TakeLab wants YOU

We are looking for a postdoc who is willing to do some awesome stuff with us on our SenseHive project. If you fit this description, or know someone who does, you know what to do!

Text Analysis and Knowledge Engineering Lab (TakeLab) at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in Natural Language Processing within the project “SenseHive: Dynamic Crowdsourcing Models for Incremental Construction of Lexico-Semantic Resources“.

The SenseHive project (http://www.sensehive.org) investigates the computational models for cost-efficient crowdsourcing of large-scale word sense inventories. The project combines research in crowdsourcing, corpus-based models of semantics, and unsupervised/active machine learning. The project is funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Jan Snajder).


Candidates will have completed a PhD in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics and be able to demonstrate a track record of independent research and strong publications. Experience with machine learning, lexical semantics, distributional semantics, statistical data analysis, or crowdsourcing would be highly valuable. Good programming skills, proficiency in spoken and written English, as well as a keen interest in problem solving and research are essential.

Salary and contract duration:

This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 21 months, starting on 1 January 2017. Salary is in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel (salary coefficient 1.6, monthly net salary of around 7.200 HRK).


Applications can be made by e-mail at jan.snajder@fer.hr and should include a short research statement, CV, copy of university degrees and transcripts, and (if available) a copy of the PhD thesis, as well as list of publications and published software. Please email all documents as a single PDF.

All applications received before 22 November, 2016 will receive full consideration. The position remains open until filled.

The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, promotes gender equality and in particular encourages women to apply. Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same qualifications as non-disabled applicants.

About the Lab:

TakeLab (http://takelab.fer.hr/) is a young and dynamic research team and the leading group for Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics in Croatia. The group pursues diverse research topics, ranging from information extraction and semantic search to computational semantics and opinion mining.

Contact information:

Please contact Jan Snajder (jan.snajder@fer.hr) for additional information.