Project assistant/ Department of Swedish - Göteborg - Göteborgs universitet - Administratörsjobb i Göteborg
Project assistant/ Department of Swedish - Göteborg
Göteborgs universitet / Administratörsjobb / Göteborg
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The Swedish Language Bank (Språkbanken) is a nationally and internationally acknowledged research unit at the Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, established in 1975. Our work focuses on Language Technology (LT), Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), primarily for the Swedish language, and the development of linguistic resources and tools for Swedish.

These language resources are made available to researchers in language technology and other disciplines as well as to the general public. The work environment in Språkbanken is supportive, creative and international, with a steady flow of international guests (


We seek a project assistant to work in a project related to the notion of "ageism" which is a casual or systematic prejudice, stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This work will be a valuable and important step in order to understand the presence of ageing and older age (?60 years) on various types of Swedish online news media (mainly newspapers and magazines). The focus will be how various age spans are represented in the news with focus on the elderly.

The assignment is to apply methods and techniques from Natural Language Processing/Computational linguistics in order to develop, analyze, extract and collate evidence from Swedish news media representations of older ages and ageing and compile, aggregate and present results (visualizations) in novel ways. You might need to develop, evaluate and deploy efficient models and tools for experimenting with the textual data.

We collaborate by regular meetings and your work contributes to scientific progress which will be presented in a jointly published paper, in a national and/or international conference. The work will be conducted in collaboration with researchers from the department of Journalism Media and Communication, the Centre for Ageing and Health and Prognosis AB.


We are seeking a candidate who on a personal level is independent, with analytical skills and self-motivated. Good programming skills in e.g. Python (or other equivalent language), knowledge in HTML/CSS/D3.js/dc.js or other equivalent visualization tools and environments are also acceptable. The candidate must possess a Master degree in language technology or computer science with focus on processing of textual data.


The assessment of your application will be based mainly on your provided, documented skills. Excellent skills regarding scientific communication in English, a high degree of independence and a developed way of critical thinking are also expected.


Type of employment: Temporary employment until 2018-10-30 Extent: Full-time or part-time, as agreed. Location: Department of Swedish, Gothenburg. First day of employment: As soon as possible or according to agreement:


Please contact Dimitrios Kokkinakis, researcher, at +46(0)31 - 786 5291, or


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

Apply by 2018-06-11

The application must include:
* a short, maximum one to two pages, curriculum vitae (CV)
* a copy of the diploma or certificate to Master studies are completed
* (possible) a list of scientific papers
* other documents you wish to refer to that track and that can have significant impact on the assessment
* a brief statement (maximum one page) about your own research you want to pursue in the project

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.
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The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Type of employment: Temporary employment until 2018-10-30 Extent: Full-time or part-time, as agreed. Location: Department of Swedish, Gothenburg. First day of employment: As soon as possible or according to agreement


Så ansöker du
Sista dag att ansöka är 2018-06-11
Ange följande referens när du ansöker: PAR 2018/788


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