Ghent University Offers PhD Student Position in Computational Linguistics in Belgium, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

In the context of a research infrastructure project, a scholarship is offered for a PhD student in the LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team at the Ghent University Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.

The successful applicant will participate in a multidisciplinary research collaboration between UGent and UHasselt (Expertise Centre for Digital Media).

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Host College/University:

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Degree level:

Scholarship is available to study PhD program.

Field of Study:

SThe successful applicant will participate in a multidisciplinary research collaboration between UGent and UHasselt (Expertise Centre for Digital Media).

Nationalities:

Scholarship is available for International students.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field ((Computational) Linguistics, or Computer Science)
  • Strong interest in language and speech technology
  • Interested in research and having the intention to obtain a PhD degree
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Eager to acquire new competencies and knowledge
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python, Java) •
  • The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team, and will be guided by advisors with a computer science/computational linguistics background (UGent-UHasselt) and with a background in dialectology/linguistics (UGent).

Applying procedure Instructions:

The application in English should include

  • A motivation letter, summarizing the candidate’s background and capabilities, and describing his/her motivation for this position
  • Attested copies of education certificates, and a list of master courses with the grades obtained
  • An extensive CV • contact information (e-mail) of potential referees
  • Applications are to be sent by e-mail to Prof. Dr Veronique Hoste (Veronique.Hoste@UGent.be) and Prof. Dr Miriam Bouzouita (Miriam.Bouzouita@UGent.be). Application deadline: January 7th, 2019.
  • Contact persons for more information:
  • For general information about the Hercules project: Prof. Dr Miriam Bouzouita (Principal Investigator): Miriam.Bouzouita@UGent.be;
  • For specifications about this post: Prof. Dr Veronique Hoste (Veronique.Hoste@UGent.be)

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

 January 07, 2019.

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