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Researcher / Computational Linguist

Posted: April 10, 2019
Company name: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Location: Berlin, Germany
Country: Germany
Pay rate: EUR 45k - 65k / year (TV-L E13)
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) is a public corporation based in Berlin. Its academic profile is characterized above all by long-term basic research in the humanities and cultural sciences. The Academy employs around 350 staff and has an annual budget of around 25 million euros.

The BBAW is a learned society with a three-hundred-year-old tradition of uniting outstanding scholars and scientists across national and disciplinary boundaries. As the largest non-university research institute for the humanities in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, it preserves and reveals the region’s cultural inheritance, while also pursuing research and offering advice on issues that are crucial for the future of society and providing a forum for dialogue between scholarship and the public. For the BMBF-funded project "ZDL (Centre for Digital Lexicography of the German Language)" the BBAW invites applications for the position:

*Researcher/Computational Linguist*
100% full-time position beginning at the earliest opportunity
and initially ending 31st December, 2023

*Responsibilities:*
- research and development in the field of advanced procedures for syntactic and semantic document analysis (named entity recognition, syntactic parsing, relation recognition, and word sense disambiguation);
- evaluation, implementation, and maintenance of generic computational linguistic services and associated language models and resources based on machine learning methods.

*Qualifications:*
- university degree in computer science, computational linguistics, cognitive science, or a comparable subject;
- experience with machine learning methods (especially deep learning) and distributional semantics;
- experience in the application of language technology tools for the annotation of large corpora;
- very good knowledge of a high-level programming language (C ++, java, etc.) and a scripting language (Perl or Python);
- sufficient knowledge of English or German for scientific exchange;
- very good communication and team skills;
- desired: knowledge of client / server models (web services, REST, interprocess communication).

*What we offer:*
- versatile scientific work in an interdisciplinary team (linguistics, lexicography, computational linguistics, and computer science);
- attractive opportunities for scientific development in the active digital humanities environment of the BBAW;
- an attractive workplace in Berlin-Mitte.

The remuneration will be paid in accordance with remuneration group E 13 TV-L Berlin (Berlin public service salary scale). The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women and applicants with a migration background. Equally qualified applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference. Please send your application file in PDF format (one file) not exceeding 5 MB in size via e-mail with the subject "AV / 07/2019 ZDL - Application Computational Linguistics" no later than 26th April, 2019 to:

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Referat Personal und Recht
Frau Ines Hanke
Jägerstr. 22/23, 10117 Berlin
personalstelle@bbaw.de

The German version of this document is legally binding for the application process. Further details on the project can be found at: www.dwds.de/stellenausschreibungen. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact zdl@bbaw.de.
Desired skills: - university degree in computer science, computational linguistics, cognitive science, or a comparable subject;
- experience with machine learning methods (especially deep learning) and distributional semantics;
- experience in the application of language technology tools for the annotation of large corpora;
- very good knowledge of a high-level programming language (C, C++, java, etc.) and a scripting language (Perl [preferred] or Python)
- sufficient knowledge of English or German for scientific exchange;
- very good communication and team skills;
- desired: knowledge of client / server models (web services, REST, interprocess communication)

The ideal candidate will also have experience with Perl and PDL for machine learning applications.
Website for more information: www.dwds.de
Contact information: Applications: personalstelle@bbaw.de
Questions: zdl@bbaw.de

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