jeudi 4 octobre 2012

Job: Bourse post-doctorale, Sapienza, Rome

Une offre de bourse post-doctorale en traduction automatique statistique, à l'Université Sapienza de Rome (date limite 18 octobre):


One position of POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW in Natural Language Processing
is open in the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of
Rome, with a specific focus on statistical machine translation for Asian
languages. The position is part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant on
multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation funded by the European Research
Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli (see for details). The successful candidate
will participate in a frontier research project and will work in the
stimulating environment of a leading and highly-active research team
comprising 2 faculty members, 2 post-docs and 6 Ph.D. students.


* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Computational
* Strong publication record in Statistical Machine Translation. Publication
record in lexical semantics is a plus.
* 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. Proficiency in at least two major Asian languages.
Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.
* Solid programming skills.

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

* Application deadline: 18th October 2012
* Starting date: 1st December 2012
* Duration: 1+1 years
* Salary: 35000-50000 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).

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 ( Please include the job reference
(LCL3-2012) in the subject line.

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

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 the
Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer.


The Department of Computer Science is a modern, 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 just beside the main Sapienza University campus and
is in easy walking distance of San Lorenzo, a nice lively area with lots of
bookshop-cafes, bars and restaurants. Prospective candidates should not be
afraid of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly.

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