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Open Positions at CIS, LMU Munich (Machine Translation)


Open Positions at the University of Munich

I am expanding my research group, which is located at the Center for Information and Language Processing at the University of Munich (LMU).

Two positions are available on my European Research Council Starting Grant. One position is for a post-doc. The other position is for a researcher interested in doing a PhD.

Both of these positions will focus on cutting edge research into using deep learning techniques to solve machine translation (neural machine translation). The research group is a well-known machine translation research group with strong interests in related natural language problems.

There will be possibilities to teach, supervise bachelors/masters students, and to collaborate on grant applications. Post-Docs may also participate in the supervision of doctoral students. The working language of the group is English, no knowledge of German is required.

There is significant interaction with the research groups of Hinrich Schütze (deep learning and a variety of NLP problems) and Helmut Schmid (neural machine translation, parsing, tagging, morphology). We also have several active collaborations with colleagues at other universities.

The University of Munich is one of the top research universities in Europe. It was the highest ranked institution on several measures in the Exzellenzinitiative funding program organized by the German national science foundation in 2012.

Munich and the Upper Bavaria area are among the regions in Europe with the highest quality of living. The area is also home to a large number of high-tech, services and manufacturing companies, including many that use NLP technology.

If you are interested in applying please send me:
* a cover letter including possible start dates
* a CV
* a statement of research interests
* (post-doc position): a brief statement of teaching experience and interest
* the names and addresses of two references

Informal inquiries about these or future positions are also welcome, please include a copy of your CV.

LMU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff. We strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equally qualified candidates.

Alexander Fraser