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== Postdoctoral Fellow Machine Reading, KU Leuven, Belgium==
 
  
Employer: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium  http://www.kuleuven.be/
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== NLP-Speech Data Scientist / Civis Analytics / Chicago, IL, USA ==
* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral fellow
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* Specialty: Natural language processing and machine learning
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* Location: Leuven, Belgium
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* Deadline: July 5, 2013
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* Date Posted: June 9, 2013
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* Contact email: Sien.Moens@cs.kuleuven.be
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Position
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Applications are invited for the position of a postdoctoral research fellow specialized in natural language processing and machine learning to join the Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval group of Prof. Marie-Francine Moens at the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven, Belgium.
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* Employer: Civis Analytics
The work will be conducted in the framework of the EU FP7 MUSE research project (http://www.muse-project.eu/) granted under the Future and Emerging Technologies ICT call. The MUSE project introduces a new way of exploring and understanding information by “bringing text to life” through 3D interactive storytelling. Taking as input natural language text like children’s stories or medical patient education materials, MUSE will process the natural language, translate it into formal knowledge that represents the actions, actors, plots and surrounding world, and then render these as virtual 3D worlds in which the user can explore the text through interaction, re-enactment and guided game play. The focus of the postdoctoral research at KU Leuven will be on semi-supervised and unsupervised models for machine reading (MR) when translating the content of text to knowledge representations. A possible additional focus is on scalable inference and learning. The position ideally starts September 1, 2013. Funding for this position is currently available for 2 years.
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* Title: Data Scientist
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* Specialty: Natural Language Processing / Speech Processing / Machine Learning
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* Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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* Deadline: Rolling
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* Date Posted: July 7, 2014
  
Requirements
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'''Who We Are:'''
  
Applicants have a PhD degree in computer science or related areas, and a strong background in NLP and machine learning.  Research experience is desirable in one or more of the following fields: information extraction, semi- and unsupervised parsing, graphical models, structured learning, language modeling, and related domains. The candidate has excellent English language skills (written and spoken), good communication skills especially for guiding master and PhD students, good programming skills (e.g., Java, C++, MATLAB, Python) and has the capability to work independently and in a team.
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Our Company is a Chicago-based Big Data analytics firm born in a large windowless back room of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. We called it “The Cave.
  
Information
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Beginning with the campaign, our mission as a team has been clear: help great organizations use their Big Data to solve their biggest problems.  We are now applying our analytical expertise, specialized software, and innovative technological approach to help companies, non-profits, and campaigns leverage their data to develop smarter strategies, make better decisions, and build stronger, data-driven organizations. In the year since our company’s founding, we have helped solve problems as diverse as enrolling individuals for health insurance, optimizing TV ad purchases to reach more targets, and pinpointing individuals who want to sign up for a clean energy utility company.
  
For more information contact Marie-Francine Moens, tel.: +3216325383, mail: sien.moens@cs.kuleuven.be.
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We are not a group of spreadsheet management consultants; we are an inventive team of the best statisticians, scientists, engineers, and technologists in our fields building things that have never been built before. And we’re looking to add to our team.
You can apply for the postdoctoral position by sending your CV and publication list to: sien.moens@cs.kuleuven.be.
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== Research Scientist Positions, NLP and Speech ==
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We are already solving some of the world’s most demanding and complex problems with Big Data – working with organizations to analyze and understand their individual level intelligence to improve outcomes and implement organizational change. We work on teams with diverse skill sets to apply and invent new data science techniques, putting us at the forefront of innovation in our field as we solve problems that have never been solved before.
  
Employer: Educational Testing Service http://www.ets.org/
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We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?
* Rank or Title: Research Scientist
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'''Job Description:'''
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The Research and Development team is responsible for developing the fundamental data science methods, techniques, and best practices that power the mission of our company.  Our diverse work includes predictive analytics, algorithm development, experimental design, visualization, and survey research. As a Data Scientist on our Chicago-based Research and Development team, you will work closely and collaboratively with analysts and engineers to develop and operationalize the techniques that quantify and solve big, meaningful problems. Our team dives deeply into big problems and works in a variety of areas.
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With a specialization in unstructured data, this Data Scientist role will apply techniques from fields such as machine learning, applied statistics, natural language processing, computer vision, and speech processing to the growing unstructured datasets being collected at Civis.  Because the majority of the world’s information is unstructured, being able to leverage these diverse and voluminous data sources adds tremendous value to Civis products and research. In this role, you will be a critical voice shaping both how unstructured data informs existing Civis products and services, and how it leads to the development of entirely new ways of serving our clients, novel to the industry as a whole.
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We are looking for individuals from a diversity of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work, and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
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'''Minimum Qualifications:'''
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* Master’s degree in a quantitative field, such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering, or a Bachelor’s degree and outstanding work experience
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* Knowledge of and practical experience in applying the methodology of one or more unstructured data analysis fields, such as natural language processing, speech processing, or computer vision.
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* Familiarity with statistical packages such as R, Stata, or in the Python scientific stack (NumPy, SciPy, scikit-learn, pandas)
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* Experience with common toolkits for unstructured data analysis, such as Theano, Torch, open-cv, the Stanford NLP tools, HTK, and Kaldi
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* Experience with SQL databases
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* Strong programming skills
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* Experience identifying and correcting for problems in imperfect data
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* An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
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'''Preferred Qualifications:'''
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* PhD in a quantitative field such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering
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* Ability to expand upon modern statistical learning methods
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* Significant work experience in applying the methodology of one or more unstructured data analysis fields
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* High proficiency in programming with Python, Go, Java, Lua, C, or other languages used for high-performance statistical computing
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* Familiarity with architectures for scaling statistical computing to big data applications, such as Hadoop and Spark
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* Theoretical understanding sufficient to independently implement complex neural network architectures
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'''Location:'''
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This posting is for a position in Civis’ Chicago headquarters.
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'''Dates:'''
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We are hiring for multiple positions and will evaluate candidates as applications are received.
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'''How to Apply:'''
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Applications may be submitted at http://www.civisanalytics.com/apply/entry/data-scientist-chicago-il.
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Specific inquiries may be directed to Derrick Higgins: [mailto:dhiggins@civisanalytics.com dhiggins@civisanalytics.com].
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== Postdoc in Natural Language Processing / Aix-Marseille University / Marseille, France ==
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* Employer: Aix-Marseille University
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* Title: Postdoc
 
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing
 
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing
* Location: Princeton, NJ or San Francisco, CA
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* Location: Luminy, Marseille, France
* Deadline: Until position is filled
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* Deadline: July 1st, 2014
* Date Posted: 22 May 2013
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* Date Posted: June 12, 2014
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
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Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, ETS is the world’s premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research. As an innovator in developing achievement and occupational tests for clients in business, education, and government, we are determined to advance educational excellence for the communities we serve.
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'''Job Description:'''
  
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We are looking for an outstanding research scientist to join the "SENSEI" european project (http://www.sensei-conversation.eu/). You
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will contribute to conversation analysis summarization research to
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allow the exploitation of large quantity of comments in social
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media and spoken conversations.
  
ETS Research & Development has openings for Research Scientists at all levels in Natural Language Processing and Speech Group. The ongoing projects in this group focus on natural language processing for topics including automated evaluation of writing and speaking assessments. ETS aims to expand these current research directions, as well as pursuing groundbreaking research in new areas:
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You will contribute to the design and development of speech and text
* The incoporation of interactive tasks into assessment environments, using technologies for dialog management and analysis.
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summarization technologies for conversational data such as social
* The automated induction of rhetorical structures from student responses, including argumentation strategies, narrative organization, and topical analyses.
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media comments and tweets. There will be three components to the
* Automated analysis of process data related to student performance on immersive assessment tasks (such as in a game-based environment).
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system: linguistic analysis of the conversations, content selection
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and aggregation, and generation of the summaries (text or other
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media). The approach is expected to make use of recent machine
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learning advances such as deep learning, and focus on limiting the
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quantity of supervision needed. The prototype will be evaluated by
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end-user professionals in ecological conditions.
  
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'''Qualifications:'''
  
This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a research and development team and have a significant impact on existing and next generation assessments.
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The applicant must hold a PhD degree, preferably in the field of
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natural language processing or machine learning. He/she should:
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* Be proficient in one of Java / C++ programming and python or php scripting
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* Have experience with developing efficient NLP / machine learning systems.
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* Be keen on researching the literature and writing papers
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* Enjoy team work and be autonomous
  
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'''Location:'''
  
'''PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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You will work at the LIF computer science lab at Aix-Marseille
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University in France, at the Luminy campus next to the
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calanques.
  
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'''Dates:'''
  
• Pursue or collaborate in interdisciplinary projects, transferring techniques to a new context or connecting scientific fields that are usually separate. Successful candidates are self-motivated and self-driven, and have a strong interest in emerging technology that can contribute to education in assessment and instructional settings.
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Interviews will be held in July 2014, the Postdoc will start in
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september / october 2014 and last one year.
  
• Provide scientific and technical skills to conceptualize, design, obtain support for, conduct, and manage new research projects, grants, or parts of existing projects.
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'''How to Apply:'''
  
• Generate or contribute to new or modified methods that support research and development in the automated analysis of student responses as well as other written or spoken materials relevant in assessment and instructional settings.
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Enquiries and applications should be sent to Benoit Favre: benoit.favre@lif.univ-mrs.fr
  
• Design and conduct scientific studies, functioning as an expert in the major facets of the projects; respond as a subject matter expert in presenting the results of acquired knowledge and experience.  Consult and collaborate on problems arising from research and/or testing programs, or corporate management concerns.
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== Executive Director / CLARIN ERIC / Utrecht University, the Netherlands ==
  
• Develop or assist in developing proposals for external and internal research grants and obtain financial support for new or continuing research activities.  Prepare initial and final proposal and project budgets.
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* Employer: CLARIN ERIC through Utrecht University
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* Title: Executive Director
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* Specialty: Research Infrastructures
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* Location: Utrecht University, the Netherlands
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* Deadline: August 15, 2014
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* Date Posted: June 10, 2014
  
• Participate in dissemination activities through the publications of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and in the ETS Research Report series, the issuing of progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars at major conferences and at ETS, or the use of other appropriate communication vehicles, including books and chapters, that impact practice in the field or at ETS.
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'''Job Description:'''
  
• Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators.
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CLARIN is one of the two big humanities pan-European research infrastructures on the ESFRI roadmap with global ambitions, expected to expand rapidly in the near future. It currently has about 25 centres in 10 countries and the number is growing. At the same time CLARIN is participating actively in several emerging global data infrastructure initiatives (e.g. RDA, EUDAT). In addition it is actively pursuing its collaboration with other international humanities research infrastructures such as DARIAH.
  
• Consult on ETS projects or external contracts that related to the research focus of the group.
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As our current Executive Director is retiring, CLARIN is looking for an inspiring person to continue this successful enterprise and lead it to the next level.
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'''Required Experience:'''
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The main challenges the new executive director needs to lead on in the next years are: the expansion and the sustainability of CLARIN, to balance the central and distributed activities, increase outreach to new user communities, new collaboration partners and new continents, and to promote collaboration with commercial partners.
  
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'''Responsibilities:'''
  
'''REQUIREMENTS FOR A JUNIOR LEVEL POSITION'''
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* Leading the Board of Directors of the CLARIN ERIC
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* Building on prior work, drafting strategy, work programme, budget and staff plan for CLARIN
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* Planning the technical development together with the Technical Director, overseeing the implementation and operation of the distributed infrastructure and coordinating centre cooperation
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* Ensuring the long-term sustainability of CLARIN and guiding its European and global expansion
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* Building strong pan-European and international relationships with a broad range of stakeholders within and outside the consortium. This includes CLARIN members, the relevant ministries and funding bodies, external language resource providers, the EU, and international bodies, including research infrastructures on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmaps as well as other research infrastructures
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* Leading the international fundraising efforts for CLARIN
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* Monitoring and measuring CLARIN’s activities and reporting to General Assembly
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* Specifically, monitoring the adherence of the national consortia to the operational rules and standards for CLARIN-related operations, and developing recommendations for counter-measures for any irregularities
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* Ensuring that CLARIN’s services comply with appropriate ethical, legal and societal norms and principles
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* Planning, organizing, and managing the main office in Utrecht, which includes recruitment
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* Facilitating and supporting the operation of CLARIN’s governance bodies
  
A Doctorate in computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field is required. Research experience in education is desirable. Candidates should be very skilled in programming and be able to work effectively as a research team member.
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'''Qualifications:'''
  
'''REQUIREMENTS FOR A MID-LEVEL POSITION'''
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* A higher university degree or equivalent qualifications and an international interdisciplinary network
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* Relevant experience in the European Research Area, international arena, as well as in European level funding mechanisms and understanding of the ESFRI process
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* An understanding of current and emerging agendas and challenges in data management and curation in the humanities domain
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* Excellent communicative skills
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* A proven fundraising record
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* A record of relevant academic excellence
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* The ability to understand organisational and technical issues involved in building, maintaining, and federating digital repositories, catalogues, authentication services, and similar infrastructure components based on modern information technologies
  
A Doctorate in computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field is required. Research experience in education is desirable. Candidates should be very skilled in programming and be able to work effectively as a research team member. Three years of progressively independent substantive research in the area of computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or education are required.
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'''How to Apply'''
  
'''REQUIREMENTS FOR A SENIOR-LEVEL POSITION'''
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For more information, please visit http://www.clarin.eu/news/vacancy-advertisement-executive-director
  
A Doctorate in computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field is required. Research experience in education is desirable. Candidates should be very skilled in programming and be able to work effectively as a research team member. Eight years of progressively independent substantive research in the area of computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or education are required.
 
