Open Position: 2-year PostDoc in ERC project FoTran

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher for a two-year appointment starting on September 1, 2021 at the latest as part of the ERC project FoTran (Found in Translation).
Deadline: May 31, 2021
The FoTran project ( focuses on cross-lingual sentence representation learning and multilingual neural machine translation. The goal is to learn highly abstract language-agnostic semantic representations from massively parallel data sets and we emphasize extrinsic evaluations (using various downstream tasks) and intrinsic assessment of the models to understand and interpret neural models and distributed representations. The position opened in this call is meant to further strengthen our work on interpretability and explainability of multilingual neural language and translation models and we are seeking for strong candidates with a background in computational linguistics or related fields.
More information about the position and application procedures can be found here:
We welcome applications until May 31, 2021 with the following required attachments:

  • Motivation letter including ideas for project-related research work (1-4 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • The degree certificate of the PhD degree (or documentation of public defence permission)
  • Two names of referees who would be available to provide references on demand

Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers can optionally also be attached to the application.
Further information: Jörg Tiedemann (jorg.tiedemann AT helsinki DOT fi)