We are looking for two motivated PostDoc?s to join us in our ERC project FoTran. In that project, we will focus on sentence representation learning and multilingual neural machine translation. The goal is to learn highly abstract language-independent semantic representations from massively parallel data sets and we will test the results on tasks involving natural language inference (NLI) and multilingual (low-resource / zero-shot) machine translation.

The positions are open until filled and will cover a period of 2 years each with the possibility of additional extensions thereafter. More information is available on http://blogs.helsinki.fi/found-in-translation/people/open-positions/

The University of Helsinki is also looking for a lecturer in language technology who will be placed in the same group as above for a fixed term of 5 years. We invite candidates with a strong background in modern computational linguistics and natural language processing. In Helsinki, we emphasise multilingual and cross-lingual approaches to NLP, language technology for highly inflectional languages and NLP for digital humanities. The university lecturer will conduct research in the field as part of our research group and teach language technology in the BA of Languages and the MA of Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age. Our MA programme has a strong multidisciplinary and research-oriented focus and attracts students from around the World. Language technology is one of the four study tracks that can be chosen.


University of Helsinki



Specific requirements:

fixed term of 5 years

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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