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==Postdoctoral Fellowship - Natural Language Processing==
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==Software Engineer  - Machine Learning / NLP (Chinese) at SYSTRAN==
* Employer: University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Natural Language Processing
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Generation
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* Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: November 9th, 2012
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* Contact email Imre.Solti@cchmc.org
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'''Position and Requirements'''
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* Employer: SYSTRAN
Are you a recent PhD graduate or getting ready to graduate with a degree in computational linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence or closely related field? Do you want to apply your computational skills, machine learning and NLP experience to solve real world challenges to help patients by automating the clinical decision making? Do you have excellent command of both written and oral English, and first author peer reviewed journal publications?
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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
  
If the answers are yes and you would like to join our team of seven dedicated researchers, programmers and annotators then please, send your most recent CV, a brief research statement and three publications in PDF file format to: Imre.Solti@cchmc.org (include "Postdoctoral Fellow - ACL Wiki" in the subject line).
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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.
  
We provide competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We will sponsor H1B visas for qualified candidates as necessary.
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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.
  
'''About the Institution'''
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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.
Cincinnati Children's has over one million physician-patient encounters a year and is the second largest recipient of NIH funding among children hospitals. The hospital has over 12,000 employees. The Division of Biomedical Informatics manages a state-of-the-art 500+ CPU computing cluster. The research of the Solti Lab is funded from institutional and external (NIH) grants.
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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
  
== Research Programmer position - speech and language processing ==
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'''Education and Experience'''
* Employer: University of Minnesota
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* MS or Ph D  in Computational Linguistics / Computer Science or relevant field.
* Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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* 2+ years work experience preferred
* Deadline: open until filled
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* Date posted: November 7, 2012
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* Duration: Minimum 2 years committment
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* Informal inquiries can be sent to Serguei Pakhomov at spakh001@gmail.com
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'''General Description'''
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'''Benefits'''
The College of Pharamcy at the University of Minnesota is seeking a talented, pro-active and innovative individual for a Research Programmer position to work on several projects in Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology (C3N). C3N is engaged in conducting interdisciplinary research focused on cognitive effects of medications and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Computerized assessment is used to measure these cognitive effects. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for a variety of computer-related tasks including creating and maintaining innovative computer-based neuropsychological testing applications that involve spontaneous speech and language collection and analysis. The successful candidate will also be expected to interact with graduate and undergraduate students on specific programming and research projects to meet the needs of the Center.
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* Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary based on their qualifications and experience.
  
'''Skills and characteristics'''
 
  
* Education: Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computational linguistics or equivalent combination of training and experience
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==Vacancy for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader at University of Dundee==
  
* Required Skills: Excellent analytical, technical and problem-solving skills. Deep understanding and experience with audio and speech processing. Strong application programming skills in C/C++,  Java, Python and/or Perl programming languages. Familiarity with speech recognition toolkits and APIs (e.g., HTK, Sphinx, KALDI, SRILM), acoustic analysis tools (e.g., Praat) and good understanding or experience with speech recognition and analysis technology.
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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)
  
* Preferred skills and characteristics: Familiarity with natural language processing (NLP) techniques and toolkits (e.g., NLTK). Experience with programming applications for mobile devices. Familiarity with computerized or paper-and-pencil neuropsychological testing.
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£34,576 to £55,389 Full Time, Permanent
  
* Other: The successful candidate will be a self-motivated and proactive individual, a good communicator interested in working in an academic environment. Participating in research and experimentation leading to scientific publication are not required but would be highly encouraged and supported.
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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.
  
If you are someone who has the necessary skills and thrives on working in an exciting and dynamic research environment, please send us a letter stating your interest and qualifications, and a resume. Please use this website to apply: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=576008.
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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.
  
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'''Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties'''
  
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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.
  
== One Postdoctoral Position In Statistical Machine Translation - Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) ==
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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
* Employer: Sapienza University of Rome
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Fellowships.
* Location: Rome, Italy
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* Deadline: 18th October 2012
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* Date Posted: 01st October 2012
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* Starting date: 1st December 2012
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* Duration: 1+1 years
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* Salary: 35000-50000 euros per annum, depending on qualifications. Note that this type of research contract is exempt from most taxes (e.g., 40000 euros per annum corresponds to around 2600 euros net per month)..
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* Informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it).
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One position of POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW in Natural Language Processing is open in the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome, with a specific focus on statistical machine translation for Asian languages. The position is part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant on multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli (see http://lcl.uniroma1.it/multijedi for details). The successful candidate will participate in a frontier research project and will work in the stimulating environment of a leading and highly-active research team comprising 2 faculty members, 2 post-docs and 6 Ph.D. students.
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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.
  
'''REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS'''
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'''Job Summary'''
  
* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics.
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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:
* Strong publication record in Statistical Machine Translation. Publication record in lexical semantics is a plus.
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* Willingness to coordinate and supervise part of the research work of the ERC project.
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* Ability to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to achieving research goals.
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* Fluent English. Proficiency in at least two major Asian languages. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.
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* Solid programming skills.
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'''HOW TO APPLY'''
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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.
  
Please send a detailed CV and contact details for up to three references to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it). Please include the job reference (LCL3-2012) in the subject line.
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'''Application Requirements'''
  
'''ABOUT LA SAPIENZA'''
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In addition to the online form, applicants must include with their application:
  
The Sapienza University of Rome is a seven-century-old university in the heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around 150,000 students. Its Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics and Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer Science) is one of the youngest, most energetic and scientifically active environments at the Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer.
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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.
  
'''ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT'''
 
  
The Department of Computer Science is a modern, well-equipped research institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The Department comprises 44 faculty members (among whom 3 ERC grant holders), 15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will be based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Department is situated just beside the main Sapienza University campus and is in easy walking distance of San Lorenzo, a nice lively area with lots of bookshop-cafes, bars and restaurants. Prospective candidates should not be afraid of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly.
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==Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Models of Reasoning / Intelligence Systems Section at AI Center / US Naval Research Laboratory==
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* Employer: US Naval Research Laboratory
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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* Topics: Reasoning, Computational Modeling, Language, Artificial Intelligence
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* Location: Washington, DC
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: January 20, 2016
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* Contact: Sunny Khemlani (sunny.khemlani@nrl.navy.mil)
  
==Postdoc or Research Associate - Natural Language Processing==
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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.
* Employer: IHMC (www.ihmc.us)
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* Rank or Title: Research Associate - Natural Language Processing
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, in particular dialogue processing
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* Location: Ocala, FL
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: September 26th, 2012
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* Contact email ywilks@ihmc.us
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'''About Us'''
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'''Supervisor''': Sunny Khemlani, PhD
IHMC (www.ihmc.us) is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.
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Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of computational prostheses require a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some researchers who resist all attempts to classify them.
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Current active research areas include: knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data and language understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, and other related areas.
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IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society's broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding (current funding in force exceeds $25,000,000) from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, DOT, IDEO, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.
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The candidate will be appointed on a new project on dialogue processing, due to start in the coming months and run for one year initially, with extensions expected. The aim of the project is to produce a prototype conversational Companion-in-an-iPad for a brain-damaged patient in a domestic setting. Ocala, Florida is an excellent location, close to Florida’s major university and about an hour from both coasts. IHMC is housed in an excellent, state of the art building in the city center.
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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.
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Required:
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▪ Natural language processing / computational linguistics background. Ideal: dialogue applications experience (in NLP not ASR),
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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance.
  
▪ Substantial skills in processing corpora. Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.
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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.
  
▪ Ph.D. in computational linguistics or some equivalent in terms of experience in natural language processing or related areas.
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'''To apply''': Send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Sunny Khemlani at sunny.khemlani@nrl.navy.mil.
  
Skills and Experience:
 
  
▪ 3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project.
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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
  
▪ Expertise in at least some of the following specific NLP areas and topics: question answering, lexical semantics, collocations, disambiguation, multi-word expressions, (shallow) parsing, named entity recognition, lexical acquisition, RDF-style data, speech-language interfaces, information extraction, text classification, evaluation methodologies.
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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.
  
▪ Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, GATE, Nuance ASR, NLTK, Weka, and similar tools.
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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.
  
