PhD Position in Computational Approaches, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Expires on: 05/06/2024

The University of Groningen is offering a fully-funded 4-year PhD position in Computational Linguistics to explore the relationship between narratives and argumentation. Under the supervision of Dr. Khalid Al Khatib, Dr. Federico Pianzola, and Prof. Malvina Nissim, this interdisciplinary project aims to develop computational methods for analyzing how narratives influence argumentation, with implications for conversational AI systems and text generation tools. Join a vibrant research environment at the forefront of language analysis and contribute to innovative research with practical applications.

The selected candidate will conduct research on the computational linguistic modeling of narrative and argumentative texts. Tasks include collecting data from various online sources, applying NLP methods for text analysis, and contributing to research meetings and public outreach activities. The project offers opportunities to collaborate with experts in language and cognition research and engage in multidisciplinary discussions. The University of Groningen provides a stimulating environment for academic and personal growth, with excellent work-life balance and career development support.


  • Master’s degree in computer science, computational linguistics, information science, or computational social sciences
  • Proficiency in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and familiarity with Machine Learning (ML) in Python
  • Good academic writing skills in English
  • Willingness to relocate to the Netherlands
  • Applicants should hold a master’s degree or be in the process of completing it before September 2024

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