Open positions at LMU Munich in NLP and Deep Learning

There are several postdoc and phd positions available at the
Center for Information and Language Processing  (CIS) at LMU Munich,
in the groups of Barbara Plank and Hinrich Schuetze.

Starting date: September 1, earlier possible

Topics of research at CIS include: self- and semi-supervised
learning (including few-shot learning and prompting), neural
representation learning, learning from fortuitous data
(e.g., multimodal, cognitive data, human uncertainty),
linguistic investigation of deep learning models, data
selection, domain adaptation, multilingual NLP,
conversational AI, bias and hate speech and computational
morphology.

ELLIS

CIS is part of ELLIS (ELLIS NLP and the ELLIS unit in
Munich) and PhD students have the opportunity, subject to
approval by ELLIS, to become affiliated with the ELLIS PhD
program.

MUNICH CENTER FOR MACHINE LEARNING (MCML)

The MCML (http://mcml.ai) is a new center in which PIs from
the Munich area, mainly from LMU Munich and TU Munich,
collaborate on advancing machine learning. NLP is one of the
focuses of the MCML. The MCML provides a rich environment
for networking with PhD students and reasearchers in AI and
for collaboration with other groups in the Munich area.
 
CANDIDATES

Ideal PhD candidates (resp. PostDoc candidates) have a
master (resp. PhD) in computer science, computational
linguistics or a related discipline, a strong interest in
natural language processing and machine learning, excellent
mathematical and programming skills, are team players and
fluent in English.

TEAM

The Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS) at
LMU is headed by Barbara Plank and Hinrich Schuetze and is
internationally recognized for its research on statistical
NLP and deep learning applied to NLP.  We are a growing team
of 20+ PhD students and researchers from 10 different
nations. LMU is the top university in Germany according to
most rankings.

DIVERSITY

LMU is strongly committed to diversity and especially
welcomes applications from members of underrepresented
groups.

LOCATION

CIS is located in the city center of Munich near the English
Garden, one of the world's largest urban public parks.
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is a vibrant international
city with many cultural and recreational offerings,
including the nearby Alps.

APPLICATION

Please send CV, transcripts and a copy of your Master's thesis (for
PhD applications; draft is ok) or publication record (for postDoc
applications), names of two references and a motivation letter stating
your research interests to jobs@cis.lmu.de, subject: "PhD application"
or "postdoc application". Send all documents as a single PDF; give the
PDF a name that includes your name.  The positions are open until
filled.