Lunds universitet, Humaniora och teologi, Språk- och litteraturcentrum

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

In January 2019, the LangTool project will recruit a research assistant with a background in Computer Science, and experience in Text Mining and Natural Language Processing. This successful applicant will work with data extraction from the web and with the subsequent annotation and processing of the data. S/he will be offered 40% of the full employment (16 hours per week) for the time period 7 January – 31 May 2019. Salary according to the range for research assistants at Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University. If questions about the position contact Vasiliki.Simaki@englund.lu.se or Carita.Paradis@englund.lu.se.

Language as a tool for understanding consumer attitudes and improving the social impact of sustainable products

This interdisciplinary project at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University combines insights from language technology, linguistics and management studies. The goal is to chart consumer attitudes towards sustainable products in order to get a better grasp of why consumers opt for sustainable products and how they evaluate them afterwards. We analyse consumers’ descriptions and assessments of their experience with the products and account for what sensory descriptors and the evaluative expressions there are in relation to the sociodemographic profiles. The purpose of this project is to contribute to the knowledge about consumer post-experiences about sustainable products in order to improve our understanding of how consumers of various social profiles react towards the market of sustainable products. The project will thus contribute not only to our knowledge about consumer satisfaction, but also to product assessment, language use, and the social impact of sustainable products to the different social profiles included in the study.

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2019-05-31
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2019-01-07
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 40
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3673
Contact
  • Carita Paradis / professor, carita.paradis@englund.lu.se
  • Vasiliki Simaki / Forskare, vasiliki.simaki@englund.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 16.Nov.2018
Last application date 30.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

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