Overview

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab and the research group
Trustworthy Human Language Technologies (TrustHLT) at the Department of
Computer Science of the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany have
four job openings for

**Research scientists (m/f/d)**

in the recently acquired projects funded by the National Research
Center for Applied Cyber­security ATHENE in the research area of
Security and Privacy in Artificial Intelligence (SenPAI).

These positions will focus on research questions related to privacy-
preserving natural language processing. As part of our work in digital
mental health, the project “Privacy-Aware Domain-Adaptive Medical NLP”
will explore and evaluate different approaches to privacy methods for
dataset creation and deep learning in the medical domain. This project
covers a variety of tasks, from semi-automatic de-identification to
synthetic training data generation and downstream tasks. The latter
require research in large language models for clinical applications in
close collaboration with experts from the psychiatric domain. The
project “Protecting Privacy and Sensitive Information in Texts” touches
the heart of privacy preservation in NLP and will explore a wide range
of domain-agnostic techniques. A solid background in machine learning
for natural language processing is essential, prior knowledge of formal
privacy methods such as differential privacy, or experience in clinical
NLP is a plus. The salary is based on the collective agreement
applicable to the TU Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). The starting date is
as soon as possible.

Company:

Technical University of Darmstadt

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate holds a PhD (for a Post-Doc position) or Master
degree (for a PhD position) in computer science, computational
linguistics, machine learning, or a related discipline, has a strong
interest in privacy in natural language processing, excellent
analytical and programming skills, is a team player, and is fluent in
English.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

Please provide us with your CV including an outline of previous work or
research experience, names of two referees, and a letter of motivation
outlining your research interests. Submit your application via the
following form by December 18, 2022:
https://careers.ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ukprecruitment (please
enter “ATHENE” as the name of the application position)

Applications arriving after the deadline will still be considered if
the position is not filled yet.

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