JOB OPENING FOR A DIALOGUE SYSTEM DEVELOPER
The Department of Computational Linguistics, Saarland University, in
Saarbruecken, Germany, is seeking to fill a research position for a
dialogue system developer in the context of TALK, an EU-funded research
project in the area of developing flexible and adaptive multimodal
dialogue systems in the information-state update paradigm. Within the
TALK project, our group is concentrating on flexible dialogue
management based on collaborative problem solving, and contextually
adaptive system output presentation. For more information about the
TALK project see http://www.yqcomputer.com/
An ideal candidate will have a degree in computational linguistics or
similar area, solid Java programming skills, and previous experience in
building interactive systems based on natural language conversation.
Highly valued personal qualities include creativity, open-mindedness,
team spirit and leadership abilities. We particularly invite
applicants with a completed Ph.D. degree or comparable level of
experience, although applicants who have completed an M.Sc. (or
equivalent) degree only recently are also welcome if they have the
The earliest starting date of the position is January 2006. The
initial duration of the contract will be until December 2006, which may
be renewed, contingent on continuing funding.
The salary will be in the BATIIa category according to German tariff
conditions, which means a monthly salary ranging between approx. 2500
and 3800 Euro (subject to approx. 30-40% deduction for tax and health-
and social-insurance); the exact salary will depend on qualifications
as well as age and marital status (we can provide more precise
information upon inquiry).
Applications should be sent by 1 November 1 2005. We will consider also
applications arriving after this date until the position is filled.
When applying, please send your CV, list of publications, research
interest summary, statement of interest in the TALK project and at
least three references.
Please send electronic applications (preferably in PDF format) and
inquiries to XXXX@XXXXX.COM Hard copies can be sent to the
Dept. of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
Postfach 15 11 50
Saarland University strives to increase involvement of women in this
research area, and therefore encourages women in particular to apply.
Persons with disabilities will be given priority in case of equal
For more information about the Department of Computational Linguistics
and Phonetics see http://www.yqcomputer.com/
carried out in the group of Prof. Manfred Pinkal. Within the TALK
project, we cooperate very closely with DFKI, Bosch and BMW. Other
partners with whom we have been cooperating in TALK or in other
research activities include for example Edinburgh University,
Gothenburg University, and the University of California at Berkeley.
For more information about Saarland University see
For more information about Saarbruecken see http://www.yqcomputer.com/
For more information about the Saarland see http://www.yqcomputer.com/