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Open Positions at CIS, LMU Munich (Alex Fraser's group)

15.10.2018

Post-doc/PhD positions in Neural Machine Translation (CIS, LMU Munich)

I am expanding my research group, which is located at the Center for Information and Language Processing at the University of Munich (LMU).

Candidates will focus on cutting edge research into using deep learning techniques to solve machine translation (neural machine translation). The group is a well-known machine translation research group with strong interests in related natural language problems. The working language of the group is English, no knowledge of German is required.

Three positions are available (one post-doc position and two PhD student positions), with a target starting date of October 2018. In addition, I am looking for early expressions of interest in a further possible post-doc position (see below).

Position 1 is for a funded full-time post-doc on my European Research Council Starting Grant.

Position 2 is for a funded full-time PhD student on my European Research Council Starting Grant.

Position 3 is for an unfunded PhD student. The candidate is already working externally in the Munich area, and wishes to carry out research for a PhD degree.

I am also looking for early expressions of interest in a possible full-time post-doc in Summer 2019. The candidate should have been working outside of Germany and be interested in moving to Munich in the Summer of 2019. Please contact me for further details.

All candidates will have possibilities to teach, supervise bachelors/masters students, and to collaborate on grant applications, as appropriate. Post-Docs may also participate in the supervision of doctoral students.

There is significant interaction with the research groups of Hinrich Schütze (deep learning and a variety of NLP problems) and Helmut Schmid (neural machine translation, parsing, tagging, morphology). We also have several active collaborations with colleagues at other universities.

The University of Munich is one of the top research universities in Europe. It was the highest ranked institution on several measures in the Exzellenzinitiative funding program organized by the German national science foundation in 2012.

Munich and the Upper Bavaria area are among the regions in Europe with the highest quality of living. The area is also home to a large number of high-tech, service and manufacturing companies, including many that use NLP technology.

If you are interested in applying please send me:
* a cover letter. Indicate which position you are applying for and include possible starting dates.
* a CV
* a statement of research interests
* (post-doc position): a brief statement of teaching experience and interest
* the names and addresses of two references

If you have questions about these positions please feel free to ask (please include a CV).

LMU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff. We strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equally qualified candidates.

Thanks,
Alexander Fraser
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Fraser
University of Munich (LMU)
Center for Information and Language Processing
Oettingenstrasse 67
80538 Munich
Germany


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