The CASE department of the National Supercomputing Center – Barcelona Supercomputing Center seeks Natural Language Processing experts for a newly established Language Technologies R&D group. CASE will host a Technical Management Office (OTG) and a reference center to support the Plan for the Advancement of Language Technology through scalable processing platforms and the use of HPC (High Performance Computing).

BSC-CASE is looking for a NLP Expert: Language Resources Compilation and Evaluation Frameworks.

Key Duties

Collaborate defining components, modules and resources for industrial scale processing platform, as well as the standards necessary to guarantee interoperability.
Responsible of advising, supervising and supporting the different actions carried out by the OTG.


Barcelona Supercomputing Center



PhD in fields relevant to the computational processing of natural language (computer science, linguistics, etc.)

Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
Demonstrable experience in the organization of workshops and task and resource evaluation campaigns.
Team management experience in public and private R & D projects (European and national projects)
Ability to write well documented technical reports
Experience in the compilation of linguistic processing resources (corpora, lexicons, grammars, etc.) and in internationally accepted standards for these resources (for example, under the CLARIN project).
Familiarity with programming languages (Python, Java) and modern development and continuous integration methodologies (GIT, SVN, Maven)

Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
Knowledge of any of the co-official languages of the Spanish State
Demonstrable experience of the following NLP platforms and libraries: UIMA, DKPro, GATE, Freeling, IXA, OpenMINTED and NLTK.

Language requirements:

Working knowledge of Spanish language, in addition to English.

Specific requirements:

The position will be located at BSC within the Computational Architectures in Science and Engineering Department.
We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
Duration of the contract: 1 year renewable until 3 years, with a test period of 6 months
Starting date: January – February 2018

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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