Natural Language Processing - Postdoctoral Researcher R3

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Natural Language Processing - Postdoctoral Researcher R3

Closing Date:

Saturday, 01 April, 2017

Job Description:

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 460 staff from 44 countries.

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Context and Mission

The CASE department is looking for a Postdoc Researcher in natural language processing or computational linguistics with experience in the development of software tools. The candidate will be responsible of the integration of data and the implementation of tools into a platform for natural language processing.


Key Duties

  • Design and implementation of different tools into a natural language processing framework
  • Integration of textual data with structured and semi structured data
  • Administration and evaluation of a natural language processing platform
  • Coordination of the implementation of tools developed in the team
  • Design of interfaces and workflows for Natural Language Processing



  • Education
    • PhD in Natural Language Processing
    • Higher University Degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications or equivalent


  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Working experience in the implementation and usage of workflow management systems
    • Experience in the development or management of natural language software resources


  • Other Knowledge will be valued
    • Development and integration of software tools
    • Experience with software tools such as UIMA, Galaxy, GATE
    • Publication record in NLP or computational linguistics


  • Competences
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Fluent in in English and Spanish
    • Capacity to interact and build strong relations with a diverse members/stakeholder/staff base
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team



  • The position will be located at BSC within the CASE Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, flexible hours, Tickets Restaurant and a medical assurance
  • Salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the candidate


Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A full CV including contact details


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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