What is it like to work in HiTZ

HiTZ is a reference center on Language Technologies. Its aim is to promote research, training, technological transfer and innovation in Artificial Intelligence focused on language and speech. HiTZ is made up of the research groups Ixa and Aholab, the main driving forces —since their creation in 1988 and 1995 respectively— in the area of Language Technologies in the Basque Country. HiTZ is leader in research in Spain, and holds a National Research Award in Computer Science and one of the 15 fellows that the main research association in the area, namely the Association for Computational Linguistics, has in Europe, as well as the winner of the award for the best thesis in Artificial Intelligence in Europe (EurAI 2020). HiTZ is also a member of the Erasmus Mundus+ European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT).

What is it to work in HiTZ?

HiTZ is a multidisciplinar group of researchers formed by computer scientists, engineers and linguists. By working with us, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a group of passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to advancing the field of language technologies, including natural language and speech processing.

The HiTZ center encourages a culture of open communication, collaboration, and continuous learning. Our researchers and staff work together to support each other and share their knowledge and expertise. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace, where everyone feels valued and respected.

Overall, working in HiTZ is a challenging and rewarding experience that provides you with the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects, collaborate with innovative minds. If you are interested in joining our team and making a meaningful impact in the field of natural language processing, we encourage you to submit your application by clicking at the link below. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive workplace.

Computing facilities

HiTZ center has it's own computing facilities and two dedicated technicians for support. We are continuously acquiring compute. As a highlight, by 2024 it includes a cluster of 28 A100 80Gb and 8 H100 in exclusivity, and preferential access to another cluster with 54 A100 80Gb. In addition we have a track record in obtaining EUROHPC grants of millions of hours at A100s. 

About our university

The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is the leading academic and research institution in the Basque Country. The UPV/EHU is among the best 400 universities in the world according to the Shanghai ranking, and has been recognized as an International Excellence Campus by the Spanish Government. The university is a 30-year-old institution with 45,000 students, 5,000 world-class academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities distributed throughout 20 centers in its three campuses.

About San Sebastian and Bilbao

HiTZ is located in the Basque Country, a prosperous region stretching along the Atlantic coast of northern Spain. More specifically, the members in HiTZ work in the cities of San Sebastian and Bilbao, two beautiful, vibrant and welcoming cities.

Current job offers

You can see the job offers we are currently offering by clicking here.

Even when no active job offer is shown, we can be flexible, so please submit your application using this link

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us at: recruitment.hitz@ehu.eus