NLP Expert: Language Resources Compilation and Evaluation Frameworks

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NLP Expert: Language Resources Compilation and Evaluation Frameworks

Closing Date

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018

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 500 staff from 44 countries.

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Context and Mission

The CASE department of the BSC seeks Natural Language Processing experts for a newly established Language Technologies R&D group. CASE will host a Technical Management Office (OTG) and a reference center to support the Plan for the Advancement of Language Technology through scalable processing platforms and the use of HPC (High Performance Computing).

BSC-CASE is looking for a NLP Expert: Language Resources Compilation and Evaluation Frameworks.

Key Duties

  • Collaborate defining components, modules and resources for industrial scale processing platform, as well as the standards necessary to guarantee interoperability.
  • Responsible of advising, supervising and supporting the different actions carried out by the OTG.


  • Education
    • PhD in fields relevant to the computational processing of natural language (computer science, linguistics, etc.)


  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
  • Demonstrable experience in the organization of workshops and task and resource evaluation campaigns.
  • Team management experience in public and private R & D projects (European and national projects)
  • Ability to write well documented technical reports
  • Experience in the compilation of linguistic processing resources (corpora, lexicons, grammars, etc.) and in internationally accepted standards for these resources (for example, under the CLARIN project).
  • Familiarity with programming languages (Python, Java) and modern development and continuous integration methodologies (GIT, SVN, Maven)
  • Working knowledge of Spanish language, in addition to English.


  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
  • Knowledge of any of the co-official languages of the Spanish State
  • Demonstrable experience of the following NLP platforms and libraries: UIMA, DKPro, GATE, Freeling, IXA, OpenMINTED and NLTK.




  • The position will be located at BSC within the Computational Architectures in Science and Engineering Department.
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year renewable until 3 years, with a test period of 6 months
  • Starting date: January – February 2018



Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A motivation letter with a statement of interest, including two contacts for further references
  • A full CV including contact details



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

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

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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