Job offer
January 13, 2023
January 26, 2023
Contract period
January 12 until January 26
CiTIUS Research Centre on Intelligent Technologies of the University of Santiago de Compostela
4-years PhD position in Computational Linguistics

4-years PhD position in Computational Linguistics

The CiTIUS Research Centre on Intelligent Technologies of the University of Santiago de Compostela offers a 4-year PhD position in Computational Linguistics.

The successful candidate will work on the LingUMT research project (Linguistically Motivated Stategies for Unsupervised Machine Translation). LingUMT aims at exploring, defining and implementing linguistically motivated strategies for unsupervised machine translation. For this purpose, we will use monolingual corpora focusing on concepts such as contextualized meaning, distributional-based similarity, semantic compositionality, and syntactic-semantic constructions.

Candidate profile

  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix command line tools.
  • Familiarity with NLP tools (Spacy, UDPipe, Stanza, Transformers, etc.).
  • Programming skills (e.g., python).
  • Fluent in English.
  • Ability to carry out research and work in a team.

Terms and conditions

This is a 4-year position granted by the Spanish Ministry. Check the call conditions in the following link.

How to Apply

Application will be through a public call ("Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores"), opening on January 12 until January 26. Visit the previous link (at Terms and conditions) for more information.

About CiTIUS

CiTIUS is as research centre specialised in Intelligent Technologies with a team of more than 150 researchers. Our team is the greatest asset of our centre and we are continuously looking for talent. CiTIUS provides a stimulating, interdisciplinary and cutting-edge scientific environment, where our team can foster and develop their career in an international team. We are in a high-level scientific environment with four research centres specialized in different areas (CiQUS, CiMUS, IGFAE and CiTIUS). Santiago de Compostela is a UNESCO World Heritage City with more than 5 million square meters of green spaces and one of the 100 best places in the world by TIME Magazine 2021.

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