Postdoc positions in SMT and/or CLIR, Xerox Research Centre Europe

The Cross-Language Technologies (CLT) area of the Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) conducts research in the following areas: 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 collaborations.

We are opening 2 Postdoc positions for researchers interested in the areas of Statistical Machine Translation and/or CLIR. For the first position, we are looking for a candidate with a strong Machine Learning background, for the second position for a candidate with a strong SMT, CLIR, or NLP background.

Required experience and qualifications:

For the first position:

* PhD in computer science, statistics or mathematics with focus on Machine Learning.

* Acquaintance with SMT or NLP is a plus.

For the second position:

* PhD in computer science or computational linguistics with focus on SMT, CLIR, or statistical NLP.

* Acquaintance with Machine Learning is a plus.

For both positions:

* 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 within a team.

Starting date: Beginning of 2010
Duration: 18 months

Application instructions: please email your CV and covering letter, with message subject containing the expression “[CLT Postdocs 2010]” to xrce-candidates and to Nicola.Cancedda at

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Inquiries can be sent to Nicola.Cancedda at

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