Postdoc position at Xerox

Position: postdoc researcher, Cross-Language Technologies

The Cross-Language Technologies (CLT) group of the Xerox Research Centre Europe has the mission of researching and developing the most effective methods for crossing language barriers. Targeted applications include Statistical Machine Translation, multilingual terminology extraction, Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR), Categorization and Clustering. The team is part of the PASCAL 2 European Network of Excellence, ensuring a strong network of academic collaboration.

We are looking for a postdoc researcher to contribute to our Statistical Machine Translation and CLIR activities in the framework of an EU funded project.

XRCE is a highly innovative place and we strongly encourage publication and interaction with the scientific community.

Required experience and qualifications:

* PhD in computer science, statistics or mathematics with excellent knowledge of machine translation, cross-language information retrieval or machine learning for natural language processing
* Good programming skills in C, C++, and/or Python.
* A good command of English is required, as well as open-mindedness and the will to collaborate with a team.
* Experience in machine learning is a definite plus.

To apply: Please email your CV and covering letter, with message subject “Cross-Language Technologies Researcher” to xrce-candidates at and to Nicola.Cancedda at

Inquiries can be directed to Nicola.Cancedda at

The duration of the contract is 18 months, starting around September 1st, 2009.

Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is a young, dynamic research organization, which creates innovative new business opportunities for Xerox in the digital and Internet markets. XRCE is a multicultural and multidisciplinary organization set in Grenoble, France. We have renowned expertise in machine learning, work practice studies, image processing, natural language processing and document structure. The variety of both cultures and disciplines at XRCE makes it both an interesting and stimulating environment to work in, leading to often unexpected discoveries! XRCE is part of the Xerox Innovation Group made up of 550 researchers and engineers in four world-renowned research and technology centres. The Grenoble site is set in a park in the heart of the French Alps in a stunning location only a few kilometers from the city centre. The city of Grenoble has a large scientific community made up of national research institutes (CNRS, Universities, INRIA, Minatec) and private industries. Grenoble is close to both the Swiss and Italian borders and is the ideal place for skiing, climbing, hang gliding and all types of mountain sports.