[BioNLP] Postdoc and Research Engineer positions: probabilistic information extraction in Paris (Stuart Russell)

Stuart Russell russell at cs.berkeley.edu
Mon Dec 3 12:58:15 EST 2012

Two positions, one at the Postdoctoral level and one at the
Postdoctoral or Research Engineer level, are available at the
Laboratoire d'informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), Universite Pierre et
Marie Curie, in central Paris.

The project, led by Professors Stuart Russell, Patrick Gallinari, and
Patrice Perny, is funded by the Chaire d'Excellence award from the
Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Its aim is to develop and apply
advanced methods for probabilistic modeling and inference - especially
open-universe probability models - to the problem of extracting
information from semi-structured and unstructured text/Web data at a
large scale.

The positions are funded for 18 months starting as early as January 1,
2013, with the possibility of continuation either in Paris or at the
University of California, Berkeley. EU Citizenship would be an advantage.

Postdoctoral position: Candidate should hold, or expect to have
completed, a doctorate in Computer Science, Statistics, or related
field. Must have a strong background and publication record in
probability, machine learning, graphical models, and/or natural
language understanding, and ideally will also have a solid
understanding of symbolic logic, relational learning, or probabilistic
programming. The ideal candidate will combine theoretical expertise
with practical skills suited to developing a large-scale information
extraction system. Salary in the region of 3500 euros per month.

Research Engineer position: Candidate should hold at least a
Bachelor's and preferably a Master's degree in Computer Science. Must
have a solid understanding of probabilistic graphical models and
statistical learning as well as strong programming skills, and ideally
will be familiar with symbolic logic. Research experience would be
beneficial.  Salary in the region of 2800 euros per month.

To apply, please email an application letter to Professor Stuart
Russell (russell at berkeley.edu) including

   - names and contact information (email) of at least three references;
   - links up to 5 online publications, including PhD thesis or Master's thesis if applicable

and attach a Curriculum Vitae (with contact details) including a full
list of publications.  Candidates for the Research Engineer position
should also attach a transcript of courses and grades.

Applications must be received by January 15, 2013. Earlier applications
are more likely to receive thorough consideration. Candidates who apply
by December 5 and who will be attending NIPS workshops may be eligible for 
an in-person interview with Prof. Russell on December 6/7/8.

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