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The University of Gothenburg is announcing a position of

Systems developer within Master of Language Technology programme, part-time work in project SweLL

at the Swedish Language Bank Text (Språkbanken Text) ,  Department of Swedish.

In the project Swedish Learner Language - SweLL – a new infrastructure for Swedish as a Second Language is being created. Within the project we collect, digitize, anonymize, normalize, annotate and make available a collection of approx 600 essays written by second language learners of Swedish. The project is financed Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and is placed at Språkbanken Text.



Job assignments
SweLL is looking for a systems developer for work on automatization of pseudonymization of learner essays according to SweLL anonymization guidelines. The task at hand involves: 

• Code development in Python
• Preparation of reference lists for pseudonymisation
• Setting up an API for pseudonymisation
• Evaluation of the code on a set of essays


For this part-time position the following requirements apply:

• At least one year of studies at a Language Technology program
• Skills of code development in python and cgi
• Certain familiarity with GDPR

This work requires attention to detail, accuracy, independence and interest to language. Basic knowledge of Swedish and previous experience with learner texts in Swedish is an advantage, as well as earlier experience of pseudonymization. Good teamwork skills.

We prioritize students accepted into the Master of Language Technology Programme (University of Gothenburg), with at least one year of experience at the Programme.


This is a short-time employment of approx. 40-100 hours, by agreement, during the period of April, 15, 2019 – June, 30, 2019. Placement is at the Department of Swedish.  

All qualifications must be documented in the application.  


For further information regarding the position
For more information about the position, please contact Elena Volodina, SweLL project leader, e-mail [email protected]


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2019-04-11


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Detta är en jobbannons med titeln "Systems developer" hos företaget Göteborgs universitet och publicerades på webbjobb.io den 28 March 2019 klockan 11:14.

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