Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) in Natural Language Processing, TrustHLT research group, TU Darmstadt, Germany

The independent research group Trustworthy Human Language Technologies (TrustHLT) at the Department of Computer Science of the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany has a job opening for a

Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)

in the recently acquired project “PrivaLingo: Truly Privacy-Preserving Machine Translation” by Dr. Ivan Habernal.

This position will focus on a broad range of research questions related to privacy-preserving NLP models with a special focus on neural machine translation. A solid background in machine learning for natural language processing is essential, prior experience with differential privacy in model training is a plus. Wages and salaries are based on the collective agreement applicable to the TU Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). The starting date is as soon as possible, the position is funded for 2 years.


The ideal candidate hold a PhD degree in computer science, computational linguistics, machine learning, or a related discipline, has a strong interest in privacy in natural language processing, excellent analytical and programming skills, is a team player, and is fluent in English.


TU Darmstadt is strongly committed to diversity and particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Applications from female candidates are highly encouraged.


TrustHLT is an independent research group led by Dr. Ivan Habernal, appointed at the Department of Computer Science of the Technical University of Darmstadt. The group conducts research in the field of natural language processing with a focus on privacy-preserving technologies and legal argumentation, see for more details. The Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt regularly ranks among the top in Germany.


Please send your detailed CV including a publication list, names of two referees, and a letter of motivation outlining your research interests to, subject: “Postdoc application PrivaLingo”. Send all documents as a single PDF (“PDF Arranger” is a helpful tool, for instance). Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Habernal should you have any further questions. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2022. Applications arriving after the deadline will still be considered if the position is not filled yet.