  
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== Research Scientist in Natural Language Technologies / Bosch Research & Technology Center / Palo Alto, California ==
  
About the Center for Assessment Innovation: The NLP and Speech Group focuses on  automated scoring of text and speech, support for technologically-enhanced assessment methods, and the application of NLP and speech technology to educational problems generally. The group builds partnerships and collaborations with other institutions. External grants are pursued, and internally-funded fundamental research and capability development is also supported.
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* Employer: Bosch Research & Technology Center
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* Title: Research Scientist in Natural Language Technologies (PhD)
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* Specialty: Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
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* Deadline: Until filled
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* Date Posted: May 19, 2014
  
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'''Job Description:'''
  
ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work environment, and attractive growth potential. ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
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The Language Interaction and Knowledge Engineering group of Bosch Research in Palo Alto, CA is responsible for shaping the future user experience of Bosch products by creating cutting-edge technologies. We collaborate closely with leading universities on solutions to hard challenges in speech, language, knowledge topics to enable natural, intuitive and intelligent communication between humans and computers. We work with internal partners to transfer our ideas and solutions into future products. Over the years, we have already developed innovative world-leading technologies in the areas of human machine interaction (HMI) systems.  
  
== Research Assistant Positions, NLP ==
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To strengthen the Language Interaction and Knowledge Engineering team in our Palo Alto office we are seeking enthusiastic and creative researcher with a strong desire to drive technology development in this area.
  
Employer: Educational Testing Service http://www.ets.org/
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'''Responsibilities:'''
* Rank or Title: Research Assistant
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* Develop large-scale natural language technologies and components, and improve the state-of-the-art HMI system performance with various methods
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* Together with a team of experts, adapt and integrate language processing components into Bosch HMI system for different business areas
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* Communicate with business departments about the technology potentials as well as identify potential areas of business values.
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'''Qualifications:'''
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* Ph.D. in Computer Science or related fields
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* Strong research background in natural language technology development and applications, text mining, machine learning, and statistics
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* Hands-on experience with natural language processing, text mining and machine learning algorithm implementation
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* Strong skills in coding (C/C++ or Java), algorithms and system design
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* Very good communication skill together with good quality publication
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* Experience in text summarization research and development is a plus
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* Experience in large system development and speech technology is a plus
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'''How to Apply'''
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For more information, and to apply online, please visit http://bit.ly/1k8UZ57
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== Post-doc in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Language Processing applied to Sign Language Analysis / TTI-Chicago / Chicago, IL ==
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* Employer: Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
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* Title: Post-doctoral scholar
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* Specialty: Machine learning, NLP, computer vision, speech
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* Location: Chicago, IL, United States, 60637
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* Deadline: Until filled
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* Date Posted: May 12, 2014
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'''Job Description'''
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Applications are sought for a post-doctoral position as part of a project on automatic sign language analysis and recognition. The post-doc will work primarily with TTI-Chicago (TTIC) faculty Greg Shakhnarovich and Karen Livescu. The work is part of a broad interdisciplinary project including both recognition and linguistics of American Sign Language (ASL), in collaboration with U. Chicago linguistics faculty Diane Brentari and Jason Riggle. The post-doc will also have opportunities to collaborate with other TTIC and the University of Chicago researchers as relevant, and should be able to interact with colleagues in a broad range of disciplines.
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The post-doc will be based at TTI-Chicago, a computer science graduate institute located on the University of Chicago campus, with vibrant research groups in machine learning, computer vision, and speech and language processing. The position is for 2 years, contingent on annual reappointment.
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The target start date is Fall 2014, with some flexibility. Compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits plan.  The position will remain open until filled.
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'''Responsibilities'''
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The goal of the work is to advance automatic recognition and analysis of American Sign Language (ASL), in part through development of core methods for learning and vision. The specific focus of the post-doc's research will be determined by mutual agreement based on the post-doc's background and interests, and may include any of: new graphical models and learning techniques; articulated hand pose tracking and estimation constrained by the grammar of sign; domain adaptation/normalization for different subjects and signing styles; techniques inspired by speech recognition and NLP; and work with new data sources beyond video, including depth sensors (e.g. Kinect) and motion capture. Prior knowledge of and interest in ASL is preferred.
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Advising and teaching opportunities are likely to be available if desired, but this is not a requirement of the position.
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'''Qualifications'''
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Applicants are expected to have strong qualifications in machine learning or related fields, and ideally also computer vision and/or speech and language processing. Applicants should have a PhD or expected PhD (by the end of 2014) in computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, or a related field.  There are no citizenship requirements.
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'''How to Apply'''
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Please direct questions and interest in the position to ASL-postdoc@ttic.edu. Complete applications should be sent to the same address and consist of:
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* brief cover letter, describing your interest in and qualifications for the position
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* curriculum vitae including publication list
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* contact information for two or more researchers who can provide letters of reference
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Please see http://ttic.edu/livescu/ASL-postdoc.html for more information.
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== Postdoctoral Fellow / INRIA / Saclay ==
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* Employer: Institut National de Recherche dans l'informatique et l'Automatisme (INRIA)
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* Title: PostDoc (12 months)
 
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing
 
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing
* Location: Princeton, NJ
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* Location: Palaiseau, Ile-de-France, France
* Deadline: Until position is filled
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* Deadline: June 30, 2014
* Date Posted: 22 May 2013
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* Date Posted: May 6, 2014
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
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'''Job Description'''
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The principal mission of the postdoctoral candidate is to find new ways of inducing taxonomies and semantic dimensions from user generated and user captured personal data, integrating textual, quantified, geolocalized, image, sound and video data. The postdoc will also assist the TRACES team in developing algorithms and technology for creating a platform for private, personal information management.
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'''Duties'''
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Reporting to the Dr. Gregory Grefenstette, your
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typical duties will include the following:
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* Implement recent taxonomy/ontology induction algorithms, adapting them to the problem of personal information, applying them to personal data contributed by TRACES team members, evaluating results, and present their results in an international conference or workshop;
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* Aid TRACES members in the construction of a private personal information platform based on open source information retrieval systems (Lucene/SolR);
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* Discover and adapt existing open data taxonomies to the platform;
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* Study how GPS information and other quantified personal data can be integrated into and augment the personal semantic structures induced from textual sources
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'''Required Qualifications'''
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The candidate must possess a recent PhD degree (granted 2013 or 2014) in computer
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science, computational linguistics or a related discipline.
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* Experience with natural language processing (e.g., Stanford Parser)
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* Experience with ontologies/taxonomies (e.g., MeSH, FreeBase)
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* Experience with classification algorithms
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* Familiarity with dealing with large, noisy data sets
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* Experience with web crawler, information retrieval systems (e.g., Lucene/Solr/ElasticSearch)
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* Desire to produce functioning end-to-end systems, life-scale live demos
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* Scientific rigour
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* Imagination
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'''How to Apply'''
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Follow the instructions on the page: http://www.inria.fr/en/institute/recruitment/offers/post-doctoral-research-fellowships/post-doctoral-research-fellowships/campaign-2014/(view)/details.html?ContractType=4546&LG=EN&nPostingID=8473&nPostingTargetID=14242
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Security and Defense procedure: In the interests of protecting its scientific and technological assets, Inria is a restricted-access establishment. Consequently, it observes special regulations for welcoming foreign visitors from outside of the Schengen area. The final acceptance of each candidate thus depends on applying this security and defense procedure.
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'''About Us'''
  
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Public science and technology institution established in 1967, Inria is is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria's 3,400 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future. Educated at leading international universities, they creatively integrate basic research with applied research and dedicate themselves to solving real problems, collaborating with the main players in public and private research in France and abroad and transferring the fruits of their work to innovative companies. The researchers at Inria published over 4,800 articles in 2010. They are behind over 270 active patents and 105 start-ups. In 2010, Inria's budget came to 252.5 million euros, 26% of which represented its own resources..
  
ETS Research & Development has an opening for a Research Assistant in the Natural Language Processing Group. A primary focus of the area is to contribute to externally-funded projects as well as provide service to the program areas of ETS, including new applications of automated scoring technologies. The successful candidate will contribute to internal projects aimed at developing assessment and automated scoring innovations. The successful candidate will also contribute to external projects aimed at developing methodologies to support natural language processing technologies.
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For more information, please visit http://www.inria.fr/en/institute/recruitment/offers/post-doctoral-research-fellowships/post-doctoral-research-fellowships/campaign-2014
  
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== Postdoctoral Fellow / Bioinformatics Technology Lab / Genome Sciences Centre ==
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* Employer: University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency
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* Title: PostDoc
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* Specialty: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
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* Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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* Deadline: Until filled
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* Date Posted: March 26, 2014
  
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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'''Job Description'''
  
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The Genome Sciences Centre is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Bioinformatics
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Technology Lab to conduct scientific research in the areas of bioinformatics and
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genomics, specifically related to automated analysis and annotation of cancer
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research literature.
  
'''Project Management/Leadership'''
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The successful applicant will work with trainees and research scientists in a team
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that develops tools for a clinical genomics pipeline based on primary sequence
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analysis, to build natural language processing and machine learning tools that
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interpret identified mutations for their biological significance as they relate
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to reports in the relevant literature.
  
Complete Linguistic annotations of text, develop and apply scoring schemes to short answer responses, assist research scientitsts in constructing models and documenting procedures.
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'''Duties'''
  
Coordinate discrete phases of research projects (e.g., scheduling, testing, data collection, coding, and/or analysis activities of support and field staff).
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Reporting to the Head of Bioinformatics Technology Lab, Dr. Inanc Birol, your
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typical duties will include the following:
  
Recruit, contact, and select potential research sites and subjects. Schedule meetings with school personnel, research subjects, and outside groups.
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* Building natural language processing and machine learning tools for automated literature survey
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* Analysis and annotation of data from genomics studies as they relate to the literature
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* Collaborating with biologists and clinical researchers on the accuracy of the results
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* Reporting research methods and results in meetings, seminars and conferences
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* Contribution to and leading scientific publications and research proposals
  
Schedule services with other ETS departments, staff and vendors.
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'''Required Qualifications'''
  
Assist in arranging meetings with clients, committees, and consultants, as well as seminars and workshops. Attend meetings, take notes, and maintain records.
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The ideal candidate should possess a PhD degree and recent proven experience in computer
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science, electrical engineering or a related discipline. A strong publication record in
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the field, and demonstrated technical writing skills are highly desirable. Prior research
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experience in bioinformatics is also desirable, but not required.
  
Research Design, Data Collection and Analysis
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More experienced candidates will be considered for a Staff Scientist position, pending
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successful funding.
  
Assist in developing and refining research instruments.
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'''How to Apply'''
  
Assist in developing procedures for data collection. Edit and proof coding systems and manuals.
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Please send your resume with cover letter to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca
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We request that you specify the position you are applying for by identifying the Job Code
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only ("PDFBTL 14-03-27") in the subject line of your emailed application.  
  
Administer research instruments such as assessments, surveys, observations, and interviews.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent
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residents will be given priority.  
  
Instruct support staff on procedures for data collection, data entry and check work.
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'''About Us'''
  
Organize and prepare data for entry; Clean and recode data from existing datasets; Perform basic coding of new data.
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Genome Sciences Centre is a leading international institution for genomics and bioinformatics
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research. Our mandate is to advance knowledge about cancer and other diseases, to improve human
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health through disease prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic approaches, and to realize the
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social and economic benefits of genomics research.  
  
Perform basic data analyses; Compile simple results.
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For more information, please visit www.bcgsc.ca
  
Prepare charts, tables, figures, and graphics for reports and presentations.
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== PostDoc / NLP, Machine Learning, Medical Informatics / Worcester MA ==
 +
* Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
 +
* Title: PostDoc
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* Specialty: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
 +
* Location: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01605
 +
* Deadline: Until filled
 +
* Date Posted: March 26, 2014
  
  
'''Communication'''
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'''Job Description'''
  
Conduct literature searches and prepare reference lists with brief summaries of articles, including logic models.
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We are seeking 1~2 highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to
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join the Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP) group at
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UMass Medical School and UMass Amherst. This position will primarily
 +
be located at the UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA. The BioNLP
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group is actively pursuing many exciting projects including:
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information retrieval, information extraction, summarization, question
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answering, data mining, and patient-centered research. A highly
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productive candidate may transition to a faculty position.
  
