Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology
May 17, 2024
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I-2408 POSTDOC - LOW-RESOURCE LANGUAGES IN AN LLM ERA 2 years contract Belval Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.

Do you want to know more about LIST? Check our website: https: // www. list.lu/

Discover our IT for Innovative Services department: https: // www. list.lu/en/informatics/

How will you contribute?

You will be contributing to the research and integration of Large Language Models in the BESSER project, aimed at building better smart software faster. By smart software we mean software that combines traditional and AI-based components.

In particular, you'll be working on the multi-lingual aspects of the platform, making sure that BESSER is able to generate software systems able to work in multiple languages. This is a challenge especially for low-resource languages (i.e. languages that do not have enough data for training and/or aren't well supported in current mainstream LLMs).

A combination of LLM testing (mainly to assess the support of a LLM for a given language, including linguistic and cultural aspects), data synthesis, data modeling and processing, LLM fine-tuning/adaptation, modelling techniques (metamodeling, DSLs, …) will be used.

You will be in charge of:

  • Evaluate LLM support for low-resourced languages, in particular Luxembourgish but with the goal of generalizing the techniques to other languages.
  • Improve low-resource languages in open-source LLMs
  • Add to BESSER support for modeling software systems that could be relying on these LLMs.
  • Participate in research papers and materials presenting and promoting the platform
  • Collaborate in other AI related initiatives going on or under preparation in the team
  • Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply



    PhD degree in Computer Science


    Large Language Models

    Data processing, including data synthesis

    Software testing

    Low-resource languages including Luxembourgish

    Conducting and publishing research in these topics

    Language skills

    Excellent level of both written and spoken English.

    Your LIST benefits

    · An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects

    · Sustainable by design, empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society

    · Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square metres, including innovations in all that we do

    · An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas

    · Personalized learning programme to foster our staff's soft and technical skills

    · Multicultural and international work environment with more than 50 nationalities represented in our workforce

    · Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions

    · Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science

    · 32 days' paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance

    · Flexible working hours, home working policy and access to lunch vouchers

    Apply online

    Your application must include:

    · A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience.

    · A scientific CV with contact details.

    · List of publications (and patents, if applicable)

    · Contact details of 2 references.

    Application procedure and conditions:

    We kindly request applicants to provide their nationality for statistical purposes only, as part of our commitment to promoting diversity and ensuring equal opportunities in our workforce. This information will be kept confidential and will not be used for any discriminatory purposes.

    LIST is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination based on national origin, race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, or disability.

    Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. An assessment committee will thoroughly evaluate applications, adhering to guidelines designed to ensure equal opportunities. The primary criteria for selection will be the alignment of the applicant's existing skills and expertise with the requirements mentioned above.


    To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages

  • Read C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced

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    Recruiter in charge

    Alexandre BAUDET

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