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== Assistant/Associate Professor Position - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Linguistics (Urbana, IL)==
 
  
* Employer: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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==Software Engineer  - Machine Learning / NLP (Chinese) at SYSTRAN==
* Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor / Tenured Associate Professor
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* Location: Urbana, IL, USA
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics /Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation
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* Deadline: December 15, 2013
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* Date Posted: October 6, 2013
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* Contact email: SLCL-HR@illinois.edu
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The Department of Linguistics in partnership with the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position in Computational Linguistics (CL) or Natural Language Processing (NLP) with a research specialization in Machine Translation.
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* Employer: SYSTRAN
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* Title: Software Engineer
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* Topics: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation
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* Location: San Diego
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: January 29, 2016
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* Contact: Apply directly at https://recruit.systrangroup.com/recruit/Portal.na
  
A PhD, preferably in Linguistics, Computer Science, or related field with a strong background in computational linguistics / natural language processing, is required by the time of the appointment. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in translation as a cognitive process. The ideal candidate will complement and build on existing strengths within the department of Linguistics and the Center for Translation Studies, and will be eager to interact with students and faculty from the broader linguistics and language processing communities at the University of Illinois.
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SYSTRAN is currently seeking an experienced Software Engineer specializing in Machine Learning / NLP to join our R&D team in San Diego to develop machine translation systems.
  
A successful candidate at the associate level will present an established record of scholarly publications, grants and awards, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and student mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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The ideal candidate must have a combination of research and implementation skills, including significant programming experience. Hands-on experience with machine learning, including deep neural network, text classification, statistical techniques for NLP or a related field, is highly desirable.
  
Evidence of an active research agenda and a strong commitment to innovative teaching in an interdisciplinary context is expected at the assistant professor level.
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Responsibilities include software development, experimentation, analysis of results, and building systems that combine linguistics and statistical language models for machine translation centering on Chinese language.
  
The target starting date is August 16, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
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'''Key Qualifications'''
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* Knowledge of natural language processing field, including but not limited to, formal grammar, syntactic parsing and morphology
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* Good algorithmic knowledge of machine learning
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* Experience writing and debugging software
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* Strong communications skills
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* Ability to work well as part of a team
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* Fluent in English.
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* Fluent in Chinese is a plus
  
Our setting provides rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching, supported by our renowned libraries, the UIUC Research Board, and the interdisciplinary research communities in facilities such as the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
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'''Education and Experience'''
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* MS or Ph D  in Computational Linguistics / Computer Science or relevant field.
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* 2+ years work experience preferred
  
The Computational Linguistics program in the Department of Linguistics encompasses theoretical and applied areas of scholarship, relating computational methods and analysis to the study of grammatical systems, linguistic meaning, and to language as a social and cognitive phenomenon. Computational Linguistics research in the department spans a range of key applications in human language technology, including machine translation, semantic and discourse processing, and applications in information extraction and social media. The program has strong ties to industry and to other Illinois departments that are home to computer scientists, engineers, linguists, library scientists, psychologists and speech & hearing scientists. The Linguistics department offers a joint undergraduate major in Computer Science and Linguistics.
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'''Benefits'''
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* Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary based on their qualifications and experience.
  
The Center for Translation Studies focuses on preparing students in the new MA program in Translation and Interpreting for a rapidly diversifying translation job market, one which requires strong technology as well as language skills. Translation lies at the intersection of many converging themes, such as multilingualism, multiculturalism, literatures and linguistics, as well as technology and pedagogy, and fits squarely within the campus-wide theme of social equality and cultural understanding.
 
  
To apply, create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload application material through this system. To ensure full consideration, submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the contact information for three professional references. The search committee may contact the applicant about soliciting letters of reference at a later point, after a first review of the files. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration applications must be received by December 15, 2013.
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==Vacancy for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader at University of Dundee==
  
For further information regarding application procedures, please contact SLCL-HR@illinois.edu.
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* Employer: University of Dundee
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* Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader
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* Topics: Computational Linguistics, Language, Argumentation, Artificial Intelligence
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* Location: Dundee, UK
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* Deadline: 27 February 2016
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* Date Posted: 12 January 2016
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* Contact: Prof. Chris Reed (see http://arg.tech/lecturer)
  
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. ( www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)
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£34,576 to £55,389 Full Time, Permanent
  
==Tenure-Line Position - Northwestern University Department of Linguistics (Evanston, IL)==
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The University of Dundee’s School of Science & Engineering is advertising several permanent posts including one covering the Centre for Argument Technology. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates in Computational Linguistics to expand the group’s research in Argument Mining (see http://argmining2016.arg.tech and http://arg.tech/am), but welcome applications in all areas of the overlap between argumentation and artificial intelligence. A strong publication profile is essential, and for more senior appointments, so is a track record of funding success.
  
* Employer: Northwestern University
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For further information about the Centre for Argument Technology, please see http://arg.tech or contact Prof. Chris Reed; for more information about the position, see http://arg.tech/lecturer. General details follow.
* Title: Tenure-line Assistant Professor (more senior candidates will be considered)
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* Location: Evanston, IL, USA
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* Deadline: December 1, 2013
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* Date Posted: October 2, 2013
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* Contact email: search@ling.northwestern.edu
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The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a tenure-line Assistant Professor position with a start date of September 1, 2014. We are looking for candidates who will enhance Northwestern’s interdisciplinary language science research community. The ideal candidate will have a research program grounded in computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and/or language variation and change. Although we expect to hire at the rank of assistant professor, more senior candidates will also be considered.
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'''Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties'''
  
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or a related field by the start date. To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by December 1, 2013. Please include a CV (including contact information), statements of research and teaching interests, reprints or other written work, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three references (with their contact information). Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for instructions to apply online.
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The University of Dundee is seeking an exceptional candidate to join one of our Computing research groups, based within the School of Science and Engineering. The successful candidate will develop new research lines within either the (i) Human Centred Computing Group; (ii) the Centre for Argument Technology; or (iii) the Space Technology Centre. Full information on the current research in each
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group can be found in the Further Particulars.
  
E-mail inquiries should be directed to search@ling.northwestern.edu. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from minority and women candidates are especially welcome.
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The successful candidate is expected to have a strong track record of research and a clear research plan that articulates with (or expands significantly) one of these areas. They will be expected to contribute to the development of research in this area by publishing in the highest quality journals and attracting appropriate research funding. For appointments at Grade 8 and 9, candidates are expected to show evidence of having attracted independent funding. The School encourages applications from holders of personal
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Fellowships.
  
==Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Illinois Institute of Technology Department of Computer Science (Chicago, IL)==
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Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in the teaching of undergraduate computing programmes as well as supporting teaching at Masters level.
  
* Employer: Illinois Institute of Technology
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'''Job Summary'''
* Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Computational Stylistics
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* Location: Chicago, IL, USA
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: September 30, 2013
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* Contact email: argamon@iit.edu
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'''Position Overview'''
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The appointee will be expected to contribute to research in Computing and to teaching and administration within the School of Science and Engineering. They will be expected to:
  
The Linguistic Cognition Laboratory (http://lingcog.iit.edu) at the Illinois Institute of Technology has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher (full-time) in natural language processing. The position is for work on a federally funded project on computational analysis of discourse structure and metaphor and their relationships to cognitive style and ideology. The ideal candidate will have expertise in several of the following areas: natural language processing, semantic text analysis, computational stylistics, discourse analysis, statistical parsing, social network analysis, and machine learning.
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* Contribute to the ongoing research in one of the three research groups described above.
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* Contribute to the generation of external research funding.
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* Publish in high quality research journals and major international conferences.
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* Teach at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
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* Supervise students at all levels (honours and MSc projects, PhD).
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* Undertake administrative duties.
  
Candidates should have a PhD in computer science, computational linguistics, cognitive science, or a related discipline and must be US citizens.  The position will start as soon as it is filled, pending confirmation of funding. The initial term of the position will be for 12 months, potentially renewable to a total of 36 months depending on performance and continued funding.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and expertise.
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'''Application Requirements'''
  
'''To Apply'''
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In addition to the online form, applicants must include with their application:
  
Interested candidates should contact Shlomo Argamon at argamon@iit.edu and send a (PDF) CV, a statement of interest, and the names of two or more references.
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* Cover letter outlining fit to role.
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* Research plan (1-2 pages) covering proposed research over the first three years of the appointment.
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* Teaching plan (1-2 pages) outlining fit to current teaching at Dundee and teaching methodology.
  
==NLP Research Scientist - Nuance Communications, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA Research Group)==
 
  
* Employer: Nuance Communications, Inc.
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==Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Models of Reasoning / Intelligence Systems Section at AI Center / US Naval Research Laboratory==
* Rank or Title: NLP Research Scientist
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* Employer: US Naval Research Laboratory
* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Dialog Systems
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
* Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
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* Topics: Reasoning, Computational Modeling, Language, Artificial Intelligence
* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Location: Washington, DC
* Date Posted: September 27, 2013
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* Deadline: Open until filled
* Contact email: Jennifer.Garvale@nuance.com
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* Date Posted: January 20, 2016
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* Contact: Sunny Khemlani (sunny.khemlani@nrl.navy.mil)
  
'''General Description'''
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'''Research focus''': The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate on various projects in reasoning, including (but not limited to) building a unified computational framework of reasoning; investigating how people engage in explanatory reasoning; and testing a system that reasons about time and temporal relations.
  
Nuance is the world-wide leader in voice technologies. We are now making substantial research and development investments to add natural language processing capabilities to our speech infrastructure. We are expanding our new Silicon Valley Natural Language Research laboratory. The goal of this group is to develop the next generation of intelligent, conversational agents. We seek research scientists with the following backgrounds:
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'''Supervisor''': Sunny Khemlani, PhD
  
* Dialog processing
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'''Key qualifications''':  A Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, or computer science, with experience in higher level cognition, experimental design and data analysis, or cognitive modeling. Experience with theories of reasoning, computer programming, and cognitive modeling is a strong plus.
* Discourse and anaphora resolution
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* Generation
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* Parsing
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* Entity recognition
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* Morphology
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* Multilingual NLP
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* Semantic interpretation
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'''Responsibilities'''
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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance.
  
* Ownership of a major component of the conversational system.
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'''Program and compensation''': The Fellowship operates through the NRC Research Associateship Program (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/). Only US citizenship or green card holders are eligible for the program. Fellows are compensated through a research stipend of ~$75,000/year.
* Conduct research on the dialog, generation, or reasoning components, and incorporate the latest advances from major conferences in the field.  
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* Adapt existing components within Nuance and from previous research in the field to a new problem space and domain.
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* Understand the trade-offs between multiple competing approaches, and choose the ones that are likely to have future impact on the company's products.  
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* Design components in a way that will generalize across domains. Minimize the code change and human effort needed for the system to work in a new domain.
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* Collaborate with other scientists and engineers inside and outside of the team.
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* Patent or publish experimental results or designs when appropriate.  
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'''Education/Experience'''
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'''To apply''': Send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Sunny Khemlani at sunny.khemlani@nrl.navy.mil.
* Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, linguistics, or another technical field with a focus on natural language processing.
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* Solid track record in both projects and publications for natural language processing.
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* Solid implementation skills in C++, Java, scripting languages.
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* Knowledge of both statistical and rule-based methods for natural language processing.
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Interested candidates should contact Jennifer Garvale at Jennifer.Garvale@nuance.com.  For additional information about the technical aspects of the position, feel free to contact Joel Tetreault at Joel.Tetreault@nuance.com.
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==Internship positions available at Juji, Inc.==
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* Employer: Juji, Inc.
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* Title: Intern
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* Location: Saratoga, CA
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* Deadline: open until all the positions are filled
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* Date Posted: January 14, 2016
  
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'''Description''':
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Have you ever watched the movie Her? Have you ever wondered or wished to have a virtual partner just like Samantha, who could tell you what you really are, whom your best partner may be, and even cheers you up? At Juji, we are building a hyper-personalized, virtual REP (Responsible, Empathetic Pal) for everyone. Your REP not only understands who you are, including your personality, motivations, and strengths, but it can also chat with you to learn and help fulfill your certain needs. 
  
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We are seeking highly motivated and talented students, who are eager to help us tackle great technical challenges at Juji and to expand their knowledge and skills in the real world. We are especially interested in students who have had worked or love to work in the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing/Natural Language Generation, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization/Visual Analytics, and Cognitive Science.
  
== Short Term Post-Doc Position: Natural Language Processing (NLP), Phoenix, USA==
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We have multiple positions on two main tracks:
  
Employer: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ  http://csc.asu.edu/
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* Software development. If you love to create amazing software technologies and systems for real users, this is the track for you. You are expected to own and deliver a relatively independent project that will contribute to our cutting-edge product development effort.
* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral fellow
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* Specialty: Natural language processing and machine learning
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* Location: Tempe, AZ, USA
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* Deadline: August 21, 2013
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* Date Posted: August 8, 2013
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* Contact email: hdavulcu at asu,edu and steve.corman at asu,edu
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* Scientific research. If you love to design and conduct scientific experiments to answer a specific set of research questions, this is the track for you. You will work on a government funded research project on understanding human trust in a digital environment. You are expected to play a critical role in designing and conducting novel research studies and writing papers that lead to scientific publications.
  
Position
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'''Qualifications'''
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Outstanding current students towards a bachelor or higher degree in the area of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent disciplines are encouraged to apply. Strong software development or visual design skills are a plus.
  
Seeking a Post-Doc with preparation in natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (ML) for quantitative text and discourse analysis at Center for Strategic Communication, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.
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'''To apply''': Please email a copy of your resume to the following address: jobs@juji-inc.com with a subject line “Summer Internship 2016”, and state your track preference in your email body.  
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The project involves parsing large collection of English documents with a deep parser, extracting subject-verb-object triplets from sentences, and utilization of semantic information for event and story detection. Project also involves development of graph clustering based summarization tools for text.
 
  
The Center is a fun, collaborative group providing many opportunities for learning, hands-on research and teamwork. We value having a diverse mix of people and we are committed to equal opportunity in employment.
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==Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Language Processing / AI at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School==
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* Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Modeling
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* Location: Boston, MA
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: January 8, 2016
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* Contact: Alexander Turchin (aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu)
  
Candidates should have excellent English language skills (written and spoken), good communication skills, good programming skills (e.g., Java, C++, MATLAB, Python) and demonstrable ability to work with various open source NLP and ML tools and libraries.
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'''Research focus''': the Fellow will work in a multi-disciplinary team of artificial intelligence scientists, informaticians, biostatisticians, and clinicians on projects involving development of high-dimensional predictive models in medicine. The models will be based on data from a large integrated healthcare system and will utilize a combination of artificial intelligence and natural language processing of multiple narrative document streams.
  
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'''Supervisor''': Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, FACMI
  
Requirements: PhD degree in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics
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'''Required skills''': experience with natural language processing; ability to design and conduct effective research studies; strong analytical, scientific writing, presentation and communication skills; strong programming and system development skills. Experience with artificial intelligence technologies, predictive modeling, Big Data and medical terminologies / ontologies is a strong plus.
  
Pay Rate: Competitive monthly salary.
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'''Education''': PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, linguistics, or a related discipline; MD or an equivalent degree.
  
Term of employment:  
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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
This is a Short-term, temporary position.
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Period between September 3, 2013 and February 28, 2014.
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Close Date:
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'''Available''': Immediately.
Initial close date is August 21, 2013.  Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed.
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'''Compensation''': according to NIH (NRSA) stipend levels.
  
How to Apply:  
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'''To apply''': send cover letter and CV to Dr. Alexander Turchin at aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu.  
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Please submit your information by email to hdavulcu at asu,edu and steve.corman at asu,edu  
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E-mail subject line - “Natural Language Processing – Post-Doc application”.
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Information must have the following:
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==Internship positions available in Natural Language Processing at Adobe Research==
* Cover Letter
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* Employer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
* CV
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* Title: NLP Scientist Intern
* 2 or more professional references (name, addresses and phone numbers)
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* Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Question Answering and Dialog Systems.
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* Location: San Jose, CA
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* Deadline: open until all the positions are filled
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* Date Posted: December 23, 2015
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* Trung Bui: bui@adobe.com
  
== Postdoctoral Fellow Machine Reading, KU Leuven, Belgium==
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'''Description''':
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We are looking for several NLP scientist interns who will work on semantic understanding, question answering and dialog systems to improve Adobe digital media and digital marketing products.
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The internship will be at the Medial Intelligence Lab under the Imagination Lab at Adobe Research (http://www.adobe.com/technology.html) located in San Jose, California. It is 13 weeks long and can start any time from March 1, 2016.
  
Employer: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium  http://www.kuleuven.be/
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'''Key Qualifications'''
* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral fellow
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*Experience with semantic parsing, question answering and dialog systems.
* Specialty: Natural language processing and machine learning
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*Experience with machine learning, deep learning.
* Location: Leuven, Belgium
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*Good programming skills in Java/C++ and/or Python
* 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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'''Education'''
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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M.S. or PhD student in Computer Science or related field
  
Requirements
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'''Additional Requirements'''
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No.
  
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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== Associate Research Scientist at UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt ==
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* Employer: [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/ UKP Lab], Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
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* Title: Associate Research Scientist
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* Speciality: Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Darmstadt, Germany
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* Deadline: January 15, 2016
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* Date posted: December 23, 2015
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* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de]
  
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The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has an opening for an '''Associate Research Scientist (PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years)''' to strengthen the group's profile in the area of Computational Argumentation. The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of which Computational Argumentation is one of the rapidly developing focus areas in collaboration with industrial partners.
  
For more information contact Marie-Francine Moens, tel.: +3216325383, mail: sien.moens@cs.kuleuven.be.
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We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Information Technology, or Computational Linguistics, preferably with expertise in research and development projects, and strong communication skills in English and German. The successful applicant will work in projects including research activities in the area of computational argumentation (e.g. automatic evidence detection, decision support, large-scale web mining on heterogeneous source and data management), and development activities to create new products or industrial product prototypes. Prior work in the above areas is a definite advantage. Ideally, the candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex (NLP) systems in Java and experience in information retrieval, large-scale data processing and machine learning. In particular, experience with deep-learning is a strong plus. Combining fundamental NLP research on Computational Argumentation with industrial applications from different application domains will be highly encouraged.
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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UKP's wide cooperation network both within its own research community and with partners from industry provides an excellent environment for the position to be filled. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web" and the recently established Research Training Group "Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content" (AIPHES) funded by the DFG emphasizes NLP, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for the assessment and aggregation of knowledge. UKP Lab is a highly dynamic research group committed to high-quality research results, technologies of the highest industrial standards, cooperative work style and close interaction of team members working on common goals.
  
Employer: Educational Testing Service http://www.ets.org/
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Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).
* Rank or Title: Research Scientist
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* Specialty: Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Princeton, NJ or San Francisco, CA
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* Deadline: Until position is filled
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* Date Posted: 22 May 2013
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* 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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Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please send the application to: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de] by 15 January 2016. The position is open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.
  
