Researcher in Natural Language Processing (NLP) 90 - 100 %
ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Researcher in Natural Language Processing (NLP) 90 - 100 %

Switzerland 12 Apr 2021


The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. Teaching, research, continuing education, consulting and other services are both scientifically based and practice-orien
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The focus of your work will be to develop and optimize machine learning solutions in the field of Natural Language Processing. Within the Research Team "Text Analytics and Dialogue Systems", we are looking for a highly motivated Researcher.

We offer an exciting working environment at one of the leading houses for machine learning and NLP research in Switzerland. You will work in an inspiring team of machine learning experts, computational linguists, software engineers, and data scientists that is committed to intellectual liberty and scientific excellence. Over the past 8 years, we have successfully run more than 30 projects, we have achieved top ranks at several international competitions (e.g. SemEval, GermEval, VarDial etc.), and we regularly publish papers at top-level conferences such as ACL and EMNLP (best paper honorable mention in 2020!). In addition, we are founders and organizers of the SwissText conference, the major NLP conference in Switzerland.

The focus of your work will be to develop and optimize machine learning solutions in the field of Natural Language Processing. This covers a broad range of topics, from Text Classification/Sentiment Analysis to Dialogue Systems/Chatbots to Speech-to-Text (also for Swiss German).

This position is open for researchers and practitioners at any stage of the career, including PostDocs. For junior researchers, it can be turned into a PhD position by mutual agreement.

The optimum candidate fulfills the following requirements:

These requirements are to be combined with a high level of ambition and willingness to take ownership and responsibility, as well as strong problem-solving skills.

Applications can be submitted until February 22, 2021.

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.

Since 2013 the Institute of Applied Information Technology has teamed up with five other institutes from three departments to establish one of the first interdisciplinary Data Science Centers in Europe – the ZHAW Datalab

The School of Engineering strives for an increase of women in responsible positions. Applications of women are particularly welcome.

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