Research Engineer Job, Gothenburg – Machine Learning in Language Processing – Oct 2021

University of Gothenburg


University of Gothenburg invites applications for Research Engineer job – Machine Learning in Language Processing in the project “Språkbanken Text” at the Department of Swedish, Sweden – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Research Engineer Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Nov 01, 2021
Contract Period: Permanent Position
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Division of the national Swedish e-research infrastructure
Department of Swedish
University of Gothenburg

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Qualification Details

Required qualifications:

  • Several years’ experience of working with modern machine learning methods (for instance deep-learning neural network architectures).
  • A university degree (master, Swedish magister, or bachelor) in language technology, computer science, or equivalent.
  • Native speaker of Swedish, Danish or Norwegian, or alternatively documented ability to understand written Swedish.

Additional qualifications sought:

  • Practical experience of modifying, extending and maintaining existing software on Linux or Unix platforms will be considered a merit, in particular experience of development of large and complex systems under a long-term perspective.
  • Practical experience of work on LT-based research infrastructures or/and R&D projects will be considered a merit, in particular experience of large-scale LT-based text processing.
  • Practical experience of multiple programming paradigms will be considered a merit.
  • Contributions to open-source software development will be considered a merit, in particular LT applications.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The duties of the announced position consist in development of our LT infrastructure. In addition to development of our present (and future) research platforms – for example Korp – the duties will include development of analysis tools and machine learning models for high-quality LT-based processing of large volumes of text for deployment in research and education. Our R&D is conducted in a heterogeneous technical environment mainly comprising open source code and free software.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: PAR 2021/1080
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

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About the Project

Språkbanken Text is a division of the national Swedish e-research infrastructure Nationella språkbanken (National Language Bank of Sweden), as well as a research unit with several ongoing externally funded research projects. Ever since its establishment in the mid-1970s, the main activities of Språkbanken Text have been development of digital language resources and language technology (LT) tools for working with linguistically annotated text corpora, and building and maintaining an LT-based research infrastructure in support of research based on language data. At present approximately 25 people – researchers (including PhD candidates) and research engineers – are employed in Språkbanken Text.

About the Employer: University of Gothenburg


  • Type of employment: Permanent
  • Extent: 100 %Location: The Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg
  • First day of employment: 2021-11-01 or by agreement
  • An initial trial employment period is normally applied.
  • The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.
  • Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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Contact details

For more information regarding the employment please contact Markus Forsberg (director of Språkbanken Text) or Lars Borin (director of Nationella språkbanken), through the email address <>.


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