Conduct searches of current educational practices, policies, reforms, and competitors to inform development, grant and proposal writing, etc.
 
  
Prepare initial drafts of study results. Edit and proofread research reports, proposals, websites, and external communication.
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'''Responsibilities'''
  
Assist in developing presentations and present as part of a team.
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The successful candidates will help investigate new algorithms to
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support our current research thrusts. This will require extensive
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experience with data mining (DM) and natural language processing (NLP).
  
Experience in using scholarly search engines, conducting literature searches, and writing research summaries or results.
 
  
Experience in using data analyses software.
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'''Qualifications'''
  
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Candidates for this position should have a PhD in Computer Science or
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related field and a significant research record including
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publications in top conferences and journals in:
  
'''Required Experience:'''
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* Natural Language Processing
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* Machine Learning
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* Data Mining or Data Analysis
  
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Proficiency in quantitative analytical methods and strong programming
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skills (e.g., python, matlab, java, C/C++, weka, etc.), along with
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extensive research experience in hands-on machine learning (ML) and
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data mining (DM), is essential. Additional experience in
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bioinformatics or figure search and analysis is desirable.
  
'''EDUCATION'''
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Successful applicants will join a vibrant collaborative research
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environment, will work closely with clinical investigators and senior
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personnel in the lab, and should have the ability to work effectively
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both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. The
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position will be for one year, renewable annually, starting Summer or Fall 2014.
  
A Bachelor's degree in linguistics or a closely related field, with coursework in statistics or research methods, phonetics & phonology, syntax & semantics, and/or language acquisition is necessary.
 
  
'''EXPERIENCE'''
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'''How to Apply'''
  
Six months of research-related experience is necessary.
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Please apply by email to Prof. Hong Yu <hong.yu@umassmed.edu> and
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include a brief letter of introduction, a CV including list of
 +
publications in PDF format, and names and email addresses of 2-3 referees.
  
Knowledge of introductory research methodology and statistics sufficient to analyze and interpret research study results.
 
  
 +
'''Background'''
  
ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work environment, and attractive growth potential. ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
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Please see http://www.bio-nlp.org/postdoc-ad-2014.txt for more information.
  
 +
Competitive Salary based on experience.
  
 +
== Research Director NLP and Speech Processing / Educational Testing Service / Princeton, New Jersey ==
  
== Senior Research Scientist - Xerox Research Centre Europe ==
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* Employer: Educational Testing Service
 +
* Title: Research Director NLP and Speech Processing
 +
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing / Speech Processing
 +
* Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 08541
 +
* Deadline: Until filled
 +
* Date Posted: March 12, 2014
  
* Employer: Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) http://www.xrce.xerox.com/
+
'''Job Description:'''
* Rank or Title: Senior Research Scientist
+
* Specialty: Statistical Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
+
* Location: Grenoble, France
+
* Deadline: 31 July 2013 or until position is filled
+
* Date Posted: 2 May 2013
+
* Contact email: James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com
+
  
'''Position Description'''
+
ETS (Educational Testing Service), is headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Our mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, performing educational research and influencing policies that promote learning, performance, education and professional development.
  
The Parsing & Semantics research area at Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is currently looking for an experienced researcher in statistical natural language processing (NLP), with a deep understanding of machine learning for NLP. The ideal candidate would have experience or knowledge of parsing, information extraction, weak supervision, textual entailment, and combining machine learning with expert knowledge.  Awareness of the healthcare domain is a plus.  The applicant should have a strong publication record and good coding skills.  The seniority of the appointment will depend on qualifications.
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Currently we are seeking a Research Director of the Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Speech Group to lead a team of 26 scientists and engineers in the research and development of innovative technologies to improve assessment. The Director also leads research that encourages the appropriate use of these technologies in operational settings and advances the state of the art in NLP and speech processing research in the education domain.
  
The successful candidate will be expected to identify challenging problems, develop novel solutions, and work with business and development teams to ensure that these solutions have a significant impact.  Senior researchers are expected to also lead research projects.  We work together with top academic partners and expect our researchers to publish results in top-tier conferences and journals. We also have multiple open innovation collaborations with academic partners world-wide.  
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Specifically, you will be responsible for conceptualizing and pursuing a research agenda of fundamental and applied research in NLP and speech processing that will address current needs and anticipate future needs of education and assessment. This includes the development of technologies to automate or facilitate scoring of open-ended responses, support practices for developing tests and learning materials, safeguard the security and validity of assessments, enable technology-rich environments for assessment and learning, and provide automated performance feedback.
  
The Parsing & Semantics group concentrates on automatically understanding text using syntactic and semantic analysis.  The group focuses on natural language processing methods for robust parsing, semantic analysis, and information discovery, including the role of context in determining meaning.  We are particularly interested in statistical models that exploit many sources of information, such as context, corpora, domain knowledge, knowledge bases, and task performance.  The Parsing & Semantics group collaborates closely with the Machine Learning for Services group and the Machine Learning for Document Access and Translation group.  We are also interested in applying research results to practical applications and real-world problems.  Our general application focus is on converting unstructured text into structured information, including facts and opinions.  The solutions we develop play a key role in Xerox's next generation document and business process outsourcing services in domains such as customer care, health care, financial services, and market analysis.
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In addition, you will assume responsibility for the enhancement of a variety of existing ETS technologies that include e-rater (for automated scoring of essays), c-rater (for scoring content-based short answers), and SpeechRater (for scoring the spontaneous speech of English Language Learners), as well as the development of fundamentally new systems and methods.
  
XRCE is located in Grenoble, France, in the heart of the French Alps. Grenoble offers an excellent quality of life and a large scientific community. For more information, please see http://www.xrce.xerox.com/About-XRCE/Career-opportunities/Senior-Research-Scientist-in-Statistical-Natural-Language-Processing.
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Also, you be responsible for leading efforts to expand the use of ETS NLP and speech technologies. The Director will actively seek out opportunities for operational use of these technologies for both internal and external clients. This includes coordinating with ETS business units to understand market and client needs/trends, identify appropriate use contexts, develop the necessary research evidence to support operational use, and establish procedures for the transition of research technologies to production environments.
  
'''Requirements'''  
+
'''Requirements:'''
  
* PhD in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics
+
To qualify, you must possess:
* NLP knowledge and experience
+
* A Doctoral degree in computer science, computational linguistics, linguistics, electrical engineering, or a related field
* Machine learning knowledge or experience
+
* Eight years of progressively more independent research experience providing evidence of continuing and substantial contributions to a field of study are necessary, with experience managing research staff and transitioning the outcomes of research into operational practice desirable.
* Strong publication record
+
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking, interpersonal and public relations skills, and writing and editing skills.
* Programming skills
+
* Strong written and oral communications skills in English
+
  
'''Application instructions '''
+
'''How to Apply:'''
  
Applications will be considered as they are received. To ensure that an application receives full consideration it should be submitted by '''July 31, 2013'''. Applications will be considered beyond this date until the position is filled.
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Please apply online at: http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=160741&BUID=2538
  
Informal inquiries can be made to James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com or Tonya.Love@xerox.com.
+
'''Information about the institute:'''
  
To submit an application, please send your CV and cover letter to both xrce-candidates@xrce.xerox.com and to Tonya.Love@xerox.com. You should also include in your CV at least three referees we can contact for letters of recommendation.  
+
We offer a competitive salary and excellent compensation package including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan, life and disability insurance, paid time off and an employee assistance program.  
  
 +
With more than 3,400 global employees worldwide, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide. In addition to assessments, we conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education. Equal Opportunity Employer
  
== Internship Opportunities in Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) ==
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== Research Intern in Natural Language Processing (NLP) / Text Mining / Digital Humanities ==
  
* Employer: Qatar Computing Research Institute (http://www.qcri.qa)
+
* Employer: The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) in Darmstadt/Frankfurt
* Rank or Title: Intern/Research associate/Research assistant
+
* Title: Research Intern
* Specialty: Information retrieval, text mining, natural language processing
+
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing / Text Mining / Digital Humanities
* Location: Doha, Qatar
+
* Location: Darmstadt/Frankfurt am Main, Germany
* Deadline: May 31, 2013
+
* Deadline: Until filled
* Date Posted: March 15, 2013
+
* Date Posted: January 20, 2014
* Contact email: kdarwish@qf.org.qa, wmagdy@qf.org.qa, wgao@qf.org.qa
+
* Contact email: gurevych (at) cs (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de
  
'''POSITION DESCRIPTION'''
+
'''Job Description:'''
  
The NLP/IR group at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) is looking for 3 interns to work on a project that involves the search and visualization of social content (e.g. tweets, Facebook posts and comments). Underlying technologies for the project include information retrieval, text mining, and natural language processing.
+
The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) offers several exciting internship opportunities in cutting-edge research projects as
  
'''INTERNSHIP TASKS INCLUDE'''
+
* Research Intern in Natural Language Processing (NLP) / Text Mining / Digital Humanities
* Development of effective techniques for information filtering from social media
+
* Diversity analysis, categorization, and summarization of search results
+
* Development of effective techniques for processing the social Arabic/English language for real-time indexing and search
+
* Web design/development of visualization schemes for social search results
+
* Conducting project-related research work supervised by scientists in the team
+
  
'''EXPECTED APPLICANTS SHOULD BE/HAVE'''
+
located either at the Computer Science Department of the Technische Universität Darmstadt or at the Information Center for Education at DIPF in Frankfurt (Germany)  
* PhD/Master students in computer science or related field
+
* At least 1-year research experience
+
* Familiarity with open-source search engines and large-scale text processing (e.g. Lucene, Solr, Casandra, and Hadoop) is desirable.
+
* Background in social network analysis and/or natural language processing is a plus
+
* Basic knowledge of Arabic language can help but is not mandatory
+
* Web development/design experience is essential for one of the positions (fresh graduates are encouraged to apply for this position)
+
  
'''INTERNSHIP NATURE'''
+
The positions are situated within one of the Lab’s projects dealing with automatic text processing, linguistic and machine learning based methods of language analysis, corpus development for novel tasks, or tool support for users in NLP research and humanities. The Lab’s approach to NLP features the hybrid methods in large-scale language processing, real-world text mining, and hands-on skills in the rapid development of scalable systems with practical relevance.
  
Interns are expected to contribute novel ideas and techniques to the project. The interns will have the opportunity to tap massive amount of data and to release their work in a public facing site. It is highly encouraged to publish the performed research work in top tier conferences. Also, novel ideas are potentially filed as patents.  
+
The position is a fixed-term internship contract (6 months) with an option to extend it up to 1 year, provided certain conditions are met. A part-time working arrangement is possible. The internships are funded according to the level of qualification, previous experience, and formal criteria.  
  
Prospective interns are expected to spend between 3 to 6 months in QCRI. During the period, the intern is provided with free fully-serviced accommodation, a car for transportation (driving license is required), and a competitive tax-free salary paid on a monthly bases. Internship can start anytime during the year.
+
'''Requirements:'''
  
'''ABOUT QCRI'''
+
We are looking for internship students to work on one of the following areas: computational linguistics, text mining, or machine learning, with substantial theoretical knowledge, excellent problem-solving and programming (Java) skills for language processing, eagerness to apply the knowledge and skills in new contexts, and interest to participate in the Lab’s internationally competitive research. The ability to work independently, personal commitment, teamwork and communication skills, and a readiness to cooperate are required. The ability to speak German as well as previous experience in NLP, text-mining, or digital humanities are beneficial, but is not a job requirement.
  
Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) was established in 2010 by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (http://www.qf.org.qa), a private, non-profit organization that is supporting Qatar’s transformation from traditionally carbon-based economy to sustainably knowledge-based one.
+
We welcome applications of students at all levels of study (bachelor, master) as well as graduate-level applications. The position is ideally suited to acquire research experience abroad (also as required by the ongoing study program of an applicant), or qualify as a Master-, PhD-student, or a research associate at one of the leading universities, and for a competitive industry position.  
  
QCRI supports Qatar Foundation’s mission by helping to build Qatar’s innovation and technology capacity. It is focused on tackling large-scale computing challenges that address national priorities for growth and development. In doing this, QCRI conducts world-class multidisciplinary computing research that is relevant to the needs of Qatar, the wider Arab region, and the world. We perform cutting-edge research in such areas as Arabic language technologies, social computing, data analytics, distributed/cloud computing and so on. The research work we are conducting at QCRI is aligned with the Qatar National Research Strategy, and supports the strategic priorities outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030.
 
  
'''APPLICATION'''
+
'''How to Apply:'''
  
Please send CV to kdarwish@qf.org.qa, wmagdy@qf.org.qa, wgao@qf.org.qa. Alternatively, you can apply at http://qcri.qa/join-us/apply-now/apply-now
+
Applications (including CV, details of previous academic work, at least two educational and professional references, and final thesis in electronic form) should be submitted to gurevych (at) cs (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de.
  
