October 31, 2014

*(Oct 22, 2015) The selection process has been reopened

Pangeanic has open a vacancy linked to a EU Marie Curie project. We are looking for a researcher with high programming skills with the machine translation area. Applicants are welcome to start as soon as possible! Pangeanic is a fast growing company with a keen interest in machine translation developments.

Job Description Pangeanic BI-Europe (www.pangeanic.com) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher (Experienced Researcher – ER) to carry out research work on the implementation and evaluation of the new hybrid computer-aided translation technology proposed in the EXPERT project and particularly, how these can be applied to its PangeaMT platform. The ER will complement the work of a group of ESRs (Early Stage Researcher – ESR) with humanities background in the implementation and evaluation (including user aspects) of the improved prototypes proposed in EXPERT.

The contract will start as soon as possible and has a duration until 30th Sept 2016 when the EXPERT project finishes. Objectives

  • Ensure that hybrid corpus-based approaches do not remain in the research community and get tested in real world scenarios with human users.
  • Conceive a new corpus-based translation framework that will result in scientific and technological advances in all corpus-based translation fields and facilitate the work of human translators.

To reach these objectives, the following tasks and methodology should be taken into account:

  • Produce a comprehensive literature review on corpus-based approaches to translation ad hybridisation techniques.
  • Proposal of a hybrid system involving the best features of all techniques that have been explored and evaluated.
  • The successful candidate is expected to interact with project partners during secondements.

Expected results

  • Improved Hybrid prototypes.
  • Final evaluation of these prototypes.
  • Scientific papers: A minimum of two scientific papers to be published at major conferences and/or relevant journals.
  • Comparative evaluation showing the improvement brought by EXPERT technologies over other existing systems.
  • Analysis of their suitability in industrial application scenarios.
  • Demonstration of prototypes to the community in the project Business Showcase.
  • Contribution to a training course held as part of the project Business Showcase event, and to hands-on training for the use of the new tools developed in EXPERT project, as well as on general post-editing of automatic translation. Marie Curie Expert Project logo

Requirements We are looking for an open-minded person that loves programming and is focused on quality and performance:

  • Master or doctorate in IT, computer engineering or mathematics with a strong interest in NLP and willing to help the translation industry.
  • World-class programming skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of the state-of-the-art algorithms and methods related to data retrieving, data mining and string manipulation.
  • (Optional) Knowledge of MT systems, preferably SMT and RBMT.
  • Knowledge of machine learning and typical NLP languages, such as Python and/or Perl.
  • Knowledge of translation memory systems and matching & retrieval algorithms and segmentation.
  • Knowledge of Linux-based server environment.
  • Availability to work in an international environment.
  • Good relationship and communication skills.
  • All suitably qualified candidates irrespective of gender or nationality are welcome to apply as long as the following conditions are fulfilled:
  • Applicants should be in possession of a doctoral degree (preferably) or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. At the time of recruitment, the applicant should have less than five years of full-time equivalent research experience (including the duration of the PhD).
  • Applicants should have good knowledge of English, both written and oral, in order to be able to submit reports in English.
  • Applicants should (preferably) have basic command of the Spanish language.
  • Applicants should not have resided or performed their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3-year period immediately prior to the start date. Candidates of Spanish nationality should not have resided or performed their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 5-year period immediately prior to the start date.

Closing date: applications are welcome and the position is  available until the position is filled. The fellowship is open and available now, and the position can be filled anytime from today
(–> position has been reopened – candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP)

Further information
Annual salary: 57,154 Euros (Marie Curie rates will apply, deducting SS contributions). Monthly mobility allowance: 683.90 Euros for ER without a family, or 977 Euros for ER with a family (Marie Curie rates will apply, deducting SS contributions).

How to apply: send an e-mail to hhrr@pangeanic.net, specifying on the subject line EXPERT project ER 2015.

Company overview Pangeanic is an innovation-driven translation company with a high research drive into private, self-customizable and secure machine translation (MT), software translation, post-editing and localization company which falls within the small and medium enterprise (SME) category. It provides cutting-edge MT services ranging from customized machine-translation developments, translation of Big Data, online translation of customer reviews and background MT for gisting, to machine-translation systems built for in-house use where data privacy is paramount, e.g. sensitive material, intelligence, etc. The company also offers multilingual processing technology consultancy and training. Pangeanic has a team of 8 translation consultants and development experts with long experience in the R&D of multilingual, automated, translation technologies, language development and its deployment in production environments, as well as 2 senior software developers focusing on scalable, web-service based machine translation architectures, user interfaces and deployment experiences.


4 thoughts on “Position Available Post-Doctoral Researcher in Hybrid Machine Translation

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  2. Thoudam Doren Singh

    I am interested in this post-doctoral research position in hybrid machine translation. For more details, please mail me back.

  3. Manuel Herranz

    Selection process is about to close. As the candidates are likely to come from non-EU countries, it is advised that they start the visa application and work permit application very quickly by contacting their embassies in Madrid and the Spanish Embassy in their country. It is something the company cannot do.


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