▪ Ideal: experience with ontologies, RDF, other semantic web resources or tools.
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We have multiple positions on two main tracks:
  
Apply to Yorick Wilks at: ywilks@ihmc.us
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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.
  
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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.
  
== NLP Research Scientist - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ==
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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.
  
NLP Research Scientist wanted for work impacting National Security
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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.  
Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Job ID: 301731  http://www.jobs.pnnl.gov/
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Location: PNNL - Richland, WA
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Contact: jill.schroeder@pnnl.gov
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This position requires significant contributions to the development and evolvement of natural language processing research at PNNL. The incumbent will possess skills in both natural language processing and software design and development. Expertise in natural language processing should include one or more applications including, but not limited to, information extraction, knowledge base population, machine reading, sentiment analysis and social media analytics. Software development skills should include, but are not limited to, object oriented programming and development, data modeling, building demonstrable and functional prototypes, and contributing to deployment-ready software.
 
  
In carrying out these duties, the incumbent will be responsible for maintaining strategic alliances with specified clients, managing individual or small team assignments for multiple projects, performing assignments with minimal oversight, working effectively within interdisciplinary development teams, and contributing to proposals, publications and presentations.  
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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)
  
Specific responsibilities include:  
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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.
- apply computational linguistics approaches and algorithms
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- contribute to the translation of client requests and needs into a set of project requirements and tasks
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- contribute to software design
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- construct functional applications and prototypes using PHP, Perl, Python and Java
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- perform algorithmic development and implementation, especially as they pertain to NLP
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- evaluate natural language processing methods and results
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- develop client server and database aware applications
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- design and implement graphical user interfaces
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- develop on Linux and Windows environments
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- effectively manage individual tasks, schedule, workload, budget, and deadlines
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- contribute to technical presentations and demonstrations of designs, prototypes and operational software to existing and potential clients; group, division, and sector managers
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- contribute to or lead efforts in publishing research
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- help grow the natural language processing business portfolio through proposal writing and client engagement
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'''Supervisor''': Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, FACMI
  
Responsibilities & Accountabilities:  
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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.
  
This position reports to the Technical Group manager for Knowledge Discovery and Informatics within PNNL’s National Security Directorate, and is responsible for work activity as assigned by PNNL project managers for both internal and external clients. The incumbent is expected to develop knowledge of the goals of any projects to which they are assigned and the clients they support. The incumbent is expected to maintain a customer-service focus commensurate with this position.  
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'''Education''': PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, linguistics, or a related discipline; MD or an equivalent degree.
  
The incumbent normally receives task instructions from their project managers, which are performed with minimal oversight. The incumbent will work both as task lead, and as a staff member under the direction of project managers and senior software scientists. The incumbent will be expected to attend regular project meetings and KDI group meetings. The incumbent may also be expected to attend offsite team meetings with other team members, clients, and users.  
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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.
  
A level II scientist contributes to the completion of project milestones by leading specific tasks of the project to meet scope, schedule and budget. Level II scientists are contributing professionals who are building a professional reputation for their technical expertise in NLP. They are expected to continue to develop their technical expertise and knowledge, and develop new skills.  In addition, strong contributions to the technical content of proposals will be made.  
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'''Available''': Immediately.
  
A level III scientist will lead small to moderate research projects, contribute to the completion of programs and projects, and mentor other staff members. Level III scientists will be skilled professionals able to apply existing NLP methods to new work and will maintain skills consistent with the state of the art in NLP.  Level III scientists will generate ideas for new proposals and lead the development of technical content for small to medium proposals, and will contribute to scoping, scheduling and budgeting for projects.  . 
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'''Compensation''': according to NIH (NRSA) stipend levels.
Minimum Requirements 
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Level II:
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A Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree with 0-2 years experience or a Ph.D. is required.  Expected to contribute professionally, building a professional reputation for technical expertise.  Fully applying and interpreting standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies.  All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.  
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Level III:
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'''To apply''': send cover letter and CV to Dr. Alexander Turchin at aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu.  
A Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years experience or a Master's degree with 3 years experience or a Ph.D. with 1-2 years experience is required.  Must be a skilled professional who applies a broad basis of existing theories, principles, and concepts to a specialty field. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
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Qualifications 
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Professional Expertise: Expertise in NLP algorithm development and strong software design and development skills.  
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Work-related Experience:  
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==Internship positions available in Natural Language Processing at Adobe Research==
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to perform as a team member on multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment with high expectations for quality.  
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* Employer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
- Experience leading project teams in research, design and development a plus.  
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* Title: NLP Scientist Intern
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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
  
Breadth of Relevant Specialized Knowledge and Skills:  
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'''Description''':  
- Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including ability to convey complex technical information accurately.  
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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.  
- Above-average client interaction skills including the ability to quickly understand a client’s business needs and communicate at the proper level of detail
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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.
- Proficient in the use of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux environments 
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Preferred Education/Credential 
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A PhD in computational linguistics is preferred.  
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Level II:
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'''Key Qualifications'''
PhD in computational linguistics, natural language processing or related field within the last 5 years or Masters of Science in computer engineering, computer science or related field and 1+ years of experience in NLP within the last 5 years
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*Experience with semantic parsing, question answering and dialog systems.
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*Experience with machine learning, deep learning.
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*Good programming skills in Java/C++ and/or Python
  
Level III PREFERRED:
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'''Education'''
PhD in computational linguistics, natural language processing or related field and 1-2 years of experience in NLP within the last 5 years  or Masters of Science in computer engineering, computer science or related field and + years of experience in NLP within the last 5 years 
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M.S. or PhD student in Computer Science or related field
Equal Employment Opportunity 
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.  All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.  All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. 
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Other Information 
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This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner.  Which requires: 
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* US Citizenship
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* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
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* Drug Testing:  All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing.  In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
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Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.
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'''Additional Requirements'''
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No.
  
== Faculty Positions (open rank) in multiple areas, particularly Biomedical NLP / Text Mining, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH, USA) ==
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== Associate Research Scientist at UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt ==
* Employer: The Ohio State University, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering and Dept. of Biomedical Informatics
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* Employer: [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/ UKP Lab], Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
* Rank or Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
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* Title: Associate Research Scientist
* Specialty: Multiple openings, including targeted hire in Biomedical Natural Language Processing / Text Mining
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* Speciality: Natural Language Processing
* Location: Columbus, OH USA
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* Location: Darmstadt, Germany
* Deadline: Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the positions are filled
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* Deadline: January 15, 2016
* Date Posted: August 30, 2012
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* Date posted: December 23, 2015
* Contact email or link to website: http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/department/positions.shtml
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* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de]
  
The Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Ohio State University seeks faculty candidates for multiple tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate or full professor level. The department is slated for significant growth as part of a multi-year expansion in size and scope, including targeted faculty hires in core areas as well as in areas that bridge CS with other disciplines. The specific searches being conducted this year include:
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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.
  
* One targeted position, open rank, in the area of big data, broadly defined. These include, but are not limited to, applicants that have core training in databases, systems, data analytics, or cloud computing, with experience in managing and analyzing big data stores.
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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.
* One targeted position, open rank, in the area of cybersecurity, broadly defined. We are specifically interested in applicants with research interests in network security, physical layer/information theoretic security, cyberphysical systems, data privacy, cryptography, or programming language security.
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* One targeted position, open rank, at the interface of computer science and mathematics broadly defined. We are specifically interested in researchers working in theoretical computer science, scientific computing, or complex systems.
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* Multiple targeted positions, open rank, jointly searched with the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose research interests lie in the processing of biomedical text (e.g. NLP or text mining) as well as those interested in the multi-scale modeling and visualization of high-throughput and/or high-content molecular or image data. Outstanding applicants in other areas at the intersection of biology, clinical science, informatics, and computer science will also be considered.
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* In addition to the above targeted searches the department is conducting a search for an additional position (open rank) that is open to all areas of computer science and engineering.
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The department is committed to enhancing faculty diversity; women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
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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.
  
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.
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Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).
  
To apply, please submit your application via the online database. The link can be found at: https://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/portal/fsearch/apply.cgi.
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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.
  
