Associate Research Scientist in Natural Language Processing, UKP Lab Darmstadt

Associate Research Scientist in Natural Language Processing

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 (PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years).

This position should further strengthen the group’s profile in one or more areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP), such as natural language generation, semantics and discourse processing, or multi-document information consolidation. UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of data-driven NLP and machine learning with their novel applications in various domains, e.g. conversational IR systems, scientific literature analysis, or social media mining.

We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science with a specialization in Natural Language Processing or Text Mining, preferably with prior expertise in the relevant areas of computer science and strong programming skills. Experience with neural network architectures and demonstrable engagement in open source projects are strong advantages. Strong communication skills in English are a must. UKP’s provides an excellent cooperation network with both top academic and industrial partners in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and a supportive research environment within the lab. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique profile around AI and the DFG-funded Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content” (AIPHES) emphasize NLP, machine learning, and scalable infrastructures for the assessment and aggregation of information. UKP Lab is a high-profile research group committed to cutting-edge research, dynamic operations, cooperative work style and close interaction of team members. The selected candidates will have an opportunity for professional growth according to their seniority level. Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous work or research experience (if available).

Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please submit your application via the following form by April 30th, 2019: The position is open until filled.