NLP Researcher

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This is a full-time positions to work at Babelscape, a highly-technological company based in Rome, Italy, at the intersection between research and industry focused on the construction and maintenance of multilingual lexicalized knowledge graph. The candidate will start a Ph.D. in 2020 in the Department of Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome under the supervision of prof. Roberto Navigli, leading an internationally-renowned group of 15+ researchers and Ph.D. students in multilingual Natural Language Processing.
Duties and Responsibilities
The selected candidate will be responsible for carrying out research on extracting and interlinking multilingual lexicographic knowledge graphs.
The position is limited to the duration of the qualification procedure in the field of knowledge graphs with the EU project KnowGraphs.
  • M.Sc. in computer science, computational linguistics or linguistics
  • Programming skills in Java or Python
  • Knowledge of deep learning architectures and frameworks (PyTorch, Tensorflow)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The candidate may not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Italy for more than 12 months in the last 3 years
  • The candidate must be, at the time of recruitment, in the first four years of her/his research degree (measured from the date when the candidate obtained the degree which would formally entitle her/him to embark on a doctorate).
The selected researcher will receive a living allowance (which covers private costs of the researcher) and a mobility allowance. Gross salary between 46 000€ and 50 000€ per year.
If applicable, recruited fellow will receive a family allowance (for those who have a family at the time of recruitment).
All professional costs - included secondments - are covered.
How to apply
Babelscape is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications from women are particularly encouraged. Applications from disabled people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome. All suitably qualified candidates will be considered, irrespective of gender, race, culture or nationality.
If interested, please write to specifying [KNOWGRAPHS] application for position 1 including Europass format CV, a motivation letter, copies of your diplomas and grades, previous employment descriptions (with references, publications, TOEFL or IELTS and GRE scores) and up to 2 letters of recommendations. Pre-selection will be made on the basis of CVs. Most qualified applicants will be invited to a Skype interview and they will be tested for their professional skills and abilities.
Starting date
From March 2020, as early as possible.
Who we are
Babelscape is a Sapienza startup company founded in 2016 focused on multilingual Natural Language Processing with the main goal of enabling multilinguality and text understanding in customers’ applications which deal with text in different ways. Thanks to technological transfer from the internationally renowned Natural Language Processing research group headed by prof. Roberto Navigli at the Sapienza University of Rome, winner of two European Research Council grants and of several international awards, we place ourselves on the market with very high professional profiles and the ability to tailor our solutions to the customers' needs.

The company's core mission is to overcome the language barriers by enabling the automatic processing of text independently of the input language, and distilling and aggregating the information extracted across languages by means of a unified large-scale multilingual knowledge repository and semantically-enhanced text comprehension systems.