Review of applications will begin in November and will continue until the positions are filled.
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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
  
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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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.
  
== Postdoctoral Position in Natural Language Processing in Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) ==
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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.
  
* Employer: Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
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* Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
http://www.sinica.edu.tw
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* Approximate Start Date: March 1, 2016 (but flexible)
  
http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw
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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.
* PI: Lun-Wei Ku (Language Processing Group)
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http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/pages/lwku/index_en.html
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http://nlg18.csie.ntu.edu.tw:8080/lwku/lwku.html
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The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer. Position contingent on funding.
  
* Rank or Title: Post Doctorial Researcher - Natural Language Processing
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Primary Contact: Professor Lyle Ungar, ungar@cis.upenn.edu
* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning
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* Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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* Deadline: open until filled
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* Date Posted: August 21st, 2012
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* Start Date: before October, 2012 or after April, 2013
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* Duration: 1+1+1 years
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* Contact email: lwku@iis.sinica.edu.tw
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'''REQUIRED'''
 
  
Ph.D. in computational linguistics / natural language processing or related areas.  
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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)
  
Natural language processing / computational linguistics background.
 
Substantial skills in programming and processing large scale corpora.
 
  
Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.  
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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.  
  
'''SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE'''
 
 
3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project.
 
Expertise in at least some of the following specific NLP areas and topics: question answering, lexical semantics, collocations, terminology extraction, disambiguation, multi-word expressions, (shallow) parsing, named entity recognition, lexical acquisition, paraphrasis acquisition, information extraction, text classification, evaluation methodologies, sentiment analysis.
 
Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, POS taggers, parsers, SVMLight, Weka, and similar tools.
 
  
Ideal: with experience of interests in processing Asia language (ex. Chinese)
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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
  
'''PAYMENT'''
 
 
Around 1900~2000 USD/Month, depends on the currency rate.
 
 
'''HOW TO APPLY'''
 
  
Apply to Lun-Wei Ku at: lwku@iis.sinica.edu.tw. Please provide your CV, publication list and contact information.  
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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.  
  
Please also note the date you wish to start the job, and send your documents at your earliest convenience so we can review them asap.
 
  
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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
  
== Two Postdoctoral Positions in Natural Language Processing at the Sapienza University of Rome ==
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The US Army Research Laboratory currently has two postdoc opportunities:
* Employer: Sapienza University of Rome
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* Location: Rome, Italy
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* Deadline: open until filled
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* Date Posted: 16th August 2012
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* Starting date: fall/winter 2012
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* Duration: 1+1+1 years
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* Salary: 30000-45000 euros per annum, depending on qualifications. Note that this type of research contract is exempt from most taxes (e.g., 40000 euros per annum corresponds to around 2600 euros net per month).
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* Informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it).
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Two positions of POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW in Natural Language Processing are open in the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome. The positions are part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli (see http://lcl.uniroma1.it/multijedi for details). The successful candidates will participate in a frontier research project on multilingual lexical semantics and will work in a stimulating environment of a leading and highly-active research team including 2 faculty members, 1 postdoc and 6 Ph.D. students.
 
  
'''REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS'''
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'''Position #1'''
  
* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics.
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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.
* Strong publication record in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing (see below).
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* Willingness to coordinate and supervise part of the research work of the ERC project.
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* Ability to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to achieving research goals.
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* Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.
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* Solid programming skills: Java and practical expertise with standard NLP tools are required, knowledge of Perl/Python is a plus.
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Experience in research project management is a plus.
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The position is available immediately with a duty location at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), Adelphi, MD.
  
'''SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS'''
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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.
  
* POSITION #1 (LCL1-2012): research record in computational lexical semantics, large-scale knowledge acquisition and validation, open information extraction, or data-intensive machine learning
 
* POSITION #2 (LCL2-2012): research record in statistical machine translation, unsupervised acquisition of bilingual/multilingual lexicons, or cross-lingual methods for NLP
 
  
'''HOW TO APPLY'''
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'''Position #2'''
  
Please send a detailed CV and contact details for up to three references to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it). Please include the job reference (LCL1-2012 or LCL2-2012) in the subject line.
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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.
  
'''ABOUT SAPIENZA'''
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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.
  
The University of Rome "La Sapienza" is a seven-century-old university in the heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around 150,000 students. Its Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics and Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer Science) is one of the youngest, most energetic and scientifically active environments at Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer.
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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.
  
'''ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT'''
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The position is available immediately with a duty location at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), Adelphi, MD.
  
The [http://w3.uniroma1.it/dipinfo/english/index.asp Department of Computer Science] is a modern and well-equipped research institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The Department comprises 44 faculty members (among whom 3 ERC grant holders), 15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will be based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Department is situated in a nice lively area with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and at walking distance from the city centre. Prominent candidates must not be afraid of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly.
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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.
  
== Engineer with NLP / ML/ IR background - Curata (Cambridge, MA) ==
 
  
'''Curata, Inc.'''
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== Open PhD position on Textual Knowledge Resources (NLP / IR / ML) at Data and Web Science Group in Mannheim, Germany ==
Curata, Inc. provides easy-to-use marketing solutions for content curation and content marketing. Curata's product, Curata, allows marketers to easily find, organize and share content on specific issues or topics in order to establish thought leadership, own industry conversations and drive qualified web traffic. Curata was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.curata.com.
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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
  
'''Role Description'''
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The Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Mannheim invite applications for
We are looking for an individual who enjoys building and shipping code as an engineer, first and foremost, but also enjoys prototyping new product ideas leveraging natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning skills. You are a fit if you enjoy experimenting with a large text corpus, innovating new product concepts, and ultimately packaging and shipping your work.
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In the past two years, our customer base, comprising of marketing, information services, and knowledge management professionals, have curated millions of pieces of content through our complex content procurement and processing pipeline. We release new code many times a day, and have fun continually optimizing and enhancing our product. As a start-up, we need someone who can match the high energy and enthusiasm of our team.
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'''ONE PHD STUDENT IN STATISTICAL NLP / IR / MACHINE LEARNING'''
  
Technologies in our stack include Linux, Django, Python, git, MySQL, jQuery, Sphinx, and memcached.
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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.
  
'''Responsibilities'''
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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
  
* Prototyping concepts and working with engineering team to see them through deployment.
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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.
* Suggesting new product concepts.
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* Optimizing machine learning algorithms through iterative experimentation and parameter tuning.
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* Architect, build and maintain flexible and highly scalable web applications
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* Participate in the full engineering life cycle from design through implementation and deployment.
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* Think in terms of the end-user and design accordingly
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* Actively contribute to product design and feature selection discussions
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'''Preferred Skills and Experience'''
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Duration: initially one year (starting in Spring 2016) with possible extension of three years.
* Significant research experience with natural language processing (NLP), information retrieval, machine learning or related fields.
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* Strong software development skills, preferably with web applications.
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* Versatile attitude towards technology -- ready and willing to learn and grow on the job.
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'''Location:''' Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA / Boston
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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).
  
'''Type:''' Full-Time
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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.
  
'''Contact:''' engmgt.jobs@curata.com
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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/ .
  
== Research Fellowship at University of Aberdeen ==
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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.
  
* Employer: University of Aberdeen
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Please contact Laura Dietz (queripidia-jobs(At)uni-mannheim(DoT)de) for informal enquiries.
* Job Title: Research Fellow in Natural Language Generation
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* Location: Aberdeen, UK
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* Deadline: 23rd July 2012
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* Date Posted: 11th July 2012
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* [http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/index.php Application Website: click on "external applicants", search for the post with reference number 1260664
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* Contact email: c.mellish@abdn.ac.uk
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To support our ambitious research programme we are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to do research on natural language generation in the MIME project. MIME (see http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/mime/ ) investigates ways to underpin reconfigured rural emergency response services, by examining how technology could support responders to incidents such as road accidents. It is exploring the use of networked monitors to support decision making and information management in the management of casualties and the automatic generation of handover reports from responders when more expert help arrives.
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Job posting at: http://bit.ly/1MWXjo1
The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of natural language processing techniques in general (at the postgraduate level) and preferably some practical experience with NLG. The candidate will have a PhD or be about to complete a PhD in Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence or a relevant discipline. Enthusiasm for digital technology and innovation relevant to society and the economy is essential as is the ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team including colleagues in computer science and engineering.
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This post is funded by the EPSRC and it is anticipated that the project activities will be completed within 9 months of the agreed start date. This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.
 
