 employer.


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 candidates will be
based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The
Department is situated just across the road from the main University
Campus, close to a student area with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and
only a short bus ride from the city centre. Candidates should not be afraid
of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly. English
is spoken widely throughout the Department.

Roberto Navigli
Dipartimento di Informatica
Sapienza University of Rome
Viale Regina Elena 295 (second floor)
00161 Roma Italy
Phone: +39 0649255161 - Fax: +39 06 8541842
Home Page: http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli
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