Research Engineer - Computational linguist (RE1) - [B529]

Research Engineer - Computational linguist (RE1) - [B529]

31 jul
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Bsc)

31 jul

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Bsc)


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Research Engineer - Computational linguist (RE1)

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Wednesday, 31 August, 2022

Reference: 327_22_LS_TM_RE1

Job title: Research Engineer - Computational linguist (RE1)

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research,

develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D; into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 770 staff from 55 countries.

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Context And Mission

The Text Mining Unit of the BSC-CNS (TeMU-BSC) is funded through the Plan de Impulso de las Tecnologías del Lenguaje de la Agenda Digital, by the Secretary of State of Telecommunications and the Information. It is the first publicly funded text mining unit in Spain and has the aim to promote the development of natural language processing and machine translation resources for Spanish and other co-official languages in the area of biomedicine.

We are looking for candidates with a background in computational linguistics who will participate in the cataloguing of tools and linguistic resources for Spanish and Catalan and activities related to the evaluation of Machine Translation within the Text Mining Unit.

Key Duties

- Build an extensive catalogue of existing linguistic resources and tools for Spanish and Catalan.

- Automatically annotate data using state-of-the-art language processing tools.

- Manage corpora and language data according to the requirements specified in the Unit’s data management plan.

- Evaluate MT systems.


- Education

- Degree in Applied Linguistics, Computer Science or related disciplines with a very strong linguistic background.

- Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

- Experience/knowledge in the NLP and/or MT fields.

- Native speaker of Catalan.

- Experience/knowledge in corpus annotation and generation of linguistic resources.

- Understanding of data administration and management functions (transfer, storage, analysis, distribution, exploration, etc.)

- Competences

- Ability to work independently and in a team to complete tasks on schedule.

- Ability to work under set deadlines.


- The position will be located at BSC within the Life Sciences Department

- We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures

- Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration

- Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona

- Starting date: October 2022

Applications procedure and process

All applications must be made through BSC website and contain:

- A full CV in English including contact details

- A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

The panel will make a final decision and all candidates who had contacts with them will receive a feedback with details on the acceptance or rejection of their profile.

At BSC we are seeking continuous improvement in our recruitment processes, for any suggestions or feedback/complaints about our Recruitment Processes, please contact recruitment [at] bsc [dot] es.

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The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

OTM-R principles for selection processes

BSC-CNS is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment principles (OTM-R). This is applied for any potential candidate in all our processes, for example by creating gender-balanced recruitment planels and recognizing career breaks etc.

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

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