  
== Executive Director at University of Maryland ==
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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
  
** Employer:  University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
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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.
** Title:  Executive Director
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** Location:  College Park, MD
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** Deadline:  Open until filled
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** Date Posted:  July 2, 2012
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** Link to website:  http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57086
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** Contact email:  tswallst@umd.edu
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The University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL). Since its establishment in 2003, CASL’s mission has been to conduct cutting-edge research that results in improved performance on foreign language and analysis tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals. Visit www.casl.umd.edu for more information about CASL.  
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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.
  
'''DUTIES:'''  The Executive Director (ED) has leadership responsibility for research, operations, strategic planning, and compliance with university and government requirements and regulations associated with CASL’s designation as a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The ED’s duties include developing and implementing the US Government-approved research agenda; developing and managing external relations and outreach to academia, industry, and government for purposes of collaborative research and consultation; and overseeing relevant UARC-designated activities and outreach, collaboration, education, policy and evaluation. The ED ensures the hiring and retention of the best researchers and research managers in CASL’s core compentencies and other relevant disciplines as well as highly qualified financial, information technology, operations, logistics, and security support staff. In addition to aligning CASL’s strategic plan with its mission to meet the needs of clients, the ED provides leadership in identifying opportunities for partnering and collaborating with academic departments and other research centers on campus. The ED reports to the Vice President for Research and directly supervises the directors of CASL’s various units. 
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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
  
'''QUALIFICATIONS:''' Candidates must have an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in a discipline related to one of CASL’s core competencies (e.g., Less Commonly Taught Languages and Cultures; Second Language Acquisition; Computational Linguistics; Linguistics; Cognitive or Social Psychology; Cognitive Science or Cognitive Neuroscience), with a distinguished record of scholarly achievement and/or leadership in one or more areas relevant to the research foci of the center. Candidates' experience, research and publications should show evidence of ability to tackle complex, interdisciplinary research and to work collaboratively with a range of institutions and researchers. Experience working closely with US government and/or industry colleagues in non-academic settings is essential. Candidates must qualify for an academic appointment either as a tenured professor or as a professor of the practice in a department consistent with their background.
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'''Research Environment '''
  
'''Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the appropriate security clearance.'''
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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".
  
'''TO APPLY:''' For best consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three professional references online at http://jobs.umd.edu click on “Faculty” (or direct link:  http://www. jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57086) by Monday, August 20, 2012.  Address questions to the search committee chair, Professor Thomas S. Wallsten, at tswallst@umd.edu
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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.  
  
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of Maryland offers an excellent benefits package which includes:  health benefits, retirement plans, generous leave package, flexible spending accounts, tuition remission, and long-term, disability, and life insurance. Please visit the University’s web page at http://www.uhr.umd.edu/benefits/ to see a full list of benefits and the providers.  
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Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk)
  
== Several Positions in Data2Text (Natural Language Generation) ==
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Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=10521
  
* Employer: Data2Text
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== PhD Position: Deep Learning and Random Forest for Argumentation Mining ==
* Job title: Natural Language Generation Engineer, Analytics Engineer, Lead Engineer
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*Employer:University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
* Specialty: natural language generation, analytics
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*Title: PhD Candidate
* Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
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*Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
* Deadline: 29 June 2012
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*Location: Liège, Belgium
* Date posted: 8 June 2012
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*Deadline: November 23, 2015
* Link to website: http://www.data2text.com/careers
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*Date posted: October 8, 2015
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*Contact: ashwin.ittoo@ulg.ac.be
  
Data2Text is a spinout from the University of Aberdeen's Natural Language Generation (NLG)
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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.  
research group. We are looking to hire several people; please see our website for details
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http://www.data2text.com/careers
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This is a great opportunity for people who are keen on getting NLG technology
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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
out into the real world. In addition to the advertised positions, we're happy to talk
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to people who are knowledgeable about NLG and keen to develop commercial applications,
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but whose profiles do not fit the advertised positions.
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Information inquiries (from the ACL community) should be sent to Ehud Reiter
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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.
(e.reiter@abdn.ac.uk or ehud.reiter@data2text.com)
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== Associate Research Scientist (SPEECH) at Educational Testing Service ==
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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.
  
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)
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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)'''.
* Job Title: Associate Research Scientist (SPEECH)  
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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.  
* Location: Princeton, NJ
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: 16-May-2012
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* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124337&type=True&cfcend Application Website]
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* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
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'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
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ETS's Research & Development division has an opening for a Speech research scientist in the NLP and Speech group. The Group currently consists of about 15 Ph.D. level research scientists in areas related to NLP and speech. Its main focus is on foundational research as well as on development of new capabilities to automatically score written and spoken test responses in a wide range of ETS test programs including TOEFL(R)iBT and GRE(R).
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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.
  
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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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.
  
* Provide scientific and technical skills in conceptualizing, designing, obtaining support for, conducting, managing, and disseminating results of research projects in the field of speech technology, or portions of large-scale research studies or programs in the same field.
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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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* Develop and/or modify NLP theories to conceptualize and implement new capabilities in automated scoring and NLP systems to improve assessments, learning tools and test development practices.  
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* Apply scientific, technical and software engineering skills in designing and conducting research studies and capability development in support of educational products and services.
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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
  
* Develop and oversee the conduct of selected portions of research proposals and project budgets.
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'''Research Environment '''
  
* Design and conduct complex scientific studies functioning as an expert in major facets of the projects.
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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.
  
* Assist in the conduct of research projects by accomplishing directed tasks according to schedule and within budget.
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Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk)
  
* Participate in dissemination activities through the publications of research papers, progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars or other appropriate communication vehicles.
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Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=103224.
  
* Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators.
 
  
 
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
 
  
EDUCATION
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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
  
Ph.D. in Language Technologies, Natural Language Processing, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, with strong emphasis on speech technology and preferably some education in linguistics is required.
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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:
  
EXPERIENCE
 
  
Evidence of substantive research experience and/or experience in developing and deploying speech capabilities is required. Demonstrable contributions to new and/or modified theories of speech processing and their implementation in automated systems. Demonstrable expertise in the application of speech recognition systems and fluency in at least one major programming language (e.g., Java, Perl, C/C++, Python).
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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.        
  
  
 
'''APPLYING'''
 
  
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
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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. 
  
http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124337&type=True&cfcend
 
  
If there are any questions, please contact: Dave Yanchuk (609) 406-5291 dyanchuk@ets.org
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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.
  
== Associate Research Scientist (NLP) at Educational Testing Service ==
 
  
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)
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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.
* Job Title: Associate Research Scientist (NLP)
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* Location: Princeton, NJ
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: 16-May-2012
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* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124335&type=True&cfcend Application Website]
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* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
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'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
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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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'''Research Environment'''
  
ETS's Research & Development division has an opening for an NLP research scientist in the NLP and Speech group. The Group currently consists of about 15 Ph.D. level research scientists in areas related to NLP and speech. Its main focus is on foundational research as well as on development of new capabilities to automatically score written and spoken test responses in a wide range of ETS test programs including TOEFL(R)iBT and GRE(R).
 
 
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
 
  
* Provide scientific and technical skills in conceptualizing, designing, obtaining support for, conducting, managing, and disseminating results of research projects in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), or portions of large-scale research studies or programs in the same field.  
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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.
  
* Develop and/or modify NLP theories to conceptualize and implement new capabilities in automated scoring and NLP systems to improve assessments, learning tools and test development practices.
 
  
* Apply scientific, technical and software engineering skills in designing and conducting research studies and capability development in support of educational products and services.  
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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.  
  
* Develop and oversee the conduct of selected portions of research proposals and project budgets.
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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):
  
* Design and conduct complex scientific studies functioning as an expert in major facets of the projects.
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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
  
* Assist in the conduct of research projects by accomplishing directed tasks according to schedule and within budget.
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Informal enquiries can be made to airc-recruit-ml@aist.go.jp
  
* Participate in dissemination activities through the publications of research papers, progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars or other appropriate communication vehicles.
 