For more information, please visit:
 
http://www.qcri.qa
 
http://qcri.qa/our-research/arabic-language-technologies
 
  
 +
'''Information about the institute:'''
  
== Postdoctoral fellow -- KU Leuven ==
+
The Computer Science Department of the Technische Universität Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the best in Germany. The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) in Darmstadt/Frankfurt (http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/) led by Professor Iryna Gurevych offers an excellent research environment. The distinguishing features of its research are novel linked lexical semantic resources, algorithms for semantic language analysis (for example, word sense disambiguation, or semantic role labeling), and text-mining (for example, topic recognition, or opinion analysis). The ongoing research projects closely cooperate with users of the developed technologies in humanities, e.g. in educational research, text interpretation in philosophy, corpus linguistics, or history sciences. Within the graduate program “Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature” (http://www.kdsl.tu-darmstadt.de/), the UKP Lab is networked with multiple groups in machine learning, statistical NLP and information management.
  
* Employer: Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven, Belgium
 
* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral fellow
 
* Specialty: Information extraction, natural language understanding, machine reading
 
* Location: Leuven, Belgium
 
* Deadline: Until position fills
 
* Date Posted: April 13, 2013
 
* Contact email: Sien.Moens@cs.kuleuven.be
 
  
'''Position description'''
+
== Research Scientist for Automated Language Processing / Text Mining / Digital Humanities, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt am Main ==
The Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval group, which is part of the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven (http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/groups/liir/), has an open postdoctoral position for a motivated researcher with interest and expertise in information extraction from text. The work will be conducted in the framework of the EU FP7 MUSE research project (http://www.muse-project.eu/) granted under the Future and Emerging Technologies ICT call. The candidate is holder of a PhD degree, and can show his or her expertise through several publications in major conferences or journals in the fields of computational linguistics, machine learning and/or artificial intelligence.
+
The position will be for two years starting in the Summer of 2013 or earlier. The candidate has excellent English language skills (written and spoken), good communication skills especially for guiding master and PhD students, good programming skills (e.g., Java, C++, MATLAB, Python) and has the capability to work independently and in a team.
+
  
'''Application instructions '''
+
* Employer: The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
 +
* Title: Research Scientist
 +
* Specialty: Automated Language Processing / Text Mining / Digital Humanities
 +
* Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 +
* Deadline: February 14, 2014
 +
* Date Posted: January 13, 2014
 +
* Contact email: gurevych (at) dipf (dot) de
  
Please send your application to Marie-Francine Moens (Sien.Moens@cs.kuleuven.be).
+
'''Information about the institute:'''
  
 +
The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) (http://www.dipf.de/) n Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is a member of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Association of Sciences. As a national centre for educational research and educational information, it is jointly funded by the federal government (Bund) and the states (Länder).
  
'''Other considerations'''
+
As a scientific institution and member of the Leibniz Association, DIPF targets high-quality fundamental research as well as a research-based development of innovative scientific services. It addresses education as a public domain with high visibility and high importance. By bringing together competencies, DIPF and Computer Science at TU Darmstadt are setting up a priority domain of knowledge processing and computer science in education. In relevant national rankings, the Computer Science department at TU Darmstadt regularly holds top positions. In 2012, the UKP-DIPF group was established: its unique features include semantic language processing, text mining and information retrieval as well as powerful infrastructures for evaluating and aggregating knowledge.
  
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied research.  It is strongly inter- and multidisciplinary in focus and strives for international excellence. To this end, KU Leuven works together actively with its research partners at home and abroad.
 
  
== Post-doctoral fellows -- University of Alberta ==
+
'''Job Description:'''
  
* Employer: Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
+
At DIPF, the research unit “Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab“ at the Information Center for Education (located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany) is looking for an
* Rank or Title: Post-doctoral fellow
+
* Specialty: Information Extraction
+
* Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
+
* Deadline: March 15 2013, but applications are accepted until positions are filled
+
* Date Posted: 26 February 2013
+
* Contact email: denilson@ualberta.ca
+
  
'''Position Description'''
+
* Research Scientist for Automated Language Processing / Text Mining / Digital Humanities (three-year contract, full time, EG13 TV-H*)
  
The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta is seeking applicants for post-doctoral fellows to work on a project related to information extraction. The ideal candidates are recent PhDs in Computer Science with strong background in information retrieval, linked open data, natural language processing, and information extraction from the web. Other areas where expertise is desirable include graph data management, network analysis, data analytics, and the semantic web.
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The position is situated in the context of the project “Die Welt der Kinder: Weltwissen und Weltdeutung in Schul- und Kinderbüchern zwischen 1850 und 1918“ [children’s worlds: knowledge and interpretation of the world in textbooks and children’s books from 1850 to 1918], subject to the Leibniz competition for excellence. Here, DIPF collaborates with the Georg-Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (Brunswick) and the Institute for Language Technology and Information Science (University of Hildesheim).  
  
The projects will be conducted in the context of the NSERC Business Intelligence Network (http://bin.cs.utoronto.ca/), a collaborative research initiative involving several top Canadian Universities and key industrial partners IBM Canada, SAP Canada, and Palomino System Innovations Inc.  
+
The project targets research into historical textbooks and children’s books - and the analysis of world views children grew up with. In the project, classical qualitative methods used in historical sciences to analyse texts that are charged with interpretation will be interlinked with automatic indexing and semantic annotation of historical sources by means of semantic language processing methods. First and foremost, Topic Detection and Opinion Mining methods will be explored and further developed. So far, no training data exist for the analysis of historical texts in German. Thus, the appointment addresses a genuine task in the context of innovative digital humanities, targeting the implementation of unsupervised and adaptive language processing methods. Another innovative aspect concerns the close collaboration with users and the linkage of intellectual with automated methods of analysis.
  
The fellows will work under the supervision of PI Denilson Barbosa, within a team of PhD and MSc students, and build on ongoing work in information extraction with applications in business and environmental data. These positions will require the development of practical prototypes and proof-of-concept systems, as well as dissemination of research results in top venues. As such, emphasis should be given on the application materials to hands-on experience with large-scale datasets.
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The position is integrated into a highly dynamic environment at DIPF and TU Darmstadt. At DIPF, the successful candidate will co-operate with researchers in the growing domain of “Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing”, with computer science and educational research groups and information services, e.g. the Research Library for  the History of Education (BBF) at DIPF. At TU Darmstadt, a close co-operation exists concerning the UKP Lab (Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych), and research groups focusing text and data mining as well as partners from digital humanities projects at Darmstadt and at national levels (DARIAH-DE, CLARIN and LOEWE priority “Digital Humanities“ in the state of Hesse).
  
Qualified candidates must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. The stipend will be in accordance with NSERC standards (CAD$ 40,000 plus benefits), with the possibility of a 10-20% top-up depending on qualifications.
+
We invite excellently qualified postgraduates or excellent graduates from relevant study courses to apply (Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related subjects).
  
'''Application instructions '''
+
Owing to the duration of the project, a contract will be signed for three years. TU Darmstadt offers an opportunity for further scientific qualification (i.e. doctoral degree, habilitation). The salary complies with TV-H (public service labour agreement in the state of Hesse). Applicants will principally be able to work part-time.
  
To apply, send an updated CV, cover letter, and the names and official contact information (university or company email and phone number) of three references to Denilson Barbosa <denilson@ualberta.ca>.
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* Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Landes Hessen (labour agreement for public service in the federal state of Hesse)
  
Applications received by March 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled.
+
'''Requirements:'''
  
'''Other Considerations'''
+
* Doctoral degree or diploma/master degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or other relevant subjects;
 +
* Preferably very good programming skills in Java and Web technologies; knowledge of UIMA;
 +
* Very good English language skills (written and spoken) and at least basic knowledge of German;
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* Ability to work independently, commitment to the task, the ability to work and communicate in a team and readiness to co-operate;
  
The University of Alberta, one of Canada's largest research universities is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million people with a vibrant research community and an excellent standard of living. The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta is widely recognized as a leading CS department, both within Canada and worldwide.
+
Experience in automated language processing, text mining or digital humanities is preferred.
  
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
+
Women are expressly invited to submit their application. According to the pursuant legal requirements, applicants with disabilities will be preferably treated in the appointment procedure.  
  
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.
 
  
 +
'''How to apply:'''
  
== Research Scientist - Xerox Research Centre Europe ==
+
Candidates are requested to submit their application in electronic form (including CV and information regarding scientific work experience, university and work reports/references including electronic versions of the thesis and/or three key publications as well as names of two references), quoting the reference code (Referenz-Nr. IZB 2014-02). Please e-mail by February 14, 2014 to Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Postfach 900270, 60442 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, i.e. office-ukp (at) dipf (dot) de. If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Gurevych by e-mail: gurevych (at) dipf (dot) de.
  
* Employer: Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) http://www.xrce.xerox.com/
 
* Rank or Title: Research Scientist
 
* Specialty: Statistical Natural Language Processing
 
* Location: Grenoble, France
 
* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
 
* Date Posted: 14 February 2013
 
* Contact email: James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com
 
  
'''Position Description'''
 
  
The Parsing & Semantics research area at Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is currently looking for an experienced researcher in statistical natural language processing (NLP), with a deep understanding of machine learning and/or information extraction (e.g. event extraction).  The ideal candidate would also have experience or knowledge of textual entailment, knowledge representation, and combining machine learning with expert knowledge.  The applicant should have good coding skills (e.g. Java programming), with the ability to develop research prototypes and pilots.
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== Research Scientist in scientific coordination and transfer in computer science, knowledge and language processing, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt am Main ==
  
The successful candidate will be expected to identify challenging problems, develop new solutions, and work with business and development teams to ensure that these solutions have a significant impact. We work together with top academic partners and expect our researchers to publish results in top-tier conferences and journals. We also have multiple open innovation collaborations with academic partners world-wide.
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* Employer: The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
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* Title: Research Scientist
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* Specialty: scientific coordination and transfer in computer science, knowledge and language processing
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* Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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* Deadline: February 14, 2014
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* Date Posted: January 13, 2014
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* Contact email: gurevych (at) dipf (dot) de
  
The Parsing & Semantics group concentrates on automatically making sense of electronic documents using semantic analysis. The group focuses on natural language processing methods for robust parsing, semantic analysis, and information discovery, including the role of context in determining meaning. We are particularly interested in theoretical models of communication, language, computation, learning and inference which take into account the context in which these activities occur. The Parsing & Semantics group collaborates closely with the Machine Learning for Services group and the Machine Learning for Document Access and Translation group. We are also interested in applying research results to practical applications and real-world problems.  Our general application focus is on converting unstructured text into structured information. The solutions we develop are expected to play a key role in Xerox’ next generation document and business process outsourcing services in domains such as customer care, healthcare, and financial services.
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'''Information about the institute:'''
  
See also http://www.xrce.xerox.com/About-XRCE/Career-opportunities
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The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) (http://www.dipf.de/) n Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is a member of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Association of Sciences. As a national centre for educational research and educational information, it is jointly funded by the federal government (Bund) and the states (Länder).
  
'''Requirements'''
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As a scientific institution and member of the Leibniz Association, DIPF targets high-quality fundamental research as well as a research-based development of innovative scientific services. It addresses education as a public domain with high effectiveness and high importance. In relevant national rankings, the Computer Science department at TU Darmstadt regularly holds top positions. Its unique character is marked by excellent competencies in the fields of knowledge discovery on the web focusing on semantic language technology: text mining and information retrieval. By bringing competencies together, DIPF - with Computer Science at TU Darmstadt - has set up an institutional priority domain on knowledge processing and computer science in education.
  
* PhD in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics
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'''Job Description:'''
* NLP knowledge and experience
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* Knowledge or experience in machine learning or information extraction
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* Object oriented programming skills (e.g. java)
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* Strong written and oral communications skills in English
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'''Application instructions '''
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At DIPF, the Information Center for Education (located in Frankfurt am Main) is looking for a
  
The application deadline is '''March 1, 2013''', but applications will be considered beyond this date until the position is filled.
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* Research Scientist (two-year contract, full time, EG13 TV-H*)
  
Informal inquiries can be made to James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com or Tonya.Love@xerox.com.
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for tasks in the field of scientific coordination and transfer in computer science, knowledge and language processing.
To submit an application, please send your CV and cover letter to both xrce-candidates@xrce.xerox.com and to Tonya.Love@xerox.com. You should also include in your CV at least three referees we can contact for letters of recommendation.  
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== 15 Research Positions (MT, Parsing, IR/E, Text Analytics, NLP) at CNGL at DCU ==
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The position concerns scientific coordination and transfer tasks in the context of the postgraduate programme Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature (http://www.kdsl.tu-darmstadt.de/), founded in 2013  at DIPF and TU Darmstadt, focusing on computational linguistics and language technology. It is nested in the research priority of “computer science for educational research”, newly established at the Information Centre for Education.  The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the Computer Science Department (Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych) at Technical University Darmstadt; the position is at the core of the newly established institutional focus on knowledge processing (http://www.werc.tu-darmstadt.de/) at DIPF and Technical University Darmstadt.
  
