Researcher position on Large Language Models

The candidate will participate in the NEL-GAITU project, whose aim is to promote multilingual language and speech technologies for Iberian languages. NEL-GAITU is part of a common and coordinated project between the different official languages ​​of the Spanish state, called NEL (New Language Economy). The ultimate goal of NEL is the development of multilingual resources such as multilingual language models, as well as speech processing models and automatic translation systems that respond to the needs of society and are in line with current technology, in which multilingualism and the transfer between languages ​​play a key role.

The goal of this open position is to develop multilingual large language models for language understanding and generation.

The candidate will perform the following tasks, among others:

  • Gathering and pre-processing of multilingual textual data.
  • Development of monolingual and multilingual pre-trained language models for Spanish, Catalan, Basque and Galician.
  • Evaluation of the models in NLU and NLG tasks.
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The candidate should preferably have a BSc degree in computer science, telecommunications engineering, mathematics or physics, and a MSc in language technologies and/or machine learning. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about natural language processing and have a strong background in computer science and related fields. Having a PhD in any of these will be highly valued. The applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills in English.

Our ideal candidate has experience in machine learning, deep learning, and statistical analysis, as well as a strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive workplace.

Duration of Contract: 

2 and a half years

Gross salary: 

A gross salary between 32.300 and 37.900 euros per year, depending on the candidate profile.

San Sebastian
Starting date: 
Start date is flexible, with the choice of joining immediately.
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The advisors will be Aitor Soroa and German Rigau. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact at this address: Please include the job ID when contacting us.

To submit your application please follow this link.