Associate Research Scientist

Associate Research Scientist

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has an opening for an Associate Research Scientist (PhD- or (Senior-)PostDoc level; for an initial term of two years).

The UKP Lab is an internationally recognized research institute with about 35 team members. We work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), with an emphasis on semantic text analysis and generation, argument mining, and interactive machine learning. Besides, we have a strong profile in deep learning for NLP, construction of large-scale benchmarks, or knowledge graphs. We collaborate with a wide range of both academic and industrial partners.

We are looking for candidates in Computer Science with a specialization in Natural Language Processing, preferably with expertise in research and development projects, prior publication experience, and strong communication skills. The research topics of the position may include: NLP in low-research settings, argument mining and retrieval, multimodal content processing, privacy-enhanced NLP as well as machine learning for NLP (deep reinforcement learning, neural network architectures). The successful applicant will work on research and development as part of a team in one of the areas above. We disseminate the results in top venues of the field and as free research software and datasets. The lab offers highly attractive options for personal growth and career development at all levels of the scientific career. Upon interest, additional qualifications in teaching and project management can be acquired.

UKP’s wide cooperation network both within its own research community and with partners from research and industry provides an excellent environment for the position to be filled. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique research focus "Data Science” and the Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content” (AIPHES) funded by the DFG emphasize NLP, machine learning, text mining, as well as scalable infrastructures for the assessment and aggregation of knowledge. UKP Lab is a highly dynamic research group committed to high-quality research results, technologies of the highest industrial standards, cooperative work style and close interaction of team members working on common goals. In 2018, Darmstadt has achieved the first place in the category Cities of the Future in a ranking of German cities.

Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).

Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please apply under by 15.12.2018. The positions are open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.