We have a vacancy for a permanent researcher position in language technology at the Norwegian Computing Center (NR, see www.nr.nohttp://www.nr.no) in Oslo, Norway. We seek candidates with broad expertise in the field of natural language processing (NLP) and the ability to work on different types of R&D projects. The position will be associated with the SAMBA research department, which currently has 52 researchers.
The researcher will be expected to participate in several research projects. We are notably leading a large interdisciplinary research project on anonymization of textual data in collaboration with legal scholars, data security experts and researchers in health informatics. We also conduct research on spoken dialogue systems, human-robot interaction, multilingual language resources, computer-assisted language learning and information extraction on large amounts of texts. We work closely with the University of Oslo, and many of our research projects are carried out in collaboration with various research groups in Norway and internationally.
You must be interested in conducting applied research in NLP and machine learning. The applicant should ideally hold a PhD in language technology or computational linguistics, or a master degree combined several years of research experience. In addition, you must have good programming skills and the ability to work both independently and in teams.
Applicants must be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is an advantage, as several of our research projects focus on Norwegian text data. Experience in securing funding for R&D projects is also appreciated.
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We offer a 100% permanent position, good salary conditions, pension and insurance schemes, flexible working hours, 5 weeks of holiday in addition to paid leave during Christmas and Easter, and our own staff canteen. Good training and development opportunities in an inspiring work environment together with colleagues in language technology, machine learning, statistical modelling and image analysis.
The Norwegian Computing Center is located in Kristen Nygaard's house at the Research Park at Blindern in Oslo. Negotiable starting date. We look forward to hearing from you.
Norsk Regnesentral (NR) is an independent research institute that conducts contract research for both business and public organisations in Norway and internationally. Our core research areas are statistical modelling, machine learning, artificial intelligence and ICT. Our clients are business and public administration, the EU and the Research Council of Norway. The institute has 98 employees, the majority of those being research scientists with a Ph.D.
Pierre Lison, Senior Research Scientist
Norsk Regnesentral / Norwegian Computing Centre