* Employer: CNGL, Dublin City University http://www.cngl.ie
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The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate research in the study and qualification programme of the postgraduate programme, monitor the postgraduate programme and its five students and contribute to the transfer of technology. Furthermore, we expect the successful candidate to actively engage in defining requirements, coordinating the assessment of needs and conducting user workshops.
* Rank or Title: PhD, Post-Doc and Research Programmer
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* Specialty:  Machine Translation, Natural Language Processing, Parsing, Information Retrieval/Extraction, Text Analytics
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* Location: Dublin, Ireland
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* Deadline: February 25, 2013
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* Date Posted: January 30, 2013
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* Start Date: March, 2013
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* Duration: 3 year (PhD), up to 2.5 years (Post-Doc)
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* Contact email: dgroves@computing.dcu.ie
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'''For More Details'''
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The position functions as an interface between research on automated analysis of research literature on the one hand and information services respectively information technologies at DIPF on the other. We aim to adapt innovative methods in computer science, language technology and information management to the educational researchers’ needs. These activities target novel means of access to digital science literature and on the web.
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We welcome applications from excellently qualified postdoctoral candidates and (in exceptional cases) excellent graduates striving for further qualification in a scientific-technological field and in research management. 
  
http://www.cngl.ie/vacancies.html
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A contract will initially be signed for two years. TU Darmstadt offers an opportunity for further scientific qualification (i.e. doctoral degree, habilitation). The salary complies with TV-H (public service labour agreement in the state of Hesse). Applicants will principally be able to work part-time.  
  
'''Position Description'''
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* Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Landes Hessen (labour agreement for public service in the federal state of Hesse)
  
CNGL is a €50M+ Academia-Industry partnership, funded jointly by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and our industry partners, and is entering its second cycle of funding. CNGL is looking to fill multiple posts associated with its second phase which will focus on expansion of our work into the challenging areas of social text sources and multimedia content.
 
  
CNGL is an active collaboration between researchers at Dublin City University (DCU), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD), University of Limerick (UL), as well as 10 industrial partners, including SMEs, Microsoft, Symantec, Intel, DNP, and Welocalize.
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'''Requirements:'''
  
CNGL comprises over 100 researchers across the various institutions developing novel technologies addressing key challenges in the global digital content and services supply chain. CNGL is involved in a large number of European FP7 projects, as well as commercial projects in the areas of language technologies, information retrieval and digital content management. CNGL provides a world class collaborative research infrastructure, including excellent computing facilities, and administrative, management and fully integrated and dedicated on-site commercialisation support.
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- A very good or excellent doctoral degree or likewise excellent diploma/masters degree in computer science, computational linguistics or a related subject domain;
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- Very good English language skills (written and spoken) and at least basic skills in German;
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- Ability to work independently, commitment to the task, the ability to work and communicate in a team and readiness to cooperate;
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- Experience in coordinating distributed software development and its Integration;
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- Experience in conceptualising and conducting events for scientists, users, and the public.
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- Preferably experience in information and text processing, machine learning, very good Java programming skills and knowledge of UIMA, experience with larger-scale software projects.
  
The successful candidates will become part of the research team based at DCU, joining two leading academic MT/NLP/IR and Translation research groups (www.nclt.dcu.ie/, cttsdcu.wordpress.com/). The team’s location at DCU, minutes from Dublin city centre, offers a highly conducive environment for research, collaboration and innovation with a wealth of amenities on campus.
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Candidates are expected to provide certification of their experience in scientific publishing, acquisition of external funding and project management.
  
DCU is ranked in the TOP 50 of young universities worldwide (under 50 years old) (QS Ranking) and in the TOP 100 under the Times Higher Education (under 50 years) ranking scheme.
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Women are expressly invited to submit their application. According to the pursuant legal requirements, applicants with disabilities will be preferably treated in the appointment procedure.  
  
The research is supervised by Dr. Jennifer Foster, Dr. Sharon O'Brien, Dr. Gareth Jones, Prof. Qun Liu and Prof. Josef van Genabith.
 
  
'''PhD Studentships'''
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'''How to apply:'''
  
*Parsing, Analytics and Information Extraction:
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Candidates are requested to submit their application in electronic form (including CV and information regarding scientific work experience, university and work reports/references including electronic versions of the thesis and/or three key publications as well as names of two references), quoting the reference code (Referenz-Nr. IZB 2014-01). Please e-mail by February 14, 2014 to Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Postfach 900270, 60442 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, i.e. office-ukp (at) dipf (dot) de. If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Gurevych by e-mail: gurevych (at) dipf (dot) de.
**Tuning Text Analytics to User-Generated Content: Parse quality estimation and targeted self-training.
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**Extracting Events and Opinions from User-Generated Content: Deep parsing-based methods.
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*Information Retrieval:
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**Self-Managing Information Retrieval Technologies: Query, search technique and parameter selection in information retrieval applications
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**Indexing and Search for Multimodal (Spoken/Visual) Content: Locating relevant content in multimodal sources
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**Application of Text Analytics in Information Retrieval: Enhancing information retrieval using features from text analysis
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**Investigating Human-Computer Interaction Issues for Search and Discovery with Multimodal (spoken/Visual) Content
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*Machine Translation:
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**Syntax- and Semantics-Enhanced Machine Learning Based MT
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**Domain Adaptation Based on Multi-Dimensional Quality Estimation, Similarity Metrics, Clustering and Search
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**Human interaction with MT output: Usability, Acceptability, Post-editing Research
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**MT and Multimodal Interaction
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**MT for Multimodal Cross Language Information Retrieval
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'''Post-Doctoral Positions'''
 
  
*Parsing, Analytics and Information Extraction:
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== Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Natural Language Processing, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan ==
**Extracting Events and Opinions from User-Generated Content: Parsing-based deep methods (up to 2 year contract)
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**Extracting Events and Opinions from UGC: Shallow methods, including unsupervised methods (up to 2.5 year contract)
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*Machine Translation:
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**User/Human Centric MT (up to 2.5 year contract)
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'''Post-Doctoral Positions'''
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* Employer: Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
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* Rank or Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Research Fellow
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* Specialty: Chinese Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Representation
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* Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: January 7, 2014
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* Contact email: recruit@iis.sinica.edu.tw
  
*Research Programmer (up to 2.5 year contract)
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'''Job Description:'''
  
For more information please see: http://www.cngl.ie/vacancies.html
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The Institute of Information Science (IIS) at Academia Sinica, Taiwan invites all qualified candidates to apply for the positions of junior and senior research fellows of all ranks (equivalent to the ranks of tenure track assistant, associate and full professors in a regular academic department without teaching responsibility) in Chinese natural language processing and knowledge representation. Research on Chinese semantic analysis and parsing is particularly emphasized. Exceptional candidates in all areas of Computer Science are also encouraged to apply.
  
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Academia Sinica is a national academic research institution in Taiwan that conducts research on a broad spectrum of subjects in science and humanities. IIS is committed to high quality research in computer and information science and engineering. In addition to internal research funding supported by Academia Sinica, external funding through government agencies and industry-sponsored institutions is also available. Starting from 2014, we shall launch an International Ph. D. Program in Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing in collaboration with universities.
  
== Assistant Professor Position in Computational Linguistics in NAIST (Nara, Japan) ==
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Full-time research fellows are free to set their own research directions. IIS currently has about 40 full-time research fellows and close to 300 full-time post doctoral fellows and research assistants. The areas of current research include Systems Technology, Bioinformatics, Multimedia, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Network, Theory, and Programming Language.
  
* Employer: Nara Insititute of Science and Technology
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For additional information about IIS, please visit http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw
http://www.naist.jp/en/
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* Rank or Title: Assistant Professor
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* Specialty:  Foundation and/or Application areas of Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation, Web Mining and Grammatical Error Correction/Detection
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* Location: Nara, Japan
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* Deadline: February 28, 2013
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* Date Posted: January 30, 2013
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* Start Date: after April, 2013
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* Duration: 5 years (reappointment is possible)
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* Contact email: matsu@is.naist.jp
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'''For Detailed Description'''
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'''Required Qualifications:'''
  
http://www.naist.jp/en/about_naist/job_opportunities/academic_positions/index_130129.html
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All Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in computer science or closely related fields with a strong research and publication record. Senior candidates must demonstrate strong leadership, and have an international reputation evidenced by publications, patents, industrial experiences, or other academic and scholarly achievements. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
  
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Fluency in Chinese is an advantage, but not required.
  
==Researchers - AT&T Labs Research==
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'''How to Apply:'''
  
* Employer: AT&T Labs - Research
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All candidates should send detailed curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation to
* Rank or Title: Researchers and Research Software Engineers
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* Specialty: Natural Language Processing, Speech Processing, Machine Learning
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* Location: NJ
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: 8 January 2013
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* Contact email: vkumar@research.att.com
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'''Position Description'''
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Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu, Director
  
AT&T Research, one of the premier industrial research laboratories in the world, is looking for
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Institute of Information Science
talented individuals to make a difference in the world of communications.  Our researchers and
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research software engineers are dedicated to solving real problems in speech and language
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processing, and are involved in inventing, creating and deploying innovative services. We also
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explore fundamental research problems in these areas. Outstanding Ph.D.-level candidates at
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all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must demonstrate excellence in
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research, a collaborative spirit and strong communication and software skills.
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Areas of particular interest are
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Academia Sinica
  
    * Large-vocabulary automatic speech recognition
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Nankang 115, Taipei, Taiwan
    * Acoustic and language modeling
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    * Robust speech recognition
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    * Signal processing
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    * Text-to-speech synthesis
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    * Natural language understanding and dialog
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    * Machine translation (speech and text)
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    * Speaker biometrics
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    * Voice and multimodal search
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    * Software engineering for speech and language processing
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Speech and language positions are based in Bedminster, NJ; New York, NY and Middletown, NJ (note: we are moving from our Florham Park office).
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TEL: 886-2-2788-3799ext.1804
  
Outstanding PhD-level candidates at all levels of experience and experienced M.S. candidates
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FAX:886-2-2782-4814
are encouraged to apply.  Interviews will be conducted in early 2013.  For more information,
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visit http://www.research.att.com/ and click on "Working with us", or access the page directly:
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http://www.research.att.com/evergreen/working_with_us/careers.html
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E-mail: recruit@iis.sinica.edu.tw
  
Candidates must demonstrate a proven research track record and the ability to identify technical
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== Computational Postdoc position, Johns Hopkins University, Cognitive Science ==
problems and research opportunities. Candidates with strong analytical and programming skills (Python, C, C++)
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are desired. Access to massive amounts of real-world data, the ability to work with internal and external
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collaborators across departments, the possibility of making an impact by developing solutions that will be used
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by millions, and the freedom to publish your results are some of the reasons AT&T Labs -
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Research is an exciting place to work.
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AT&T Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications will continue to be considered until positions are filled.
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* Employer: Johns Hopkins University
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* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics/Cognitive Science
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* Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
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* Deadline: February 17, 2014 or until filled
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* Date Posted: January 7, 2014
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* Contact email: INSPIREpostdoc@jhu.edu
  
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'''Brief Job Description:'''
  
==Subject Matter Expert - Linguistics==
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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University.
  
Employer: Assured Information Security, Inc<br>
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The appointee will play a central role in a recently-founded group project devoted to developing a novel type of computing that fuses neural network and symbolic computation. In this “Gradient Symbolic Computation“, data consists of discrete structures built of symbols that have continuous activation values. The project addresses human syntax and semantics.
Rank or Title: Subject Matter Expert<br>
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Specialty: Linguistics<br>
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Location: Rome, NY 13441<br>
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Deadline: July 17, 2013<br>
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Date Posted: June 17, 2013<br>
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Link to website: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6q7549z<br>
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AIS, Inc. is currently seeking a Subject Matter Expert in SIGINT for their Rome, NY office to support customers in the areas of requirements development, testing, and system training. The candidate(s) will support and coordinate the activities of AIS research and development programs.
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Keywords: computational linguistics, neural network modeling, syntactic processing, vector-space semantics
  
Roles and Responsibilities
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'''Detailed Job Description:'''
  
* Analysis of ongoing operations to identify and document end user requirements
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The project is funded by NSF’s new INSPIRE program, created to support unusually forward-looking, high-risk/high-return research. The position offers the appointee the opportunity to be a key player in the exciting intellectual environment of a highly interdisciplinary research team of leading faculty members collaborating intensively to break new ground at the foundations of computation and cognition. These faculty members are committed to contributing to the career development of the appointee, who will also have opportunities to pursue their own research projects and to gain experience in teaching. The faculty co-investigators consist of 6 professors from the Cognitive Science and Computer Science Departments at Johns Hopkins (those listed in http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1344269 plus Prof. C. Wilson) as well as Prof. M. Goldrick in the Linguistics Department at Northwestern.
* Identification of operational scenarios to be used in evaluating candidate prototype technologies
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* Testing and analysis of the interim prototype systems against operational data sets
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* Conduct the demonstration and evaluation of interim prototype systems to operational users
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* Coordination of program activities with operational site personnel
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* Aggregation of operational data sets to be used in support of prototype evaluations
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* Provide training and technical support of the prototype systems for the end users
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* Creation of user documentation for the products developed within the research program
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* Coordination with other contractors in the integration of prototype systems
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* Assistance with the transition of prototype capabilities into the operational environment
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The ideal appointee will conduct development and extensive testing of:
  
Requirements
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* general-purpose software to support symbolic-level computation over gradient symbol structures
  
* Candidate must have 10 or more years of SIGINT experience to include field operations, analysis and reporting, training, and evaluation
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* general-purpose software for simulating neural network implementations of this gradient symbolic computation
* Expertise in one or more SIGINT - related disciplines
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* Operational SIGINT qualifications in collection and management positions
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* Instructor and examiner experience
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* Presentation development experience
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* Demonstrated experience with research and analysis techniques
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* Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills including the ability to write progress reports, make oral presentations, and to implement or influence implementation of operating standards, policies and procedures in the project
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* Experience in working with diverse groups is desired
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* Recent operational SIGINT field experience is highly desired
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Qualifications and Education Requirements
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* new machine-learning algorithms, including deep compositional networks
  
An active Top Secret/SCI security clearance and current investigation are required.
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* new theories of compositional vector-space semantics and new neural-network architectures for implementing them
  
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related program with 8 - 12 years experience; Master's Degree in Computer Science or related program with 4 - 7 years of experience; or 16 + years of job
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* new psycholinguistic models of human syntactic production and comprehension processes
related experience.
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Additional Notes
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Most critical is the work on general-purpose software. This work will be conducted in close collaboration with faculty whose expertise spans all project areas. Johns Hopkins is a world leader in computational approaches to language science and engineering.
  
