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Research and teaching at the Department of linguistics and philology covers approx. twenty different languages and linguistic subjects as well as computational linguistics. These include many of the important languages and cultures in the Middle East, to which can be added Hindi, Swahili, Chinese, Ancient Greek and Latin. Comparative Indo-European linguistics and general linguistics are also part of the department.

Duties: Research and development work within the project Universal Dependency Parsing (funded by the Swedish Research Council), which studies models for syntactic dependency parsing and their application to typologically diverse languages. The work includes mathematical modeling, linguistic analysis, software development, experimental research and dissemination of scientific results in speech and writing. In addition, the researcher may be involved in teaching and student supervision up to 20% of full time.


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Requirements: To be eligible for the position, the applicant must have a PhD degree in computational linguistics, or another field strongly connected to the research area, and documented knowledge of machine learning for natural language processing. The date for obtaining the PhD degree must be less than three years before the application deadline.

Additional qualifications: In the assessment, we will prioritize candidates with strong skills in programming, mathematical modeling, machine learning, and linguistic analysis, as well as a proven ability to write error-free scientific text in English. Experience of research on syntactic dependency parsing and the use of resources from Universal Dependencies will be regarded as an asset.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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