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== Postdoctoral Researcher position in NLP/Computational Social Science at UPenn ==
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* Employer: Computer & Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA
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* Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
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* Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Computational Social Science
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* Location: Philadelphia, USA
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* Deadline: January 15, 2016
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* Date posted: December 21, 2015
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* Contact: applications@wwbp.org
  
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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We invite applicants for a postdoctoral research position in natural language processing for health and social science, working on an interdisciplinary research project studying subjective well-being and health outcomes. The researcher will help develop state-of-the-art methods and models to better understand people, such as predicting personality from the words they use and automatically recognizing cognitive distortions typical of people prone to depression.
* The incoporation of interactive tasks into assessment environments, using technologies for dialog management and analysis.
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* The automated induction of rhetorical structures from student responses, including argumentation strategies, narrative organization, and topical analyses.
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* Automated analysis of process data related to student performance on immersive assessment tasks (such as in a game-based environment).
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The ideal candidate will have research experience in computational linguistics and applied machine learning. She or he will develop and code novel methods to leverage large datasets (i.e. billions of tweets) and use them to further our understanding of health, well-being, and the psychological states of individuals and large populations. Methods and results will be published in high impact computer science venues and, via collaboration with psychologists and medical doctors, in social science and health venues. See wwbp.org for example publications.
  
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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* Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
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* Approximate Start Date: March 1, 2016 (but flexible)
  
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How to Apply: Send a detailed CV with at least 2 references who can be contacted for letters to applications@wwbp.org. Include job-code “POSTDOC-CS” in subject line.
  
'''PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer. Position contingent on funding.
  
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Primary Contact: Professor Lyle Ungar, ungar@cis.upenn.edu
  
• 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.
 
  
• 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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== Multiple positions as Full-time researcher, Post-doc researcher, Software Engineer and Summer Intern in IBM Research - Almaden, San Jose ==
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* Employer: IBM Research - Almaden
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* Title: Researcher, Software Engineer, Post-doc, Summer Intern
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* Speciality: natural language processing, information integration, entity resolution, machine learning, ontologies, and large-scale data management
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* Location: San Jose, CA
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* Deadline: (until filled)
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* Date posted: December 18, 2015
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* Contact: Laura Chiticariu (chiti {at} us.ibm.com) and/or Lucian Popa (lpopa {at} us.ibm.com)
  
• 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.
 
  
• 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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IBM Research - Almaden is looking for researchers to join the Natural Language Processing, Entity Resolution and Discovery Department. Our research focuses around creating a knowledge engineering platform for the creation, maintenance and consumption of “industry-specific” knowledge bases from a large number of (un/semi)structured public, licensed and enterprise content sources. Such a platform needs to support the entire lifecycle for knowledge engineering including:
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* creation, maintenance and evolution of ontologies to capture domain concepts of interest
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* scalable systems, tools and methodologies to support the development of individual analytic stages involved in creating knowledge from multiple sources such as text analytics, entity resolution and integration, cleansing, data transformations and machine learning; supporting domain adaptability and easy-to-use interfaces for key user personae for the individual analytic stages
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* scalable content services infrastructure that enables production-level deployment of these analytic workflows with support for continuous monitoring, introspection and recovery in the knowledge base creation process
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* techniques and methods for scalable and flexible indexing and querying support over the knowledge base supporting structured and search style queries, entity queries, as well as ad-hoc and exploratory queries
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* easy-to-use knowledge consumption interfaces for both human and machine consumption including support for  discovery and ad-hoc NLQ driven interfaces
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* incorporating crowd sourcing and continuous evolution of the system through learning from user interactions.  
  
• 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.
 
  
• 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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The research builds upon and extends successful projects from our group, which have resulted in academic, industrial and open source impact:
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* SystemT: http://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view_group.php?id=1264
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* Midas: http://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view_group.php?id=2171
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* SystemML: http://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view_group.php?id=3174
  
• Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators.
 
  
• Consult on ETS projects or external contracts that related to the research focus of the group.
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The research is being conducted in close collaboration with the IBM Watson Solutions division and multiple global IBM Research labs (India, Haifa and Zurich), with focus around demonstrating scalable knowledge base construction in multiple industry domains (e.g., Healthcare, Financial and consumer domains).
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We are currently looking for researchers (Research Staff Members, software engineers, post-doc researchers and summer interns) with interest & experience in one or more areas relevant to the knowledge engineering life cycle such as natural language processing, information integration, entity resolution, machine learning, ontologies, and large-scale data management, as described above.
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Please send your resumes to: Laura Chiticariu (chiti {at} us.ibm.com) and/or Lucian Popa (lpopa {at} us.ibm.com)
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== Two Postdoc Opportunities at the US Army Research Lab in the Washington, DC Metro Area ==
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* Employer: US Army Research Laboratory
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* Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
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* Speciality: Knowledge Representation, Knowledge Bases, Common-Sense Reasoning, Planning
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* Location: Adelphi, MD
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* Deadline: (until filled)
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* Date posted: November 30, 2015
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* Contact: douglas.a.summers-stay.civ@mail.mil and/or ethan.a.stump2.civ@mail.mil
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The US Army Research Laboratory currently has two postdoc opportunities:
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'''Position #1'''
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The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is researching common-sense reasoning and natural language understanding for the purpose of creating a communication dialogue to promote increased intent understanding within Human-Robot teams. In support of this effort, ARL is looking for an individual with a PhD or equivalent, with interest and a background in knowledge representation, knowledge bases, knowledge graphs, common-sense reasoning, or spatial reasoning. We plan to make use of semantic vector spaces to enhance the capabilities of the reasoning system, so some familiarity with knowledge graph embedding, distributional semantic vector spaces (such as GloVe or word2vec), or learning from massive text corpora would also be beneficial.
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The position is available immediately with a duty location at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), Adelphi, MD.
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To learn more about the position, or to apply, please send questions or a CV to Dr. Douglas Summers-Stay via email at douglas.a.summers-stay.civ@mail.mil.
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'''Position #2'''
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The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to bridge the gap between humans and autonomous systems by developing a controlled language to reason and communicate about human intent as it applies to commands a robot receives. In robotics, practitioners often program autonomous systems by developing monolithic behaviors that, when correctly parameterized, will cause the system to act as desired. However, setting these parameters is often more art than science, and we cannot expect an average user to effectively task the system unless they have only the simplest tasks in mind. ARL desires a controlled language that both concisely describes the capabilities of autonomous systems, as well as enables common-sense reasoning and representation of implicit goals that will let the system fill instructional gaps from novice users.
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In this position, the Researcher will work on a cross-disciplinary team comprised of researchers in computational linguistics, computer vision, machine learning, and experimental robotics to develop a system for interacting with humans—the goal being to develop and evolve complex plans carried out by autonomous systems. The primary responsibilities of the Researcher will be learning how we can use language to link the domains of intent reasoning and action, and developing such a language to enable experiments with humans and robot teams operating in dynamic environments.
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The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent degree, and should have an interest and background in formal methods, knowledge representation and reasoning, computational linguistics, control policies, or AI planning.
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The position is available immediately with a duty location at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), Adelphi, MD.
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To learn more about the position, or to apply, please send questions or a CV to Dr. Ethan Stump via email at ethan.a.stump2.civ@mail.mil.
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== Open PhD position on Textual Knowledge Resources (NLP / IR / ML) at Data and Web Science Group in Mannheim, Germany ==
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* Employer: The Data and Web Science Research Group, University of Mannheim, Germany
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* Title: PhD Candidate (post-Masters)
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* Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Knowledge Bases
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* Location: Mannheim, Germany
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* Deadline: January 6, 2016
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* Date posted: November 20, 2015
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* Contact: queripidia-jobs(At)uni-mannheim(DoT)de
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The Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Mannheim invite applications for
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'''ONE PHD STUDENT IN STATISTICAL NLP / IR / MACHINE LEARNING'''
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The student is expected to contribute to a project on Knowledge Consolidation and Organization for Query-specific Wikipedia Construction under the principal investigator Laura Dietz. The goal of the research project is to make information on the Web accessible in a Wikipedia-like form through a query-driven interaction paradigm. This research requires a combination of methods from information retrieval and automatic text understanding to provide the user with a synthesis of the information through summarization, sub-topic identification, and article organization.
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We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one or several of the following areas:
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*    statistical text processing (e.g., automatic summarization, event extraction and ordering)
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*    machine learning
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*    knowledge base construction
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*    information retrieval
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*    distributed large-scale processing
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Applicants '''must have a Masters degree''' (or obtain it in the near future) in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Machine Learning with previous research experience in information retrieval and human language technologies is a plus. The successful candidate is expected work under limited supervision, and publish papers at top level conferences and journals and collaborate with other members of the research group.
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Duration: initially one year (starting in Spring 2016) with possible extension of three years.
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Salary range: according to German public scale TV-L 13 100% (full time, commensurate with experience and qualifications, ranging between 3200 and 4.600 Euro before taxes).
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'''Please submit your application per e-mail (queripidia-jobs(At)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) as a single PDF.''' This PDF should include a short research statement, CV, copy of university degrees, a list of publications and published software and contact details of three references. All applications sent before January 6, 2016 will receive full consideration. The position remains open until filled.
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The Data and Web Science Group is a joint lab of several professors covering diverse topics on managing, integrating and mining large-amounts of heterogeneous information within enterprise and open Web contexts. Further information about the group can be found at http://dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/ .
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The University of Mannheim is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.
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Please contact Laura Dietz (queripidia-jobs(At)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) for informal enquiries.
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Job posting at: http://bit.ly/1MWXjo1
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== Research position in Natural Language Processing/Text Mining, University of Manchester ==
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*Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
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*Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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*Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
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*Location: Manchester, UK
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*Deadline: October 19, 2015
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*Date posted: November 15, 2015
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*Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk
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Applications are invited for a senior research fellow in Clinical Text Mining at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) (http://www.nactem.ac.uk) , School of Computer Science, University of Manchester.
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Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with emphasis in Natural Language Processing/Text Mining; working experience in information extraction at large scale; excellent knowledge in developing and adapting algorithms for text mining systems; machine learning; experience in biomedical/clinical Natural Language Processing/Text Mining; strong track record of high-quality papers in conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, Coling, etc., and in high quality journals; excellent Java skills; proven ability to develop research proposals independently.
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The objectives of this post are to conduct research into extracting complex information from the scientific literature and clinical case reports to facilitate the discovery of biomarkers using adaptive natural language processing and text mining methods.
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* Duration of post: 1st November 2015 for 48 months
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* Salary: £38,511 to £42,067 per annum
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'''Research Environment '''
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The National Centre for Text Mining has been a leading centre for biomedical text mining since 2004, with areas of expertise in information extraction, terminology management, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems. NaCTeM is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (http://www.mib.manchester.ac.uk) and its staff belong to the 4th ranked Computer Science school in the UK (REF2014) which has been further assessed as having the "best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research".
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The project involves collaboration with a large team working in a newly created interdisciplinary research centre (Manchester Molecular Pathology Innovation Centre, MMPathIC) funded by MRC/EPSRC, focusing on personalised medicine, improving diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases, validating and evaluating biomarkers for improving patient outcomes.
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Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk)
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Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=10521
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== PhD Position: Deep Learning and Random Forest for Argumentation Mining ==
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*Employer:University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
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*Title: PhD Candidate
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*Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
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*Location: Liège, Belgium
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*Deadline: November 23, 2015
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*Date posted: October 8, 2015
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*Contact: ashwin.ittoo@ulg.ac.be
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The overall goal of this PhD project is to contribute to and advance the nascent field of AM. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop novel AM algorithms, which will then be applied to online reviews to evaluate their performance and to determine whether the presence of argumentative patterns are predictive of the helpfulness of online reviews.
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The candidate will investigate the performance of two recent machine learning paradigms, Deep  Learning  and Random Forests. The candidate will develop a sound understanding of these paradigms and propose novel Deep Learning and Radom Forest algorithms for AM. Other recent machine learning paradigms, in particular, minimally-supervised learning and distant supervision, will also be investigated. The proposed algorithms will be applied to online reviews in order to automatically detect argumentative patterns from the textual contents and determine whether the presence of these patterns influence the reviews’ helpfulness scores of
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Several corpora are already available for evaluation: product and service reviews from Amazon (books, movies), YELP and TripAdvisor. In addition, access to the Penn Discourse TreeBank (PDTB) is also available.
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The selected candidate will be based at the HEC Management School, the University Liège, within the Operations department. Members of this department are engaged in research and teaching in “quantitative methods” (Operations Research, Machine Learning/Data Mining/Analytics, Enterprise Information Systems, Supply Chains and Logistics). The candidate will also collaborate with other international scholars in Japan, the Netherlands and France.
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The PhD project will span over a period of '''4 years''' and the candidate will be hired as a full-time PhD scholar. The '''gross salary will be around 2150 EUR per month (net: ~ 1800-1990 EUR)'''.
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Interested candidates are required to send their '''CV (incl. publications if any)''' and a '''letter of motivation''' via e-mail to Prof. Ashwin Ittoo, '''ashwin.ittoo@ulg.ac.be by 23rd November 2015'''. Please clearly indicate ‘PhD application’ in the subject line. Only those candidates deemed most suitable for the research position will be contacted. The starting date is negotiable, but we would prefer candidates who could start soonest.
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== Research Associate in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester ==
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*Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
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*Title: Research Associate
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*Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
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*Location: Manchester, UK
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*Deadline: October 3, 2015
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*Date posted: September 25, 2015
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*Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk
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Applications are invited for a researcher in NLP and machine learning at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) (http://www.nactem.ac.uk), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester.
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The candidate will be joining a strong team with 10+ staff at NaCTeM carrying out cutting edge research in NLP, biomedical text mining and machine learning. The post is funded by the Medical Research Council and focuses on developing new algorithms for unsupervised and semi-supervised methods in information extraction, topic analysis, active learning, text classification using deep learning/neural networks to support the development of systematic reviews at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with emphasis in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning; excellent knowledge in unsupervised NLP methods, deep learning, neural networks; excellent knowledge in topic analysis, clustering and classification; track record of high-quality papers in conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, etc., and excellent programming skills.
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* Duration of post: 1st November 2015 for 24 months
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* Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
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The National Centre for Text Mining has been a leading centre for biomedical text mining since 2004, with areas of expertise in information extraction, terminology management, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems.
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NaCTeM is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (http://www.mib.manchester.ac.uk) and its staff belong to the 4th ranked Computer Science school in the UK (REF2014) which has been further assessed as having the "best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research".
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NaCTeM is collaborating closely with the newly created Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan (https://unit.aist.go.jp/airc//index.en.html), which focuses among others on data-knowledge integration, machine learning, natural language processing and text mining. The candidate will benefit from research stays and interactions with the team in Japan.
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Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=103224.
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==Research Positions at AIRC (Artificial Intelligence Research Center), Japan==
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*Employer: Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC), National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
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*Title: Post-doctoral research fellows
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*Speciality: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neuro-Computing, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
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*Location: Tokyo, Japan
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*Deadline: October 16, 2015
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*Date posted: September 25, 2015
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*Contact: airc-recruit-ml@aist.go.jp
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Applications are invited for several positions in Artificial Intelligence at the Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) (https://unit.aist.go.jp/airc//index.en.html) under the auspices of the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) (http://www.aist.go.jp/index_en.html).
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Successful candidates will join a strong and expanding team of 35+ full-time researchers carrying out cutting edge research in AI.
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Research at AIRC includes Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Planning and Search, Text Mining, NLP, Pattern Recognition, Brain Inspired Computation, and infrastructures for AI.With strong research links to industrial partners, there is a particular emphasis on applications of AI technology to real world problems as well as research into theories and fundamental AI technologies. We work in close cooperation with partners in both the private and public sector to cover a broad range of AI applications, including:
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* Artificial Intelligence for Human Life: Health-care, Smart city and Smart home, Innovative Retailing and Tourism, etc.
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* Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing and Engineering: Intelligent Robots, Intelligent planning and control of manufacturing plants, etc.
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* Artificial Intelligence for Big Sciences: AI applications in Bio-Medical Science and Material Science, Geology, Computational Sociology, etc.       
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The advertised posts are funded by a project supported by NEDO (http://www.nedo.go.jp/english/index.html), which aims to establish a core research center for AI in Japan. Depending on the expertise and interest of the candidate, s/he will focus either on basic research or application related research of AI to real world problems. AIRC will carry out research in close cooperation with national or international research institutions such as Riken, CMU, Toyota Technology Institute in Chicago, the University of Manchester and DFKI. 
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Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis on one of the following areas: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neuro-Computing, Planning and Search, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, and Algorithms and Infrastructures for Big Data Analysis. Excellent programming skills and an excellent track-record of high-quality papers in top-tier conferences and journals would be a definite advantage.
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We have three categories of post-doctoral research fellows. The duration of employment for all three categories is initially 24 months, with a possible extension of 36 months or longer, depending on performance. The starting date of employment will be 1st December 2015 at the earliest.
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* Category A: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow -  Salary 5,500,000 JPY to 7,000,000 JPY per annum
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* Category B: Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow -  Salary 7,000,000 JPY to 10,000,000 JPY per annum
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* Category C: Distinguished Research Fellow -  Salary 10,000,000 JPY per annum
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AIST is one of the largest publicly funded research institutes in Japan and a single research institute under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). AIRC is the newest research center within AIST, established in May, 2015.  As a core research center of AI in Japan, we have been establishing close cooperation with researchers at Japanese and international institutes, which include the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Riken, Osaka University, Tohoku University, National Institute of Informatics, Toyota Technology Institute in Chicago, CMU, University of Manchester and DFKI. 
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AIRC is located in Odaiba, which is in one of the central districts of Tokyo, a bustling international city and the capital of Japan. Tokyo offers both the modern urban lifestyle of Japan as well as a rich Japanese heritage. 
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Interested candidates are invited to send, via electronic mail, the following items to the Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIST), Prof. Junichi Tsujii (airc-recruit-ml@aist.go.jp):
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* A cover letter that clearly indicates their main research interests
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* Curriculum Vitae
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* The contact details of 3 referees
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* Copies of maximum of 3 publications that you have (co-)authored, and which are representative of your past research achievements. Each publication should be accompanied by a short summary that highlights its major contributions
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* An agenda of future research goals. This should be no longer than one page, including figures
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Informal enquiries can be made to airc-recruit-ml@aist.go.jp
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NOTE: Please send your application to airc-recruit-ml@aist.go.jp directly via e-mail, and not by post. It is NOT necessary to follow the specific CV formats specified on the AIRC website.
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'''Required Experience:'''
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==Open Rank Tenure Line Position in Linguistics at Northwestern University==
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*Employer: Northwestern University
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*Title: Tenure-Line Professor (open rank)
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*Speciality: Open area
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*Location: Evanston, IL, USA
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*Deadline: December 1, 2015
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*Date posted: August 31, 2015
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*Contact: matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu
  
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The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a tenure-line position (open rank) with a start date of September 1, 2016. We are looking for candidates who pursue an integrated approach to the scientific study of language, utilizing experimental methods, corpus analysis, and/or computational modeling to inform linguistic theory and its applications. The candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary language sciences community including researchers from cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, psychology, and speech science.
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We seek exceptional candidates with forward-looking research programs that hold the promise of future external funding. Applicants that wish to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor are expected to have a record of excellence in research and teaching, success in obtaining external funding, and to have held both internal and external leadership roles.
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To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by December 1, 2015. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences) by the start date. Please include a CV (including contact information), statements of research and teaching interests, reprints or other written work (including thesis chapters for ABD applicants), teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three references (with their contact information). Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for online application instructions.
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E-mail inquiries should be directed to Matt Goldrick, Chair (matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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'''REQUIREMENTS FOR A JUNIOR LEVEL POSITION'''
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== One PHD / POSTDOC position in Text Analysis at the University of Mannheim ==
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* Employer: The Data and Web Science Research Group, University of Mannheim, Germany
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* Title: PhD or Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Mannheim, Germany
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* Deadline: September 15, 2015
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* Date Posted: August 20, 2015
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* Contact: sfb884@informatik.uni-mannheim.de
  
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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The researcher is expected to contribute to the C4 project on “Measuring a common space and the dynamics of reform positions” within the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” (http://reforms.uni-mannheim.de) at the University of Mannheim. The topic of the PhD will focus on exploiting computational methods for analysing discourse phenomena like, e.g., uncertainty, vagueness and bias in political texts. This is a joint collaboration between the Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval group (Prof. Simone Paolo Ponzetto) and the Chair of Artificial Intelligence (Prof. Heiner Stuckenschmidt), which will also involve close collaboration with project partners at the Department of Political Science (Prof. Dr. Nicole Rae Baerg, Prof. Dr. Thomas Gschwend), ranked as the best Political Science Department in Germany in different national and international university rankings. The student will be located at the Data and Web Science Group (DWS) of the University of Mannheim, one of leading centers for Data Science in Germany.
  
