Open Positions

Post-doctoral Researcher Position at the University of Zurich

In the scope of the SNSF project Multi-Task Learning with Multilingual Resources for Better Natural Language Understanding, I am advertising a full time researcher position at the Department of Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich.

Funding for the position is secured for up to 2 years (depending on start date). The position is open immediately, but the start date is subject to negotiation.

Research Project

The research project focuses on advancing natural language processing for tasks with little supervised training data by sharing knowledge across NLP tasks and/or across languages. You will work with cutting-edge neural models. You will have some freedom to choose interesting tasks and develop your own approach, but will also be collaborating closely with others (primarily me and two PhD students), and you will have other opportunities to interact with the text technology group at the University of Zurich.


  • a recent or imminent PhD degree in computational linguistics, computer science, AI, or a related discipline.
  • a strong publication track record in machine learning and/or natural language processing.
  • strong programming skills (Python)
  • strong communication skills (English essential; German a plus)


The position is funded at a competitive salary of 94,941 CHF / year (+ pension benefits) for full-time employment. Part-time employment is possible and subject to negotiation.


The University of Zurich is one of the top research universities in Europe, and Zurich is often ranked among the cities with the world's highest quality of life.

You will be joining the Department of Computational Linguistics, which has 5 faculty and around 40 postdoctoral and student researchers in the areas of text technologies, phonetics and speech.


To apply, please send an application to sennrich AT with the following documents (as a single PDF, English or German):
  • a motivation letter (up to one page)
  • a CV, including a list of publications
  • two references (name, position and e-mail address)
The position is open until filled. Apply before 25/6/2021 to be among first candidates considered.

For informal inquiries, please also contact sennrich AT