Successful applicants will work at Saarland University, a leading centre for language research which offers a dynamic and stimulating environment.
The Collaborative Research Centre “Information Density and Linguistic Encoding”, which the open positions are part of, supports a broad range of experimental, corpus-based, and cognitive modelling research activities, with over 40 staff.
The Saarland University Campus clusters several top-ranked research institutions such as the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and the Computer Science Department at Saarland University.

Research conducted will focus on:

– machine learning, deep learning for translation
– analysis of translation fingerprints (translationese)
– representation and transfer learning with end-to-end architectures
– interpretation, dissemination and visualisation of learned representations

General responsibilities include:

– fundamental and empirical research
– publication in top conferences/journals
– development of prototypes, applications and demos
– contribution to teaching and supervision


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– MSc/PhD in computer science, machine learning, computational linguistics or similar
– for Post-doc, strong background and publications in machine learning, deep learning, MT and NLP
– strong problem solving and programming skills, independent and creative thinking
– strong team working and communication skills
– excellent command of written and oral English

Language requirements:

Command of German or other languages will be helpful, but is not a requirement.

Specific requirements:

Duration: 3+ and 2+ years for PhD and Post-doc respectively.

Educational level:

Master Degree

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About Saarland University

Saarland University is a modern university within the Saar-Lor-Lux region – a dynamic part of Europe defined by the shared borders between Germany, France and Luxembourg. An international perspective has been a defining feature of Saarland University ever since it was established in cooperation with France in 1948. Today, 15,000 young people are studying in Saarbrücken and Homburg (Faculty of Medicine), 17 per cent of whom are international students.