Jobs [temporary positions, 1 year] : Linguistics

[Jobs posted on february 27 2014 on linguistlist by Google]

Junior Linguists

University or Organization: Google, Inc.
Department: Natural Language Understanding
Job Location: Munich, Germany
Job Title: Junior Linguists [German] — several positions
Job Rank: Junior Linguists

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): German (deu)


As a Junior Linguist, you will be annotating and reviewing linguistic data in German. You will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language processing at Google.

There are five full-time contract positions available, at 40 hours per week for a period of 12 months. You will be mostly working from home, but in close proximity to our office in Munich for training and subsequent intermediary meetings.

The tasks include:
– Annotating and reviewing linguistic data;
– Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features;
– Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines;
– Deriving NLP data for new and on-going projects

– Native-level speaker of German and fluent in English;
– Degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics or similar, with knowledge of semantics, syntax, morphology and/or lexicography;
– Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts;
– Learn in-house tools;
– Keen interest in technology and computer-literate;
– Should have an interest in natural language processing, linguistics, linguistic resources;
– Excellent oral and written communication skills;
– Attention to detail and good organizational skills;
– Ability to work independently from home with reliable internet connectivity

Project duration: 12 months

For immediate consideration, please e-mail your CV and a cover letter in English (in PDF format) with “Junior Linguists [German]” in the subject line.

Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Linne Ha