'''REQUIREMENTS FOR A MID-LEVEL POSITION'''
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We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one or several of the following areas:
  
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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* statistical semantics and discourse processing
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* machine learning and natural language processing
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* discourse analysis
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* automated text-based scaling
  
'''REQUIREMENTS FOR A SENIOR-LEVEL POSITION'''
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Applicants should have a Masters degree (or obtain it in the near future) in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning or Social Science and have previous experience in applying human language technology.
  
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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'''Duration:''' initially one year (starting in Fall 2015) with possible extension to 3-5 years.
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'''Salary range:''' according to German public scale TV-L 13 100% (full time, ranging between 3200,- and 4.600,- Euro before taxes depending on qualification).  
  
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Applications can be made per e-mail (sfb884@informatik.uni-mannheim.de) and should include a short research statement, CV, copy of university degrees and transcripts and - if available - a copy of the master thesis, as well as list of publications and published software. Further information about the groups can be found at http://dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/. All documents should be e-mailed as a single PDF. All applications sent before '''September, 15 2015''' will receive full consideration. The positions remain open until filled.
  
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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The University of Mannheim is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.
  
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Please contact Simone Paolo Ponzetto (simone(At)informatik(DoT)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) and Heiner Stuckenschmidt (heiner(At)informatik(DoT)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) for informal enquiries.
  
ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work environment, and attractive growth potential. ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
 
  
== Research Assistant Positions, NLP ==
 
  
Employer: Educational Testing Service http://www.ets.org/
 
* Rank or Title: Research Assistant
 
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing
 
* Location: Princeton, NJ
 
* Deadline: Until position is filled
 
* Date Posted: 22 May 2013
 
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
 
  
  
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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== Postdoctoral Fellow in NLP for EEG Analysis at Temple University ==
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* Employer: The Neural Engineering Data Consortium, College of Engineering, Temple University
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Big Data, EEG Analysis
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* Location: Philadelphia, PA
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: August 12, 2015
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* Contact: Joseph Picone (joseph.picone@gmail.com)
  
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'''Research focus''': The Neural Engineering Data Consortium (NEDC) at Temple University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the area of automated EEG analysis. The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to a project that enables comparative research by automatically uncovering clinical knowledge from a vast BigData archive of clinical EEG signals and EEG reports collected over the past 14 years at Temple University Hospital (see www.isip.piconepress.com/projects/tuh_eeg for more information). We are developing a proof-of-concept based on the discovery of patient cohorts and provide an annotated BigData archive as well as the software that enabled the annotations and the generation of the patient cohort retrieval system. The candidate will be involved in overseeing the generation of labeled data for machine learning training, developing algorithms to automatically uncover and model structure based on deep
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learning principles, implementing an active learning approach that minimizes the amount of labeled data needed and supervising research to automatically extract medical concepts from EEG reports. A large portion of the project focuses in extraction of information from unstructured text, and hence, expertise in natural language processing is important.
  
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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'''Supervisor''': Iyad Obeid, PhD and Joseph Picone, PhD
  
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'''Required skills''': The candidate’s primary expertise will be in natural language processing and/or computational linguistics. Proficiency in machine learning and big data techniques is highly desirable. Software engineering experience is also desired.
  
'''Project Management/Leadership'''
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'''Education''': A Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence or similar disciplines is required.
  
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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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for three years.
  
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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'''Available''': October 1, 2015.
  
Recruit, contact, and select potential research sites and subjects. Schedule meetings with school personnel, research subjects, and outside groups.
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'''Compensation''': $42,000/year (NIH standard scale applies).
  
Schedule services with other ETS departments, staff and vendors.
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'''To apply''': Send a CV and cover letter to joseph.picone@gmail.com (see http://www.isip.piconepress.com/images/memorabilia/temple/20150811_postdoc/postdoc_announcement_v00.pdf for more details)
  
Assist in arranging meetings with clients, committees, and consultants, as well as seminars and workshops. Attend meetings, take notes, and maintain records.
 
  
Research Design, Data Collection and Analysis
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== Postdoctoral Fellow in Sentiment Analysis at McMaster University ==
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* Employer: Department of Linguistics, Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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* Topics: Sentiment Analysis, Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: July 24, 2015
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* Contact: Victor Kuperman (vickup@mcmaster.ca)
  
Assist in developing and refining research instruments.
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'''Research focus''': Successful applicants will be working closely with a vibrant cross-faculty team of linguists, psychologists and computer scientists. The selected candidate will contribute to a research program that explores individual and group (gender, age) variability in perception and regulation of emotion. Primary responsibilities will include investigating new algorithmic techniques for identifying fine-grained sentiment on textual data, and semi-structured data, including social media. Equally important to the project is the development of lexical-semantic tools allowing big data analyses of text corpora for the purposes of text classification, topic modeling, development of semantic networks, and estimation of semantic similarity.
  
Assist in developing procedures for data collection. Edit and proof coding systems and manuals.
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'''Supervisor''': Victor Kuperman, PhD, Fei Chiang, PhD
  
Administer research instruments such as assessments, surveys, observations, and interviews.
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'''Required skills''': The candidate’s primary expertise will be in natural language processing, sentiment analysis, and/or computational linguistics. Proficiency in machine learning techniques is highly desirable.
  
Instruct support staff on procedures for data collection, data entry and check work.
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'''Education''': A Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence or similar disciplines is required.  
  
Organize and prepare data for entry; Clean and recode data from existing datasets; Perform basic coding of new data.
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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for two years.
  
Perform basic data analyses; Compile simple results.
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'''Available''': August 1st, 2015.
  
Prepare charts, tables, figures, and graphics for reports and presentations.
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'''Compensation''': $50,000/year.
  
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'''To apply''': see application procedure at http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~fchiang/misc/postdoc.pdf
  
'''Communication'''
 
  
Conduct literature searches and prepare reference lists with brief summaries of articles, including logic models.
 
  
Conduct searches of current educational practices, policies, reforms, and competitors to inform development, grant and proposal writing, etc.
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== Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Language Processing at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School ==
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* Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Boston, MA
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: July 11, 2015
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* Contact: Alexander Turchin (aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu)
  
Prepare initial drafts of study results. Edit and proofread research reports, proposals, websites, and external communication.
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'''Research focus''': the Fellow will work in a multi-disciplinary team of artificial intelligence scientists, informaticians, biostatisticians, and clinicians on projects involving development of open-source natural language processing framework software and high-dimensional predictive models that utilize a combination of artificial intelligence and natural language processing of multiple narrative document streams.
  
Assist in developing presentations and present as part of a team.
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'''Supervisor''': Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, FACMI
  
Experience in using scholarly search engines, conducting literature searches, and writing research summaries or results.
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'''Required skills''': strong programming and system development skills; ability to design and conduct effective research studies; strong analytical, scientific writing, presentation and communication skills. Experience in programming in Perl and .NET and experience with natural language processing and medical terminologies / ontologies is a strong plus.
  
Experience in using data analyses software.
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'''Education''': PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, linguistics, or related discipline, MD or an equivalent degree.
  
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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
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'''Available''': August 1st, 2015.
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'''Compensation''': according to NIH (NRSA) stipend levels.
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'''To apply''': send cover letter and CV to Dr. Alexander Turchin at aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu.
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== Data Scientist - Unstructured Data at Civis Analytics ==
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* Employer: [https://civisanalytics.com Civis Analytics]
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* Title: Data Scientist - Unstructured Data
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing,  Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data Analytics, Computer Vision, Speech Processing, Algorithm Development
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* Location: Chicago, IL
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: June 23, 2015
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* Apply Online: [https://civisanalytics.com/careers civisanalytics.com/careers]
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* Questions: apply@civisanalytics.com
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'''Who We Are'''
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Civis Analytics is building a data-driven world. We create technologies that empower organizations to unlock the truth hiding in their own data—transforming them into smart organizations that are ready to thrive.
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While our history is rooted in political campaign targeting, we’re now partnering with intelligent organizations in healthcare, media, education, and a range of other domains. We’re also building cloud-based products to do data science better.
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We're solving the world's biggest problems with big data. Through research, experimentation, and iteration, we’re transforming how organizations do analytics. Our clients range in scale and focus from local to international, all empowered by our individual-level, data-driven approach.
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Our incredible team of engineers, statisticians, researchers, and solution seekers come from all over the world with diverse backgrounds in Fortune 500 companies, international non-profits, Ivy League academia, and even actual rocket science.
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'''Why should you join our team?'''
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We are already hard at work on solving the world’s toughest problems with Big Data – working with organizations to analyze and understand their individual level data to improve outcomes and implement organizational change. We use cutting edge data science techniques, and we want to continue be on the forefront of innovation in our field.
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We are ''smart'', ''fun'', and ''a little bit weird''. ''Does this sound like you?''
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'''Position Overview'''
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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.
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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.
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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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'''Requirements'''
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'''MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS'''
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* Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field, such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering
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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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* Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering
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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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'''How to Apply'''
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Apply online at: [https://civisanalytics.com/careers civisanalytics.com/careers]
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== Postdoctoral Fellow in NLP at University of Pennsylvania ==
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* Employer: Dept. of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
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* Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing, Unsupervised Learning
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* Location: Philadelphia, PA
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: June 19, 2015
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* Contact: Mitch Marcus (mitch@cis.upenn.edu)
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'''Job Description'''
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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow research associate position in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.  This is a full time position for 24 months, starting immediately.
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The main aim of this project is to develop new unsupervised algorithms to extract several levels of linguistic structure including morphology, part of speech (POS) tags, and noun phrases from unannotated corpora.  The project will exploit many different descriptive properties and constraints of language, all of which are close to universal in applicability. Such so-called universals have been developed across a wide range of often conflicting theoretical frameworks by both theoretical and descriptive linguists over many years, and we intend to shamelessly exploit them all.
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The candidate will work under the supervision of Profs. Mitch Marcus and Lyle Ungar in Computer and Information Science and Prof. Charles Yang in Linguistics.
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'''Requirements'''
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The candidate should have a very strong background in Natural Language Processing and possess a PhD in either Computational Linguistics or Computer Science with a good publication record.  Experience in machine learning, good programming skills, and a good knowledge of modern linguistics are required. 
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'''How to Apply'''
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Please email your CV and the names and contact information of three or more references to Mitch Marcus at the email provided above.
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== Postdoctoral Fellow in Machine Learning/Computational Linguistics for Child Language Acquisition ==
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* Employer: University of Liverpool
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* Title: Post-doctoral fellow
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* Topics: machine learning, computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, algorithm development, deep learning, speech processing
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* Deadline: 28th August 2015
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* Date Posted: 2nd June 2015
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* Apply: http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/research/r-588063/
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'''Job Description'''
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We are recruiting for post-doctoral fellow to work on the application of machine learning/computational linguistic techniques to child language acquisition.
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You should have a PhD in Computer Science/Engineering/Linguistics/Psychology and have experience with machine learning algorithms applied to language data and have published your work in conference proceedings or journals. Experience with auditory speech processing, deep learning, cloud computing, and GPU programming is desirable. The post is available for 2 years.
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The computational community has developed a wealth of algorithms that can automatically discover linguistic units and dependencies between these units and these algorithms have been applied to language parsing and generation. In contrast, child language researchers often study child language using human coding of detailed linguistic information. The goal of this project is to develop a bridge between these two approaches. Machine learning techniques would give child language researchers ways to pull out relevant utterances that could be subject to greater processing. Child language analyses could be compiled into test sets that could be used to evaluate machine learning algorithms. In this post, you will develop machine learning algorithms for child language and also develop a web site that will enhance the ability of machine learning researchers and child language researcher to share data and algorithms.  The research topics and approaches are open to negotiation.  Children have some of the most advance language learning algorithms and understanding how they learn language could lead to new insights for computational approaches to language.
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This post offers the opportunity to join a thriving research group at the University of Liverpool and become a member of the new ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster.
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More information is available here:
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https://sites.google.com/site/sentenceproductionmodel/news
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==Postdoctoral Fellow and Software Engineer postions in biomedical natural language processing, machine learning and biomedical informatics==
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* Employer: UMass Medical School Worcester
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* Title: Post-doctoral fellow or Software Engineer
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* Topics: Biomedical natural language processing, machine learning, bioinformatics, algorithm development, big data analytics
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* Deadline: until filled
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* Date Posted: 24 May 2015
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* apply by contacting elaine.freund@umassmed.edu
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'''Job Description'''
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We are recruiting for multiple positions at levels from Post Doctoral Fellow to Software Engineer to participate research and software development in biomedical natural language processing (NLP) and biomedical informatics.  The group’s research (http://www.bio-nlp.org/index.php/projects) involves developing algorithms and tools for gathering, analyzing and interpreting heterogeneous data from multiple sources both clinically and research related. Recruits will lead development efforts in web service tools and search engines that: retrieve and summarize big data in biomedical domain, automatically extracting information from pdf files and extracting text from images, integrate novel biomedical text mining algorithms into the web tools and search engines to enable intelligent semantic search, and mining electronic health record data for pharmacovigilance.
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If you are highly motivated and passionate about research in big data processing or software engineering or have in-depth knowledge and hands on implementation experience with web service tools and are interested in learning more about us, please contact elaine.freund@umassmed.edu with your resume or CV and a cover letter.
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General Summary of Postdoc Fellow Position: PhD in Computer Science, computational linguistics or Biomedical Informatics with expertise in natural language processing, machine learning or information retrieval with excellent writing and communication skills and ability to work with the research team. 
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General Summary of Software Engineer Position:
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Under the direction of the Faculty or designee, the Software Engineer I assists with the design, development, implementation and integration of web service tools, search engines, utilities, applications and enhancements in a complex medical/academic research computing environment.
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==Research Scientist in natural language processing, machine learning, knowledge discovery, data analytics at IBM Research-Almaden==
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* Employer: IBM Research
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* Title: Research Scientist
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* Topics: Nature language processing, information integration, entity resolution, machine learning, knowledge discovery, and data analytics
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* Location: San Jose, California, USA
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* Deadline: 1 June 2015
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* Date Posted: 6 May 2015
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* Online application: https://jobs3.netmedia1.com/cp/faces/job_summary?job_id=RES-0751127
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'''Job Description'''
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IBM Research - Almaden is looking for researchers to join the Natural Language Processing (NLP), Entity Resolution and Discovery (NERD) Department. Our research focuses include high-value content creation from variety of public and third-party data sources, scalable and usable analytics tools for individual stages in analyzing such data sources, such as text analytics, entity resolution, large-scale machine learning, techniques and methods for scalable and flexible indexing and querying support over enriched content, and consumable interfaces for accessing such data sources, including natural language interfaces. An example project is SystemT (http://ibm.co/1Cdm1Mj).
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We are currently looking for a Research Staff Member to conduct research with large scale real-world heterogeneous data in the area of advanced analytics, such as nature language processing, information integration, entity resolution, machine learning, knowledge discovery, and data analytics. This role generates highly novel ideas, both theoretical and experimental, in a specific engineering or scientific discipline and invents and designs complex products and processes. This position may be involved in engineering these ideas to an advanced state of feasibility by evaluating ideas and plans and participating in their design and development. The full cycle of innovation to delivery is typically a multiple-year effort.
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The candidate is also responsible for internally and externally disseminating the results of such activities through publications, patent disclosures, seminar participation, technical documentation, etc. The candidate represents IBM at professional conferences, in professional societies and universities and functions as an internal consultant in the areas of professional expertise.
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'''Required'''
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* Master's Degree
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* At least 1 year experience in developing advances in Computer Science disciplines
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* At least 1 year experience in performing Scientific Research
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* English: Intermediate
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'''Preferred'''
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* Doctorate Degree in Information Technology
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* At least 3 years experience in developing advances in Computer Science disciplines
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* At least 3 years experience in performing Scientific Research
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* English : Fluent
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'''Additional Information'''
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The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.
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IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
  
'''Required Experience:'''
 
  
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==PhD position in statistical language modelling==
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* Employer: Cardiff University
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* Title: PhD scholarship
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* Topics: Statistical language modelling, relation extraction, social media
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* Location: Cardiff, UK
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* Deadline: 1 June 2015
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* Date Posted: 7 April 2015
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* Online application: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R2497.html
  
'''EDUCATION'''
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'''Job Description'''
  
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.
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Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship at the Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics in the area of statistical language modelling. Specifically, the aim of the project will be to develop methods for modelling the meaning of natural language terms, based on data from social media and other web sources. For example, by analysing the tags associated with Flickr photos, the developed methods will be able to learn that a church is a kind of building, that churches tend to be larger than typical buildings and that chapels are similar to churches. The results of this project will be used to improve methods from artificial intelligence for commonsense reasoning, and will among others enable more intelligent web search engines.
  
'''EXPERIENCE'''
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'''Funding and eligibility'''
  
Six months of research-related experience is necessary.
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This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,057 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year). This studentship is open to students of any nationality. Students classified as international for fee purposes have to self-fund the difference between home and international fees.
  
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* either have (or expect to have by Autumn 2015) a good honours degree in a relevant discipline (minimum 2:1);
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* or be over 25 and have relevant work experience in a position of responsibility.
  
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 methods will rely heavily on methods from statistics and linear algebra, hence a strong background in mathematics will be required, in addition to excellent programming skills. A strong mathematical background and excellent programming skills will also be required.
  
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Applicants are particularly welcomed from candidates with a background in computer science.
  
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If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of competence in English. Our standard requirement is an overall IELTS result of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and a minimum of 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading.
  
