Post-doctoral experienced researcher in the field of Text Mining
Post-doctoral experienced researcher in the field of Text Mining
Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:58

Post-doctoral experienced researcher in the field of Text Mining

ΑΔΑ: 755Δ469ΗΞΩ-Ι9Ι


As part of its commitment to continuously reinforce its excellence and strengthen its capacities in language technologies, the Institute of Language and Speech Processing (ILSP – of the "Athena" Research and Innovation Center ( announces a position for experience researchers in the area of:

Text Mining


The position is opened in the context of the LangTERRA project ( which is co-funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 285924 FP7-REGPOT-2011-1). LangTERRA represents ILSP’s strong commitment to continuously reinforcing its excellence and strengthening its capacities and potential to excel at a European level in language technologies and related fields.

The candidates are expected to have a strong background and experience in one or more of the indicative topics in the list below:

n development of semantic-syntactic electronic dictionaries, with emphasis in MWEs lexical data (with local grammars as graphs);

n semantic (thematic) classification of lexical knowledge for NLP purposes (ontology);

n automatic acquisition of semantic and syntactic lexical knowledge;

n natural language processing

The selected experienced researchers will strengthen ILSP's research capacity by working as part of the respective ILSP team and bringing additional experience and know-how in this field. They are also expected to engage into networking with prominent research organizations throughout Europe, developing new collaborations and initiating proposals for funded research.

The required qualifications are:

n a PhD in a field closely related to the position;

n at least four years of full-time equivalent recent research experience with in-depth involvement in R&D projects;

n a strong academic profile with high quality publications in international conferences and journals; and

n a full professional proficiency in English

The following additional qualifications will be considered as an advantage:

n research experience in Greek linguistic data;

n knowledge of French

The recruited experienced researchers will be offered a contract with ILSP ending on 31/05/2015. The indicative monthly rate for the position will be 4.000 Euros depending on the status, qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

The submitted applications must include:

n A cover letter describing the special qualities of the applicant and her/his reasons for applying to the position;

n Full curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of publications;

n An electronic copy of the PhD degree; and

n At least two recommendation letters.

The applicants should be available for a Skype interview. ILSP may come in contact with the persons providing the recommendation letters. Upon request, the applicant should be able to provide also copies of relevant diplomas and transcripts of academic records. The diplomas should be in English or Greek, else a formal translation in one of these languages should be provided.

The closing date for applications is January 9th, 2015 and will remain open until filled.

Submission and enquiries:



The applications must be submitted electronically through email to both addresses below.

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The subject of the email should indicate:

Subject: "Application for LangTERRA – Text mining"


All enquiries related to the positions should be addressed to:

Dr. Angeliki FOTOPOULOU,
Tel. +30 210 6875 -313, -300