Post-Doctoral Position in Computational Linguistics

Post-Doctoral Position in Computational Linguistics

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The Computational Linguistics Laboratory in the linguistics department at the University of California Davis invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral position in computational linguistics. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year.

The position is funded through NSF grant #1840191. The project consists in building an ontology for cybersecurity, harvesting and retrieving concepts from online discussion boards, advisories, and program documentation. The ontology will be deployed in a university OIT setting, to help secure the scientific cyberinfrastructure.

The post-doctoral scholar will work within an interdisciplinary team of software engineers, cybersecurity experts, and computational linguists. Responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to): constructing, maintaining, and curating a corpus of public sources about cybersecurity issues; applying information retrieval and knowledge engineering tools to extract information form sources; building an ontology of concepts and relations from the extracted information; developing an interface for querying and accessing the information in the ontology. In addition, the postdoc will assist with general research in the areas of the grant, grant proposal preparation, writing papers and preparing conference presentations, leading lab discussion meetings, training graduate students in linguistics and computer science.

PhD in linguistics, computer science, or related discipline required. Degree in hand at the time of appointment (applications from students close to completing their degrees considered). Preferred familiarity with one or more of the following: OWL programming language, ontology construction, natural language processing, and information retrieval techniques. Submit CV, application letter, and letters of recommendation (1 to 3) to:

The position will remain open until filled.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Application

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements

  • 1-3 letters of reference required


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Davis , United States