== Senior Research Scientist - Xerox Research Centre Europe ==
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'''Further information'''
  
* Employer: Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) http://www.xrce.xerox.com/
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For further information and instructions on how to apply, please see http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R2497.html
* Rank or Title: Senior Research Scientist
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* Specialty: Statistical Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
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* Location: Grenoble, France
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* Deadline: 31 July 2013 or until position is filled
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* Date Posted: 2 May 2013
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* Contact email: James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com
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'''Position Description'''
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==Postdoctoral Researcher in NLP at U.S. Army Research Lab==
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* Employer: U.S. Army Research Lab, Adelphi Laboratory Center
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* Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Adelphi, MD, USA
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: March 17, 2015
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* Contact: Dr. Stephen Tratz (stephen.c.tratz.civ@mail.mil)
  
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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'''Job Description'''
  
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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The Multilingual Computing Branch (MLCB) at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Adelphi Laboratory Center, located in the Washington, D.C. metro area, is seeking to hire new post-doctoral fellows. MLCB has several ongoing efforts in computational linguistics/natural language processing, including active projects in machine translation, human-robot communication, and social media analysis. The branch is also pursuing new interdisciplinary initiatives to address the language processing challenges in cyber-security and video analytics.
  
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 meaningWe 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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Candidates should have substantial research experience in machine learning methods (e.g., deep neural networks) as applied to emerging areas involving computational linguisticsAreas of interest include:  text/video analytics, computational social science, machine translation, domain adaptation, data selection, low-resource language processing, morphologically complex languages, knowledge representation and reasoning, spoken language interfaces and dialogue, and multimedia processing.
  
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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The lab encourages external collaboration and maintains multiple partnerships with universities and research institutions, which enable faculty and student exchanges as well as joint research and publishing (http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=93). ARL’s new open campus initiative is attracting national and international partners from academia and industry to work with ARL scientists and engineers in areas of common research interest (see http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=2357), and ARL researchers have begun releasing open source code via GitHub (see http://www.army.mil/article/141734/Army_cyber_defenders_open_source_code_in_new_GitHub_project/).  ARL facilities include multiple high-end supercomputing clusters with over 10,000 cores and capable of at least 350 TFlops.  
  
'''Requirements'''  
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'''Requirements'''
  
* PhD in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics
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* Ph.D. or equivalent research experience in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or related field
* NLP knowledge and experience
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* Machine learning knowledge or experience
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* Strong publication record
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* Programming skills
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* Strong written and oral communications skills in English
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'''Application instructions '''
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'''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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If interested, please email your CV and the names and contact information of three or more references to Dr. Stephen Tratz at the email provided above.
  
Informal inquiries can be made to James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com or Tonya.Love@xerox.com.  
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==Postdoctoral Researcher in NLG for Narrative==
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* Employer: Liquid Narrative Group, North Carolina State University
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
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* Topics: Natural Language Generation, Narrative Generation, Knowledge Representation, AI Planning
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* Location: Raleigh NC, USA
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* Deadline: Open Until Filled
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* Date Posted: March 10, 2015
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* Online Application: http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/40524
  
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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'''Job Description'''
  
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The Liquid Narrative group at North Carolina State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on a large-scale narrative generation project. The goal of this project is to build computational tools for the use of narrative in sense-making tasks. Research thrusts include the creation of formalisms for representing story and discourse knowledge and the development of narrative generation algorithms able to create multiple narrative discourses from a given story, adapt these discourses to an audience, and elicit different effects such as surprise or suspense. This project aims at creating a large-scale narrative-generation system that can extract story data from various sources (e.g., video game logs) and create narratives in and across several media such as text, animated movies or maps.
  
== Internship Opportunities in Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) ==
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The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the design and development of narrative generation and summarization technologies, focusing on the microplanning aspect of text generation. In particular, he or she will extend an existing narrative discourse generation prototype that outputs basic sentences using the SimpleNLG library. Our aim is to update this architecture by integrating an NLG system such as FUF/Surge, KPML or RealPro. To improve the quality of the generated text, the postdoctoral researcher will work on topics such as: aggregation, generation of referring expressions, discourse markers insertion, lexical choice and/or other aspects of realization that are specific to narrative as a genre.
  
* Employer: Qatar Computing Research Institute (http://www.qcri.qa)
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He/she may also participate in research efforts on the automated generation of multimedia presentations involving text, video and maps. He/she is expected to collaborate in performing scientific evaluations of the systems, and in writing academic research papers.
* Rank or Title: Intern/Research associate/Research assistant
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* Specialty: Information retrieval, text mining, natural language processing
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* Location: Doha, Qatar
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* Deadline: May 31, 2013
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* Date Posted: March 15, 2013
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* Contact email: kdarwish@qf.org.qa, wmagdy@qf.org.qa, wgao@qf.org.qa
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'''POSITION DESCRIPTION'''
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'''Requirements'''
  
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.
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The applicant must hold a PhD degree, preferably in the area of computational linguistics or natural language generation. He/she should have:
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* Experience with developing NLG systems
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* Excellent software-design and problem-solving skills
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* Good programming skills
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* Excellent written and oral communication skills
  
'''INTERNSHIP TASKS INCLUDE'''
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Experience in the following areas would be a plus:
* Development of effective techniques for information filtering from social media
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* Automated discourse planning technologies
* Diversity analysis, categorization, and summarization of search results
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* Dialogue generation
* Development of effective techniques for processing the social Arabic/English language for real-time indexing and search
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* Web design/development of visualization schemes for social search results
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* Conducting project-related research work supervised by scientists in the team
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'''EXPECTED APPLICANTS SHOULD BE/HAVE'''
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'''Position details'''
* PhD/Master students in computer science or related field
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* At least 1-year research experience
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* Familiarity with open-source search engines and large-scale text processing (e.g. Lucene, Solr, Casandra, and Hadoop) is desirable.
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* Background in social network analysis and/or natural language processing is a plus
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* Basic knowledge of Arabic language can help but is not mandatory
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* Web development/design experience is essential for one of the positions (fresh graduates are encouraged to apply for this position)
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'''INTERNSHIP NATURE'''
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This is a full-time position.
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Expected start date is April 1, 2015 and the initial funding for the position runs through December 31, 2015.  The position may be extendable depending on availability of funds.
  
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.  
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Interested candidates should view the official Human Resources posting and submit applications through the NC State University HR web page at http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/40524
  
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.
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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
  
'''ABOUT QCRI'''
 
  
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.
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==PhD-level Researchers in Language Technology or Computational Linguistics==
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* Employer: UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
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* Title: PhD-level Researchers in Language Technology or Computational Linguistics
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing, Summarization, Opinion Mining
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* Location: Darmstadt (Germany)
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* Deadline: open until the position is filled
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* Date Posted: March 4, 2015
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* Contact: Prof. Iryna Gurevych apply-for-aiphes(a-t)ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
  
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.
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'''Job Description'''
  
'''APPLICATION'''
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The newly established Research Training Group „[http://www.aiphes.tu-darmstadt.de Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content]“ (AIPHES) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg is filling several positions for three years, starting as soon as possible:
  
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
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PhD-level Researchers in Language Technology or Computational Linguistics
  
For more information, please visit:  
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The positions provide the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree with an emphasis within one of the following guiding themes:
http://www.qcri.qa
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http://qcri.qa/our-research/arabic-language-technologies
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* A3: Opinion and Sentiment - extrapropositional aspects of discourse (Univ. of Heidelberg)
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* B1: Structured summaries of complex contents (TU Darmstadt)
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* B2: Content selection based on linked lexical resources (TU Darmstadt)
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* D1: Multi-level models of information quality in online scenarios (TU Darmstadt)
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* D2: Manual and Automatic Quality Assessment of Summaries from Heterogeneous Sources (TU Darmstadt)
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The funding follows the guidelines of the DFG, and the positions are paid according to the E13 public service pay scale.
  
== Postdoctoral fellow -- KU Leuven ==
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The goal of AIPHES is to conduct innovative research on multi-document summarization in a cross-disciplinary context. To that end, methods in computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, network analysis, and automated quality assessment will be developed. AIPHES will investigate a novel summarization scenario for information preparation from heterogeneous sources. There will be close interaction with end users who prepare textual documents in an online editorial office, and who should therefore profit from the results of AIPHES. In-depth knowledge in one of the above areas is desirable but not a prerequisite.
  
* Employer: Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven, Belgium
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Participating research groups at the Technische Universität Darmstadt are Knowledge Engineering (Prof. Fürnkranz), Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (Prof. Gurevych, Dr. Eckle-Kohler), Algorithmics (Prof. Weihe), Language Technology (Prof. Biemann), Multimedia Communications (Dr. Rensing). Participants at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg are the Institute for Computational Linguistics (Prof. Frank) and the Natural Language Processing Group (Prof. Strube) of Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). Cooperating partners are the Institute for Communication and Media of the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and other partners in the area of online media.  
* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral fellow
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* Specialty: Information extraction, natural language understanding, machine reading
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* Location: Leuven, Belgium
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* Deadline: Until position fills
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* Date Posted: April 13, 2013
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* Contact email: Sien.Moens@cs.kuleuven.be
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'''Position description'''
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AIPHES will emphasize close contact between students and their advisors, have regular joint meetings, a co-supervision by professors and younger scientists in the research groups, and an intensive exchange as part of the research and qualification program. The training group has the goal of publishing its results at leading scientific conferences and will actively support its doctoral researchers in this endeavor. The software that will be developed in the course of AIPHES should be put under the open source Apache Software License 2.0 if possible. Moreover, the research papers and datasets should be published with open access models.
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.
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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.  
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'''Application instructions '''
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'''Requirements'''
  
Please send your application to Marie-Francine Moens (Sien.Moens@cs.kuleuven.be).
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We are looking for exceptionally qualified candidates with a degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related study program. We expect ability to work independently, personal commitment, team and communication abilities, as well as the willingness to cooperate in a multi-disciplinary team. Desirable is experience in scientific work. Applicants should be able to work with German-language texts, and, if necessary, to acquire German language skills during the training program. We specifically invite applications of women. Among those equally qualified, handicapped applicants will receive preferential consideration. International applications are particularly encouraged.  
  
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The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web” emphasizes natural language processing, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for assessment and aggregation of knowledge. The Institute for Computational Linguistics (ICL) of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg is one of the large centers for computational linguistics both in Germany and internationally. The ICL and the NLP department of the HITS jointly run the graduate program „Semantic Processing“ with an integrated research training group “Coherence in language processing: Semantics beyond the sentence”, which has a close connection to the topics in computational linguistics of AIPHES.
  
'''Other considerations'''
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Applications should include
  
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.
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* a motivational letter that refers to one of the above listed guiding themes,
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* a CV with information about the applicant’s scientific work,
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* certifications of study and work experience,
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* as well as a thesis or other publications in electronic form.
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They should be submitted until March 23th, 2015 to the spokesperson of the research training group, Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych (Fachbereich Informatik, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt) using the e-mail address apply-for-aiphes(a-t)ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de. The interviews may start any time. The positions are open until filled.
  
== Post-doctoral fellows -- University of Alberta ==
 
  
* Employer: Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
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==Research staff position in Natural Language Processing==
* Rank or Title: Post-doctoral fellow
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* Employer: UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
* Specialty: Information Extraction
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* Title: Research staff position in Natural Language Processing
* Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing, Question Answering
* Deadline: March 15 2013, but applications are accepted until positions are filled
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* Location: Darmstadt (Germany)
* Date Posted: 26 February 2013
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* Deadline: open until the position is filled
* Contact email: denilson@ualberta.ca
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* Date Posted: March 4, 2015
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* Contact: Nicolai Erbs erbs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
  
'''Position Description'''
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'''Job Description'''
  
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 [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab] (UKP Lab) at the Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany, has an opening for a research staff position (TV-TU E13 German payscale) with a focus on question answering and summarization of social media content. This DFG-funded basic [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/research/current-projects/qa-eduinf research project] conducts research integrating semantic text analysis, such as semantic role labeling (SRL), into higher-level applications in information access to improve their overall results (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych). Thereby, we pay special attention to graph-based techniques.  
  
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.  
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The selected candidate will work with a large corpus from a social question-answer platform on the Web. He/she will be expected to identify interesting research problems, research ways of utilizing semantic role labeling in novel NLP tasks, and develop means and resources to evaluate the results. The newly established Research Training Group “[http://www.aiphes.tu-darmstadt.de Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content]” (AIPHES) funded by the DFG [3] provides an excellent research environment for this kind of work. The funding is available for the duration of at least two years with an option for extension.
  
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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'''Requirements'''
  
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.
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We ask for applications from applicants in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics, preferably with completed PhD and research publications. Experience in Question Answering or a related field like summarization or information retrieval is a definite advantage. Excellent graduates of these disciplines willing to work towards a PhD are also encouraged to apply. Ideally, the candidates should have strong research skills as well as demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex natural language processing (NLP) applications in Java and/or with graph-based algorithms. A very good command of German is a definite plus, since the target corpus is in the German language. Excellent communication skills in English and the ability to work in a team are required.
  
'''Application instructions '''
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Applications should include a CV, a motivation letter, an outline of research experience, as well as names and addresses of two referees. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.  All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please send the application to: erbs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de by 23.03.2015. The position is open until filled.
  
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>.
 
  
Applications received by March 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled.
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==PhD-position in NLP/Text Mining==
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* Employer: UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
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* Title: PhD-position in NLP/Text Mining
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* Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
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* Location: Darmstadt (Germany)
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* Deadline: open until the position is filled
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* Date Posted: March 4, 2015
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* Contact:  Richard Eckart de Castilho (eckart (at) ukp (dot) informatik (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de)
  
'''Other Considerations'''
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'''Job Description'''
  
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.
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The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) at the Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany, has an opening for a PhD student (TV-TU E13 German payscale) in a research project in Natural Language Processing (NLP) for a computer scientist or computational linguist. The project focusses on building an open text-mining infrastructure at the European level (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych).
  
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Thereby, major NLP and Text Mining platforms, including UIMA and GATE, should be made interoperable and applied to knowledge discovery in scientific literature, e.g. entity disambiguation and linking to a background knowledge repository. In the past, the UKP Lab has developed several frameworks such as the Darmstadt Knowledge Processing Repository (DKPro) and UBY. They form the foundation for the research and implementation work to be done. The graduate program Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature provides further research environment for the work to be carried out.
  
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.
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'''Requirements'''
  
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Applicants in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics must have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex natural language processing (NLP) systems or NLP-based applications and the programming language Java as well as strong research skills. Excellent communication skills in English and the ability to work in a team are required. Experience in open-source software development is a plus.
  
== Research Scientist - Xerox Research Centre Europe ==
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The following academic qualification is necessary: completion of an M.A./M.Sc. in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related field.
  
* Employer: Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) http://www.xrce.xerox.com/
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Pending the successful completion of the ongoing administrative steps for the project, funding of this position is available from June 1st, 2015 for the duration of three years.
* Rank or Title: Research Scientist
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* Specialty: Statistical Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Grenoble, France
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: 14 February 2013
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* Contact email: James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com
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'''Position Description'''
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Applications should include a CV, a motivation letter, an outline of research experience, as well as names and addresses of two referees.
  
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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Interviews may start at any time and will continue until the position has been filled. Email address for inquiries and applications: eckart (at) ukp (dot) informatik (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de
  
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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The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. The UKP Lab is also home to the unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web” which emphasizes natural language processing, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for assessment and aggregation of knowledge.  
  
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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The Technische Universität Darmstadt promotes gender equality and in particular encourages women to apply. Preference will be given to physically handicapped persons if they are equally qualified.
  
See also http://www.xrce.xerox.com/About-XRCE/Career-opportunities
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== Postdoc in Advanced Machine Learning (with an Emphasis on NLP) ==
  
'''Requirements'''
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*Employer:  University of Notre Dame
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*Job Number:  4015639
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*Date Posted:  02/17/2015
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*Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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*Online application: http://www.postdocjobs.com/jobs/jobdetail.php?jobid=4015639
  
* 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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The Computer Science Department at the University of Notre Dame in collaboration with the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis anticipates hiring a postdoctoral fellow starting as early as April 1st 2015 for one year and renewable for a second year. The position includes a full time salary and benefits and is jointly funded by sponsored research split between the University of Notre Dame and the University of Memphis. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  
The application deadline is '''March 1, 2013''', but applications will be considered beyond this date until the position is filled.  
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The successful candidate will conduct research in machine learning applied to dialog-centered natural language understanding. He/she will participate in the development and application of machine learning techniques in the hierarchical and temporal domains to multi-party speech data collected in authentic educational contexts.
  
Informal inquiries can be made to James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com or Tonya.Love@xerox.com.
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The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Sidney D’Mello, who has joint appointments in the Departments of Computer Science and Psychology at Notre Dame, and Dr. Andrew Olney in the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis.
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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The position offers a unique postdoctoral training experience and unsurpassed publishing opportunities within a multi-department multi-institution grant-funded project. The postdoc will be encouraged to build advanced technical skills, strengthen their research portfolios via peer-reviewed publications, develop leadership skills by mentoring students, and gain expertise in authoring collaborative grant proposals.
  
== 15 Research Positions (MT, Parsing, IR/E, Text Analytics, NLP) at CNGL at DCU ==
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'''Required'''
  
* Employer: CNGL, Dublin City University http://www.cngl.ie
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(1) Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field at the time of hire; (2) Research experience in advanced machine learning techniques for sequential and hierarchical domains (e.g., probabilistic graphical models, sequence tagging, deep learning) ; (3) Evidence of a strong publication record in the aforementioned areas
* 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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'''Desired'''
  
http://www.cngl.ie/vacancies.html
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(1) Research experience in one or more of the following research areas (acoustic signal processing, automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, discourse modeling) ; (2) Experience working on interdisciplinary projects and/or on educational research; (3) Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  
'''Position Description'''
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For more information see the application link above.
  
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.
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== Software Engineer/NLG Specialist in Sydney, Aus - Natural Lanaguage Generation==
 +
*Employer: Macquarie Group
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*Title: Software Engineer/NLG Specialist
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*Specialties: Natural Language Generation, Application Development, Linguistics
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*Location: Sydney, Australia
 +
*Date posted: 29 January 2015
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*Contact information: andy.logan@macquarie.com
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*Online application: http://www.careers.macquarie.com/cw/en/job/923649/software-engineers-nlpnlg-programming-equities-research
  
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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'''Job Description'''
 +
*Unique opportunity within the Equities Research space for a Engineer with strong NLG experience
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*New Systems Implementation with Opportunity to push the envelope within Research
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*Permanent Opportunity – Sydney CBD Location
  
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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'''About the role'''
  
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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We are seeking a Software Engineer to join our Equities Research business team. This is a truly unique opportunity for someone to join Macquarie working on a pioneering project within the business which could be a big game changer. The role will utilise your strong NLG/NLP experience and you will be responsible for building and developing the NLG functionality within the team. If you are interested in gaining commercial experience with NLG, have excellent written communications and have a flair for English grammar, have a passion for finance and in particular Equities Trading and want the opportunity to really pioneer something, then this could be the position for you.  
  