AIS is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, Vietnam era or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.
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The initial appointment is for one year, with an expectation of a second year, conditioned on satisfactory progress. Starting date is August 1, 2014.
  
EEO/AA employer
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'''How to Apply:'''
  
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Applications will be processed until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications and letters should be received by February 17, 2014. An application consists of a single PDF file including (i) a cover letter detailing the applicant’s interests in connection with the project, the qualifications they bring to the work, and the training they would like to receive from the position; (ii) a current CV; (iii) a document containing links to their relevant publications (ideally, integrated into the CV); (iv) a research statement describing their past, on-going, and planned future work; and (v) (optional) a statement concerning their teaching experience and interests. The application, along with three letters of recommendation, must be emailed to INSPIREpostdoc@jhu.edu. Please ensure that your name is in the Subject line of all materials that you AND your References submit.
  
[http://www.Click2Apply.net/6q7549z Apply Here]
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Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer; minorities, women, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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NLP-Speech Data Scientist / Civis Analytics / Chicago, IL, USA

  • Employer: Civis Analytics
  • Title: Data Scientist
  • Specialty: Natural Language Processing / Speech Processing / Machine Learning
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Date Posted: July 7, 2014

Who We Are:

Our Company is a Chicago-based Big Data analytics firm born in a large windowless back room of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. We called it “The Cave.”

Beginning with the campaign, our mission as a team has been clear: help great organizations use their Big Data to solve their biggest problems. We are now applying our analytical expertise, specialized software, and innovative technological approach to help companies, non-profits, and campaigns leverage their data to develop smarter strategies, make better decisions, and build stronger, data-driven organizations. In the year since our company’s founding, we have helped solve problems as diverse as enrolling individuals for health insurance, optimizing TV ad purchases to reach more targets, and pinpointing individuals who want to sign up for a clean energy utility company.

We are not a group of spreadsheet management consultants; we are an inventive team of the best statisticians, scientists, engineers, and technologists in our fields building things that have never been built before. And we’re looking to add to our team.

We are already solving some of the world’s most demanding and complex problems with Big Data – working with organizations to analyze and understand their individual level intelligence to improve outcomes and implement organizational change. We work on teams with diverse skill sets to apply and invent new data science techniques, putting us at the forefront of innovation in our field as we solve problems that have never been solved before.

We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?

Job Description:

The Research and Development team is responsible for developing the fundamental data science methods, techniques, and best practices that power the mission of our company. Our diverse work includes predictive analytics, algorithm development, experimental design, visualization, and survey research. As a Data Scientist on our Chicago-based Research and Development team, you will work closely and collaboratively with analysts and engineers to develop and operationalize the techniques that quantify and solve big, meaningful problems. Our team dives deeply into big problems and works in a variety of areas.

With a specialization in unstructured data, this Data Scientist role will apply techniques from fields such as machine learning, applied statistics, natural language processing, computer vision, and speech processing to the growing unstructured datasets being collected at Civis. Because the majority of the world’s information is unstructured, being able to leverage these diverse and voluminous data sources adds tremendous value to Civis products and research. In this role, you will be a critical voice shaping both how unstructured data informs existing Civis products and services, and how it leads to the development of entirely new ways of serving our clients, novel to the industry as a whole.

We are looking for individuals from a diversity of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work, and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field, such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering, or a Bachelor’s degree and outstanding work experience
  • Knowledge of and practical experience in applying the methodology of one or more unstructured data analysis fields, such as natural language processing, speech processing, or computer vision.
  • Familiarity with statistical packages such as R, Stata, or in the Python scientific stack (NumPy, SciPy, scikit-learn, pandas)
  • Experience with common toolkits for unstructured data analysis, such as Theano, Torch, open-cv, the Stanford NLP tools, HTK, and Kaldi
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Strong programming skills
  • Experience identifying and correcting for problems in imperfect data
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in a quantitative field such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering
  • Ability to expand upon modern statistical learning methods
  • Significant work experience in applying the methodology of one or more unstructured data analysis fields
  • High proficiency in programming with Python, Go, Java, Lua, C, or other languages used for high-performance statistical computing
  • Familiarity with architectures for scaling statistical computing to big data applications, such as Hadoop and Spark
  • Theoretical understanding sufficient to independently implement complex neural network architectures

Location:

This posting is for a position in Civis’ Chicago headquarters.

Dates:

We are hiring for multiple positions and will evaluate candidates as applications are received.

How to Apply:

Applications may be submitted at http://www.civisanalytics.com/apply/entry/data-scientist-chicago-il. Specific inquiries may be directed to Derrick Higgins: dhiggins@civisanalytics.com.


Postdoc in Natural Language Processing / Aix-Marseille University / Marseille, France

  • Employer: Aix-Marseille University
  • Title: Postdoc
  • Specialty: Natural Language Processing
  • Location: Luminy, Marseille, France
  • Deadline: July 1st, 2014
  • Date Posted: June 12, 2014

Job Description:

We are looking for an outstanding research scientist to join the "SENSEI" european project (http://www.sensei-conversation.eu/). You will contribute to conversation analysis summarization research to allow the exploitation of large quantity of comments in social media and spoken conversations.

You will contribute to the design and development of speech and text summarization technologies for conversational data such as social media comments and tweets. There will be three components to the system: linguistic analysis of the conversations, content selection and aggregation, and generation of the summaries (text or other media). The approach is expected to make use of recent machine learning advances such as deep learning, and focus on limiting the quantity of supervision needed. The prototype will be evaluated by end-user professionals in ecological conditions.

Qualifications:

The applicant must hold a PhD degree, preferably in the field of natural language processing or machine learning. He/she should:

  • Be proficient in one of Java / C++ programming and python or php scripting
  • Have experience with developing efficient NLP / machine learning systems.
  • Be keen on researching the literature and writing papers
  • Enjoy team work and be autonomous

Location:

You will work at the LIF computer science lab at Aix-Marseille University in France, at the Luminy campus next to the calanques.

Dates:

Interviews will be held in July 2014, the Postdoc will start in september / october 2014 and last one year.

How to Apply:

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Benoit Favre: benoit.favre@lif.univ-mrs.fr

Executive Director / CLARIN ERIC / Utrecht University, the Netherlands

  • Employer: CLARIN ERIC through Utrecht University
  • Title: Executive Director
  • Specialty: Research Infrastructures
  • Location: Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • Deadline: August 15, 2014
  • Date Posted: June 10, 2014

Job Description:

CLARIN is one of the two big humanities pan-European research infrastructures on the ESFRI roadmap with global ambitions, expected to expand rapidly in the near future. It currently has about 25 centres in 10 countries and the number is growing. At the same time CLARIN is participating actively in several emerging global data infrastructure initiatives (e.g. RDA, EUDAT). In addition it is actively pursuing its collaboration with other international humanities research infrastructures such as DARIAH.

As our current Executive Director is retiring, CLARIN is looking for an inspiring person to continue this successful enterprise and lead it to the next level.

The main challenges the new executive director needs to lead on in the next years are: the expansion and the sustainability of CLARIN, to balance the central and distributed activities, increase outreach to new user communities, new collaboration partners and new continents, and to promote collaboration with commercial partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading the Board of Directors of the CLARIN ERIC
  • Building on prior work, drafting strategy, work programme, budget and staff plan for CLARIN
  • Planning the technical development together with the Technical Director, overseeing the implementation and operation of the distributed infrastructure and coordinating centre cooperation
  • Ensuring the long-term sustainability of CLARIN and guiding its European and global expansion
  • Building strong pan-European and international relationships with a broad range of stakeholders within and outside the consortium. This includes CLARIN members, the relevant ministries and funding bodies, external language resource providers, the EU, and international bodies, including research infrastructures on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmaps as well as other research infrastructures
  • Leading the international fundraising efforts for CLARIN
  • Monitoring and measuring CLARIN’s activities and reporting to General Assembly
  • Specifically, monitoring the adherence of the national consortia to the operational rules and standards for CLARIN-related operations, and developing recommendations for counter-measures for any irregularities
  • Ensuring that CLARIN’s services comply with appropriate ethical, legal and societal norms and principles
  • Planning, organizing, and managing the main office in Utrecht, which includes recruitment
  • Facilitating and supporting the operation of CLARIN’s governance bodies

Qualifications:

  • A higher university degree or equivalent qualifications and an international interdisciplinary network
  • Relevant experience in the European Research Area, international arena, as well as in European level funding mechanisms and understanding of the ESFRI process
  • An understanding of current and emerging agendas and challenges in data management and curation in the humanities domain
  • Excellent communicative skills
  • A proven fundraising record
  • A record of relevant academic excellence
  • The ability to understand organisational and technical issues involved in building, maintaining, and federating digital repositories, catalogues, authentication services, and similar infrastructure components based on modern information technologies

How to Apply

For more information, please visit http://www.clarin.eu/news/vacancy-advertisement-executive-director


Research Scientist in Natural Language Technologies / Bosch Research & Technology Center / Palo Alto, California

  • Employer: Bosch Research & Technology Center
  • Title: Research Scientist in Natural Language Technologies (PhD)
  • Specialty: Natural Language Processing
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
  • Deadline: Until filled
  • Date Posted: May 19, 2014

Job Description:

The Language Interaction and Knowledge Engineering group of Bosch Research in Palo Alto, CA is responsible for shaping the future user experience of Bosch products by creating cutting-edge technologies. We collaborate closely with leading universities on solutions to hard challenges in speech, language, knowledge topics to enable natural, intuitive and intelligent communication between humans and computers. We work with internal partners to transfer our ideas and solutions into future products. Over the years, we have already developed innovative world-leading technologies in the areas of human machine interaction (HMI) systems.

To strengthen the Language Interaction and Knowledge Engineering team in our Palo Alto office we are seeking enthusiastic and creative researcher with a strong desire to drive technology development in this area.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop large-scale natural language technologies and components, and improve the state-of-the-art HMI system performance with various methods
  • Together with a team of experts, adapt and integrate language processing components into Bosch HMI system for different business areas
  • Communicate with business departments about the technology potentials as well as identify potential areas of business values.


Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related fields
  • Strong research background in natural language technology development and applications, text mining, machine learning, and statistics
  • Hands-on experience with natural language processing, text mining and machine learning algorithm implementation
  • Strong skills in coding (C/C++ or Java), algorithms and system design
  • Very good communication skill together with good quality publication
  • Experience in text summarization research and development is a plus
  • Experience in large system development and speech technology is a plus


How to Apply

For more information, and to apply online, please visit http://bit.ly/1k8UZ57


Post-doc in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Language Processing applied to Sign Language Analysis / TTI-Chicago / Chicago, IL

  • Employer: Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
  • Title: Post-doctoral scholar
  • Specialty: Machine learning, NLP, computer vision, speech
  • Location: Chicago, IL, United States, 60637
  • Deadline: Until filled
  • Date Posted: May 12, 2014


Job Description

Applications are sought for a post-doctoral position as part of a project on automatic sign language analysis and recognition. The post-doc will work primarily with TTI-Chicago (TTIC) faculty Greg Shakhnarovich and Karen Livescu. The work is part of a broad interdisciplinary project including both recognition and linguistics of American Sign Language (ASL), in collaboration with U. Chicago linguistics faculty Diane Brentari and Jason Riggle. The post-doc will also have opportunities to collaborate with other TTIC and the University of Chicago researchers as relevant, and should be able to interact with colleagues in a broad range of disciplines.


