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Research Assistant 40% Centre for Languages and Literature

Lund University, Sweden is inviting applicants to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in computer science. Potential candidates should apply before November 30, 2018.

The Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University (SOL) is Sweden's largest university department for languages, linguistics, literature and area studies. SOL provides a wide range of freestanding courses complemented with an increasing number of first and second cycle degree programmes. Housing 33 subjects and roughly the same number of PhD programmes, SOL is a solid foundation for broad and deep education and research, characterised by national and international visibility. SOL is managed by a board chaired by the Head of Department. The management also includes two assistant heads of department with special areas of responsibility. More than 250 people are employed and around 3 000 students, including around 100 PhD students, conduct their studies at SOL.

In January 2019, the LangTool project will recruit a research assistant with a background in Computer Science, and experience in Text Mining and Natural Language Processing. This successful applicant will work with data extraction from the web and with the subsequent annotation and processing of the data. S/he will be offered 40% of the full employment (16 hours per week) for the time period 7 January - 31 May 2019. Salary according to the range for research assistants at Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University. If questions about the position contact Vasiliki.Simaki@englund.lu.se or Carita.Paradis@englund.lu.se.

Language as a tool for understanding consumer attitudes and improving the social impact of sustainable products This interdisciplinary project at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University combines insights from language technology, linguistics and management studies. The goal is to chart consumer attitudes towards sustainable products in order to get a better grasp of why consumers opt for sustainable products and how they evaluate them afterwards. We analyse consumers' descriptions and assessments of their experience with the products and account for what sensory descriptors and the evaluative expressions there are in relation to the sociodemographic profiles. The purpose of this project is to contribute to the knowledge about consumer post-experiences about sustainable products in order to improve our understanding of how consumers of various social profiles react towards the market of sustainable products. The project will thus contribute not only to our knowledge about consumer satisfaction, but also to product assessment, language use, and the social impact of sustainable products to the different social profiles included in the study.

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