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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'''Key Responsibilities'''
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*Design and Develop our first NLG/NLP Application within Equities Research
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*Work closely with the vendor to understand the application limitations and functionality
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*Drive the development with the Head of Research as well as industry analysts
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*Mature the offering and look for further areas of development within the business
  
The research is supervised by Dr. Jennifer Foster, Dr. Sharon O'Brien, Dr. Gareth Jones, Prof. Qun Liu and Prof. Josef van Genabith.
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'''About You'''
  
'''PhD Studentships'''
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To be successful in this role as a Software Engineer you will possess a University Degree in Computer Science/Mathematics and would have probably undertaken further studies of some sort (Masters/PhD) and have previous Natural Language Generation/Processing experience in either a commercial or research environment. You will have a passion and flair for the English Language as well as having a interest in financial services and in particular traded products. Previous OO Development experience would be highly regarded. In addition you will possess the following:
  
*Parsing, Analytics and Information Extraction:
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*Tenacity to produce different If Statements and to develop the platform further
**Tuning Text Analytics to User-Generated Content: Parse quality estimation and targeted self-training.
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*Strong interest in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Based Learning.
**Extracting Events and Opinions from User-Generated Content: Deep parsing-based methods.
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*Keen interest in finance
*Information Retrieval:
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*Self Starter and strong attention to detail to really drive uptake of the platform
**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'''
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This is a unique opportunity within Macquarie and quite possibly a pioneering project within the Investment Banking space. We are looking to hire two developers into the team and are flexible across career levels from recent Grads to Senior Engineers. Here at Macquarie we truly believe in you owning your future, at Macquarie you’ll own it. Find out more at the new Careers website: '''macquarie.com/career'''
  
*Parsing, Analytics and Information Extraction:
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If you meet the above requirements, please apply via the following link.  Alternatively to find out more about the position and a confidential discussion, please contact '''Andy Logan on 02 8237 8472 or andy.logan@macquarie.com'''
**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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== PostDoc Position in Heidelberg (NLP, Networks, Databases, Machine Learning)==
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*Employer: Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH (HITS)
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*Title: PostDoc
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*Specialties: Natural Language Processing, Networks, Databases, Machine Learning
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*Location: Heidelberg, Germany
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*Deadline: 20 February 2015
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*Date posted: 29 January 2015
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*Contact information: michael.strube (at) h-its.org
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*Online application: https://application.h-its.org/intern/register.php?id=o51kdq1
  
*Research Programmer (up to 2.5 year contract)
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'''Job Description'''
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PostDoc position available in the NLP group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) in Heidelberg, Germany
  
For more information please see: http://www.cngl.ie/vacancies.html
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One position is available for a PostDoc working in Natural Language Processing, in particular in the areas of Entity Linking, Cross-document Coreference Resolution, Coreference Resolution, Word Sense Disambiguation. The position is within a newly funded project on "Scalable Author Name Disambiguation in Bibliographic Databases". Project partners are DBLP (http://dblp.org/db/) and zbMATH (https://zbmath.org/), the two leading bibliographic databases in computer science and mathematics which will also supply the data to be disambiguated and the gold standard. The project will be funded for three years starting June 1st, 2015.
  
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The candidate should have a strong background in Natural Language Processing and possess a PhD in either Computational Linguistics or Computer Science. Experience with machine learning, databases, parallel programming, big data and networks as well as strong programming skills are required.
  
== Assistant Professor Position in Computational Linguistics in NAIST (Nara, Japan) ==
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HITS gGmbH is a private non-profit research institute carrying out multidisciplinary research in the computational sciences. It receives its base funding from the HITS Stiftung.
  
* Employer: Nara Insititute of Science and Technology
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The NLP group (http://www.h-its.org/en/research/nlp/) at HITS is an interdisciplinary research group that works on applications in the area of discourse and dialogue, in particular coreference resolution, entity linking, automatic summarization, and knowledge extraction from semistructured input. The NLP group at HITS works closely together with the Computational Linguistics Department at the University of Heidelberg.  
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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To apply, please enter your application via the following link: https://application.h-its.org/intern/register.php?id=o51kdq1 (reference Postdoc NLP HITS-01-2015)
  
http://www.naist.jp/en/about_naist/job_opportunities/academic_positions/index_130129.html
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Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2015. Please note that applications not submitted via the online system will not be considered. Inquiries about the position can be directed at Michael Strube (michael.strube (at) h-its.org).
  
  
==Researchers - AT&T Labs Research==
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==Postdoc position in Cardiff (NLP, IR, machine learning)==
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*Employer: Cardiff University
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*Title: Postdoc
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*Specialties: Natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning, distributional models, relation extraction, commonsense resoning
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*Location: Cardiff, UK
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*Deadline: 3 February 2015
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*Date posted: 9 January 2015
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*Contact information: SchockaertS1@cardiff.ac.uk
  
* Employer: AT&T Labs - Research
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'''Job Description'''
* 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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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate post in the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 30 months, starting on 1 May 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  
AT&T Research, one of the premier industrial research laboratories in the world, is looking for
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The main aim of this project is to learn fine-grained semantic relations from large text corpora. Initially such relations will be obtained in an unsupervised way, by identifying semantic relations with spatial relations between vector-space representations. Subsequently, open-domain, supervised relation extraction methods will be developed which use the output of the unsupervised methods as training data. This research will be part of an ERC funded project on the use of semantic relations between natural language terms in logics for commonsense reasoning. You will work closely with Dr Steven Schockaert. You will possess a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related area, or have equivalent experience.
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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'''Essential criteria'''
  
    * Large-vocabulary automatic speech recognition
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*Proven ability to undertake research in a relevant research area (e.g. natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning) at an international level, as evidenced by research output.
    * Acoustic and language modeling
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*Excellent programming skills (java or C/C++).
    * Robust speech recognition
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*A demonstrable history of contributing to excellent publications in relevant top-tier conferences (e.g. ACL, EMNLP, SIGIR, CIKM, IJCAI, AAAI, ICML) and journals (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, ACM Trans. Information Systems, IEEE Trans. Knowledge and Data  Engineering).
    * Signal processing
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*Proven ability to communicate specialist ideas clearly in English using written media.
    * Text-to-speech synthesis
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*Excellent organisational skills with a proven ability to work independently and be self-managing, to prioritise your work and meet deadlines within the framework of an agreed programme.
    * Natural language understanding and dialog
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*A PhD in Computer Science or closely related area, or equivalent experience.
    * 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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'''Desirable criteria'''
  
Outstanding PhD-level candidates at all levels of experience and experienced M.S. candidates
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*Knowledge of statistical natural language processing.
are encouraged to apply.  Interviews will be conducted in early 2013.   For more information,
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*Knowledge of unsupervised and semi-supervised learning.  
visit http://www.research.att.com/ and click on "Working with us", or access the page directly:
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*Knowledge of relation extraction.  
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*Experience with analysing large text corpora using a high-performance computing environment.  
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*Experience with dimensionality reduction methods such as multi-dimensional scaling, singular-value decomposition, and non-negative matrix factorisation.
  
http://www.research.att.com/evergreen/working_with_us/careers.html
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'''More information'''
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For more details about the project and instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 2972BR.
  
Candidates must demonstrate a proven research track record and the ability to identify technical
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==Post‐Doctoral and all levels of Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence==
problems and research opportunities. Candidates with strong analytical and programming skills (Python, C, C++)
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*Employer: Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
are desired. Access to massive amounts of real-world data, the ability to work with internal and external
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*Title: Post-doc/Research Scientist
collaborators across departments, the possibility of making an impact by developing solutions that will be used
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*Specialties (one or more): Natural language processing, machine reading, automatic knowledge base construction, large-scale textual inference and entailment, knowledge representation and reasoning, question answering and explanation
by millions, and the freedom to publish your results are some of the reasons AT&T Labs -
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*Location: Seattle, WA
Research is an exciting place to work.  
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*Deadline: N/A, we are hiring throughout 2015
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*Date posted: 12/9/2014
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*Contact information: ai2-info@allenai.org, allenai.org
  
AT&T Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications will continue to be considered until positions are filled.
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'''Job Description'''
  
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The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is a non-profit research institute in Seattle founded by Paul Allen and headed by Professor Oren Etzioni.  The core mission of (AI2) is to contribute to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering. We are actively seeking Post Docs and Research Scientists at all levels who are passionate about AI and who can help us achieve this core mission by teaming to construct AI systems with reasoning, learning and reading capabilities.
  
==Subject Matter Expert - Linguistics==
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'''Position Summary'''
  
Employer: Assured Information Security, Inc<br>
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AI2 currently has projects in the following areas:
Rank or Title: Subject Matter Expert<br>
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*Language and Vision
Specialty: Linguistics<br>
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*Information extraction and semantic parsing
Location: Rome, NY 13441<br>
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*Question answering
Deadline: July 17, 2013<br>
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*Language and reasoning
Date Posted: June 17, 2013<br>
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*Machine learning and theory formation
Link to website: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6q7549z<br>
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*Semantic search
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*Diagram understanding
  
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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AI2 Research Scientists will have a primary focus in one of these specific areas but will also have the opportunity to contribute and engage in a variety of other areas critical to our research and mission.  These include opportunities to participate in or lead select R&D projects, work with management to develop the long term vision for knowledge systems R&D, take a leading role in overseeing and implementing software systems supporting the research, author and present scientific papers and presentations for peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and help develop collaborative and strategic relationships with relevant academic, industrial, government, and standards organizations.
  
Roles and Responsibilities
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'''Applicant'''
  
* Analysis of ongoing operations to identify and document end user requirements
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Applicants for Research Scientist at AI2 should have a strong foundation (typically PhD level) in one or more of the following areas: natural language processing, machine reading, automatic knowledge base construction, large-scale textual inference and entailment, knowledge representation and reasoning, or question answering and explanation.  We look favorably upon extensive work experience demonstrating application of your research.
* 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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'''Application Process'''
  
Requirements
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All candidates are required to submit a resume, an expression of interest, and the names and contact information of at least 2 references (including email addresses) through our website: http://allenai.github.io/ai2website/jobs.html. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBT communities, and people with disabilities. Visa sponsorship is available.
  
* Candidate must have 10 or more years of SIGINT experience to include field operations, analysis and reporting, training, and evaluation
 
* Expertise in one or more SIGINT - related disciplines
 
* Operational SIGINT qualifications in collection and management positions
 
* Instructor and examiner experience
 
* Presentation development experience
 
* Demonstrated experience with research and analysis techniques
 
* 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
 
* Experience in working with diverse groups is desired
 
* Recent operational SIGINT field experience is highly desired
 
  
Qualifications and Education Requirements
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==Multiple Tenure-Track Positions (w/focus in Data Analytics) at The Ohio State University Department of Computer Science and Engineering==
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* Employer: The Ohio State University
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* Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
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* Specialty: open, two positions in Data Analytics
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* Location: Columbus, OH, USA
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* Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Consideration starts November 2014)
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* Date Posted: November 17, 2014
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* Website: https://web.cse.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/portal/fsearch/apply.cgi
  
An active Top Secret/SCI security clearance and current investigation are required.
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The Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Ohio State University expects to fill multiple tenure-track positions and seeks applicants in all areas of computer science.
  
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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Particular emphasis will be placed on filling two open rank positions in conjunction with a broad university-wide research initiative on Data Analytics (https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/data-analytics/collaborative.html), and a recently announced undergraduate program in Data Analytics (https://data-analytics.osu.edu). Areas of interest for these positions include (but are not limited to): data mining, big data management, cloud computing systems, data analytics; application of machine learning or data mining or data visualization to problems in network science (including social networks), health, and climate science.
related experience.
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Additional Notes
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The department is committed to enhancing faculty diversity; women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  
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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Applicants should hold or be completing a Ph.D. in CSE or a closely related field, have a commitment to and demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.
  
EEO/AA employer
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To apply, please submit your application via the online database. The link can be found at: https://web.cse.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/portal/fsearch/apply.cgi.
  
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Review of applications will begin in November 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.
  
[http://www.Click2Apply.net/6q7549z Apply Here]
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The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Software Engineer - Machine Learning / NLP (Chinese) at SYSTRAN

  • Employer: SYSTRAN
  • Title: Software Engineer
  • Topics: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation
  • Location: San Diego
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: January 29, 2016
  • Contact: Apply directly at https://recruit.systrangroup.com/recruit/Portal.na

SYSTRAN is currently seeking an experienced Software Engineer specializing in Machine Learning / NLP to join our R&D team in San Diego to develop machine translation systems.

The ideal candidate must have a combination of research and implementation skills, including significant programming experience. Hands-on experience with machine learning, including deep neural network, text classification, statistical techniques for NLP or a related field, is highly desirable.

Responsibilities include software development, experimentation, analysis of results, and building systems that combine linguistics and statistical language models for machine translation centering on Chinese language.

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of natural language processing field, including but not limited to, formal grammar, syntactic parsing and morphology
  • Good algorithmic knowledge of machine learning
  • Experience writing and debugging software
  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Fluent in English.
  • Fluent in Chinese is a plus

Education and Experience

  • MS or Ph D in Computational Linguistics / Computer Science or relevant field.
  • 2+ years work experience preferred

Benefits

  • Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary based on their qualifications and experience.


Vacancy for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader at University of Dundee

  • Employer: University of Dundee
  • Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader
  • Topics: Computational Linguistics, Language, Argumentation, Artificial Intelligence
  • Location: Dundee, UK
  • Deadline: 27 February 2016
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2016
  • Contact: Prof. Chris Reed (see http://arg.tech/lecturer)

£34,576 to £55,389 Full Time, Permanent

The University of Dundee’s School of Science & Engineering is advertising several permanent posts including one covering the Centre for Argument Technology. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates in Computational Linguistics to expand the group’s research in Argument Mining (see http://argmining2016.arg.tech and http://arg.tech/am), but welcome applications in all areas of the overlap between argumentation and artificial intelligence. A strong publication profile is essential, and for more senior appointments, so is a track record of funding success.

For further information about the Centre for Argument Technology, please see http://arg.tech or contact Prof. Chris Reed; for more information about the position, see http://arg.tech/lecturer. General details follow.

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

The University of Dundee is seeking an exceptional candidate to join one of our Computing research groups, based within the School of Science and Engineering. The successful candidate will develop new research lines within either the (i) Human Centred Computing Group; (ii) the Centre for Argument Technology; or (iii) the Space Technology Centre. Full information on the current research in each group can be found in the Further Particulars.

The successful candidate is expected to have a strong track record of research and a clear research plan that articulates with (or expands significantly) one of these areas. They will be expected to contribute to the development of research in this area by publishing in the highest quality journals and attracting appropriate research funding. For appointments at Grade 8 and 9, candidates are expected to show evidence of having attracted independent funding. The School encourages applications from holders of personal Fellowships.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in the teaching of undergraduate computing programmes as well as supporting teaching at Masters level.

Job Summary

The appointee will be expected to contribute to research in Computing and to teaching and administration within the School of Science and Engineering. They will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the ongoing research in one of the three research groups described above.
  • Contribute to the generation of external research funding.
  • Publish in high quality research journals and major international conferences.
  • Teach at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
  • Supervise students at all levels (honours and MSc projects, PhD).
  • Undertake administrative duties.

Application Requirements

In addition to the online form, applicants must include with their application:

  • Cover letter outlining fit to role.
  • Research plan (1-2 pages) covering proposed research over the first three years of the appointment.
  • Teaching plan (1-2 pages) outlining fit to current teaching at Dundee and teaching methodology.


Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Models of Reasoning / Intelligence Systems Section at AI Center / US Naval Research Laboratory

  • Employer: US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Topics: Reasoning, Computational Modeling, Language, Artificial Intelligence
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: January 20, 2016
  • Contact: Sunny Khemlani (sunny.khemlani@nrl.navy.mil)

Research focus: The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate on various projects in reasoning, including (but not limited to) building a unified computational framework of reasoning; investigating how people engage in explanatory reasoning; and testing a system that reasons about time and temporal relations.

Supervisor: Sunny Khemlani, PhD

Key qualifications: A Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, or computer science, with experience in higher level cognition, experimental design and data analysis, or cognitive modeling. Experience with theories of reasoning, computer programming, and cognitive modeling is a strong plus.

Length of appointment: This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance.

Program and compensation: The Fellowship operates through the NRC Research Associateship Program (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/). Only US citizenship or green card holders are eligible for the program. Fellows are compensated through a research stipend of ~$75,000/year.

To apply: Send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Sunny Khemlani at sunny.khemlani@nrl.navy.mil.


Internship positions available at Juji, Inc.

  • Employer: Juji, Inc.
  • Title: Intern
  • Location: Saratoga, CA
  • Deadline: open until all the positions are filled
  • Date Posted: January 14, 2016

Description: Have you ever watched the movie Her? Have you ever wondered or wished to have a virtual partner just like Samantha, who could tell you what you really are, whom your best partner may be, and even cheers you up? At Juji, we are building a hyper-personalized, virtual REP (Responsible, Empathetic Pal) for everyone. Your REP not only understands who you are, including your personality, motivations, and strengths, but it can also chat with you to learn and help fulfill your certain needs.

We are seeking highly motivated and talented students, who are eager to help us tackle great technical challenges at Juji and to expand their knowledge and skills in the real world. We are especially interested in students who have had worked or love to work in the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing/Natural Language Generation, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization/Visual Analytics, and Cognitive Science.

We have multiple positions on two main tracks:

  • Software development. If you love to create amazing software technologies and systems for real users, this is the track for you. You are expected to own and deliver a relatively independent project that will contribute to our cutting-edge product development effort.
  • Scientific research. If you love to design and conduct scientific experiments to answer a specific set of research questions, this is the track for you. You will work on a government funded research project on understanding human trust in a digital environment. You are expected to play a critical role in designing and conducting novel research studies and writing papers that lead to scientific publications.

Qualifications Outstanding current students towards a bachelor or higher degree in the area of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent disciplines are encouraged to apply. Strong software development or visual design skills are a plus.

To apply: Please email a copy of your resume to the following address: jobs@juji-inc.com with a subject line “Summer Internship 2016”, and state your track preference in your email body.


Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Language Processing / AI at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

  • Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Topics: Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Modeling
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: January 8, 2016
  • Contact: Alexander Turchin (aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu)

Research focus: the Fellow will work in a multi-disciplinary team of artificial intelligence scientists, informaticians, biostatisticians, and clinicians on projects involving development of high-dimensional predictive models in medicine. The models will be based on data from a large integrated healthcare system and will utilize a combination of artificial intelligence and natural language processing of multiple narrative document streams.

Supervisor: Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, FACMI

Required skills: experience with natural language processing; ability to design and conduct effective research studies; strong analytical, scientific writing, presentation and communication skills; strong programming and system development skills. Experience with artificial intelligence technologies, predictive modeling, Big Data and medical terminologies / ontologies is a strong plus.

Education: PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, linguistics, or a related discipline; MD or an equivalent degree.

Length of appointment: This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Available: Immediately.

Compensation: according to NIH (NRSA) stipend levels.

To apply: send cover letter and CV to Dr. Alexander Turchin at aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu.

