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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/; http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/).

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 institutions.

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:

SIA ?Tilde?
Vienîbas gatve 75a
LV-1004, Rîga