[visionlist] 1 PhD and 1 post-doc positions, Barcelona, ERC Grant, Language and Vision

* Job openings: 1 PhD student and 1 post-doc position on integrating

  Language and Vision *

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Funded by a 5-year European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant,

project AMORE: A distributional MOdel of Reference to Entities

(gboleda.utcompling.com/).

PROFILE

We seek outstanding researchers with a genuine interest in how human

language, communication, and cognition work, with a background on

Computer Vision and the integration of Language and Vision, especially

with deep learning, and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary

team with theoretical and computational linguists; experience with

dataset construction, especially via crowdsourcing, is a plus.

RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT

Universitat Pompeu Fabra is a small, research-oriented, highly

international institution (www.upf.edu), placed 15th worldwide in

Times Higher Education ranking “150 under 50”. The Communication

Campus of UPF (http://ift.tt/2hiLTmP) is rich in

researchers working on Linguistics, Computer Science, and Cognitive

Science.

Barcelona is a unique city, with a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan

culture, and very livable (http://ift.tt/2hiFUP9).

DATES AND APPLICATION

The PhD position start October 2017; earlier starting date possible,

as a research assistant. The post-doc position is available starting

February 1st 2017, and open until filled. Applications received by

January 19 2017 will receive full consideration.

Applications including a letter of motivation (at most 1 page)

explaining why you are interested in this position and how your

profile fits the project, CV, and the names and e-mail addresses of

two referees should be sent as a single PDF file to Gemma Boleda

(gemma DOT boleda AT upf DOT edu). We aim at building a diverse team,

and especially welcome applications by female researchers and members

of other underrepresented collectives.

Up to date information about these positions:

http://ift.tt/1QRhIzq.

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