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Postdoc position in Neural Machine Translation (CIS, LMU Munich)

07.11.2018

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

This is a postdoc level position and it currently has one year of full-time funding from my ERC Starting Grant.

Candidates will focus on cutting edge research into using deep learning techniques to solve machine translation (neural machine translation). The group is a well-known machine translation research group with strong interests in related natural language problems. The working language of the group is English, no knowledge of German is required. The three main focuses of the group are in neural machine translation: 1) domain adaptation 2) adding linguistic information to character NMT 3) unsupervised NMT.

Candidates will have possibilities to teach, supervise bachelors/masters students, and to collaborate on grant applications.

CIS has an active community working on cutting-edge natural language processing. There will be 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, service and manufacturing companies, including many that use NLP technology.

If you are interested in applying please send me:
* a cover letter. Clearly indicate which position you are applying for and include possible starting dates.
* a CV
* a short research plan addressing past, current and future interests
* a brief statement of teaching experience and interest
* the names and addresses of two references

Please submit applications for this position as soon as possible, it is open until filled. This particular position requires a PhD with extensive experience in neural machine translation or a closely related problem involving machine learning, candidates with other backgrounds cannot be considered.

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.

Thanks,
Alexander Fraser
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Fraser
University of Munich (LMU)
Center for Information and Language Processing
Oettingenstrasse 67
80538 Munich
Germany

Email: fraser@cis.uni-muenchen.de
Web: http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/~fraser


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