PhD Position: Computational linguist / Computer scientist

1 PhD-Position (TV-L 13, 75%) at Saarland Informatics Campus / Germany

We invite applications for a three-year funded PhD position of a computational linguist / computer scientist.

The PhD position will be funded as part of the research group "Computer Science and Computational Linguistics" of Prof. Vera Demberg, at Saarland University. The goal of the position is to develop neural NLG methods for low resource scenarios. As specific application scenario in the project will be related to handover messages of semi-autonomous drones.

The candidate should have an MSc degree in computational linguistics, computer science or a related area, and should have a strong publication record.
The successful applicant must have excellent spoken and written proficiency in English.

Application deadline:     February 15th, 2023
Start date:                        Between March and June 2023

The duration of the employment: three years.
The volume of the employment: 75% of standard working time according to TV-L E13, see also

Applicants are requested to submit their application, including a cover letter that specifies why you would like to work on this topic and what qualifies you for it, an academic CV, a list of academic publications, your Master thesis (or a current draft), copies of academic degree certificates and names of two potential references.

Applications should be sent via email directly to Prof. Vera Demberg (vera(at)
Reference number: W2229
The complete job announcement can be found here.

Saarland University is one of the leading centres for computer science and computational linguistics in Europe, and offers a dynamic and stimulating research environment. The group is affiliated with both the Department of Computer Science and with the Department of Language Science and Technology.
Both departments are part of the Saarland Informatics Campus, which brings together 800 researchers and 2000 students from 81 countries. We collaborate closely with the university's Department of Computer Science, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Our researchers and students come from all over the world, and our primary working language is English.

Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged; applications of disabled persons will be given preferential treatment to those of other candidates with equal qualifications.