Internship positions available in Natural Language Processing at Adobe Research

  • Employer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Title: NLP Scientist Intern
  • Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Question Answering and Dialog Systems.
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Deadline: open until all the positions are filled
  • Date Posted: December 23, 2015
  • Trung Bui: bui@adobe.com

Description: We are looking for several NLP scientist interns who will work on semantic understanding, question answering and dialog systems to improve Adobe digital media and digital marketing products. The internship will be at the Medial Intelligence Lab under the Imagination Lab at Adobe Research (http://www.adobe.com/technology.html) located in San Jose, California. It is 13 weeks long and can start any time from March 1, 2016.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with semantic parsing, question answering and dialog systems.
  • Experience with machine learning, deep learning.
  • Good programming skills in Java/C++ and/or Python

Education M.S. or PhD student in Computer Science or related field

Additional Requirements No.

Associate Research Scientist at UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt

  • Employer: UKP Lab, Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Title: Associate Research Scientist
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing
  • Location: Darmstadt, Germany
  • Deadline: January 15, 2016
  • Date posted: December 23, 2015
  • Contact: jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has an opening for an Associate Research Scientist (PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years) to strengthen the group's profile in the area of Computational Argumentation. The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of which Computational Argumentation is one of the rapidly developing focus areas in collaboration with industrial partners.

We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Information Technology, or Computational Linguistics, preferably with expertise in research and development projects, and strong communication skills in English and German. The successful applicant will work in projects including research activities in the area of computational argumentation (e.g. automatic evidence detection, decision support, large-scale web mining on heterogeneous source and data management), and development activities to create new products or industrial product prototypes. Prior work in the above areas is a definite advantage. Ideally, the candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex (NLP) systems in Java and experience in information retrieval, large-scale data processing and machine learning. In particular, experience with deep-learning is a strong plus. Combining fundamental NLP research on Computational Argumentation with industrial applications from different application domains will be highly encouraged.

UKP's wide cooperation network both within its own research community and with partners from industry provides an excellent environment for the position to be filled. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web" and the recently established Research Training Group "Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content" (AIPHES) funded by the DFG emphasizes NLP, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for the assessment and aggregation of knowledge. UKP Lab is a highly dynamic research group committed to high-quality research results, technologies of the highest industrial standards, cooperative work style and close interaction of team members working on common goals.

Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).

Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please send the application to: jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de by 15 January 2016. The position is open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.

Postdoctoral Researcher position in NLP/Computational Social Science at UPenn

  • Employer: Computer & Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Computational Social Science
  • Location: Philadelphia, USA
  • Deadline: January 15, 2016
  • Date posted: December 21, 2015
  • Contact: applications@wwbp.org

We invite applicants for a postdoctoral research position in natural language processing for health and social science, working on an interdisciplinary research project studying subjective well-being and health outcomes. The researcher will help develop state-of-the-art methods and models to better understand people, such as predicting personality from the words they use and automatically recognizing cognitive distortions typical of people prone to depression.

The ideal candidate will have research experience in computational linguistics and applied machine learning. She or he will develop and code novel methods to leverage large datasets (i.e. billions of tweets) and use them to further our understanding of health, well-being, and the psychological states of individuals and large populations. Methods and results will be published in high impact computer science venues and, via collaboration with psychologists and medical doctors, in social science and health venues. See wwbp.org for example publications.

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
  • Approximate Start Date: March 1, 2016 (but flexible)

How to Apply: Send a detailed CV with at least 2 references who can be contacted for letters to applications@wwbp.org. Include job-code “POSTDOC-CS” in subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer. Position contingent on funding.

Primary Contact: Professor Lyle Ungar, ungar@cis.upenn.edu


Multiple positions as Full-time researcher, Post-doc researcher, Software Engineer and Summer Intern in IBM Research - Almaden, San Jose

  • Employer: IBM Research - Almaden
  • Title: Researcher, Software Engineer, Post-doc, Summer Intern
  • Speciality: natural language processing, information integration, entity resolution, machine learning, ontologies, and large-scale data management
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Deadline: (until filled)
  • Date posted: December 18, 2015
  • Contact: Laura Chiticariu (chiti {at} us.ibm.com) and/or Lucian Popa (lpopa {at} us.ibm.com)


IBM Research - Almaden is looking for researchers to join the Natural Language Processing, Entity Resolution and Discovery Department. Our research focuses around creating a knowledge engineering platform for the creation, maintenance and consumption of “industry-specific” knowledge bases from a large number of (un/semi)structured public, licensed and enterprise content sources. Such a platform needs to support the entire lifecycle for knowledge engineering including:

  • creation, maintenance and evolution of ontologies to capture domain concepts of interest
  • scalable systems, tools and methodologies to support the development of individual analytic stages involved in creating knowledge from multiple sources such as text analytics, entity resolution and integration, cleansing, data transformations and machine learning; supporting domain adaptability and easy-to-use interfaces for key user personae for the individual analytic stages
  • scalable content services infrastructure that enables production-level deployment of these analytic workflows with support for continuous monitoring, introspection and recovery in the knowledge base creation process
  • techniques and methods for scalable and flexible indexing and querying support over the knowledge base supporting structured and search style queries, entity queries, as well as ad-hoc and exploratory queries
  • easy-to-use knowledge consumption interfaces for both human and machine consumption including support for discovery and ad-hoc NLQ driven interfaces
  • incorporating crowd sourcing and continuous evolution of the system through learning from user interactions.


The research builds upon and extends successful projects from our group, which have resulted in academic, industrial and open source impact:


The research is being conducted in close collaboration with the IBM Watson Solutions division and multiple global IBM Research labs (India, Haifa and Zurich), with focus around demonstrating scalable knowledge base construction in multiple industry domains (e.g., Healthcare, Financial and consumer domains). We are currently looking for researchers (Research Staff Members, software engineers, post-doc researchers and summer interns) with interest & experience in one or more areas relevant to the knowledge engineering life cycle such as natural language processing, information integration, entity resolution, machine learning, ontologies, and large-scale data management, as described above.


Please send your resumes to: Laura Chiticariu (chiti {at} us.ibm.com) and/or Lucian Popa (lpopa {at} us.ibm.com)

Two Postdoc Opportunities at the US Army Research Lab in the Washington, DC Metro Area

  • Employer: US Army Research Laboratory
  • Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Speciality: Knowledge Representation, Knowledge Bases, Common-Sense Reasoning, Planning
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Deadline: (until filled)
  • Date posted: November 30, 2015
  • Contact: douglas.a.summers-stay.civ@mail.mil and/or ethan.a.stump2.civ@mail.mil

The US Army Research Laboratory currently has two postdoc opportunities:


Position #1

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is researching common-sense reasoning and natural language understanding for the purpose of creating a communication dialogue to promote increased intent understanding within Human-Robot teams. In support of this effort, ARL is looking for an individual with a PhD or equivalent, with interest and a background in knowledge representation, knowledge bases, knowledge graphs, common-sense reasoning, or spatial reasoning. We plan to make use of semantic vector spaces to enhance the capabilities of the reasoning system, so some familiarity with knowledge graph embedding, distributional semantic vector spaces (such as GloVe or word2vec), or learning from massive text corpora would also be beneficial.

The position is available immediately with a duty location at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), Adelphi, MD.

To learn more about the position, or to apply, please send questions or a CV to Dr. Douglas Summers-Stay via email at douglas.a.summers-stay.civ@mail.mil.


Position #2

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to bridge the gap between humans and autonomous systems by developing a controlled language to reason and communicate about human intent as it applies to commands a robot receives. In robotics, practitioners often program autonomous systems by developing monolithic behaviors that, when correctly parameterized, will cause the system to act as desired. However, setting these parameters is often more art than science, and we cannot expect an average user to effectively task the system unless they have only the simplest tasks in mind. ARL desires a controlled language that both concisely describes the capabilities of autonomous systems, as well as enables common-sense reasoning and representation of implicit goals that will let the system fill instructional gaps from novice users.

In this position, the Researcher will work on a cross-disciplinary team comprised of researchers in computational linguistics, computer vision, machine learning, and experimental robotics to develop a system for interacting with humans—the goal being to develop and evolve complex plans carried out by autonomous systems. The primary responsibilities of the Researcher will be learning how we can use language to link the domains of intent reasoning and action, and developing such a language to enable experiments with humans and robot teams operating in dynamic environments.

The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent degree, and should have an interest and background in formal methods, knowledge representation and reasoning, computational linguistics, control policies, or AI planning.

The position is available immediately with a duty location at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), Adelphi, MD.

To learn more about the position, or to apply, please send questions or a CV to Dr. Ethan Stump via email at ethan.a.stump2.civ@mail.mil.


Open PhD position on Textual Knowledge Resources (NLP / IR / ML) at Data and Web Science Group in Mannheim, Germany

  • Employer: The Data and Web Science Research Group, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Title: PhD Candidate (post-Masters)
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Knowledge Bases
  • Location: Mannheim, Germany
  • Deadline: January 6, 2016
  • Date posted: November 20, 2015
  • Contact: queripidia-jobs(At)uni-mannheim(DoT)de

The Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Mannheim invite applications for

ONE PHD STUDENT IN STATISTICAL NLP / IR / MACHINE LEARNING

The student is expected to contribute to a project on Knowledge Consolidation and Organization for Query-specific Wikipedia Construction under the principal investigator Laura Dietz. The goal of the research project is to make information on the Web accessible in a Wikipedia-like form through a query-driven interaction paradigm. This research requires a combination of methods from information retrieval and automatic text understanding to provide the user with a synthesis of the information through summarization, sub-topic identification, and article organization.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one or several of the following areas:

  • statistical text processing (e.g., automatic summarization, event extraction and ordering)
  • machine learning
  • knowledge base construction
  • information retrieval
  • distributed large-scale processing

Applicants must have a Masters degree (or obtain it in the near future) in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Machine Learning with previous research experience in information retrieval and human language technologies is a plus. The successful candidate is expected work under limited supervision, and publish papers at top level conferences and journals and collaborate with other members of the research group.

Duration: initially one year (starting in Spring 2016) with possible extension of three years.

Salary range: according to German public scale TV-L 13 100% (full time, commensurate with experience and qualifications, ranging between 3200 and 4.600 Euro before taxes).

Please submit your application per e-mail (queripidia-jobs(At)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) as a single PDF. This PDF should include a short research statement, CV, copy of university degrees, a list of publications and published software and contact details of three references. All applications sent before January 6, 2016 will receive full consideration. The position remains open until filled.

The Data and Web Science Group is a joint lab of several professors covering diverse topics on managing, integrating and mining large-amounts of heterogeneous information within enterprise and open Web contexts. Further information about the group can be found at http://dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/ .

The University of Mannheim is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

Please contact Laura Dietz (queripidia-jobs(At)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) for informal enquiries.

Job posting at: http://bit.ly/1MWXjo1


Research position in Natural Language Processing/Text Mining, University of Manchester

  • Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Deadline: October 19, 2015
  • Date posted: November 15, 2015
  • Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a senior research fellow in Clinical Text Mining at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) (http://www.nactem.ac.uk) , School of Computer Science, University of Manchester.

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with emphasis in Natural Language Processing/Text Mining; working experience in information extraction at large scale; excellent knowledge in developing and adapting algorithms for text mining systems; machine learning; experience in biomedical/clinical Natural Language Processing/Text Mining; strong track record of high-quality papers in conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, Coling, etc., and in high quality journals; excellent Java skills; proven ability to develop research proposals independently.

The objectives of this post are to conduct research into extracting complex information from the scientific literature and clinical case reports to facilitate the discovery of biomarkers using adaptive natural language processing and text mining methods.

  • Duration of post: 1st November 2015 for 48 months
  • Salary: £38,511 to £42,067 per annum

Research Environment

The National Centre for Text Mining has been a leading centre for biomedical text mining since 2004, with areas of expertise in information extraction, terminology management, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems. NaCTeM is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (http://www.mib.manchester.ac.uk) and its staff belong to the 4th ranked Computer Science school in the UK (REF2014) which has been further assessed as having the "best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research".

The project involves collaboration with a large team working in a newly created interdisciplinary research centre (Manchester Molecular Pathology Innovation Centre, MMPathIC) funded by MRC/EPSRC, focusing on personalised medicine, improving diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases, validating and evaluating biomarkers for improving patient outcomes.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk)

Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=10521

PhD Position: Deep Learning and Random Forest for Argumentation Mining

  • Employer:University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
  • Title: PhD Candidate
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
  • Location: Liège, Belgium
  • Deadline: November 23, 2015
  • Date posted: October 8, 2015
  • Contact: ashwin.ittoo@ulg.ac.be

The overall goal of this PhD project is to contribute to and advance the nascent field of AM. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop novel AM algorithms, which will then be applied to online reviews to evaluate their performance and to determine whether the presence of argumentative patterns are predictive of the helpfulness of online reviews.

The candidate will investigate the performance of two recent machine learning paradigms, Deep Learning and Random Forests. The candidate will develop a sound understanding of these paradigms and propose novel Deep Learning and Radom Forest algorithms for AM. Other recent machine learning paradigms, in particular, minimally-supervised learning and distant supervision, will also be investigated. The proposed algorithms will be applied to online reviews in order to automatically detect argumentative patterns from the textual contents and determine whether the presence of these patterns influence the reviews’ helpfulness scores of

Several corpora are already available for evaluation: product and service reviews from Amazon (books, movies), YELP and TripAdvisor. In addition, access to the Penn Discourse TreeBank (PDTB) is also available.

The selected candidate will be based at the HEC Management School, the University Liège, within the Operations department. Members of this department are engaged in research and teaching in “quantitative methods” (Operations Research, Machine Learning/Data Mining/Analytics, Enterprise Information Systems, Supply Chains and Logistics). The candidate will also collaborate with other international scholars in Japan, the Netherlands and France.

The PhD project will span over a period of 4 years and the candidate will be hired as a full-time PhD scholar. The gross salary will be around 2150 EUR per month (net: ~ 1800-1990 EUR). Interested candidates are required to send their CV (incl. publications if any) and a letter of motivation via e-mail to Prof. Ashwin Ittoo, ashwin.ittoo@ulg.ac.be by 23rd November 2015. Please clearly indicate ‘PhD application’ in the subject line. Only those candidates deemed most suitable for the research position will be contacted. The starting date is negotiable, but we would prefer candidates who could start soonest.


Research Associate in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester

  • Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
  • Title: Research Associate
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Deadline: October 3, 2015
  • Date posted: September 25, 2015
  • Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a researcher in NLP and machine learning at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) (http://www.nactem.ac.uk), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester.

The candidate will be joining a strong team with 10+ staff at NaCTeM carrying out cutting edge research in NLP, biomedical text mining and machine learning. The post is funded by the Medical Research Council and focuses on developing new algorithms for unsupervised and semi-supervised methods in information extraction, topic analysis, active learning, text classification using deep learning/neural networks to support the development of systematic reviews at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with emphasis in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning; excellent knowledge in unsupervised NLP methods, deep learning, neural networks; excellent knowledge in topic analysis, clustering and classification; track record of high-quality papers in conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, etc., and excellent programming skills.

  • Duration of post: 1st November 2015 for 24 months
  • Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 per annum

Research Environment

The National Centre for Text Mining has been a leading centre for biomedical text mining since 2004, with areas of expertise in information extraction, terminology management, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems. NaCTeM is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (http://www.mib.manchester.ac.uk) and its staff belong to the 4th ranked Computer Science school in the UK (REF2014) which has been further assessed as having the "best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research". NaCTeM is collaborating closely with the newly created Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan (https://unit.aist.go.jp/airc//index.en.html), which focuses among others on data-knowledge integration, machine learning, natural language processing and text mining. The candidate will benefit from research stays and interactions with the team in Japan.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk)

Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=103224.


Research Positions at AIRC (Artificial Intelligence Research Center), Japan

  • Employer: Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC), National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Title: Post-doctoral research fellows
  • Speciality: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neuro-Computing, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Deadline: October 16, 2015
  • Date posted: September 25, 2015
  • Contact: airc-recruit-ml@aist.go.jp

Applications are invited for several positions in Artificial Intelligence at the Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) (https://unit.aist.go.jp/airc//index.en.html) under the auspices of the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) (http://www.aist.go.jp/index_en.html). Successful candidates will join a strong and expanding team of 35+ full-time researchers carrying out cutting edge research in AI.

Research at AIRC includes Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Planning and Search, Text Mining, NLP, Pattern Recognition, Brain Inspired Computation, and infrastructures for AI.With strong research links to industrial partners, there is a particular emphasis on applications of AI technology to real world problems as well as research into theories and fundamental AI technologies. We work in close cooperation with partners in both the private and public sector to cover a broad range of AI applications, including:


  • Artificial Intelligence for Human Life: Health-care, Smart city and Smart home, Innovative Retailing and Tourism, etc.
  • Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing and Engineering: Intelligent Robots, Intelligent planning and control of manufacturing plants, etc.
  • Artificial Intelligence for Big Sciences: AI applications in Bio-Medical Science and Material Science, Geology, Computational Sociology, etc.


The advertised posts are funded by a project supported by NEDO (http://www.nedo.go.jp/english/index.html), which aims to establish a core research center for AI in Japan. Depending on the expertise and interest of the candidate, s/he will focus either on basic research or application related research of AI to real world problems. AIRC will carry out research in close cooperation with national or international research institutions such as Riken, CMU, Toyota Technology Institute in Chicago, the University of Manchester and DFKI.


Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis on one of the following areas: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neuro-Computing, Planning and Search, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, and Algorithms and Infrastructures for Big Data Analysis. Excellent programming skills and an excellent track-record of high-quality papers in top-tier conferences and journals would be a definite advantage.


We have three categories of post-doctoral research fellows. The duration of employment for all three categories is initially 24 months, with a possible extension of 36 months or longer, depending on performance. The starting date of employment will be 1st December 2015 at the earliest.

  • Category A: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Salary 5,500,000 JPY to 7,000,000 JPY per annum
  • Category B: Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Salary 7,000,000 JPY to 10,000,000 JPY per annum
  • Category C: Distinguished Research Fellow - Salary 10,000,000 JPY per annum


Research Environment


AIST is one of the largest publicly funded research institutes in Japan and a single research institute under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). AIRC is the newest research center within AIST, established in May, 2015. As a core research center of AI in Japan, we have been establishing close cooperation with researchers at Japanese and international institutes, which include the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Riken, Osaka University, Tohoku University, National Institute of Informatics, Toyota Technology Institute in Chicago, CMU, University of Manchester and DFKI.


AIRC is located in Odaiba, which is in one of the central districts of Tokyo, a bustling international city and the capital of Japan. Tokyo offers both the modern urban lifestyle of Japan as well as a rich Japanese heritage.

Interested candidates are invited to send, via electronic mail, the following items to the Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIST), Prof. Junichi Tsujii (airc-recruit-ml@aist.go.jp):

  • A cover letter that clearly indicates their main research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • The contact details of 3 referees
  • Copies of maximum of 3 publications that you have (co-)authored, and which are representative of your past research achievements. Each publication should be accompanied by a short summary that highlights its major contributions
  • An agenda of future research goals. This should be no longer than one page, including figures

Informal enquiries can be made to airc-recruit-ml@aist.go.jp


NOTE: Please send your application to airc-recruit-ml@aist.go.jp directly via e-mail, and not by post. It is NOT necessary to follow the specific CV formats specified on the AIRC website.


