Master Student - Machine Translation involving Catalan (R0)

Job Reference

192_22_LS_TM_R0

Position

Master Student - Machine Translation involving Catalan (R0)

Fecha de cierre

Jueves, 30 Junio, 2022
Reference: 192_22_LS_TM_R0
Job title: Master Student - Machine Translation involving Catalan (R0)

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 770 staff from 55 countries.

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Context And Mission

The Text Mining group in the Life Science Department is looking for a Master's student to work in the field of Machine Translation involving Catalan. This work will be part of the ongoing AINA project that aims at generating technology and language resources for the Catalan language.
The selected candidate will work in a highly sophisticated HPC environment, will have access to state-of-the-art systems and computational infrastructures, and will collaborate and work closely with the members of the group.

Key Duties

  • Participate in internal group meetings and other scientific discussions.
  • Preparation and presentation of scientific articles.
  • Collaborate in the preparation and presentation of scientific projects.
  • Collaborate with the members of the group in the generation and evaluation of resources in Catalan

Requirements

  • Education
    • BA in linguistics, translation or similar, with a background in computation
    • Master courses in computational linguistics
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Programming skills (mainly python but also some bash)
    • Ability to access and evaluate scientific literature.
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Native competence in Catalan
    • Good knowledge of Spanish.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Competences
    • Strong interest in NLP, Computational Semantics and Machine Translation.
    • Good communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team.

Conditions

  • The position will be located at BSC within the Life Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 4 months renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: asap

Applications procedure and process

All applications must be made through BSC website and contain:

  • A full CV in English including contact details
  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

    In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

    The panel will make a final decision and all candidates who had contacts with them will receive a feedback with details on the acceptance or rejection of their profile.

    At BSC we are seeking continuous improvement in our recruitment processes, for any suggestions or feedback/complaints about our Recruitment Processes, please contact recruitment [at] bsc [dot] es.

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  • Deadline

    The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

    OTM-R principles for selection processes

    BSC-CNS is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment principles (OTM-R). This is applied for any potential candidate in all our processes, for example by creating gender-balanced recruitment planels and recognizing career breaks etc.
    BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.
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    Application Form

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