  
* Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators.
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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.
  
 
   
 
   
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
 
  
EDUCATION
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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
  
Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, with strong emphasis on NLP technology and preferably some education in linguistics is required.
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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.
 
   
 
   
EXPERIENCE
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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.
 
   
 
   
Evidence of substantive research experience and/or experience in developing and deploying NLP capabilities is required. Demonstrable contributions to new and/or modified theories of NLP and their implementation in automated systems are required. Demonstrable and practical expertise with NLP tools and fluency in at least one major programming language (e.g. java, perl, c/c++, python) is also required. Familiarity with the application of NLP tools to educational problems, and a very strong statistical background and a solid experience with machine learning algorithms would be an asset.  
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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.
 
   
 
   
'''APPLYING'''
 
  
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:  
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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
  
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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.
  
If there are any questions, please contact: Dave Yanchuk (609) 406-5291 dyanchuk@ets.org
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We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one or several of the following areas:
  
== Associate Research Engineer at Educational Testing Service ==
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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
  
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)  
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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.  
* Job Title: Associate Research Engineer
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* Location: Princeton, NJ
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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* Date Posted: 15-May-2012
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* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124339&type=True&cfcend Application Website]
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* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
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'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
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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).
  
ETS's Research & Development division has an opening for a researcher in the NLP & Speech Group. The Group currently consists of about 15 Ph.D. level research scientists in areas related to NLP and speech. Its main focus is on foundational research as well as on development of new capabilities to automatically score written and spoken test responses in a wide range of ETS test programs including TOEFL(R)iBT and GRE(R).
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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.
  
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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.
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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* Assist in the implementation of speech technology and natural language processing (NLP) components of medium- to large-scale, complex research projects for ETS researchers, testing program areas, and external clients. Consult with research scientists in the application, modification, and documentation of such systems using established technologies.  
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* Work effectively in a team setting and take an active role in contributing to team discussions and decisions.
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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.
  
* Analyze, design, modify, develop, document and implement technologies for executing medium- to large-scale, complex Speech technology and NLP research and development tasks. Identify unexpected problems in the application of Speech and NLP tools, and develop solutions.
 
  
* Consult with research supervisory staff on the development of technologies for executing medium- to large-scale, complex Speech technology and NLP research and development tasks. Contribute to the implementation and support of new Speech and NLP methodologies to support research system development.
 
  
* Assist in the preparation of NLP development components of proposals and cost/resource estimates.
 
  
* Maintain continuing awareness of recent advances in speech and natural language processing, machine learning, and software development methodologies.
 
  
* Implement components of technical documentation of NLP software systems, solutions and results.
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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)
  
* Attend area-wide staff training and development sessions.
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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.
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
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EDUCATION
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'''Supervisor''': Iyad Obeid, PhD and Joseph Picone, PhD
  
A Masters degree in Computer Science, NLP, Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or a closely related field is required.
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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.
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EXPERIENCE
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A strong programming background, in languages such as Java, Python, Perl, and C, and facility with computational algorithms are essential. Coursework in statistics and experience in using machine learning toolkits are highly desirable. Experience with speech processing software (e.g. HTK, Praat, Matlab) is desirable.
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'''Education''': A Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence or similar disciplines is required.  
  
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for three years.
* Knowledge of UNIX and Windows computing environments.
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* Familiarity with UNIX tools and scripting languages.
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'''Available''': October 1, 2015.
  
* Familiarity with algorithms, methods and data structures in common use in the processing of speech and language data.  
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'''Compensation''': $42,000/year (NIH standard scale applies).
  
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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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)
  
 
'''APPLYING'''
 
  
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:  
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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)
  
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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.
  
If there are any questions, please contact: Dave Yanchuk (609) 406-5291 dyanchuk@ets.org
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'''Supervisor''': Victor Kuperman, PhD, Fei Chiang, PhD
  
== Junior Researcher at Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) ==
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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.
  
* Employer: Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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'''Education''': A Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence or similar disciplines is required.  
* Group: Language Technology
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* Title: Junior Researcher
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* Requirements:
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** Permission to work within the European union
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** Excellent English language skills; knowledge of the German language is a plus
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** A degree in computational linguistics, computer science, or a related area (PhD is a plus, but experienced graduate students will be considered)
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** Experience in statistical natural language processing (knowledge of unsupervised machine learning is a plus)
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** Programming skills in C++, Perl and/or Java
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** Strong ability to work independently and drive an original research agenda
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* Deadline:  June 15, 2012
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* Date Posted: May 14, 2012
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* Contact: harald.trost@ofai.at
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The Language Technology group at the OFAI, Vienna, is looking for a motivated post-doctoral researcher or a well experienced graduate student to fill a research position within the basic research project "Machine Learning Techniques for Modeling of Language Varieties".  
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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for two years.
  
The position involves basic research on issues related to data sparsity in machine translation between non-central language pairs. In particular, morphological closeness shall be exploited and bootstrapping methods shall be employed to counter the data sparsity. Further information is available at http://varieties.ofai.at.
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'''Available''': August 1st, 2015.
  
A basic gross salary of EUR 40,000-45,000 per anno will be offered depending on the experience of the candidate.
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'''Compensation''': $50,000/year.
  
OFAI encourages its researchers to publish results in the top venues (ACL, EMNLP, etc.) and provides travel funding towards this end.
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'''To apply''': see application procedure at http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~fchiang/misc/postdoc.pdf
  
Please send your applications, including a CV and a brief research statement, to Harald Trost <harald.trost@ofai.at>. The position is to be filled as soon as possible, not later than September 1st, 2012, and will terminate with the end of the project (December 31st, 2013).
 
  
About the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI): Founded in 1984, OFAI is one of Europe's leading non-profit research institutions in AI. Further information is available at http://www.ofai.at.
 
  
About Vienna: Vienna is the Austrian capital and consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. At over 1,600,000 inhabitants, Vienna is one of the largest cities in the central European region and home to numerous universities and research institutions, providing an intellectually stimulating environment.
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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)
  
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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.
  
== Junior Research Group Leaders at Saarland University ==
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'''Supervisor''': Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, FACMI
  
* Employer: Saarland University, Germany
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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.
* Division: MMCI Cluster of Excellence
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* Title: Junior Research Group Leaders
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* Job ID: W490
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* Specialty: Multimodal Computing and Interaction (incl. Speech and Language Processing)
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* Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
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* Deadline:  April 30, 2012
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* Date Posted: April 4, 2012
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* Contact: http://www.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Campus/Service/Stellenausschreibung/Wissenschaftliches_Personal/W490.pdf
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The Cluster of Excellence "Multimodal Computing and Interaction" at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, seeks applications for a number of new Junior Research Group Leader positions. The Cluster provides a highly interdisciplinary research environment with a strong Computational Linguistics component. One of the Cluster's central research areas is 'Speech and Language Processing'. Group leaders will receive junior faculty status at Saarland University, including the right to supervise Bachelor, Master and PhD students. Junior research groups are equipped with a budget of 80k to 100k Euros per year to cover research personnel and other costs.
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'''Education''': PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, linguistics, or related discipline, MD or an equivalent degree.
  
Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2012.
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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.
  
For the complete announcement see:
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'''Available''': August 1st, 2015.
http://www.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Campus/Service/Stellenausschreibung/Wissenschaftliches_Personal/W490.pdf
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'''Compensation''': according to NIH (NRSA) stipend levels.
  
Additional information on the excellence cluster is available on
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'''To apply''': send cover letter and CV to Dr. Alexander Turchin at aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu.  
http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de/
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Please feel free to contact for further information any of the PIs (Matthew Crocker, Manfred Pinkal, Hans Uszkoreit) or JRG leaders (Vera Demberg, Caroline Sporleder, Ivan Titov) in the research area. 
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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
  
== Scientist Position in Statistical Machine Translation at Microsoft ==
 
  
* Employer: MICROSOFT
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'''Who We Are'''
* Division: Online Services Division
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* Title: Scientist Position
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* Job ID: 789594
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* Specialty: Statistical Machine Translation
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* Location: Bellevue, WA or Mountain Vew, CA
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* Deadline: As soon as possible
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* Date Posted: March 30, 2012
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* Contact: https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=77908&jlang=EN
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Scientist Position in Statistical Machine Translation
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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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Research and Development Opportunities for Next Generation Technology at Microsoft
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Do you want to impact billions of people all over the world with speech technology that you create?
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We are looking for PhD level scientists and senior scientists, who will work on research and development problems in statistical machine translation. The candidates with experience in large-scale syntax-based statistical machine translation,  
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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.
weighted finite state transducers, natural language processing and machine learning will be preferred.
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Microsoft is all-in on the Natural User Interface to bring computing to larger audiences in more applications. To drive this mission we are bringing together scientists and engineers in the areas of machine translation, speech recognition, natural language understanding, dialog modeling, machine learning and synthesis to develop and deliver robust, natural and scalable solutions across a rich set of scenarios and languages.  
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Join the excitement to be part of the newly formed team of scientists within Microsoft and to impact the lives of billions of people all over the world. We are talking about Bing, Windows, XBOX, Mobile, Exchange Server and Tellme, just to name a few. Microsoft is dedicated to improving everyday life using speech. And not just in a few countries - but around the world.
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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.
  
 +
'''Why should you join our team?'''
  
== Reasoning about Agent's Mental States in Dialog and Joint Activity (CMU Silicon Valley) ==
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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.
  
* Employer: Inst. for the Study of Learning and Expertise at CMU Silicon Valley
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We are ''smart'', ''fun'', and ''a little bit weird''. ''Does this sound like you?''
* Title: Post MS, Post Doc, or above
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* Specialty: Logic, Reasoning (Abduction/Inference), Production systems, Discourse processes, Reasoning
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* Location: Mountain Vew, CA
+
* Deadline: As soon as possible
+
* Date Posted: March 21, 2012
+
* Contact: patrick.w.langley@gmail.com
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An ongoing project has an opening for a researcher who will help extend
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'''Position Overview'''
Icarus, a cognitive architecture, to reason about other agents' mental
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states in the context of dialogues and joint activities. The framework
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uses a logical formalism to encode knowledge, beliefs, and goals, and
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it relies on a form of abduction to make plausible inferences. Experience
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in building reasoning systems that operate over rich representations is
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essential, and a background in applied logic, knowledge-based systems,
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and/or cognitive architectures is highly desirable.
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The location of the project will be Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley
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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.
Campus. The start date is negotiable, but the position will be available
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on May 1, 2012, and the project has funding for another two years.
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Interested parties should send their curriculum vitae, along with
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the contact details for two or more references, to Pat Langley
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<patrick.w.langley@gmail.com>.
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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.
  
== Post-doctoral researcher in metaphor detection and analysis at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL ==
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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.
  
* Employer: Illinois Institute of Technology
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'''Requirements'''
* Title: Postdoc
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Metaphor
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* Location: Chicago, IL
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* Deadline: As soon as possible
+
* Date Posted: March 13, 2012
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* Contact: argamon@iit.edu
+
  
The Illinois Institute of Technology Department of Computer Science in Chicago, IL is delighted to announce an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, for a recent Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, or related areas. We seek applicants to work with Prof. Shlomo Argamon in the Linguistic Cognition Laboratory, the PI of a federally-funded project to identify and analyze metaphors in multiple languages.
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'''MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS'''
  
The ideal candidate will have a scholarly understanding of computational linguistics and metaphor, be an excellent programmer, and be comfortable with technologies for the analysis of big data. The postdoc will: (a) support development of automated language analysis and text mining for metaphor identification and analysis, (b) help manage the work of graduate research assistants on the project, (c) aid in developing research publications and external funding proposals, and (d) support other research and administration activities in the project.
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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)
 +
* 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
 +
* Strong programming skills
 +
* Experience identifying and correcting for problems in imperfect data
 +
* An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  
Applicants from all areas relevant to the research are encouraged to apply. In addition to the core area of computational linguistics, training in machine learning, statistical analysis, and information retrieval will be helpful. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, or Farsi is also a plus.
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'''PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS'''
  
The position includes a competitive salary plus benefits. It will run through the end of 2012, beginning as soon as possible, with the possibility of a one-year renewal upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.
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* 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
  
Interested candidates should apply via email to Dr. Shlomo Argamon (argamon@iit.edu). Applications should include a CV with cover letter, including the names of three references, giving contact information (email address and phone number) and relationship to the candidate for each reference. Inquiries can similarly be directed to the above email address. Prior to hiring, successful applicants will be required to submit either a transcript/diploma showing the date of an earned Ph.D. degree or a letter from their academic adviser confirming the expectation of the degree by May 2012.
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'''How to Apply'''
  
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Apply online at: [https://civisanalytics.com/careers civisanalytics.com/careers]
  
== Post-doctoral position within the area of automatic text summarization at Google Zurich, Switzerland ==
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== 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)
  
* Employer: Google
+
'''Job Description'''
* Job title: Postdoc
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* Specialty: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, summarization
+
* Location: Zurich, Switzerland
+
* Deadline: we are looking to fill the position soon
+
* Date posted: 1 March 2012
+
  
A post-doctoral position in the area of automatic text summarization
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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.
within the RENDER project is available at the Google Switzerland R&D
+
office. RENDER is a EU FP7 research project focused on identifying
+
diversity of opinions, viewpoints, mindsets and backgrounds in texts
+
from different sources: news, (micro) blog streams, and in
+
collaboratively written resources like Wikipedia. More information on
+
the project goals is available at http://render-project.eu/.
+
  
The duration of the post-doctoral contract will be one year, with the
+
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.  
possibility of renewing for a second year. This position will allow
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the candidate to perform research on several NLP-related areas,
+
to interact with the consortium partners and with other Google-internal
+
research and development projects, and to apply the results of the
+
research to real applications with a potentially large impact.
+
  
Requirements:
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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.
* The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics or Information Retrieval. Experience with automatic text summarization, machine learning or opinion mining is a plus.
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* Extensive programming experience in C/C++.
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* A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design.
+
* Fluency in English.
+
  
Responsibilities:
+
'''Requirements'''
* Perform research in the context of the project (text summarization).
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* Develop prototypes quickly, and implement industrial-strength production-quality high-volume applications.
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* Publish the result of the research in top conferences or journals.
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* Be available to attend project meetings with the partners in the project.
+
  
For applying to this position, please send an e-mail to Enrique
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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.
Alfonseca (ealfonseca@google.com) including a paragraph on why you
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think you are a right person for the role, and a brief CV.
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== 4 PhD positions in spoken dialogue systems research ==
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'''How to Apply'''
  
* Employer: Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University in Prague
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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.  
* Job title: 4 PhD positions in spoken dialogue systems research
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* Specialty: spoken dialogue systems, machine learning, Bayesian methods, and natural language processing
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* Location: Prague, Czech Republic
+
* Deadline: 1 June 2012
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* Date posted: 16 February 2012
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* Link to website: http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~jurcicek/jobs
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Applications are invited for 4 PhD fellowships in the area of statistical spoken dialogue systems funded by the Czech Government. The students will join the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic with an anticipated start date of October 1st, 2012.
 
  
Topic description: In recent years, it has been suggested that statistical approach to spoken dialogue system offer a framework to naturally handle inherent uncertainty in the human speech. The two main advantages of statistical methods are increased robustness in noisy conditions and more natural behaviour learned from data. However, the current methods need large corpora effectively preventing these methods to be used for complex dialogue systems occurring in real-life. The successful PhD candidates will investigate and implement statistical models and methods with the aim of increasing the efficiency of the learning process and reducing the need for large corpora. The conducted research will cover areas of spoken language understanding, dialogue management, and natural language processing.  
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== Postdoctoral Fellow in Machine Learning/Computational Linguistics for Child Language Acquisition ==
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* Employer: University of Liverpool
 +
* 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
 +
* Date Posted: 2nd June 2015
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* Apply: http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/research/r-588063/
  
Skills: Candidates should hold a master degree in a relevant area, such as computer science, mathematics, engineering  or linguistics. A strong mathematical background, excellent programming skills (e.g. C/C++, Java, MATLAB, and various scripting languages under Linux environment), aptitude for creative research and autonomy are expected. Experience in machine learning, Bayesian methods, and natural language processing is a plus.
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'''Job Description'''
  
The Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics is a top-level research group working in the area of computational linguistics and natural language processing. During the fellowship, there will be good opportunities to attend international conferences and workshops. The formal applications should be submitted before June 1. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Filip Jurcicek (jurcicek@ufal.mff.cuni.cz) as soon as possible to obtain details about the application process, the institute, and the research opportunities.
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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.
Additional information is available at http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~jurcicek/jobs.
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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.
  
== PhD-position in sentiment mining and reputation analysis==
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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.
  
* Employer: Erasmus University Rotterdam
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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.
* Job title: PhD-student
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* Specialty: text mining, sentiment analysis, topic detection, reputation management
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* Location: Rottterdam, The Netherlands 
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* Deadline: 1 March 2012
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* Date posted: 6 February 2012
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* Link to website: http://www.eur.nl/erasmusstudio/about_erasmus_studio/open_positions
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In the context of the COMMIT project Information Retrieval for Information Services (COMMIT/Infiniti http://www.project-infiniti.nl/), applications are invited for a PhD student position. The research task will be to investigate the Mining of Economic Entities. As currently people easily share their sentiment regarding companies and products, reputation modeling has become increasingly important for commercial and non-commercial organisations. Due to the huge amount of opinions available through the Web, a manual approach for social media analysis for sentiment mining seems unfeasible, while there seems to be a huge potential for content-driven automated approaches. Through the mining of economic entities and the aggregated sentiment based on textual data, the aim is to support decisions on, e.g., product developments, marketing campaigns, etc. The envisaged prototype for a decision support tool will act as an indicator of public sentiment and trends. In addition, the variation in the dynamics of opinion forming for diverging domains such as economic news, political sentiment, and sentiment towards historical events will be studied.
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More information is available here:
The PhD track is embedded in the work of the EUR team working on the Infiniti project (Erasmus School of Economics/Econometric Institute/ Computer Science Group and Erasmus Studio) and the student will be able to collaborate on related topics with PhD students and researchers from other organizations participating in COMMIT. 
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https://sites.google.com/site/sentenceproductionmodel/news
  
For more information please visit this link: http://www.eur.nl/erasmusstudio/about_erasmus_studio/open_positions
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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
  
To apply, send an email with the required documents (cv, motivation, relevant certificates and the names of two referees) to commit.eur@gmail.com.
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'''Job Description'''
  
== PhD-position in folktale classification and clustering ==
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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.
* Employer: University of Twente
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* Job title: PhD-student
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* Specialty: text classification, document clustering, natural language processing
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* Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Enschede, The Netherlands
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* Deadline: 4 March 2012
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* Date posted: 6 February 2012
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* Link to website: http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/?VacatureID=199425
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Applications are invited for a PhD-student in the FACT project (Folktales As Classifiable Texts), funded under the CATCH programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This is a multidisciplinary research project involving collaboration between computer science and humanities researchers.  The PhD-student will work on automatic classification of Dutch folktales by their international folktale type  and on unsupervised clustering of folktales, to provide new input for humanities research. For this position, familiarity with the Dutch language is a plus.
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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.  
  
The PhD-student will be employed at the University of Twente, but will spend most of his/her time "on site" at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam (http://www.meertens.knaw.nl), which maintains a large collection of Dutch folktales (http://www.verhalenbank.nl). The PhD-student will be part of a larger team within the e-Laboratory on Oral Culture at the Meertens Institute.  
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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.  
  
For more information and the application form, visit this link: http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/?VacatureID=199425
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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.  
  
==Research Associate Position at Educational Testing Service==
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==Research Scientist in natural language processing, machine learning, knowledge discovery, data analytics at IBM Research-Almaden==
* Employer: Educational Testing Service ([http://www.ets.org www.ets.org])
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* Employer: IBM Research
* Job Title: Research Associate
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* Title: Research Scientist
* Location: Princeton, NJ
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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
 +
* 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.
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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
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'''Job Description'''
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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.
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'''Funding and eligibility'''
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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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Candidates should:
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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 have a masters degree with distinction in the research dissertation in a relevant discipline;
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* or have professional qualifications deemed by Cardiff University to be equivalent to the above;
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* or be over 25 and have relevant work experience in a position of responsibility.
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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.
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'''Further information'''
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For further information and instructions on how to apply, please see http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R2497.html
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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
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
* Date Posted: 28-Jan-2012
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* Date Posted: March 17, 2015
* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=122972&BUID=2538 Application Website]
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* Contact: Dr. Stephen Tratz (stephen.c.tratz.civ@mail.mil)
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
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'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
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'''Job Description'''
  
Educational Testing Service has an opening for a Research Associate position in the Research Coordination and Support Group. The successful candidate will primarily provide support to Research Scientists working on a branch of computer science and computational linguistics known as Natural Language Processing (NLP) by assisting in the management of resources across numerous projects, leading communication efforts both internally and externally, and participating in all phases of research projects, including research design, project management, data collection and analysis. He or she will also collaborate with researchers in responding to external requests for information, external grant applications, and in preparing study results for publication or presentation.  
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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.
  
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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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 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.
  
* Provide full professional support to and collaborate with a Director of Research; Senior Research Scientists; and Research Scientists.
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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.  
  
* Participate in planning, management, and design of research. Serve as co-investigator in research areas; collaborate on research projects.
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'''Requirements'''
  
* Plan and manage annotations for a variety of projects.  
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* Ph.D. or equivalent research experience in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or related field
  
* Design and develop plans for data collection; oversee data collection, reduction, and analysis; evaluate availability and usefulness of data; identify and collect additional data necessary for completing research projects.
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'''How to Apply'''
  
* Monitor collection and quality of data; provide comprehensive review of data collected from field sites to ensure completeness and accuracy; oversee entry of data for computer analysis.
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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.
  
* Design original research instruments and methods and applications of research.
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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
  
* Write, rewrite, and edit proposals, professional reports, research instruments, books (or sections thereof), speeches, handbooks, research articles, and correspondence. Specifically, develop standardized materials such as PowerPoint slides, capability descriptions, and research study templates for use in communicating about automated scoring capabilities; develop boilerplate text for external audiences and proposals; and craft proposal text on demand, based on existing standard materials and input from automated scoring researchers.
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'''Job Description'''
  
* Conduct or assist in direction and management of research projects. Conduct research of his or her own design, under general oversight of assigned supervisor. Manage resources across a wide-range of studies designed to support or enhance automated scoring technologies. Recruit and hire field staff; develop and monitor project budgets; coordinate and supervise field staff and consultants.
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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.
  
* Conduct literature searches; review current research on research models and methods; review and evaluate ongoing developments in automated scoring research; and evaluate evolving business needs. Perform independent analyses of information by reading, summarizing, and evaluating it preliminary to undertaking research. Update standard materials as needed, based on new developments in research or external conditions.
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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.
  
* Provide training and consultation on computer and systems applications, including customized annotation systems. Train and instruct staff on methods and procedures for annotation, data presentation, and explain methods of implementation to technical staff.
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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.
  
* Contact, establish, and develop relationships with research community and with data sources.
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'''Requirements'''
  
* Arrange and attend conferences and meetings; present research findings at professional meetings.
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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
  
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
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Experience in the following areas would be a plus:
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* Automated discourse planning technologies
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* Dialogue generation
  
EDUCATION
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'''Position details'''
  
A Master's degree in linguistics, computer science, and/or natural language processing (NLP) is necessary.  
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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.
  
EXPERIENCE
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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
  
The successful candidate will have four years of progressively responsible research experience in linguistics or natural language processing. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to craft high-quality written communications for technical and non-technical audiences and have experience managing a large number of concurrent projects.  
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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.
  
APPLYING
 
  
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
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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
  
http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=122972&BUID=2538
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'''Job Description'''
  
If there are any questions, please contact:
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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:
  
Dave Yanchuk
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PhD-level Researchers in Language Technology or Computational Linguistics
(609) 406-5291
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dyanchuk@ets.org
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The positions provide the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree with an emphasis within one of the following guiding themes:
  
==Postdoc Position at HRL Laboratories==
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* A3: Opinion and Sentiment - extrapropositional aspects of discourse (Univ. of Heidelberg)
* Employer: HRL Laboratories, LLC
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* B1: Structured summaries of complex contents (TU Darmstadt)
* Job Title: POST DOC RESEARCH STAFF - Social Media Analysis & Data Mining
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* B2: Content selection based on linked lexical resources (TU Darmstadt)
* Location: Malibu, CA
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* D1: Multi-level models of information quality in online scenarios (TU Darmstadt)
* Deadline: Open until filled
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* D2: Manual and Automatic Quality Assessment of Summaries from Heterogeneous Sources (TU Darmstadt)
* Date Posted: 26-Jan-2012
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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.  
* Contact email: hmoon@hrl.com
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HRL Laboratories, LLC. (http://www.hrl.com) has openings for a postdoctoral researcher position in the area of social media analysis / data mining. HRL laboratories is one of the most innovative research organizations in industry. Overlooking the pacific ocean in the hills above Malibu, California, our beautiful surroundings are matched by our capabilities and commitment to being a world-class research and development lab. We collaborate with top researchers in academia to advance the fields of information and systems sciences, sensors and materials, applied electromagnetics, and microelectronics. Please visit http://www.hrl.com/careers/cars_jobs.html for more information.  
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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.  
For job considerations, please send your cover letter and CV to hmoon@hrl.com.  
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Job Description:
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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.
  
EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, EE or related fields
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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.
  
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Primary job function is to apply statistical data analysis and text processing techniques to problems and applications in data mining. Tasks will include the development, simulation, evaluation, and implementation of algorithms and models. Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.
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'''Requirements'''
  
EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Research experience in one or more of the following areas: Text processing, sentiment analysis, data mining, web & social media processing, large-scale data processing, and machine learning. Experience developing innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of sources.  
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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.  
  
KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background in one or more of the following areas: natural language processing, social network analysis, statistical analysis, data mining, strong programming skills, particularly proficient with C/C++, Java, R and/or Matlab. Experience with MapReduce or Hadoop, and proficiency in Spanish/Portuguese language is a plus.  
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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.  
  
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Good communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R&D team activities is required. Able and willing to occasionally travel.
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Applications should include
  
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license, special tools or restrictions): U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.  
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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.
  
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
 
  
==Postdoc or Research Associate - Natural Language Processing==
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==Research staff position in Natural Language Processing==
* Employer: IHMC (www.ihmc.us)
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* Employer: UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
* Rank or Title: Research Associate - Natural Language Processing
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* Title: Research staff position in Natural Language Processing
* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing, Question Answering
* Location: Ocala, FL
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* Location: Darmstadt (Germany)
* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Deadline: open until the position is filled
* Date Posted: January 3rd, 2012
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* Date Posted: March 4, 2015
* Contact email ywilks@ihmc.us
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* Contact: Nicolai Erbs erbs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
  
'''About Us'''
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'''Job Description'''
IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.
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Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of computational prostheses require a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some researchers who resist all attempts to classify them.
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Current active research areas include: knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data and language understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, and other related areas.
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IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society's broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding (current funding in force exceeds $25,000,000) from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, DOT, IDEO, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.
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The candidate will be appointed on a new US Government project on metaphor detection and understanding, due to start in the coming months and run for up to five years. Ocala, Florida is an excellent location, close to Florida’s major university and about an hour from both coasts. IHMC is housed in an excellent, state of the art building in the city center.
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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.  
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Required:
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▪ Natural language processing / computational linguistics background. Ideal: metaphor and/or machine learning applications
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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.
  
▪ Substantial skills in processing large scale corpora. Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.
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'''Requirements'''
  
▪ Ph.D. in computational linguistics / natural language processing or related areas.
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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.
  
Skills and Experience:
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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.
  
▪ 3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project.
 
  
▪ Expertise in at least some of the following specific NLP areas and topics: question answering, lexical semantics, collocations, terminology extraction, disambiguation, multi-word expressions, (shallow) parsing, named entity recognition, lexical acquisition, paraphrasis acquisition, information extraction, text classification, evaluation methodologies.
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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)
  
▪ Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, POS taggers, parsers, LingPipe, SVMLight, NLTK, Weka, and similar tools.
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'''Job Description'''
  
▪ Ideal: experience with ontologies, RDF, other semantic web resources or tools.
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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).
  
Apply to Yorick Wilks at: ywilks@ihmc.us
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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.
  
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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.
  
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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.
== Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Queens College of CUNY ==
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* Employer: Queens College of the City University of New York
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* Location: New York, NY
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* Deadline: Review of applications to begin on March 1, 2012
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* Website: http://www.cs.qc.cuny.edu/
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* Date posted: January 4, 2012
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'''Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor'''
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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.
  
The Department of Computer Science at Queens College of The City University of New York (CUNY) is pleased to announce a visiting faculty position for academic year 2012-2013, beginning September 1.  This is a research-focused temporary position, and we encourage applications from candidates with a successful publication history in machine translation, speech recognition, or other research areas of natural language processing or machine learning.
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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.
  
Both junior and senior researchers are encouraged to apply; compensation and title are commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Candidates are expected to collaborate with members of our current faculty in computational linguistics -- either on existing research projects or on new joint endeavors.  If interested in teaching experience, the visiting faculty member is also invited to teach one course on a topic closely related to his or her research specialty.
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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 department's computational linguistics faculty, which include two current NSF CAREER Award winners, participate actively in the Ph.D. programs in computer science and linguistics, based at CUNY Graduate Center. These faculty members have active research grants from the NSF, DARPA, the Army Research Lab, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  More information about the growing research community in computational linguistics across CUNY is available on this website: http://nlpatcuny.cs.qc.cuny.edu/
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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.  
  
Qualifying candidates must have an earned Ph.D. by August 2012 in computer science, linguistics, or a closely related field, with a demonstrated research record in the areas listed above. Also required are the ability to work with Ph.D. students, interest in productive scholarship, teaching and communication skills, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
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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.
  
Candidates should submit a letter of application detailing their teaching, research, and grant writing interests and experience, and a curriculum vitae to:
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== Postdoc in Advanced Machine Learning (with an Emphasis on NLP) ==
  
Dr. Matt Huenerfauth, Search Committee Chair
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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
  
Department of Computer Science
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'''Job Description'''
  
Queens College-CUNY
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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.
  
65-30 Kissena Blvd.  
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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.
  
Flushing, New York 11365-1597
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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.
  
matthew.huenerfauth (at) qc.cuny.edu
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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.
  
Email submissions with PDF attachments are preferred.  In addition, please arrange for three current letters of reference to be submitted directly by the recommenders.  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
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'''Required'''
  
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification.  We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
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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
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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
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For more information see the application link above.
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== Software Engineer/NLG Specialist in Sydney, Aus - Natural Lanaguage Generation==
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*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
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*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
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'''Job Description'''
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*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
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'''About the role'''
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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.
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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
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'''About You'''
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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:
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*Tenacity to produce different If Statements and to develop the platform further
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*Strong interest in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Based Learning.
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*Keen interest in finance
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*Self Starter and strong attention to detail to really drive uptake of the platform
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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'''
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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'''
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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).
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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*Excellent programming skills (java or C/C++).
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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).
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*Proven ability to communicate specialist ideas clearly in English using written media.
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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.
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*A PhD in Computer Science or closely related area, or equivalent experience.
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*Knowledge of unsupervised and semi-supervised learning.
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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.
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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.
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==Post‐Doctoral and all levels of Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence==
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*Employer: Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
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*Title: Post-doc/Research Scientist
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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
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*Location: Seattle, WA
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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
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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 EtzioniThe 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.
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AI2 currently has projects in the following areas:
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*Question answering
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*Language and reasoning
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*Machine learning and theory formation
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*Semantic search
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*Diagram understanding
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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.
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'''Applicant'''
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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The department is committed to enhancing faculty diversity; women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
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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.
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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.
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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.