The post-doc will be based at TTI-Chicago, a computer science graduate institute located on the University of Chicago campus, with vibrant research groups in machine learning, computer vision, and speech and language processing. The position is for 2 years, contingent on annual reappointment.


The target start date is Fall 2014, with some flexibility. Compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits plan. The position will remain open until filled.


Responsibilities

The goal of the work is to advance automatic recognition and analysis of American Sign Language (ASL), in part through development of core methods for learning and vision. The specific focus of the post-doc's research will be determined by mutual agreement based on the post-doc's background and interests, and may include any of: new graphical models and learning techniques; articulated hand pose tracking and estimation constrained by the grammar of sign; domain adaptation/normalization for different subjects and signing styles; techniques inspired by speech recognition and NLP; and work with new data sources beyond video, including depth sensors (e.g. Kinect) and motion capture. Prior knowledge of and interest in ASL is preferred.


Advising and teaching opportunities are likely to be available if desired, but this is not a requirement of the position.


Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have strong qualifications in machine learning or related fields, and ideally also computer vision and/or speech and language processing. Applicants should have a PhD or expected PhD (by the end of 2014) in computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, or a related field. There are no citizenship requirements.


How to Apply

Please direct questions and interest in the position to ASL-postdoc@ttic.edu. Complete applications should be sent to the same address and consist of:

  • brief cover letter, describing your interest in and qualifications for the position
  • curriculum vitae including publication list
  • contact information for two or more researchers who can provide letters of reference

Please see http://ttic.edu/livescu/ASL-postdoc.html for more information.

Postdoctoral Fellow / INRIA / Saclay

  • Employer: Institut National de Recherche dans l'informatique et l'Automatisme (INRIA)
  • Title: PostDoc (12 months)
  • Specialty: Natural Language Processing
  • Location: Palaiseau, Ile-de-France, France
  • Deadline: June 30, 2014
  • Date Posted: May 6, 2014


Job Description

The principal mission of the postdoctoral candidate is to find new ways of inducing taxonomies and semantic dimensions from user generated and user captured personal data, integrating textual, quantified, geolocalized, image, sound and video data. The postdoc will also assist the TRACES team in developing algorithms and technology for creating a platform for private, personal information management.

Duties

Reporting to the Dr. Gregory Grefenstette, your typical duties will include the following:

  • Implement recent taxonomy/ontology induction algorithms, adapting them to the problem of personal information, applying them to personal data contributed by TRACES team members, evaluating results, and present their results in an international conference or workshop;
  • Aid TRACES members in the construction of a private personal information platform based on open source information retrieval systems (Lucene/SolR);
  • Discover and adapt existing open data taxonomies to the platform;
  • Study how GPS information and other quantified personal data can be integrated into and augment the personal semantic structures induced from textual sources


Required Qualifications

The candidate must possess a recent PhD degree (granted 2013 or 2014) in computer science, computational linguistics or a related discipline.

  • Experience with natural language processing (e.g., Stanford Parser)
  • Experience with ontologies/taxonomies (e.g., MeSH, FreeBase)
  • Experience with classification algorithms
  • Familiarity with dealing with large, noisy data sets
  • Experience with web crawler, information retrieval systems (e.g., Lucene/Solr/ElasticSearch)
  • Desire to produce functioning end-to-end systems, life-scale live demos
  • Scientific rigour
  • Imagination

How to Apply

Follow the instructions on the page: http://www.inria.fr/en/institute/recruitment/offers/post-doctoral-research-fellowships/post-doctoral-research-fellowships/campaign-2014/(view)/details.html?ContractType=4546&LG=EN&nPostingID=8473&nPostingTargetID=14242

Security and Defense procedure: In the interests of protecting its scientific and technological assets, Inria is a restricted-access establishment. Consequently, it observes special regulations for welcoming foreign visitors from outside of the Schengen area. The final acceptance of each candidate thus depends on applying this security and defense procedure.

About Us

Public science and technology institution established in 1967, Inria is is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria's 3,400 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future. Educated at leading international universities, they creatively integrate basic research with applied research and dedicate themselves to solving real problems, collaborating with the main players in public and private research in France and abroad and transferring the fruits of their work to innovative companies. The researchers at Inria published over 4,800 articles in 2010. They are behind over 270 active patents and 105 start-ups. In 2010, Inria's budget came to 252.5 million euros, 26% of which represented its own resources..

For more information, please visit http://www.inria.fr/en/institute/recruitment/offers/post-doctoral-research-fellowships/post-doctoral-research-fellowships/campaign-2014

Postdoctoral Fellow / Bioinformatics Technology Lab / Genome Sciences Centre

  • Employer: University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency
  • Title: PostDoc
  • Specialty: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Deadline: Until filled
  • Date Posted: March 26, 2014

Job Description

The Genome Sciences Centre is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Bioinformatics Technology Lab to conduct scientific research in the areas of bioinformatics and genomics, specifically related to automated analysis and annotation of cancer research literature.

The successful applicant will work with trainees and research scientists in a team that develops tools for a clinical genomics pipeline based on primary sequence analysis, to build natural language processing and machine learning tools that interpret identified mutations for their biological significance as they relate to reports in the relevant literature.

Duties

Reporting to the Head of Bioinformatics Technology Lab, Dr. Inanc Birol, your typical duties will include the following:

  • Building natural language processing and machine learning tools for automated literature survey
  • Analysis and annotation of data from genomics studies as they relate to the literature
  • Collaborating with biologists and clinical researchers on the accuracy of the results
  • Reporting research methods and results in meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Contribution to and leading scientific publications and research proposals

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate should possess a PhD degree and recent proven experience in computer science, electrical engineering or a related discipline. A strong publication record in the field, and demonstrated technical writing skills are highly desirable. Prior research experience in bioinformatics is also desirable, but not required.

More experienced candidates will be considered for a Staff Scientist position, pending successful funding.

How to Apply

Please send your resume with cover letter to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca We request that you specify the position you are applying for by identifying the Job Code only ("PDFBTL 14-03-27") in the subject line of your emailed application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

About Us

Genome Sciences Centre is a leading international institution for genomics and bioinformatics research. Our mandate is to advance knowledge about cancer and other diseases, to improve human health through disease prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic approaches, and to realize the social and economic benefits of genomics research.

For more information, please visit www.bcgsc.ca

PostDoc / NLP, Machine Learning, Medical Informatics / Worcester MA

  • Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Title: PostDoc
  • Specialty: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01605
  • Deadline: Until filled
  • Date Posted: March 26, 2014


Job Description

We are seeking 1~2 highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to join the Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP) group at UMass Medical School and UMass Amherst. This position will primarily be located at the UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA. The BioNLP group is actively pursuing many exciting projects including: information retrieval, information extraction, summarization, question answering, data mining, and patient-centered research. A highly productive candidate may transition to a faculty position.


Responsibilities

The successful candidates will help investigate new algorithms to support our current research thrusts. This will require extensive experience with data mining (DM) and natural language processing (NLP).


Qualifications

Candidates for this position should have a PhD in Computer Science or related field and a significant research record including publications in top conferences and journals in:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining or Data Analysis

Proficiency in quantitative analytical methods and strong programming skills (e.g., python, matlab, java, C/C++, weka, etc.), along with extensive research experience in hands-on machine learning (ML) and data mining (DM), is essential. Additional experience in bioinformatics or figure search and analysis is desirable.

Successful applicants will join a vibrant collaborative research environment, will work closely with clinical investigators and senior personnel in the lab, and should have the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. The position will be for one year, renewable annually, starting Summer or Fall 2014.


How to Apply

Please apply by email to Prof. Hong Yu <hong.yu@umassmed.edu> and include a brief letter of introduction, a CV including list of publications in PDF format, and names and email addresses of 2-3 referees.


Background

Please see http://www.bio-nlp.org/postdoc-ad-2014.txt for more information.

Competitive Salary based on experience.

Research Director NLP and Speech Processing / Educational Testing Service / Princeton, New Jersey

  • Employer: Educational Testing Service
  • Title: Research Director NLP and Speech Processing
  • Specialty: Natural Language Processing / Speech Processing
  • Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 08541
  • Deadline: Until filled
  • Date Posted: March 12, 2014

Job Description:

ETS (Educational Testing Service), is headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Our mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, performing educational research and influencing policies that promote learning, performance, education and professional development.

Currently we are seeking a Research Director of the Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Speech Group to lead a team of 26 scientists and engineers in the research and development of innovative technologies to improve assessment. The Director also leads research that encourages the appropriate use of these technologies in operational settings and advances the state of the art in NLP and speech processing research in the education domain.

Specifically, you will be responsible for conceptualizing and pursuing a research agenda of fundamental and applied research in NLP and speech processing that will address current needs and anticipate future needs of education and assessment. This includes the development of technologies to automate or facilitate scoring of open-ended responses, support practices for developing tests and learning materials, safeguard the security and validity of assessments, enable technology-rich environments for assessment and learning, and provide automated performance feedback.

In addition, you will assume responsibility for the enhancement of a variety of existing ETS technologies that include e-rater (for automated scoring of essays), c-rater (for scoring content-based short answers), and SpeechRater (for scoring the spontaneous speech of English Language Learners), as well as the development of fundamentally new systems and methods.

Also, you be responsible for leading efforts to expand the use of ETS NLP and speech technologies. The Director will actively seek out opportunities for operational use of these technologies for both internal and external clients. This includes coordinating with ETS business units to understand market and client needs/trends, identify appropriate use contexts, develop the necessary research evidence to support operational use, and establish procedures for the transition of research technologies to production environments.

Requirements:

To qualify, you must possess:

  • A Doctoral degree in computer science, computational linguistics, linguistics, electrical engineering, or a related field
  • Eight years of progressively more independent research experience providing evidence of continuing and substantial contributions to a field of study are necessary, with experience managing research staff and transitioning the outcomes of research into operational practice desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking, interpersonal and public relations skills, and writing and editing skills.

How to Apply:

Please apply online at: http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=160741&BUID=2538

Information about the institute:

We offer a competitive salary and excellent compensation package including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan, life and disability insurance, paid time off and an employee assistance program.

With more than 3,400 global employees worldwide, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide. In addition to assessments, we conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education. Equal Opportunity Employer

Research Intern in Natural Language Processing (NLP) / Text Mining / Digital Humanities

  • Employer: The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) in Darmstadt/Frankfurt
  • Title: Research Intern
  • Specialty: Natural Language Processing / Text Mining / Digital Humanities
  • Location: Darmstadt/Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Deadline: Until filled
  • Date Posted: January 20, 2014
  • Contact email: gurevych (at) cs (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de

Job Description:

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) offers several exciting internship opportunities in cutting-edge research projects as

  • Research Intern in Natural Language Processing (NLP) / Text Mining / Digital Humanities

located either at the Computer Science Department of the Technische Universität Darmstadt or at the Information Center for Education at DIPF in Frankfurt (Germany)

The positions are situated within one of the Lab’s projects dealing with automatic text processing, linguistic and machine learning based methods of language analysis, corpus development for novel tasks, or tool support for users in NLP research and humanities. The Lab’s approach to NLP features the hybrid methods in large-scale language processing, real-world text mining, and hands-on skills in the rapid development of scalable systems with practical relevance.

The position is a fixed-term internship contract (6 months) with an option to extend it up to 1 year, provided certain conditions are met. A part-time working arrangement is possible. The internships are funded according to the level of qualification, previous experience, and formal criteria.

Requirements:

We are looking for internship students to work on one of the following areas: computational linguistics, text mining, or machine learning, with substantial theoretical knowledge, excellent problem-solving and programming (Java) skills for language processing, eagerness to apply the knowledge and skills in new contexts, and interest to participate in the Lab’s internationally competitive research. The ability to work independently, personal commitment, teamwork and communication skills, and a readiness to cooperate are required. The ability to speak German as well as previous experience in NLP, text-mining, or digital humanities are beneficial, but is not a job requirement.

We welcome applications of students at all levels of study (bachelor, master) as well as graduate-level applications. The position is ideally suited to acquire research experience abroad (also as required by the ongoing study program of an applicant), or qualify as a Master-, PhD-student, or a research associate at one of the leading universities, and for a competitive industry position.


How to Apply:

Applications (including CV, details of previous academic work, at least two educational and professional references, and final thesis in electronic form) should be submitted to gurevych (at) cs (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de.


Information about the institute:

The Computer Science Department of the Technische Universität Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the best in Germany. The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) in Darmstadt/Frankfurt (http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/) led by Professor Iryna Gurevych offers an excellent research environment. The distinguishing features of its research are novel linked lexical semantic resources, algorithms for semantic language analysis (for example, word sense disambiguation, or semantic role labeling), and text-mining (for example, topic recognition, or opinion analysis). The ongoing research projects closely cooperate with users of the developed technologies in humanities, e.g. in educational research, text interpretation in philosophy, corpus linguistics, or history sciences. Within the graduate program “Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature” (http://www.kdsl.tu-darmstadt.de/), the UKP Lab is networked with multiple groups in machine learning, statistical NLP and information management.


