[CLOSED] Position: Research Engineer in Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web

Open position at Inria Sophia Antipolis, France: Research Engineer in Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web


We are looking for a Research Engineer with a background in Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web to join the Inria WIMMICS team and more precisely SMILK - Social Media Intelligence and Linked Knowledge, a joint laboratory (Labcom) between the WIMMICS team and the Research and Innovation unit of VISEO (Grenoble, France).

Natural Language Processing, Linked Open Data and Social Networks as well as the links between them are at the core of this LabCom. The purpose of SMILK is both to develop research and technologies in order to retrieve, analyze, and reason on textual data coming from Web sources, and to make use of LOD, social networks structures and interactions to improve the analysis and understanding of textual resources.

The engineer will focus on the following topics, covered by SMILK: use of data and vocabularies published on the web in order to search, analyze, disambiguate and structure textual knowledge in a smart way, but also to feed internal information sources; reasoning on the combination of internal and public data and schemes, query and presentation of data and inferences in natural formats.


Holding a Master or a PhD in Computer Science, you have experience in NLP, Semantic Web or in a related field (artificial intelligence, machine learning...). Your hands-on experience of at least one programming language
(e.g. Java, C++) gives you autonomy in completing all your technical tasks.
Self-motivated, goal-oriented and you like working in an international team.

Pragmatic and customer oriented.
Fluent English is mandatory.

Any of the following would be a plus: background of the technology and techniques used in Semantic Web (RDF framework, SPARQL query language), good control of scripting tools (bash, Unix/Linux tools) and of web languages (HTML, XML), experience with automation of NLP processing chains, fluent in French.

Project duration: until January 2017
Deadline: 1st October 2014 but open until filled
Working environment: the engineer will be employed at Inria Sophia Antipolis, in the Wimmics team
Salary: Gross Salary per month according to the level of diploma and the experience in the domain: 2500 – 2800€ / month (corresponding to 2100-2300€ net salary / month)
Contact email: smilk-contact@inria.fr