Two positions, one at the Postdoctoral level and one at the Postdoctoral or Research Engineer level, are available at the Laboratoire d'informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, in central Paris.

The project, led by Professors Stuart Russell, Patrick Gallinari, and Patrice Perny, is funded by the Chaire d'Excellence award from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Its aim is to develop and apply advanced methods for probabilistic modeling and inference - especially open-universe probability models - to the problem of extracting information from semi-structured and unstructured text/Web data at a large scale.

The positions are funded for 18 months starting as early as January 1, 2013, with the possibility of continuation either in Paris or at the University of California, Berkeley. EU Citizenship would be an advantage.

Postdoctoral position: Candidate should hold, or expect to have completed, a doctorate in Computer Science, Statistics, or related field. Must have a strong background and publication record in probability, machine learning, graphical models, and/or natural language understanding, and ideally will also have a solid understanding of symbolic logic, relational learning, or probabilistic programming. The ideal candidate will combine theoretical expertise with practical skills suited to developing a large-scale information extraction system. Salary in the region of 3500 euros per month.

Research Engineer position: Candidate should hold at least a Bachelor's and preferably a Master's degree in Computer Science. Must have a solid understanding of probabilistic graphical models and statistical learning as well as strong programming skills, and ideally will be familiar with symbolic logic. Research experience would be beneficial. Salary in the region of 2800 euros per month.

To apply, please email an application letter to Professor Stuart Russell ( including

and attach a Curriculum Vitae (with contact details) including a full list of publications. Candidates for the Research Engineer position should also attach a transcript of courses and grades.
  • Applications must be received by January 15, 2013. Earlier applications are more likely to receive thorough consideration.