Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
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Closes: 16 April 2023
  • April 16, 2023
  • Engineer for Language Technologies and Social Media Analysis (RE2) [119_23_LS_LT_RE2]

    Context And Mission

    The Language Technologies Unit at BSC has a consolidated experience in several NLP areas, such as massive language model building, biomedical text mining,
    Machine translation and unsupervised learning for under-resourced languages and domains. It has been entrusted by the Spanish and the Catalan government with the mission to develop fundamental open-source resources and technologies for Spanish and Catalan. It also participates in several European-funded research projects in NLP and MT. The LT Unit at BSC is looking for a Machine Learning engineer with experience in Language Technologies, specifically in Deep Learning and Social Media Analysis.

    The successful candidate will work in a highly sophisticated HPC environment, have access to state-of-the-art systems and computational infrastructures, and establish collaborations with experts in different areas at the local and international levels. They will mainly work on a new European research project (Critical Action Planning over Extreme-Scale Data – CREXDATA), specifically applying multilingual language models for handling disaster-related social media data for emergency response in real-time.

    Key Duties

    • Work as main researcher in the CREXDATA project
    • Apply for research projects
    • Write research papers



    Degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, Applied linguistics or related discipline.

    Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

    • Demonstrated experience in deep learning frameworks and in the relevant area(s).
    • Programming skills (Python, etc.)
    • Knowledge on version control tools, and MLOps best practices
    • Good level of spoken and written English
    • Social network analysis and Natural Language Processing

    Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience

    • Demonstrated experience in developing open source software and resources
    • Proficiency in other languages besides English
    • Good understanding of linguistic concepts.
    • CompetencesAbility to work independently and in a team to complete tasks on schedule.
    • Ability to work under set deadlines


    • The position will be located at BSC within the Life Sciences Department
    • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, restaurant tickets, private health insurance, support to the relocation procedures
    • Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
    • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
    • Starting date: 01/04/2023