Research Scientist for Automated Language Processing / Text Mining / Digital Humanities, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt am Main

  • Employer: The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
  • Title: Research Scientist
  • Specialty: Automated Language Processing / Text Mining / Digital Humanities
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Deadline: February 14, 2014
  • Date Posted: January 13, 2014
  • Contact email: gurevych (at) dipf (dot) de

Information about the institute:

The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) (http://www.dipf.de/) n Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is a member of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Association of Sciences. As a national centre for educational research and educational information, it is jointly funded by the federal government (Bund) and the states (Länder).

As a scientific institution and member of the Leibniz Association, DIPF targets high-quality fundamental research as well as a research-based development of innovative scientific services. It addresses education as a public domain with high visibility and high importance. By bringing together competencies, DIPF and Computer Science at TU Darmstadt are setting up a priority domain of knowledge processing and computer science in education. In relevant national rankings, the Computer Science department at TU Darmstadt regularly holds top positions. In 2012, the UKP-DIPF group was established: its unique features include semantic language processing, text mining and information retrieval as well as powerful infrastructures for evaluating and aggregating knowledge.


Job Description:

At DIPF, the research unit “Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab“ at the Information Center for Education (located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany) is looking for an

  • Research Scientist for Automated Language Processing / Text Mining / Digital Humanities (three-year contract, full time, EG13 TV-H*)

The position is situated in the context of the project “Die Welt der Kinder: Weltwissen und Weltdeutung in Schul- und Kinderbüchern zwischen 1850 und 1918“ [children’s worlds: knowledge and interpretation of the world in textbooks and children’s books from 1850 to 1918], subject to the Leibniz competition for excellence. Here, DIPF collaborates with the Georg-Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (Brunswick) and the Institute for Language Technology and Information Science (University of Hildesheim).

The project targets research into historical textbooks and children’s books - and the analysis of world views children grew up with. In the project, classical qualitative methods used in historical sciences to analyse texts that are charged with interpretation will be interlinked with automatic indexing and semantic annotation of historical sources by means of semantic language processing methods. First and foremost, Topic Detection and Opinion Mining methods will be explored and further developed. So far, no training data exist for the analysis of historical texts in German. Thus, the appointment addresses a genuine task in the context of innovative digital humanities, targeting the implementation of unsupervised and adaptive language processing methods. Another innovative aspect concerns the close collaboration with users and the linkage of intellectual with automated methods of analysis.

The position is integrated into a highly dynamic environment at DIPF and TU Darmstadt. At DIPF, the successful candidate will co-operate with researchers in the growing domain of “Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing”, with computer science and educational research groups and information services, e.g. the Research Library for the History of Education (BBF) at DIPF. At TU Darmstadt, a close co-operation exists concerning the UKP Lab (Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych), and research groups focusing text and data mining as well as partners from digital humanities projects at Darmstadt and at national levels (DARIAH-DE, CLARIN and LOEWE priority “Digital Humanities“ in the state of Hesse).

We invite excellently qualified postgraduates or excellent graduates from relevant study courses to apply (Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related subjects).

Owing to the duration of the project, a contract will be signed for three years. TU Darmstadt offers an opportunity for further scientific qualification (i.e. doctoral degree, habilitation). The salary complies with TV-H (public service labour agreement in the state of Hesse). Applicants will principally be able to work part-time.

* Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Landes Hessen (labour agreement for public service in the federal state of Hesse)

Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree or diploma/master degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or other relevant subjects;
  • Preferably very good programming skills in Java and Web technologies; knowledge of UIMA;
  • Very good English language skills (written and spoken) and at least basic knowledge of German;
  • Ability to work independently, commitment to the task, the ability to work and communicate in a team and readiness to co-operate;

Experience in automated language processing, text mining or digital humanities is preferred.

Women are expressly invited to submit their application. According to the pursuant legal requirements, applicants with disabilities will be preferably treated in the appointment procedure.


How to apply:

Candidates are requested to submit their application in electronic form (including CV and information regarding scientific work experience, university and work reports/references including electronic versions of the thesis and/or three key publications as well as names of two references), quoting the reference code (Referenz-Nr. IZB 2014-02). Please e-mail by February 14, 2014 to Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Postfach 900270, 60442 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, i.e. office-ukp (at) dipf (dot) de. If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Gurevych by e-mail: gurevych (at) dipf (dot) de.


Research Scientist in scientific coordination and transfer in computer science, knowledge and language processing, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt am Main

  • Employer: The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
  • Title: Research Scientist
  • Specialty: scientific coordination and transfer in computer science, knowledge and language processing
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Deadline: February 14, 2014
  • Date Posted: January 13, 2014
  • Contact email: gurevych (at) dipf (dot) de

Information about the institute:

The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) (http://www.dipf.de/) n Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is a member of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Association of Sciences. As a national centre for educational research and educational information, it is jointly funded by the federal government (Bund) and the states (Länder).

As a scientific institution and member of the Leibniz Association, DIPF targets high-quality fundamental research as well as a research-based development of innovative scientific services. It addresses education as a public domain with high effectiveness and high importance. In relevant national rankings, the Computer Science department at TU Darmstadt regularly holds top positions. Its unique character is marked by excellent competencies in the fields of knowledge discovery on the web focusing on semantic language technology: text mining and information retrieval. By bringing competencies together, DIPF - with Computer Science at TU Darmstadt - has set up an institutional priority domain on knowledge processing and computer science in education.

Job Description:

At DIPF, the Information Center for Education (located in Frankfurt am Main) is looking for a

  • Research Scientist (two-year contract, full time, EG13 TV-H*)

for tasks in the field of scientific coordination and transfer in computer science, knowledge and language processing.


The position concerns scientific coordination and transfer tasks in the context of the postgraduate programme Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature (http://www.kdsl.tu-darmstadt.de/), founded in 2013 at DIPF and TU Darmstadt, focusing on computational linguistics and language technology. It is nested in the research priority of “computer science for educational research”, newly established at the Information Centre for Education. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the Computer Science Department (Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych) at Technical University Darmstadt; the position is at the core of the newly established institutional focus on knowledge processing (http://www.werc.tu-darmstadt.de/) at DIPF and Technical University Darmstadt.

The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate research in the study and qualification programme of the postgraduate programme, monitor the postgraduate programme and its five students and contribute to the transfer of technology. Furthermore, we expect the successful candidate to actively engage in defining requirements, coordinating the assessment of needs and conducting user workshops.

The position functions as an interface between research on automated analysis of research literature on the one hand and information services respectively information technologies at DIPF on the other. We aim to adapt innovative methods in computer science, language technology and information management to the educational researchers’ needs. These activities target novel means of access to digital science literature and on the web. We welcome applications from excellently qualified postdoctoral candidates and (in exceptional cases) excellent graduates striving for further qualification in a scientific-technological field and in research management.

A contract will initially be signed for two years. TU Darmstadt offers an opportunity for further scientific qualification (i.e. doctoral degree, habilitation). The salary complies with TV-H (public service labour agreement in the state of Hesse). Applicants will principally be able to work part-time.

* Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Landes Hessen (labour agreement for public service in the federal state of Hesse)


Requirements:

- A very good or excellent doctoral degree or likewise excellent diploma/masters degree in computer science, computational linguistics or a related subject domain; - Very good English language skills (written and spoken) and at least basic skills in German; - Ability to work independently, commitment to the task, the ability to work and communicate in a team and readiness to cooperate; - Experience in coordinating distributed software development and its Integration; - Experience in conceptualising and conducting events for scientists, users, and the public. - Preferably experience in information and text processing, machine learning, very good Java programming skills and knowledge of UIMA, experience with larger-scale software projects.

Candidates are expected to provide certification of their experience in scientific publishing, acquisition of external funding and project management.

Women are expressly invited to submit their application. According to the pursuant legal requirements, applicants with disabilities will be preferably treated in the appointment procedure.


How to apply:

Candidates are requested to submit their application in electronic form (including CV and information regarding scientific work experience, university and work reports/references including electronic versions of the thesis and/or three key publications as well as names of two references), quoting the reference code (Referenz-Nr. IZB 2014-01). Please e-mail by February 14, 2014 to Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Postfach 900270, 60442 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, i.e. office-ukp (at) dipf (dot) de. If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Gurevych by e-mail: gurevych (at) dipf (dot) de.


Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Natural Language Processing, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Employer: Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
  • Rank or Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Research Fellow
  • Specialty: Chinese Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Representation
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: January 7, 2014
  • Contact email: recruit@iis.sinica.edu.tw

Job Description:

The Institute of Information Science (IIS) at Academia Sinica, Taiwan invites all qualified candidates to apply for the positions of junior and senior research fellows of all ranks (equivalent to the ranks of tenure track assistant, associate and full professors in a regular academic department without teaching responsibility) in Chinese natural language processing and knowledge representation. Research on Chinese semantic analysis and parsing is particularly emphasized. Exceptional candidates in all areas of Computer Science are also encouraged to apply.

Academia Sinica is a national academic research institution in Taiwan that conducts research on a broad spectrum of subjects in science and humanities. IIS is committed to high quality research in computer and information science and engineering. In addition to internal research funding supported by Academia Sinica, external funding through government agencies and industry-sponsored institutions is also available. Starting from 2014, we shall launch an International Ph. D. Program in Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing in collaboration with universities.

Full-time research fellows are free to set their own research directions. IIS currently has about 40 full-time research fellows and close to 300 full-time post doctoral fellows and research assistants. The areas of current research include Systems Technology, Bioinformatics, Multimedia, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Network, Theory, and Programming Language.

For additional information about IIS, please visit http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw

Required Qualifications:

All Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in computer science or closely related fields with a strong research and publication record. Senior candidates must demonstrate strong leadership, and have an international reputation evidenced by publications, patents, industrial experiences, or other academic and scholarly achievements. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Fluency in Chinese is an advantage, but not required.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send detailed curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation to

Dr. Wen-Lian Hsu, Director

Institute of Information Science

Academia Sinica

Nankang 115, Taipei, Taiwan

TEL: 886-2-2788-3799ext.1804

FAX:886-2-2782-4814

E-mail: recruit@iis.sinica.edu.tw

Computational Postdoc position, Johns Hopkins University, Cognitive Science

  • Employer: Johns Hopkins University
  • Rank or Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Specialty: Computational Linguistics/Cognitive Science
  • Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Deadline: February 17, 2014 or until filled
  • Date Posted: January 7, 2014
  • Contact email: INSPIREpostdoc@jhu.edu

Brief Job Description:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University.

The appointee will play a central role in a recently-founded group project devoted to developing a novel type of computing that fuses neural network and symbolic computation. In this “Gradient Symbolic Computation“, data consists of discrete structures built of symbols that have continuous activation values. The project addresses human syntax and semantics.

Keywords: computational linguistics, neural network modeling, syntactic processing, vector-space semantics

Detailed Job Description:

The project is funded by NSF’s new INSPIRE program, created to support unusually forward-looking, high-risk/high-return research. The position offers the appointee the opportunity to be a key player in the exciting intellectual environment of a highly interdisciplinary research team of leading faculty members collaborating intensively to break new ground at the foundations of computation and cognition. These faculty members are committed to contributing to the career development of the appointee, who will also have opportunities to pursue their own research projects and to gain experience in teaching. The faculty co-investigators consist of 6 professors from the Cognitive Science and Computer Science Departments at Johns Hopkins (those listed in http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1344269 plus Prof. C. Wilson) as well as Prof. M. Goldrick in the Linguistics Department at Northwestern.

The ideal appointee will conduct development and extensive testing of:

  • general-purpose software to support symbolic-level computation over gradient symbol structures
  • general-purpose software for simulating neural network implementations of this gradient symbolic computation
  • new machine-learning algorithms, including deep compositional networks
  • new theories of compositional vector-space semantics and new neural-network architectures for implementing them
  • new psycholinguistic models of human syntactic production and comprehension processes

Most critical is the work on general-purpose software. This work will be conducted in close collaboration with faculty whose expertise spans all project areas. Johns Hopkins is a world leader in computational approaches to language science and engineering.

The initial appointment is for one year, with an expectation of a second year, conditioned on satisfactory progress. Starting date is August 1, 2014.

How to Apply:

Applications will be processed until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications and letters should be received by February 17, 2014. An application consists of a single PDF file including (i) a cover letter detailing the applicant’s interests in connection with the project, the qualifications they bring to the work, and the training they would like to receive from the position; (ii) a current CV; (iii) a document containing links to their relevant publications (ideally, integrated into the CV); (iv) a research statement describing their past, on-going, and planned future work; and (v) (optional) a statement concerning their teaching experience and interests. The application, along with three letters of recommendation, must be emailed to INSPIREpostdoc@jhu.edu. Please ensure that your name is in the Subject line of all materials that you AND your References submit.

Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer; minorities, women, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.