Idiap has a new opening for a Postdoc position in deep learning for natural language inference

The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position in the field of natural language understanding, developing deep learning methods related to natural language inference and summarisation.

The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position in the field of natural language understanding, developing deep learning methods related to natural language inference and summarisation.

The research will be conducted in the framework of the multi-disciplinary Swiss NSF funded project Automated Interpretation of Political and Economic Policy Documents: Machine Learning using Semantic and Syntactic Information, in collaboration with researchers in Political Science and Economics. This project will model data from human interpretations of policy announcements through fundamental advances in representation learning and deep learning architectures for natural language inference, including natural language understanding technologies such as syntactic and semantic parsing, textual entailment and summarisation.

The ideal Postdoc candidate should hold a PhD degree in computer science, computational linguistics or related fields. She or he should have a background in natural language processing and machine learning. The applicant should also have strong programming skills.

The successful Postdoc candidate will join the Natural Language Understanding group at Idiap, under the supervision of Dr. James Henderson. Appointment for this position is for an initial period of 1 year, with a starting salary of 80,000 CHF/year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. Funding is currently available for 4 years. Starting date is to be negotiated, preferably within the last quarter of 2018. All queries related to the advertised position can be sent to Dr. James Henderson (james.henderson at idiap.ch).

 

Interested? Please submit your candidature through the Idiap online recruitment system: Postdoc position in deep learning for natural language inference