Open Rank Tenure Line Position in Linguistics at Northwestern University

  • Employer: Northwestern University
  • Title: Tenure-Line Professor (open rank)
  • Speciality: Open area
  • Location: Evanston, IL, USA
  • Deadline: December 1, 2015
  • Date posted: August 31, 2015
  • Contact: matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu

The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a tenure-line position (open rank) with a start date of September 1, 2016. We are looking for candidates who pursue an integrated approach to the scientific study of language, utilizing experimental methods, corpus analysis, and/or computational modeling to inform linguistic theory and its applications. The candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary language sciences community including researchers from cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, psychology, and speech science.

We seek exceptional candidates with forward-looking research programs that hold the promise of future external funding. Applicants that wish to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor are expected to have a record of excellence in research and teaching, success in obtaining external funding, and to have held both internal and external leadership roles.

To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by December 1, 2015. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences) by the start date. Please include a CV (including contact information), statements of research and teaching interests, reprints or other written work (including thesis chapters for ABD applicants), teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three references (with their contact information). Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for online application instructions.

E-mail inquiries should be directed to Matt Goldrick, Chair (matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


One PHD / POSTDOC position in Text Analysis at the University of Mannheim

  • Employer: The Data and Web Science Research Group, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Title: PhD or Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Topics: Natural Language Processing
  • Location: Mannheim, Germany
  • Deadline: September 15, 2015
  • Date Posted: August 20, 2015
  • Contact: sfb884@informatik.uni-mannheim.de

The researcher is expected to contribute to the C4 project on “Measuring a common space and the dynamics of reform positions” within the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” (http://reforms.uni-mannheim.de) at the University of Mannheim. The topic of the PhD will focus on exploiting computational methods for analysing discourse phenomena like, e.g., uncertainty, vagueness and bias in political texts. This is a joint collaboration between the Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval group (Prof. Simone Paolo Ponzetto) and the Chair of Artificial Intelligence (Prof. Heiner Stuckenschmidt), which will also involve close collaboration with project partners at the Department of Political Science (Prof. Dr. Nicole Rae Baerg, Prof. Dr. Thomas Gschwend), ranked as the best Political Science Department in Germany in different national and international university rankings. The student will be located at the Data and Web Science Group (DWS) of the University of Mannheim, one of leading centers for Data Science in Germany.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one or several of the following areas:

  • statistical semantics and discourse processing
  • machine learning and natural language processing
  • discourse analysis
  • automated text-based scaling

Applicants should have a Masters degree (or obtain it in the near future) in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning or Social Science and have previous experience in applying human language technology.

Duration: initially one year (starting in Fall 2015) with possible extension to 3-5 years. Salary range: according to German public scale TV-L 13 100% (full time, ranging between 3200,- and 4.600,- Euro before taxes depending on qualification).

Applications can be made per e-mail (sfb884@informatik.uni-mannheim.de) and should include a short research statement, CV, copy of university degrees and transcripts and - if available - a copy of the master thesis, as well as list of publications and published software. Further information about the groups can be found at http://dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/. All documents should be e-mailed as a single PDF. All applications sent before September, 15 2015 will receive full consideration. The positions remain open until filled.

The University of Mannheim is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

Please contact Simone Paolo Ponzetto (simone(At)informatik(DoT)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) and Heiner Stuckenschmidt (heiner(At)informatik(DoT)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) for informal enquiries.



Postdoctoral Fellow in NLP for EEG Analysis at Temple University

  • Employer: The Neural Engineering Data Consortium, College of Engineering, Temple University
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Topics: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Big Data, EEG Analysis
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: August 12, 2015
  • Contact: Joseph Picone (joseph.picone@gmail.com)

Research focus: The Neural Engineering Data Consortium (NEDC) at Temple University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the area of automated EEG analysis. The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to a project that enables comparative research by automatically uncovering clinical knowledge from a vast BigData archive of clinical EEG signals and EEG reports collected over the past 14 years at Temple University Hospital (see www.isip.piconepress.com/projects/tuh_eeg for more information). We are developing a proof-of-concept based on the discovery of patient cohorts and provide an annotated BigData archive as well as the software that enabled the annotations and the generation of the patient cohort retrieval system. The candidate will be involved in overseeing the generation of labeled data for machine learning training, developing algorithms to automatically uncover and model structure based on deep learning principles, implementing an active learning approach that minimizes the amount of labeled data needed and supervising research to automatically extract medical concepts from EEG reports. A large portion of the project focuses in extraction of information from unstructured text, and hence, expertise in natural language processing is important.

Supervisor: Iyad Obeid, PhD and Joseph Picone, PhD

Required skills: The candidate’s primary expertise will be in natural language processing and/or computational linguistics. Proficiency in machine learning and big data techniques is highly desirable. Software engineering experience is also desired.

Education: A Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence or similar disciplines is required.

Length of appointment: This position is for three years.

Available: October 1, 2015.

Compensation: $42,000/year (NIH standard scale applies).

To apply: Send a CV and cover letter to joseph.picone@gmail.com (see http://www.isip.piconepress.com/images/memorabilia/temple/20150811_postdoc/postdoc_announcement_v00.pdf for more details)


Postdoctoral Fellow in Sentiment Analysis at McMaster University

  • Employer: Department of Linguistics, Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Topics: Sentiment Analysis, Natural Language Processing
  • Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: July 24, 2015
  • Contact: Victor Kuperman (vickup@mcmaster.ca)

Research focus: Successful applicants will be working closely with a vibrant cross-faculty team of linguists, psychologists and computer scientists. The selected candidate will contribute to a research program that explores individual and group (gender, age) variability in perception and regulation of emotion. Primary responsibilities will include investigating new algorithmic techniques for identifying fine-grained sentiment on textual data, and semi-structured data, including social media. Equally important to the project is the development of lexical-semantic tools allowing big data analyses of text corpora for the purposes of text classification, topic modeling, development of semantic networks, and estimation of semantic similarity.

Supervisor: Victor Kuperman, PhD, Fei Chiang, PhD

Required skills: The candidate’s primary expertise will be in natural language processing, sentiment analysis, and/or computational linguistics. Proficiency in machine learning techniques is highly desirable.

Education: A Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence or similar disciplines is required.

Length of appointment: This position is for two years.

Available: August 1st, 2015.

Compensation: $50,000/year.

To apply: see application procedure at http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~fchiang/misc/postdoc.pdf


Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Language Processing at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

  • Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Topics: Natural Language Processing
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: July 11, 2015
  • Contact: Alexander Turchin (aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu)

Research focus: the Fellow will work in a multi-disciplinary team of artificial intelligence scientists, informaticians, biostatisticians, and clinicians on projects involving development of open-source natural language processing framework software and high-dimensional predictive models that utilize a combination of artificial intelligence and natural language processing of multiple narrative document streams.

Supervisor: Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, FACMI

Required skills: strong programming and system development skills; ability to design and conduct effective research studies; strong analytical, scientific writing, presentation and communication skills. Experience in programming in Perl and .NET and experience with natural language processing and medical terminologies / ontologies is a strong plus.

Education: PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, linguistics, or related discipline, MD or an equivalent degree.

Length of appointment: This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Available: August 1st, 2015.

Compensation: according to NIH (NRSA) stipend levels.

To apply: send cover letter and CV to Dr. Alexander Turchin at aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu.


Data Scientist - Unstructured Data at Civis Analytics

  • Employer: Civis Analytics
  • Title: Data Scientist - Unstructured Data
  • Topics: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data Analytics, Computer Vision, Speech Processing, Algorithm Development
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: June 23, 2015
  • Apply Online: civisanalytics.com/careers
  • Questions: apply@civisanalytics.com


Who We Are

Civis Analytics is building a data-driven world. We create technologies that empower organizations to unlock the truth hiding in their own data—transforming them into smart organizations that are ready to thrive.

While our history is rooted in political campaign targeting, we’re now partnering with intelligent organizations in healthcare, media, education, and a range of other domains. We’re also building cloud-based products to do data science better.

We're solving the world's biggest problems with big data. Through research, experimentation, and iteration, we’re transforming how organizations do analytics. Our clients range in scale and focus from local to international, all empowered by our individual-level, data-driven approach.

Our incredible team of engineers, statisticians, researchers, and solution seekers come from all over the world with diverse backgrounds in Fortune 500 companies, international non-profits, Ivy League academia, and even actual rocket science.

Why should you join our team?

We are already hard at work on solving the world’s toughest problems with Big Data – working with organizations to analyze and understand their individual level data to improve outcomes and implement organizational change. We use cutting edge data science techniques, and we want to continue be on the forefront of innovation in our field.

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

Position Overview

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.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field, such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering
  • 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

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering
  • 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

How to Apply

Apply online at: civisanalytics.com/careers

Postdoctoral Fellow in NLP at University of Pennsylvania

  • Employer: Dept. of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Topics: Natural Language Processing, Unsupervised Learning
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: June 19, 2015
  • Contact: Mitch Marcus (mitch@cis.upenn.edu)

Job Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow research associate position in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. This is a full time position for 24 months, starting immediately.

The main aim of this project is to develop new unsupervised algorithms to extract several levels of linguistic structure including morphology, part of speech (POS) tags, and noun phrases from unannotated corpora. The project will exploit many different descriptive properties and constraints of language, all of which are close to universal in applicability. Such so-called universals have been developed across a wide range of often conflicting theoretical frameworks by both theoretical and descriptive linguists over many years, and we intend to shamelessly exploit them all.

The candidate will work under the supervision of Profs. Mitch Marcus and Lyle Ungar in Computer and Information Science and Prof. Charles Yang in Linguistics.

Requirements

The candidate should have a very strong background in Natural Language Processing and possess a PhD in either Computational Linguistics or Computer Science with a good publication record. Experience in machine learning, good programming skills, and a good knowledge of modern linguistics are required.

How to Apply

Please email your CV and the names and contact information of three or more references to Mitch Marcus at the email provided above.


Postdoctoral Fellow in Machine Learning/Computational Linguistics for Child Language Acquisition

Job Description

We are recruiting for post-doctoral fellow to work on the application of machine learning/computational linguistic techniques to child language acquisition.

You should have a PhD in Computer Science/Engineering/Linguistics/Psychology and have experience with machine learning algorithms applied to language data and have published your work in conference proceedings or journals. Experience with auditory speech processing, deep learning, cloud computing, and GPU programming is desirable. The post is available for 2 years.

The computational community has developed a wealth of algorithms that can automatically discover linguistic units and dependencies between these units and these algorithms have been applied to language parsing and generation. In contrast, child language researchers often study child language using human coding of detailed linguistic information. The goal of this project is to develop a bridge between these two approaches. Machine learning techniques would give child language researchers ways to pull out relevant utterances that could be subject to greater processing. Child language analyses could be compiled into test sets that could be used to evaluate machine learning algorithms. In this post, you will develop machine learning algorithms for child language and also develop a web site that will enhance the ability of machine learning researchers and child language researcher to share data and algorithms. The research topics and approaches are open to negotiation. Children have some of the most advance language learning algorithms and understanding how they learn language could lead to new insights for computational approaches to language.

This post offers the opportunity to join a thriving research group at the University of Liverpool and become a member of the new ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster.

More information is available here: https://sites.google.com/site/sentenceproductionmodel/news

Postdoctoral Fellow and Software Engineer postions in biomedical natural language processing, machine learning and biomedical informatics

  • Employer: UMass Medical School Worcester
  • Title: Post-doctoral fellow or Software Engineer
  • Topics: Biomedical natural language processing, machine learning, bioinformatics, algorithm development, big data analytics
  • Deadline: until filled
  • Date Posted: 24 May 2015
  • apply by contacting elaine.freund@umassmed.edu

Job Description

We are recruiting for multiple positions at levels from Post Doctoral Fellow to Software Engineer to participate research and software development in biomedical natural language processing (NLP) and biomedical informatics. The group’s research (http://www.bio-nlp.org/index.php/projects) involves developing algorithms and tools for gathering, analyzing and interpreting heterogeneous data from multiple sources both clinically and research related. Recruits will lead development efforts in web service tools and search engines that: retrieve and summarize big data in biomedical domain, automatically extracting information from pdf files and extracting text from images, integrate novel biomedical text mining algorithms into the web tools and search engines to enable intelligent semantic search, and mining electronic health record data for pharmacovigilance.

If you are highly motivated and passionate about research in big data processing or software engineering or have in-depth knowledge and hands on implementation experience with web service tools and are interested in learning more about us, please contact elaine.freund@umassmed.edu with your resume or CV and a cover letter.

General Summary of Postdoc Fellow Position: PhD in Computer Science, computational linguistics or Biomedical Informatics with expertise in natural language processing, machine learning or information retrieval with excellent writing and communication skills and ability to work with the research team.

General Summary of Software Engineer Position: Under the direction of the Faculty or designee, the Software Engineer I assists with the design, development, implementation and integration of web service tools, search engines, utilities, applications and enhancements in a complex medical/academic research computing environment.

Research Scientist in natural language processing, machine learning, knowledge discovery, data analytics at IBM Research-Almaden

  • Employer: IBM Research
  • Title: Research Scientist
  • Topics: Nature language processing, information integration, entity resolution, machine learning, knowledge discovery, and data analytics
  • Location: San Jose, California, USA
  • Deadline: 1 June 2015
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2015
  • Online application: https://jobs3.netmedia1.com/cp/faces/job_summary?job_id=RES-0751127

Job Description

IBM Research - Almaden is looking for researchers to join the Natural Language Processing (NLP), Entity Resolution and Discovery (NERD) Department. Our research focuses include high-value content creation from variety of public and third-party data sources, scalable and usable analytics tools for individual stages in analyzing such data sources, such as text analytics, entity resolution, large-scale machine learning, techniques and methods for scalable and flexible indexing and querying support over enriched content, and consumable interfaces for accessing such data sources, including natural language interfaces. An example project is SystemT (http://ibm.co/1Cdm1Mj).

We are currently looking for a Research Staff Member to conduct research with large scale real-world heterogeneous data in the area of advanced analytics, such as nature language processing, information integration, entity resolution, machine learning, knowledge discovery, and data analytics. This role generates highly novel ideas, both theoretical and experimental, in a specific engineering or scientific discipline and invents and designs complex products and processes. This position may be involved in engineering these ideas to an advanced state of feasibility by evaluating ideas and plans and participating in their design and development. The full cycle of innovation to delivery is typically a multiple-year effort.

The candidate is also responsible for internally and externally disseminating the results of such activities through publications, patent disclosures, seminar participation, technical documentation, etc. The candidate represents IBM at professional conferences, in professional societies and universities and functions as an internal consultant in the areas of professional expertise.

Required

  • Master's Degree
  • At least 1 year experience in developing advances in Computer Science disciplines
  • At least 1 year experience in performing Scientific Research
  • English: Intermediate

Preferred

  • Doctorate Degree in Information Technology
  • At least 3 years experience in developing advances in Computer Science disciplines
  • At least 3 years experience in performing Scientific Research
  • English : Fluent

Additional Information

The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


PhD position in statistical language modelling

  • Employer: Cardiff University
  • Title: PhD scholarship
  • Topics: Statistical language modelling, relation extraction, social media
  • Location: Cardiff, UK
  • Deadline: 1 June 2015
  • Date Posted: 7 April 2015
  • Online application: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R2497.html

Job Description

Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship at the Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics in the area of statistical language modelling. Specifically, the aim of the project will be to develop methods for modelling the meaning of natural language terms, based on data from social media and other web sources. For example, by analysing the tags associated with Flickr photos, the developed methods will be able to learn that a church is a kind of building, that churches tend to be larger than typical buildings and that chapels are similar to churches. The results of this project will be used to improve methods from artificial intelligence for commonsense reasoning, and will among others enable more intelligent web search engines.

Funding and eligibility

This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,057 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year). This studentship is open to students of any nationality. Students classified as international for fee purposes have to self-fund the difference between home and international fees.

Candidates should:

  • either have (or expect to have by Autumn 2015) a good honours degree in a relevant discipline (minimum 2:1);
  • or have a masters degree with distinction in the research dissertation in a relevant discipline;
  • or have professional qualifications deemed by Cardiff University to be equivalent to the above;
  • or be over 25 and have relevant work experience in a position of responsibility.

The methods will rely heavily on methods from statistics and linear algebra, hence a strong background in mathematics will be required, in addition to excellent programming skills. A strong mathematical background and excellent programming skills will also be required.

Applicants are particularly welcomed from candidates with a background in computer science.

If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of competence in English. Our standard requirement is an overall IELTS result of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and a minimum of 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading.

Further information

For further information and instructions on how to apply, please see http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R2497.html

Postdoctoral Researcher in NLP at U.S. Army Research Lab

  • Employer: U.S. Army Research Lab, Adelphi Laboratory Center
  • Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Topics: Natural Language Processing
  • Location: Adelphi, MD, USA
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted: March 17, 2015
  • Contact: Dr. Stephen Tratz (stephen.c.tratz.civ@mail.mil)

Job Description

The Multilingual Computing Branch (MLCB) at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Adelphi Laboratory Center, located in the Washington, D.C. metro area, is seeking to hire new post-doctoral fellows. MLCB has several ongoing efforts in computational linguistics/natural language processing, including active projects in machine translation, human-robot communication, and social media analysis. The branch is also pursuing new interdisciplinary initiatives to address the language processing challenges in cyber-security and video analytics.

Candidates should have substantial research experience in machine learning methods (e.g., deep neural networks) as applied to emerging areas involving computational linguistics. Areas of interest include: text/video analytics, computational social science, machine translation, domain adaptation, data selection, low-resource language processing, morphologically complex languages, knowledge representation and reasoning, spoken language interfaces and dialogue, and multimedia processing.

The lab encourages external collaboration and maintains multiple partnerships with universities and research institutions, which enable faculty and student exchanges as well as joint research and publishing (http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=93). ARL’s new open campus initiative is attracting national and international partners from academia and industry to work with ARL scientists and engineers in areas of common research interest (see http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=2357), and ARL researchers have begun releasing open source code via GitHub (see http://www.army.mil/article/141734/Army_cyber_defenders_open_source_code_in_new_GitHub_project/). ARL facilities include multiple high-end supercomputing clusters with over 10,000 cores and capable of at least 350 TFlops.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. or equivalent research experience in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or related field

How to Apply

If interested, please email your CV and the names and contact information of three or more references to Dr. Stephen Tratz at the email provided above.

Postdoctoral Researcher in NLG for Narrative

  • Employer: Liquid Narrative Group, North Carolina State University
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
  • Topics: Natural Language Generation, Narrative Generation, Knowledge Representation, AI Planning
  • Location: Raleigh NC, USA
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled
  • Date Posted: March 10, 2015
  • Online Application: http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/40524

Job Description

The Liquid Narrative group at North Carolina State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on a large-scale narrative generation project. The goal of this project is to build computational tools for the use of narrative in sense-making tasks. Research thrusts include the creation of formalisms for representing story and discourse knowledge and the development of narrative generation algorithms able to create multiple narrative discourses from a given story, adapt these discourses to an audience, and elicit different effects such as surprise or suspense. This project aims at creating a large-scale narrative-generation system that can extract story data from various sources (e.g., video game logs) and create narratives in and across several media such as text, animated movies or maps.

