Open position for PhD in natural language processing (Slovenia-France)


We are looking for candidates for a fully funded research Ph.D. position in the field of news analysis. The candidate will be enrolled in a joint doctoral programme between Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School (Slovenia) and La Rochelle University (France). The candidate will be co-supervised by asst. Prof. Dr. Senja Pollak and Prof. Dr. Antoine Doucet. Call open until: June 12, 2023.


The candidates will:

  • Stay 18 months in Slovenia and 18 months in France
  • Will receive full fellowship for 3 years
  • Will be part of research groups at Jožef Stefan Institute (Dept. of Knowledge Technologies) and L3i (La Rochelle University)

Possible topics:

  • News analysis
  • Opinion mining
  • Historical document processing
  • Diachronic analysis
  • Cross-lingual analysis
  • Other related topics

The doctoral candidate will benefit from the context of two active research groups, involving several other PhD students and postdoctoral fellows on each site. The collaboration builds up on two recent Horizon 2020 projects coordinated in Ljubljana and La Rochelle (Embeddia and NewsEye, respectively).

The application should contain:

  • A CV, including a list of past publications if available, grade from MSc studies, computational knowledge including natural language processing experience if available
  • Motivation letter (1 A4 page)
  • Contact of 2 referees
  • Transcript of MSc grades

The candidates are expected to have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the English language
  • Completed second-cycle university study programme or comparable education by September 1st 2023
  • Interest in scientific research
  • Good programming skills
  • Experience in natural language processing would be a plus

Apply by June 12 2023 by mail:, with subject  “Slovenian-French PhD fellowship”