Post-doc position (computational linguistics) at Saarland University, Germany

The Department of Computational Linguistics at Saarland University, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany, invites applications for the position of a scientific staff member (“Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”).

The successful candidate will have a strong background in natural language processing and
computational semantics, and preferably hold a PhD in computational linguistics or a related
field. He/she will contribute to project work on the integration of natural language processing and knowledge management within the Cluster of Excellence “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” (, Experience in data-intensive methods is essential. A background in deep linguistic processing is a definite plus. He/she will join a young, creative research team and should have good teamwork skills.

Saarland University is one of the leading European research sites in computational linguistics and offers an active, stimulating research environment. Close working relationships are maintained between the Departments of Computational Linguistics and Computer Science. Both are part of the Cluster of Excellence, which also includes the Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (MPI-INF) and Software Systems (MPI-SWS) and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Salary and social benefits are according to Germany’s public sector TV-L 13 scale, ranging from 3100 to 4500 EUR (before taxes), depending on prior experience. The appointment is initially for 2 years.

Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with its policy of increasing the proportion of women in this type of employment, the University actively encourages applications from women.

Physically handicapped persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

Please send applications (including CV and list of publications) in electronic form to (Professor Manfred Pinkal).

Deadline is January 31, 2012.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to the above email address as well.