The Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (SNSF) in Computational Linguistics or Corpus Linguistics with a focus on Latin in the Department of Language and Information Sciences.
- Expected start date: 1st March 2019 (or to be agreed)
- Contract length: 4 years
- Activity rate: 75%
- Workplace: University of Lausanne, Campus Dorigny
The successful candidate will work on the project A world of possibilities. Modal pathways on the extra-long period of time: the diachrony of modality in the Latin language funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (project no. PP00P1_176778).
The team will consist of the PI and of a PhD student in addition to the postdoc. The main tasks of the postdoc researcher will be:
- the development of suitable annotation schemes
- the creation and development of a database and of its interface
- the creation and maintenance of the website of the project
- the annotation of Latin texts
- the collaboration at various research activities connected with the project (publications and other ways of disseminating results)
PhD or equivalent qualification in Linguistics or Computer Science with a specialisation in Computational Linguistics or Corpus Linguistics. The candidate’s PhD should have been completed no more than 5 years before the start date of the position (1st March 2019 or later).
The ideal candidate should show an outstanding proficiency in the development of digital resources and their application to the study of linguistics. She/he should also have a good knowledge of the Latin language in addition to excellent team-work skills.
- excellent programming skills (e.g., Python) – at least three years
- good skills in the treatment of textual corpora
- experience with machine learning
- good knowledge of syntactic and semantic languages (XML, HTML, RDF, OWL)
- knowledge of the TEI encoding standards for the edition of texts
- good knowledge of the Latin language
- excellent communicative and team-work skills
For further information, contact Francesca Dell’Oro (email@example.com), Principal Investigator.
Deadline for applications: 20th January 2019
See the official job posting for details (cahier des charges, requested documents). Only applications through that Web site will be taken into account.
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We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training. Possibilities of continuous training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.
UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.