Research Assistant

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen

Solid State Research & Material Sciences Structural and Cell Biology Computer Science

(Job code 50.17)

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Research Assistant (HiWi)

Job offer from June 27, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a computational linguistics student as research assistant/HiWi (studentische/wisenschaftliche Hilfskraft), who will be able to work 40 hours per month or more within the Perceiving Systems Department.

At the Perceiving Systems Department, we (M. Alejandra Quiros-Ramirez and Michael J Black) are working on modeling the relationship between linguistics, perception and the human body (shape, pose, motion). Part of this effort is the creation of linguistic models that can process narrative descriptions of people into a meaningful input to our existing models.

Your profile and tasks

We are seeking for a motivated and creative student to help us with the development of such linguistic models. The main tasks will involve collecting narrative descriptions of real people or fictional characters and contribute in the development of linguistic models to identify relevant and synonym descriptors in the text. A working plan is already defined, yet we encourage creativity, and new ideas on alternative and interesting approaches to the problems we are tackling are always welcome. English is a must, and some knowledge in python is welcome. Experience working with Google’s word2vec or similar, is a plus.

Our offer

The post is ideally suitable for students in computational linguistics (or with a strong interest in the topic) looking to put in practice their knowledge and gaining scientific experience. Students without a Bachelor’s degree will earn 9.71 euros per hour. Students holding a Bachelor’s degree will be paid 11.29 euros per hour.

The position will be for August 2017.

Your application

The Max Planck society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Please direct your applications quoting reference number 50.17 to . The position is open until filled but preference will be given to applications received by August 15, 2017.

Inquiries should be sent to .

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Spemannstraße 34
72076 Tübingen

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