Half-time Programmer

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Half-time Programmer

Diary id: PAR 2019/572
Employment level: Open ended
Location: Dept of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Sci.
Apply by: 2019-05-23
The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the Faculty of Arts has about 100 staff members and a student body corresponding to about 350 full-time equivalents. It is home to a large number of national and international research projects and offers courses and degree programmes for philosophers, logicians, linguists, language technologists, theorists of science , historians of philosophy, philologists and philosophy teachers. The Department also arranges doctoral education and development work in its various academic domains.

The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) is based in FLoV at the University of Gothenburg, and is funded by a 10 year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modelling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. For a description of CLASP see https://clasp.gu.se/

Job assignments
The successful candidate is expected to devote her or his time to providing programming support for the Centre of Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability. S/He will be a full member of the research teams working at CLASP, and s/he will take part in the design and implementation of research projects on an ongoing basis. CLASP focuses on a number of issues in Computational Linguistics, most importantly: a) Type Theory and Probability, b) Machine Learning and Deep Learning Methods for NLP, c) Dialogue Modelling as well as the interaction between the three.

The successful candidate must possess an MSc or equivalent in Computer Science or a related discipline. S/He must posses documented skills and experience in a variety of current programming languages and platforms, as well as an affinity with issues in NLP. Background in one or more of the following research fields is desired:

Type Theory
Machine Learning
Deep Learning
Theorem Proving
Bayesian Reasoning
Neural Networks
Possession of a PhD is a plus but not mandatory.

Programming and scientific proficiency is the most important criterion for assessment, and special attention will be given to the applicant's MSc (and/or PhD thesis if available), programming experience and to her/his cover letter. Priority will be given to applicants with familiarity with issues in NLP and theoretical issues related to CLASP's core research areas. Documented good interpersonal skills and good skills in terms of planning and organizing research and communicating their own research results is also meritorious.

The applicant is asked, in addition to the cover letter, cited documents and other documents, to provide contact information for two academics familiar with her/his research work, for further contact/reference. The recruitment process may also include interviews.

Type of employment: Permanent
Extent: 50 %
Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2019-09-01
For further information:
Shalom Lappin, professor, 031-786 5019, shalom.lappin@gu.se

Fredrik Engström, Head of Department, +46(0)31-786 6335, fredrik.engstrom@gu.se

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about\_the\_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed to: University of Gothenburg, FLoV, Box 200, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, SWEDEN. Reference number should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents. The application is to be written in English.

For more info, as well as a link to the application portal see here 

Closing date: 2019-05-23