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the design and development of narrative generation and summarization technologies, focusing on the microplanning aspect of text generation. In particular, he or she will extend an existing narrative discourse generation prototype that outputs basic sentences using the SimpleNLG library. Our aim is to update this architecture by integrating an NLG system such as FUF/Surge, KPML or RealPro. To improve the quality of the generated text, the postdoctoral researcher will work on topics such as: aggregation, generation of referring expressions, discourse markers insertion, lexical choice and/or other aspects of realization that are specific to narrative as a genre.

He/she may also participate in research efforts on the automated generation of multimedia presentations involving text, video and maps. He/she is expected to collaborate in performing scientific evaluations of the systems, and in writing academic research papers.

Requirements

The applicant must hold a PhD degree, preferably in the area of computational linguistics or natural language generation. He/she should have:

  • Experience with developing NLG systems
  • Excellent software-design and problem-solving skills
  • Good programming skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Experience in the following areas would be a plus:

  • Automated discourse planning technologies
  • Dialogue generation

Position details

This is a full-time position. Expected start date is April 1, 2015 and the initial funding for the position runs through December 31, 2015. The position may be extendable depending on availability of funds.

Interested candidates should view the official Human Resources posting and submit applications through the NC State University HR web page at http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/40524

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.


PhD-level Researchers in Language Technology or Computational Linguistics

  • Employer: UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Title: PhD-level Researchers in Language Technology or Computational Linguistics
  • Topics: Natural Language Processing, Summarization, Opinion Mining
  • Location: Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Deadline: open until the position is filled
  • Date Posted: March 4, 2015
  • Contact: Prof. Iryna Gurevych apply-for-aiphes(a-t)ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

Job Description

The newly established Research Training Group „Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content“ (AIPHES) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg is filling several positions for three years, starting as soon as possible:

PhD-level Researchers in Language Technology or Computational Linguistics

The positions provide the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree with an emphasis within one of the following guiding themes:

  • A3: Opinion and Sentiment - extrapropositional aspects of discourse (Univ. of Heidelberg)
  • B1: Structured summaries of complex contents (TU Darmstadt)
  • B2: Content selection based on linked lexical resources (TU Darmstadt)
  • D1: Multi-level models of information quality in online scenarios (TU Darmstadt)
  • D2: Manual and Automatic Quality Assessment of Summaries from Heterogeneous Sources (TU Darmstadt)

The funding follows the guidelines of the DFG, and the positions are paid according to the E13 public service pay scale.

The goal of AIPHES is to conduct innovative research on multi-document summarization in a cross-disciplinary context. To that end, methods in computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, network analysis, and automated quality assessment will be developed. AIPHES will investigate a novel summarization scenario for information preparation from heterogeneous sources. There will be close interaction with end users who prepare textual documents in an online editorial office, and who should therefore profit from the results of AIPHES. In-depth knowledge in one of the above areas is desirable but not a prerequisite.

Participating research groups at the Technische Universität Darmstadt are Knowledge Engineering (Prof. Fürnkranz), Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (Prof. Gurevych, Dr. Eckle-Kohler), Algorithmics (Prof. Weihe), Language Technology (Prof. Biemann), Multimedia Communications (Dr. Rensing). Participants at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg are the Institute for Computational Linguistics (Prof. Frank) and the Natural Language Processing Group (Prof. Strube) of Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). Cooperating partners are the Institute for Communication and Media of the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and other partners in the area of online media.

AIPHES will emphasize close contact between students and their advisors, have regular joint meetings, a co-supervision by professors and younger scientists in the research groups, and an intensive exchange as part of the research and qualification program. The training group has the goal of publishing its results at leading scientific conferences and will actively support its doctoral researchers in this endeavor. The software that will be developed in the course of AIPHES should be put under the open source Apache Software License 2.0 if possible. Moreover, the research papers and datasets should be published with open access models.

Requirements

We are looking for exceptionally qualified candidates with a degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related study program. We expect ability to work independently, personal commitment, team and communication abilities, as well as the willingness to cooperate in a multi-disciplinary team. Desirable is experience in scientific work. Applicants should be able to work with German-language texts, and, if necessary, to acquire German language skills during the training program. We specifically invite applications of women. Among those equally qualified, handicapped applicants will receive preferential consideration. International applications are particularly encouraged.

The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web” emphasizes natural language processing, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for assessment and aggregation of knowledge. The Institute for Computational Linguistics (ICL) of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg is one of the large centers for computational linguistics both in Germany and internationally. The ICL and the NLP department of the HITS jointly run the graduate program „Semantic Processing“ with an integrated research training group “Coherence in language processing: Semantics beyond the sentence”, which has a close connection to the topics in computational linguistics of AIPHES.

Applications should include

  • a motivational letter that refers to one of the above listed guiding themes,
  • a CV with information about the applicant’s scientific work,
  • certifications of study and work experience,
  • as well as a thesis or other publications in electronic form.

They should be submitted until March 23th, 2015 to the spokesperson of the research training group, Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych (Fachbereich Informatik, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt) using the e-mail address apply-for-aiphes(a-t)ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de. The interviews may start any time. The positions are open until filled.


Research staff position in Natural Language Processing

  • Employer: UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Title: Research staff position in Natural Language Processing
  • Topics: Natural Language Processing, Question Answering
  • Location: Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Deadline: open until the position is filled
  • Date Posted: March 4, 2015
  • Contact: Nicolai Erbs erbs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

Job Description

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) at the Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany, has an opening for a research staff position (TV-TU E13 German payscale) with a focus on question answering and summarization of social media content. This DFG-funded basic research project conducts research integrating semantic text analysis, such as semantic role labeling (SRL), into higher-level applications in information access to improve their overall results (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych). Thereby, we pay special attention to graph-based techniques.

The selected candidate will work with a large corpus from a social question-answer platform on the Web. He/she will be expected to identify interesting research problems, research ways of utilizing semantic role labeling in novel NLP tasks, and develop means and resources to evaluate the results. The newly established Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content” (AIPHES) funded by the DFG [3] provides an excellent research environment for this kind of work. The funding is available for the duration of at least two years with an option for extension.

Requirements

We ask for applications from applicants in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics, preferably with completed PhD and research publications. Experience in Question Answering or a related field like summarization or information retrieval is a definite advantage. Excellent graduates of these disciplines willing to work towards a PhD are also encouraged to apply. Ideally, the candidates should have strong research skills as well as demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex natural language processing (NLP) applications in Java and/or with graph-based algorithms. A very good command of German is a definite plus, since the target corpus is in the German language. Excellent communication skills in English and the ability to work in a team are required.

Applications should include a CV, a motivation letter, an outline of research experience, as well as names and addresses of two referees. Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please send the application to: erbs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de by 23.03.2015. The position is open until filled.


PhD-position in NLP/Text Mining

  • Employer: UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Title: PhD-position in NLP/Text Mining
  • Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
  • Location: Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Deadline: open until the position is filled
  • Date Posted: March 4, 2015
  • Contact: Richard Eckart de Castilho (eckart (at) ukp (dot) informatik (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de)

Job Description

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) at the Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany, has an opening for a PhD student (TV-TU E13 German payscale) in a research project in Natural Language Processing (NLP) for a computer scientist or computational linguist. The project focusses on building an open text-mining infrastructure at the European level (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych).

Thereby, major NLP and Text Mining platforms, including UIMA and GATE, should be made interoperable and applied to knowledge discovery in scientific literature, e.g. entity disambiguation and linking to a background knowledge repository. In the past, the UKP Lab has developed several frameworks such as the Darmstadt Knowledge Processing Repository (DKPro) and UBY. They form the foundation for the research and implementation work to be done. The graduate program Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature provides further research environment for the work to be carried out.

Requirements

Applicants in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics must have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex natural language processing (NLP) systems or NLP-based applications and the programming language Java as well as strong research skills. Excellent communication skills in English and the ability to work in a team are required. Experience in open-source software development is a plus.

The following academic qualification is necessary: completion of an M.A./M.Sc. in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related field.

Pending the successful completion of the ongoing administrative steps for the project, funding of this position is available from June 1st, 2015 for the duration of three years.

Applications should include a CV, a motivation letter, an outline of research experience, as well as names and addresses of two referees.

Interviews may start at any time and will continue until the position has been filled. Email address for inquiries and applications: eckart (at) ukp (dot) informatik (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de

The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. The UKP Lab is also home to the unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web” which emphasizes natural language processing, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for assessment and aggregation of knowledge.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt promotes gender equality and in particular encourages women to apply. Preference will be given to physically handicapped persons if they are equally qualified.

Postdoc in Advanced Machine Learning (with an Emphasis on NLP)

Job Description

The Computer Science Department at the University of Notre Dame in collaboration with the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis anticipates hiring a postdoctoral fellow starting as early as April 1st 2015 for one year and renewable for a second year. The position includes a full time salary and benefits and is jointly funded by sponsored research split between the University of Notre Dame and the University of Memphis. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will conduct research in machine learning applied to dialog-centered natural language understanding. He/she will participate in the development and application of machine learning techniques in the hierarchical and temporal domains to multi-party speech data collected in authentic educational contexts.

The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Sidney D’Mello, who has joint appointments in the Departments of Computer Science and Psychology at Notre Dame, and Dr. Andrew Olney in the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis.

The position offers a unique postdoctoral training experience and unsurpassed publishing opportunities within a multi-department multi-institution grant-funded project. The postdoc will be encouraged to build advanced technical skills, strengthen their research portfolios via peer-reviewed publications, develop leadership skills by mentoring students, and gain expertise in authoring collaborative grant proposals.

Required

(1) Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field at the time of hire; (2) Research experience in advanced machine learning techniques for sequential and hierarchical domains (e.g., probabilistic graphical models, sequence tagging, deep learning) ; (3) Evidence of a strong publication record in the aforementioned areas

Desired

(1) Research experience in one or more of the following research areas (acoustic signal processing, automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, discourse modeling) ; (2) Experience working on interdisciplinary projects and/or on educational research; (3) Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

For more information see the application link above.

Software Engineer/NLG Specialist in Sydney, Aus - Natural Lanaguage Generation

Job Description

  • Unique opportunity within the Equities Research space for a Engineer with strong NLG experience
  • New Systems Implementation with Opportunity to push the envelope within Research
  • Permanent Opportunity – Sydney CBD Location

About the role

We are seeking a Software Engineer to join our Equities Research business team. This is a truly unique opportunity for someone to join Macquarie working on a pioneering project within the business which could be a big game changer. The role will utilise your strong NLG/NLP experience and you will be responsible for building and developing the NLG functionality within the team. If you are interested in gaining commercial experience with NLG, have excellent written communications and have a flair for English grammar, have a passion for finance and in particular Equities Trading and want the opportunity to really pioneer something, then this could be the position for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and Develop our first NLG/NLP Application within Equities Research
  • Work closely with the vendor to understand the application limitations and functionality
  • Drive the development with the Head of Research as well as industry analysts
  • Mature the offering and look for further areas of development within the business

About You

To be successful in this role as a Software Engineer you will possess a University Degree in Computer Science/Mathematics and would have probably undertaken further studies of some sort (Masters/PhD) and have previous Natural Language Generation/Processing experience in either a commercial or research environment. You will have a passion and flair for the English Language as well as having a interest in financial services and in particular traded products. Previous OO Development experience would be highly regarded. In addition you will possess the following:

  • Tenacity to produce different If Statements and to develop the platform further
  • Strong interest in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Based Learning.
  • Keen interest in finance
  • Self Starter and strong attention to detail to really drive uptake of the platform

This is a unique opportunity within Macquarie and quite possibly a pioneering project within the Investment Banking space. We are looking to hire two developers into the team and are flexible across career levels from recent Grads to Senior Engineers. Here at Macquarie we truly believe in you owning your future, at Macquarie you’ll own it. Find out more at the new Careers website: macquarie.com/career

If you meet the above requirements, please apply via the following link. Alternatively to find out more about the position and a confidential discussion, please contact Andy Logan on 02 8237 8472 or andy.logan@macquarie.com

PostDoc Position in Heidelberg (NLP, Networks, Databases, Machine Learning)

  • Employer: Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH (HITS)
  • Title: PostDoc
  • Specialties: Natural Language Processing, Networks, Databases, Machine Learning
  • Location: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Deadline: 20 February 2015
  • Date posted: 29 January 2015
  • Contact information: michael.strube (at) h-its.org
  • Online application: https://application.h-its.org/intern/register.php?id=o51kdq1

Job Description PostDoc position available in the NLP group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) in Heidelberg, Germany

One position is available for a PostDoc working in Natural Language Processing, in particular in the areas of Entity Linking, Cross-document Coreference Resolution, Coreference Resolution, Word Sense Disambiguation. The position is within a newly funded project on "Scalable Author Name Disambiguation in Bibliographic Databases". Project partners are DBLP (http://dblp.org/db/) and zbMATH (https://zbmath.org/), the two leading bibliographic databases in computer science and mathematics which will also supply the data to be disambiguated and the gold standard. The project will be funded for three years starting June 1st, 2015.

The candidate should have a strong background in Natural Language Processing and possess a PhD in either Computational Linguistics or Computer Science. Experience with machine learning, databases, parallel programming, big data and networks as well as strong programming skills are required.

HITS gGmbH is a private non-profit research institute carrying out multidisciplinary research in the computational sciences. It receives its base funding from the HITS Stiftung.

The NLP group (http://www.h-its.org/en/research/nlp/) at HITS is an interdisciplinary research group that works on applications in the area of discourse and dialogue, in particular coreference resolution, entity linking, automatic summarization, and knowledge extraction from semistructured input. The NLP group at HITS works closely together with the Computational Linguistics Department at the University of Heidelberg.

To apply, please enter your application via the following link: https://application.h-its.org/intern/register.php?id=o51kdq1 (reference Postdoc NLP HITS-01-2015)

Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2015. Please note that applications not submitted via the online system will not be considered. Inquiries about the position can be directed at Michael Strube (michael.strube (at) h-its.org).


Postdoc position in Cardiff (NLP, IR, machine learning)

  • Employer: Cardiff University
  • Title: Postdoc
  • Specialties: Natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning, distributional models, relation extraction, commonsense resoning
  • Location: Cardiff, UK
  • Deadline: 3 February 2015
  • Date posted: 9 January 2015
  • Contact information: SchockaertS1@cardiff.ac.uk

Job Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate post in the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 30 months, starting on 1 May 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The main aim of this project is to learn fine-grained semantic relations from large text corpora. Initially such relations will be obtained in an unsupervised way, by identifying semantic relations with spatial relations between vector-space representations. Subsequently, open-domain, supervised relation extraction methods will be developed which use the output of the unsupervised methods as training data. This research will be part of an ERC funded project on the use of semantic relations between natural language terms in logics for commonsense reasoning. You will work closely with Dr Steven Schockaert. You will possess a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related area, or have equivalent experience.

Essential criteria

  • Proven ability to undertake research in a relevant research area (e.g. natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning) at an international level, as evidenced by research output.
  • Excellent programming skills (java or C/C++).
  • A demonstrable history of contributing to excellent publications in relevant top-tier conferences (e.g. ACL, EMNLP, SIGIR, CIKM, IJCAI, AAAI, ICML) and journals (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, ACM Trans. Information Systems, IEEE Trans. Knowledge and Data Engineering).
  • Proven ability to communicate specialist ideas clearly in English using written media.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a proven ability to work independently and be self-managing, to prioritise your work and meet deadlines within the framework of an agreed programme.
  • A PhD in Computer Science or closely related area, or equivalent experience.

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of statistical natural language processing.
  • Knowledge of unsupervised and semi-supervised learning.
  • Knowledge of relation extraction.
  • Experience with analysing large text corpora using a high-performance computing environment.
  • Experience with dimensionality reduction methods such as multi-dimensional scaling, singular-value decomposition, and non-negative matrix factorisation.

More information For more details about the project and instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 2972BR.

Post‐Doctoral and all levels of Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

  • Employer: Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
  • Title: Post-doc/Research Scientist
  • Specialties (one or more): Natural language processing, machine reading, automatic knowledge base construction, large-scale textual inference and entailment, knowledge representation and reasoning, question answering and explanation
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Deadline: N/A, we are hiring throughout 2015
  • Date posted: 12/9/2014
  • Contact information: ai2-info@allenai.org, allenai.org

Job Description

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is a non-profit research institute in Seattle founded by Paul Allen and headed by Professor Oren Etzioni. The core mission of (AI2) is to contribute to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering. We are actively seeking Post Docs and Research Scientists at all levels who are passionate about AI and who can help us achieve this core mission by teaming to construct AI systems with reasoning, learning and reading capabilities.

Position Summary

AI2 currently has projects in the following areas:

  • Language and Vision
  • Information extraction and semantic parsing
  • Question answering
  • Language and reasoning
  • Machine learning and theory formation
  • Semantic search
  • Diagram understanding

AI2 Research Scientists will have a primary focus in one of these specific areas but will also have the opportunity to contribute and engage in a variety of other areas critical to our research and mission. These include opportunities to participate in or lead select R&D projects, work with management to develop the long term vision for knowledge systems R&D, take a leading role in overseeing and implementing software systems supporting the research, author and present scientific papers and presentations for peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and help develop collaborative and strategic relationships with relevant academic, industrial, government, and standards organizations.

Applicant

Applicants for Research Scientist at AI2 should have a strong foundation (typically PhD level) in one or more of the following areas: natural language processing, machine reading, automatic knowledge base construction, large-scale textual inference and entailment, knowledge representation and reasoning, or question answering and explanation. We look favorably upon extensive work experience demonstrating application of your research.

Application Process

All candidates are required to submit a resume, an expression of interest, and the names and contact information of at least 2 references (including email addresses) through our website: http://allenai.github.io/ai2website/jobs.html. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBT communities, and people with disabilities. Visa sponsorship is available.


Multiple Tenure-Track Positions (w/focus in Data Analytics) at The Ohio State University Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Employer: The Ohio State University
  • Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
  • Specialty: open, two positions in Data Analytics
  • Location: Columbus, OH, USA
  • Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Consideration starts November 2014)
  • Date Posted: November 17, 2014
  • Website: https://web.cse.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/portal/fsearch/apply.cgi

The Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Ohio State University expects to fill multiple tenure-track positions and seeks applicants in all areas of computer science.

Particular emphasis will be placed on filling two open rank positions in conjunction with a broad university-wide research initiative on Data Analytics (https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/data-analytics/collaborative.html), and a recently announced undergraduate program in Data Analytics (https://data-analytics.osu.edu). Areas of interest for these positions include (but are not limited to): data mining, big data management, cloud computing systems, data analytics; application of machine learning or data mining or data visualization to problems in network science (including social networks), health, and climate science.

The department is committed to enhancing faculty diversity; women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should hold or be completing a Ph.D. in CSE or a closely related field, have a commitment to and demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

To apply, please submit your application via the online database. The link can be found at: https://web.cse.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/portal/fsearch/apply.cgi.

Review of applications will begin in November 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.