Xerox – Two Research Scientists – Machine Learning and Machine Translation

Positions: Two Research Scientists, Machine Translation and Machine Learning

The Cross-Language Technologies (CLT) group of the Xerox Research
Centre Europe conducts research in Statistical Machine Translation
and Cross-Language Information Retrieval, Categorization and
Clustering using and extending advanced machine learning
methods. The team is part of the PASCAL 2 European Network of
Excellence, ensuring a strong network of academic collaboration. We
are opening two positions for researchers interested in Statistical
Machine Translation. 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 Statistical Machine
Translation (SMT), or statistical Natural Language Processing (NLP)

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 or statistical NLP.
* Acquaintance with Machine Learning is a plus.

For both positions:

* Strong publication record and evidence of implementing systems.
* A good command of English, as well as open-mindedness and the will
to collaborate within a team.

Expected starting date: September 2010
Duration: 18 months

Application instructions

Please email your CV and covering letter, with message subject
“Cross-Language Technologies Researcher” to xrce-candidates and to
nicola dot cancedda at Inquiries can be sent to
nicola dot cancedda at

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