Researcher in Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, Language AI, Machine Learning

Lund University Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Application expert in computational linguistics, language technology, language AI, machine learning

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University Humanities Lab

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have around 700 employees and around 4000 students.

Lund University Humanities Lab is an interdisciplinary department for research technology and training for researchers, techers and students at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology. The Lab hosts technology, methodological know-how, archiving expertise, and a wide range of research projects. Lab activities are centered around the humanities with research targeting issues of communication, culture, cognition and learning. Many projects are interdisciplinary and conducted in collaboration with the social sciences, medicine, the natural sciences, engineering, and e-Science. We have partners and collaborators locally, nationally and internationally. The Lab is a vibrant and dynamic environment enabling scholars in the humanities to combine traditional and novel methods, and to interact with other disciplines in order to meet the scientific challenges ahead to understand, explain and improve the human condition.

We now seek an application expert in computational linguistics, language technology, language AI, machine learning for a full time temporary position for 2 years

Language technology

The Humanities Lab is a certified knowledge center within the European Research and Infrastructure Consortium Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN ERIC) and a node in the Swedish national consortium for language technology, Swe-Clarin. It is thus well equipped to handle language technological challenges. However, to meet the rapidly growing needs for support, guidance and project work, increased expertise is required especially in areas with a focus on larger data sets, text extraction, topic modelling, automated information extraction, and machine-based methods such as deep learning and word vectors.

Tasks

  • Work with method development and projects on text extraction, topic modeling and automated information extraction, in collaboration with researchers from different disciplines; (e.g. language sciences, history, medicine, economics);
  • Contribute to the Lab's local and national Swe-Clarin work and internationally in CLARIN ERIC; help coordinate resources;
  • Educate users through courses and workshops with a focus on both theory and practice;
  • Act as a contact person towards the lab's users, help to guide users to other units outside the lab; inform about updates and other changes in the lab;
  • Act proactively towards other groups and units at LU that work with AI (e.g. AI@Lund, the strategic research area for e-science eSSENCE, the graduate school COMPUTE, and LU's computing center LUNARC).

Qualifications

The applicant

  • must have a PhD and a research background in a relevant discipline (computational linguistics, etc.);
  • must have good knowledge and experience of topic modeling and contextualized representations of languages (word vectors);
  • must have experience of practical work with NLP applications and machine learning;
  • should have experience with developing NLP applications in a suitable programming environments, e.g., Python;
  • should have experience in producing linguistic resources for training and testing of NLP models;
  • should have experience in visualizing and explaining NLP models;
  • must have very good knowledge of Swedish and English.

Please include work samples from your own projects on github or colab.

Experience from a multi-user lab is an advantage. Other welcome features are flexibility and pedagogical ability since the work requires collaboration with users with different levels of knowledge.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/995
Contact
Marianne Gullberg, marianne.gullberg@ling.lu.se, +46462220389
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Published 31.Mar.2021
Last application date 28.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET