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Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 10:27:37 +0200
From: Inguna =?windows-1257?b?U2thZGnyYQ==?= <inguna at latnet dot lv>
To: nodali at helsinki dot fi
Subject: Marie Curie Scholarship in terminology and language
resources at Tilde company
As Partner of EU project CLARA ? Common Language Resources and their
Applications, which is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Tilde
invites applications for a position as junior researcher in terminology
and language resources.
The 30 month position involves participation in the EU project CLARA ?
Common Language Resources and their Applications, which is a Marie Curie
Initial Training Network receiving funding from the European
Commission?s 7th Framework Programme (cf. http://clara.uib.no/;
The specific position involves participation in the CLARA subproject
Harmonisation of Terminological Resources, which is a cooperation
between NHH, TILDE (LV), the University of Bergen (NO), and Unifob Aksis
(NO), offering secondment at TEMIS (DE). The overall aim of the
subproject is to develop language-independent methods and tools for
constructing and consolidating multilingual termbases and ontologies,
for corpus-based term extraction and for ontology-based domain
recognition of text, as well as to investigate the degree of
compatibility of different termbases.
The candidate will be given a supervisor at Tilde SIA and will be
offered joint supervision by academic staff at partner institutions. The
candidate should be prepared to develop, in cooperation with the main
supervisor, a more elaborate project description and a personal career
plan within 4 months of the project period.
The CLARA network offers an intensive research exchange programme
between 16 participating institutions. While staying with the host
institution for most of the time, the programme allows for a shorter
stay at a second academic or industrial partner institution
(secondment). The successful candidate will be expected to partake
actively in training activities organised by CLARA. This includes summer
schools, seminars and courses organised locally and at other network
Applicants should hold a strong university degree (Masters/diploma or
equivalent) which would entitle them to embark on a junior researcher
project in a relevant discipline, and should be in the first four years
of their research careers.
As the project is funded by an EU mobility scheme, there are also
certain mobility requirements. Most importantly, the candidate must not
be a national of Latvia, the country of the host institution. Applicants
must not have resided or performed their main activity in the host
country more than 12 months in the 3 year period immediately prior to
the start date. (For a full list of mobility criteria, see
The salary of a junior researcher position is roughly EUR 24,529.5 per
year. There are additional mobility (up to 800 euro/month) and travel
allowances (yearly allowance). The income is taxable. There is a budget
to cover participation costs, such as attendance at CLARA events abroad.
Applicants need to have a good working knowledge of English, as all
CLARA training events will be in English. In addition, as the project is
intended to involve work on harmonization of terminology resources and
related technologies, applicant needs to have background in
computational linguistic or computer science and general knowledge of
terminology related issues. Good knowledge of a language of Baltic
countries language is a advantage.
TILDE is the Baltic IT company,the recognized leader in research and
development of human language technologies for the languages of the
Baltic countries. A combination of statistical and knowledge driven
approaches is used to provide state-of-the-art language technologies.
TILDE?s experience has resulted in widely used software products for the
Baltic languages, including automated translation tools, machine
translation solutions, multilingual electronic dictionaries, spoken
language technologies, proofing tools and terminology data bases. With
the authorization of the EuroTermBank Consortium, TILDE develops and
hosts the multilingual terminology portal Eurotermbank. It provides a
consolidated interface to over 1.5 million terms in various European
languages, residing in its central database or other interlinked
national and international terminology banks.
For further information about the available position and project, please
contact Dr. Inguna Skadina, inguna dot skadina at tilde dot lv dot Enquiries regarding
admission requirements, application procedures etc. may also be directed
to the darbs at tilde dot lv dot
Extended application deadline: March 15, 2010.
To be fully considered, please provide the following:
A curriculum vitae including the following information:
Name, place and date of birth, sex and address.
Nationality (or nationalities) and record of residence (countries and
periods of residence in those) for the past 3 years.
List of academic degrees obtained. For each degree, give the title in
the original language in English, the awarding institution and date.
Clearly indicate which degree (or degrees) formally entitles you to
embark on a doctorate, and which degree (or degrees) constitutes a
doctorate, if applicable.
Periods of parental leave during the past 4 years, if applicable.
A list of topics covered in your studies (e.g. a list of courses), other
relevant knowledge and activities in relevant research areas.
Positions held and other relevant work experience.
A list of publications.
A sample of relevant written work (e.g. research paper or thesis,
preferably in English).
Copies of high school and university certificates and diplomas, and
transcripts of courses taken.
Two references and their contact information.
A statement of research interests related to the current application.
In case an application can only be submitted by regular post, it should
be sent to:
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