PhD Studentship in Natural Language Processing
Computational Learning and Computational Linguistics group
University of Geneva
Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Computational Learning and
Computational Linguistics (CLCL) group of the University of Geneva. The
successful candidate will pursue research in connection with a project on
statistical machine translation funded by the Swiss National Science
Foundation, in collaboration with researchers in Geneva's Linguistics
Department and the IDIAP Research Institute.
Candidates should have a solid background in computer science or computational
linguistics. They should have excellent programming skills as well as
communication skills in English (and ideally in French as well). Preference
will be given to candidates with a strong interest and/or experience in
machine learning or statistical methods, and in computational linguistics or
natural language processing. A strong academic record, excellent analytical
skills, and a clear aptitude for autonomous, creative research will be
priority selection criteria.
Funding is guaranteed for 3 years through a Swiss National Science Foundation
PhD studentship, with a possible extension for a fourth year. Starting salary
will be around the range 3300-4400 CHF/month (gross) depending on the
conditions of employment (1 CHF = 0.66 EUR).
The position is available starting 1 March 2010 or soon thereafter. We will
begin considering applications immediately, and will give priority to
applications received before 30 November 2009.
How to apply
Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, academic transcripts indicating
their degrees and all their courses with grades, a statement of purpose, and
names and addresses (with e-mail and telephone number) of at least two
references to the address below. Electronic applications are strongly
CUI - University of
Battelle bātiment A
7 route de Drize
CH-1227 Carouge, Switzerland
Informal inquiries should be directed to Dr. James Henderson at
James.Henderson@unige.ch or Dr. Paola Merlo at Paola.Merlo@unige.ch.
About the institution
CLCL is an interdisciplinary group between the Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory of the Computer Science Department and the Laboratory for the
Analysis and Technology of Language of the Linguistics Department. Further
information on related research activities of the CLCL group can be found on
the CLCL group's website and on the home
pages of Dr. James Henderson and
Dr. Paola Merlo.
The University of Geneva is one of the leading research universities in Europe
and offers excellent working conditions, as well as a stimulating scientific
environment. The University of Geneva wishes to increase the proportion of
female academic staff and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications
Keywords: natural language processing, machine learning, machine translation