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Open PhD Position in the Area of Natural Language Processing

13.04.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The chair of Software Engineering for Business Information Systems (sebis) at the Technical University of Munich is looking for an excellent candidate for a paid PhD position in the area of Natural Language Processing starting as soon as possible.

Your responsibilities

  • Research & development projects in the area of NLU and NLG
  • Contribution to teaching on Bachelor’s and Master’s levels
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses

We offer

  • Practice-oriented research projects with renowned partners from the administration, publishing industry, judiciary, medicine, customer protection, and other industries
  • Wide scope of possible NLU and NLG research topics and technologies, including but not limited to
    • Information Extraction, Named Entity Recognition, Surface Realization, Summarization, Anonymization
    • Word Embeddings, Rule Engines, Dependency Trees
  • Full-time position (100% TVL-E 13, fixed-term contract)
  • Great working environment in a young, dynamic team at one of the leading European universities
  • Opportunity to travel to prestigious international research conferences
  • Contribution to open-source projects and collaborations with start-ups and spin-offs
  • Up-to-date hardware and an extensive server infrastructure for research
  • Excellent training and career support opportunities (courses, personal coaching, ...)


Your qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Data Science or a similar field
  • Good theoretical knowledge and practical experience with
    • Natural Language Processing (rule-based and/or machine learning)
    • Software Engineering
  • Motivation to build innovative solutions involving industrial partners
  • Interest in applying NLP technologies to problems and texts from the legal domain
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to lead software development in distributed multicultural teams
  • At least intermediate German speaking and writing skills
  • Advanced English speaking and writing skills


Application procedure

Please, send your motivation letter, CV and transcript of records no later than 30th of April 2021 to Ingo Glaser (ingo.glaser@tum.de).

You can find further information here: https://wwwmatthes.in.tum.de/pages/qyey9hn4lw80/Open-PhD-Position-in-the-Area-of-Natural-Language-Processing

We are looking forward to your application!

Important notes

Severely disabled persons are given preference in the case of essentially equal suitability and qualifications.

The TUM strives to increase the proportion of women; applications from women are therefore expressly welcomed.

Data Protection Information:
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Kontakt: ingo.glaser@tum.de