PhD and Post Doc Position in NLU and Dialog

Two positions in the area
natural language understanding and human machine dialog
at Saarland University

We anticipate the availability for two positions in the area
of natural language understanding and dialog modeling,
one position for a PhD student and a second position
for a postdoctoral researcher or equivalently qualified
senior researcher.

The task is to conduct research in cross-domain natural
language understanding as well as generic dialog
modeling combining rule-based and statistical
techniques. The successful candidate should have a
degree in computer science, computational linguistics
or a discipline with a related background. Excellent
programming skills are important. A good math background
is a plus. Very good oral and written communication skills
in English are also required. The research will be carried
out together with a European consortium of high-profile
research institutes and companies.

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).

Both positions are fully funded positions with a salary
in the range of 37,000 Euros to 51,000 Euros per year
depending on the qualification and professional experience
of the successful candidates. Starting date is
November 1st. The positions are for three years.

Each application should include:

* Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications
(if applicable)
* Transcript of records
* Short statement of interest (not more than half a
* Names of two references
* Any other supporting information or documents

Applications (documents in PDF format in a single file)
should be sent no later than , Monday May 7th to:

Further inquiries regarding the project should be
directed to: