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==NLP Research Scientist - Nuance Communications, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA Research Group)==
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==Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence==
* Employer: Nuance Communications, Inc.
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* Rank or Title: NLP Research Scientist
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Dialog Systems
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* Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: November 20th, 2012
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* Contact email: Jennifer.Garvale@nuance.com
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'''General Description'''
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* Employer: Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
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* Title: 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 2016
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* Date posted: 02/09/2016
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* Contact information: ai2-info@allenai.org
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* Website: http://allenai.org/jobs.html
  
Nuance is the world-wide leader in voice technologies. We are now making substantial research and development investments to add natural language processing capabilities to our speech infrastructure. We are expanding our new Silicon Valley Natural Language Research laboratory. The goal of this group is to develop the next generation of intelligent, conversational agents. We seek research scientists with the following backgrounds:
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'''Job Description'''
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The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is a non-profit research institute in Seattle founded by Paul Allen and headed by Professor Oren Etzioni.  The core mission of (AI2) is to contribute to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering. We are actively seeking 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.  
  
* Dialog processing
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'''Position Summary'''
* Discourse and anaphora resolution
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* Multimodal generation
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* Parsing
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* Entity recognition
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* Morphology
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* Multilingual NLP
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* Semantic interpretation
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'''Responsibilities'''
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AI2 currently has projects in the following areas:
  
* Ownership of a major component of the conversational system.
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* Language and Vision
* Conduct research on the dialog, generation, or reasoning components, and incorporate the latest advances from major conferences in the field.
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* Information extraction and semantic parsing
* Adapt existing components within Nuance and from previous research in the field to a new problem space and domain.
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* Question answering
* Understand the trade-offs between multiple competing approaches, and choose the ones that are likely to have future impact on the company's products.
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* Language and reasoning
* Design components in a way that will generalize across domains. Minimize the code change and human effort needed for the system to work in a new domain.
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* Machine learning and theory formation
* Collaborate with other scientists and engineers inside and outside of the team.
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* Semantic search
* Patent or publish experimental results or designs when appropriate.
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* Natural language processing
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* Diagram understanding
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* Visual knowledge extraction and visual reasoning
  
'''Education/Experience'''
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And more….  
* Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, linguistics, or another technical field with a focus on natural language processing.
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* Solid track record in both projects and publications for natural language processing.
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* Solid implementation skills in C++, Java, scripting languages.
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* Knowledge of both statistical and rule-based methods for natural language processing.
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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 AI2’s 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.
  
Interested candidates should contact Jennifer Garvale at Jennifer.Garvale@nuance.com.  For additional information about the technical aspects of the position, feel free to contact Joel Tetreault at Joel.Tetreault@nuance.com. 
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'''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, computer vision and machine learning, or question answering and explanation.  We look favorably upon extensive work experience and publishing demonstrating application of your research.
  
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'''Why AI2'''
  
==Postdoctoral Fellowship - Natural Language Processing==
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In addition to AI2’s core mission of being a leader in the field of AI research, we also aim to create a superb team environment and to invest in each team member’s personal development. Some highlights are:
* 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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* We are a learning organization – because everything AI2 does is ground-breaking, we are learning every day. Similarly, through weekly AI2 Academy lectures, a wide variety of world-class AI experts as guest speakers, and our commitment to your personal on-going education, AI2 is a place where you will have opportunities to continue learning right alongside us;
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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* We value diversity of thought – we seek Research Scientists who can bring novel experiences and modes of problem solving to our leading-edge mission. If you are creative and efficient in your approach and insightful in your questioning, AI2 could be a great environment for you;
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* We emphasize a healthy work/life balance – we believe our team members are happiest and most productive when their work/life balance is optimized. While we value powerful research results which drive our mission forward, we also value dinner with family, weekend time, and vacation time. We offer generous paid vacation and sick leave as well as family leave;
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* We are collaborative and transparent – we consider ourselves a team, all moving with a common purpose. We are quick to cheer our successes, and even quicker to share and jointly problem solve our failures;
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* We are in Seattle – and our office is on the water! We have mountains, we have lakes, we have four seasons, we bike to work, we have a vibrant theater scene, we have the defending Super Bowl champions, and we have so much else. We even have kayaks for you to paddle right outside our front door;
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* We are friendly – chances are you will like every one of the 30+ (and growing!) people who work here. We do!
  
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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'''Application Process'''
  
We provide competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We will sponsor H1B visas for qualified candidates as necessary.
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Visit our website for more information: http://allenai.org/jobs.html
  
'''About the Institution'''
 
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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==Software Engineer  - Machine Learning / NLP (Chinese) at SYSTRAN==
  
== Research Programmer position - speech and language processing ==
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* Employer: SYSTRAN
* Employer: University of Minnesota
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* Title: Software Engineer
* Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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* Topics: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation
* Deadline: open until filled
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* Location: San Diego
* Date posted: November 7, 2012
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* Deadline: Open until filled
* Duration: Minimum 2 years committment
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* Date Posted: January 29, 2016
* Informal inquiries can be sent to Serguei Pakhomov at spakh001@gmail.com
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* Contact: Apply directly at https://recruit.systrangroup.com/recruit/Portal.na
  
'''General Description'''
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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.
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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'''Skills and characteristics'''
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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.
  
* Education: Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computational linguistics or equivalent combination of training and experience
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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.
  
* 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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'''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
  
* 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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'''Education and Experience'''
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* MS or Ph D  in Computational Linguistics / Computer Science or relevant field.
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* 2+ years work experience preferred
  
* 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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'''Benefits'''
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* Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary based on their qualifications and experience.
  
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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==Vacancy for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader at University of Dundee==
  
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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)
  
== One Postdoctoral Position In Statistical Machine Translation - Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) ==
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£34,576 to £55,389 Full Time, Permanent
* Employer: Sapienza University of Rome
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* 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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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.
  
'''REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS'''
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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.
  
* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics.
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'''Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties'''
* 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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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.
  
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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The successful candidate is expected to have a strong track record of research and a clear research plan that articulates with (or expands significantly) one of these areas. They will be expected to contribute to the development of research in this area by publishing in the highest quality journals and attracting appropriate research funding. For appointments at Grade 8 and 9, candidates are expected to show evidence of having attracted independent funding. The School encourages applications from holders of personal
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Fellowships.
  
'''ABOUT LA SAPIENZA'''
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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.
  
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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'''Job Summary'''
  
'''ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT'''
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The appointee will be expected to contribute to research in Computing and to teaching and administration within the School of Science and Engineering. They will be expected to:
  
The 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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* 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.
  
==Postdoc or Research Associate - Natural Language Processing==
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'''Application Requirements'''
* 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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In addition to the online form, applicants must include with their application:
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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* 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.
Required:
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* Teaching plan (1-2 pages) outlining fit to current teaching at Dundee and teaching methodology.
  
▪ Natural language processing / computational linguistics background. Ideal: dialogue applications experience (in NLP not ASR),
 
  
▪ Substantial skills in processing corpora. Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.
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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)
  
▪ Ph.D. in computational linguistics or some equivalent in terms of experience in natural language processing or related areas.
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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.
  
Skills and Experience:
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'''Supervisor''': Sunny Khemlani, PhD
  
▪ 3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project.
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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.
  
▪ 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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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance.
  
▪ Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, GATE, Nuance ASR, NLTK, Weka, and similar tools.
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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.
  
▪ Ideal: experience with ontologies, RDF, other semantic web resources or tools.
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'''To apply''': Send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Sunny Khemlani at sunny.khemlani@nrl.navy.mil.
  
Apply to Yorick Wilks at: ywilks@ihmc.us
 
  
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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
  
== NLP Research Scientist - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ==
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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. 
  
NLP Research Scientist wanted for work impacting National Security
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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.
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.
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We have multiple positions on two main tracks:
  
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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* 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.
  
Specific responsibilities include:
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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.
- 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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'''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.
  
Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
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'''To apply''': Please email a copy of your resume to the following address: jobs@juji-inc.com with a subject line “Summer Internship 2016”, and state your track preference in your email body.  
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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- 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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- Experience leading project teams in research, design and development a plus.
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Breadth of Relevant Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
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- Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including ability to convey complex technical information accurately.
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- 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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- 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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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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Level III PREFERRED:
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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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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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== Faculty Positions (open rank) in multiple areas, particularly Biomedical NLP / Text Mining, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH, USA) ==
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* Employer: The Ohio State University, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering and Dept. of Biomedical Informatics
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* Rank or Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
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* Specialty: Multiple openings, including targeted hire in Biomedical Natural Language Processing / Text Mining
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* Location: Columbus, OH USA
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* Deadline: Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the positions are filled
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* Date Posted: August 30, 2012
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* Contact email or link to website: http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/department/positions.shtml
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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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* 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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* 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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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://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/portal/fsearch/apply.cgi.
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Review of applications will begin in November 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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== Postdoctoral Position in Natural Language Processing in Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) ==
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* Employer: Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
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http://www.sinica.edu.tw
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http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw
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* 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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* Rank or Title: Post Doctorial Researcher - Natural Language Processing
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* 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'''
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Ph.D. in computational linguistics / natural language processing or related areas.
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Natural language processing / computational linguistics background.
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Substantial skills in programming and processing large scale corpora.
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Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.
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'''SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE'''
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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)
 
 
'''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.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
== Two Postdoctoral Positions in Natural Language Processing at the Sapienza University of Rome ==
 
* Employer: Sapienza University of Rome
 
* Location: Rome, Italy
 
* Deadline: open until filled
 
* Date Posted: 16th August 2012
 
* Starting date: fall/winter 2012
 
* Duration: 1+1+1 years
 
* 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).
 
* Informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it).
 
 
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'''
 
 
* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics.
 
* Strong publication record in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing (see below).
 
* Willingness to coordinate and supervise part of the research work of the ERC project.
 
* Ability to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to achieving research goals.
 
* Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.
 
* Solid programming skills: Java and practical expertise with standard NLP tools are required, knowledge of Perl/Python is a plus.
 
 
Experience in research project management is a plus.
 
 
'''SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS'''
 
 
* 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'''
 
 
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.
 
 
'''ABOUT SAPIENZA'''
 
 
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.
 
 
'''ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT'''
 
 
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.
 
 
== Engineer with NLP / ML/ IR background - Curata (Cambridge, MA) ==
 
 
'''Curata, Inc.'''
 
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.
 
 
'''Role Description'''
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Technologies in our stack include Linux, Django, Python, git, MySQL, jQuery, Sphinx, and memcached.
 
 
'''Responsibilities'''
 
 
* Prototyping concepts and working with engineering team to see them through deployment.
 
* Suggesting new product concepts.
 
* Optimizing machine learning algorithms through iterative experimentation and parameter tuning.
 
* Architect, build and maintain flexible and highly scalable web applications
 
* Participate in the full engineering life cycle from design through implementation and deployment.
 
* Think in terms of the end-user and design accordingly
 
* Actively contribute to product design and feature selection discussions
 
 
'''Preferred Skills and Experience'''
 
* Significant research experience with natural language processing (NLP), information retrieval, machine learning or related fields.
 
* Strong software development skills, preferably with web applications.
 
* Versatile attitude towards technology -- ready and willing to learn and grow on the job.
 
 
'''Location:''' Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA / Boston
 
 
'''Type:''' Full-Time
 
 
'''Contact:''' engmgt.jobs@curata.com
 
 
== Research Fellowship at University of Aberdeen ==
 
 
* Employer: University of Aberdeen
 
* Job Title: Research Fellow in Natural Language Generation
 
* Location: Aberdeen, UK
 
* Deadline: 23rd July 2012
 
* Date Posted: 11th July 2012
 
* [http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/index.php Application Website: click on "external applicants", search for the post with reference number 1260664
 
* Contact email: c.mellish@abdn.ac.uk
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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 ==
 
 
** Employer:  University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
 
** Title:  Executive Director
 
** Location:  College Park, MD
 
** Deadline:  Open until filled
 
** Date Posted:  July 2, 2012
 
** Link to website:  http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57086
 
** Contact email:  tswallst@umd.edu
 
 
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.
 
 
'''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. 
 
 
'''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.
 
 
'''Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the appropriate security clearance.'''
 
 
'''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
 
 
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.
 
 
== Several Positions in Data2Text (Natural Language Generation) ==
 
 
* Employer: Data2Text
 
* Job title: Natural Language Generation Engineer, Analytics Engineer, Lead Engineer
 
* Specialty: natural language generation, analytics
 
* Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
 
* Deadline: 29 June 2012
 
* Date posted: 8 June 2012
 
* Link to website: http://www.data2text.com/careers
 
 
Data2Text is a spinout from the University of Aberdeen's Natural Language Generation (NLG)
 
research group.  We are looking to hire several people; please see our website for details
 
http://www.data2text.com/careers
 
 
This is a great opportunity for people who are keen on getting NLG technology
 
out into the real world.  In addition to the advertised positions, we're happy to talk
 
to people who are knowledgeable about NLG and keen to develop commercial applications,
 
but whose profiles do not fit the advertised positions.
 
 
Information inquiries (from the ACL community) should be sent to Ehud Reiter
 
(e.reiter@abdn.ac.uk or ehud.reiter@data2text.com)
 
 
== Associate Research Scientist (SPEECH) at Educational Testing Service ==
 
 
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)
 
* Job Title: Associate Research Scientist (SPEECH)
 
* Location: Princeton, NJ
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
 
* Date Posted: 16-May-2012
 
* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124337&type=True&cfcend Application Website]
 
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
 
 
'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
 
 
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).
 
 
 
'''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 speech technology, or portions of large-scale research studies or programs in the same field.
 
 
* 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.
 
 
* Develop and oversee the conduct of selected portions of research proposals and project budgets.
 
 
* Design and conduct complex scientific studies functioning as an expert in major facets of the projects.
 
 
* Assist in the conduct of research projects by accomplishing directed tasks according to schedule and within budget.
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
 
 
EDUCATION
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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).
 
 
 
 
'''APPLYING'''
 
 
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
 
 
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
 
 
== Associate Research Scientist (NLP) at Educational Testing Service ==
 
 
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)
 
* Job Title: Associate Research Scientist (NLP)
 
* Location: Princeton, NJ
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
 
* Date Posted: 16-May-2012
 
* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124335&type=True&cfcend Application Website]
 
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
 
 
'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
 
 
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.
 
 
* 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.
 
 
* Develop and oversee the conduct of selected portions of research proposals and project budgets.
 
 
* Design and conduct complex scientific studies functioning as an expert in major facets of the projects.
 
 
* Assist in the conduct of research projects by accomplishing directed tasks according to schedule and within budget.
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
 
 
EDUCATION
 
 
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.
 
 
EXPERIENCE
 
 
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.
 
 
 
'''APPLYING'''
 
 
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
 
 
http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124335&type=True&cfcend
 
 
If there are any questions, please contact: Dave Yanchuk (609) 406-5291 dyanchuk@ets.org
 
 
== Associate Research Engineer at Educational Testing Service ==
 
 
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)
 
* Job Title: Associate Research Engineer
 
* Location: Princeton, NJ
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
 
* Date Posted: 15-May-2012
 
* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124339&type=True&cfcend Application Website]
 
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
 
 
'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
 
 
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).
 
 
 
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
 
* 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.
 
 
* Work effectively in a team setting and take an active role in contributing to team discussions and decisions.
 
 
* 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.
 
 
* Attend area-wide staff training and development sessions.
 
 
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
 
 
EDUCATION
 
 
A Masters degree in Computer Science, NLP, Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or a closely related field is required.
 
 
EXPERIENCE
 
 
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.
 
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
 
* Knowledge of UNIX and Windows computing environments.
 
 
* Familiarity with UNIX tools and scripting languages.
 
 
* Familiarity with algorithms, methods and data structures in common use in the processing of speech and language data.
 
 
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 
 
 
'''APPLYING'''
 
 
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
 
 
http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124339&type=True&cfcend
 
 
If there are any questions, please contact: Dave Yanchuk (609) 406-5291 dyanchuk@ets.org
 
 
== Junior Researcher at Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) ==
 
 
* Employer: Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
 
* Group: Language Technology
 
* Title: Junior Researcher
 
* Requirements:
 
** Permission to work within the European union
 
** Excellent English language skills; knowledge of the German language is a plus
 
** A degree in computational linguistics, computer science, or a related area (PhD is a plus, but experienced graduate students will be considered)
 
** Experience in statistical natural language processing (knowledge of unsupervised machine learning is a plus)
 
** Programming skills in C++, Perl and/or Java
 
** Strong ability to work independently and drive an original research agenda
 
* Deadline:  June 15, 2012
 
* Date Posted: May 14, 2012
 
* Contact: harald.trost@ofai.at
 
 
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".
 
 
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.
 
 
A basic gross salary of EUR 40,000-45,000 per anno will be offered depending on the experience of the candidate.
 
 
OFAI encourages its researchers to publish results in the top venues (ACL, EMNLP, etc.) and provides travel funding towards this end.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
== Junior Research Group Leaders at Saarland University ==
 
 
* Employer: Saarland University, Germany
 
* Division: MMCI Cluster of Excellence
 
* Title: Junior Research Group Leaders
 
* Job ID: W490
 
* Specialty: Multimodal Computing and Interaction (incl. Speech and Language Processing)
 
* Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
 
* Deadline:  April 30, 2012
 
* Date Posted: April 4, 2012
 
* Contact: http://www.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Campus/Service/Stellenausschreibung/Wissenschaftliches_Personal/W490.pdf
 
 
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.
 
 
Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2012.
 
 
For the complete announcement see:
 
http://www.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Campus/Service/Stellenausschreibung/Wissenschaftliches_Personal/W490.pdf
 
 
 
Additional information on the excellence cluster is available on
 
http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de/
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
== Scientist Position in Statistical Machine Translation at Microsoft ==
 
 
* Employer: MICROSOFT
 
* Division: Online Services Division
 
* Title: Scientist Position
 
* Job ID: 789594
 
* Specialty: Statistical Machine Translation
 
* Location: Bellevue, WA or Mountain Vew, CA
 
* Deadline: As soon as possible
 
* Date Posted: March 30, 2012
 
* Contact: https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=77908&jlang=EN
 
 
Scientist Position in Statistical Machine Translation
 
 
Research and Development Opportunities for Next Generation Technology at Microsoft
 
 
Do you want to impact billions of people all over the world with speech technology that you create?
 
 
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,
 
weighted finite state transducers, natural language processing and machine learning will be preferred.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
== Reasoning about Agent's Mental States in Dialog and Joint Activity (CMU Silicon Valley) ==
 
 
* Employer: Inst. for the Study of Learning and Expertise at CMU Silicon Valley
 
* Title: Post MS, Post Doc, or above
 
* Specialty: Logic, Reasoning (Abduction/Inference), Production systems, Discourse processes, Reasoning
 
* Location: Mountain Vew, CA
 
* Deadline: As soon as possible
 
* Date Posted: March 21, 2012
 
* Contact: patrick.w.langley@gmail.com
 
 
An ongoing project has an opening for a researcher who will help extend
 
Icarus, a cognitive architecture, to reason about other agents' mental
 
states in the context of dialogues and joint activities. The framework
 
uses a logical formalism to encode knowledge, beliefs, and goals, and
 
it relies on a form of abduction to make plausible inferences. Experience
 
in building reasoning systems that operate over rich representations is
 
essential, and a background in applied logic, knowledge-based systems,
 
and/or cognitive architectures is highly desirable.
 
 
The location of the project will be Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley
 
Campus. The start date is negotiable, but the position will be available
 
on May 1, 2012, and the project has funding for another two years.
 
Interested parties should send their curriculum vitae, along with
 
the contact details for two or more references, to Pat Langley
 
<patrick.w.langley@gmail.com>.
 
 
 
== Post-doctoral researcher in metaphor detection and analysis at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL ==
 
 
* Employer: Illinois Institute of Technology
 
* Title: Postdoc
 
* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Metaphor
 
* Location: Chicago, IL
 
* Deadline: As soon as possible
 
* Date Posted: March 13, 2012
 
* 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
 
 
== Post-doctoral position within the area of automatic text summarization at Google Zurich, Switzerland ==
 
 
* Employer: Google
 
* Job title: Postdoc
 
* 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
 
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
 
possibility of renewing for a second year. This position will allow
 
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:
 
* 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.
 
* Extensive programming experience in C/C++.
 
* A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design.
 
* Fluency in English.
 
 
Responsibilities:
 
* Perform research in the context of the project (text summarization).
 
* Develop prototypes quickly, and implement industrial-strength production-quality high-volume applications.
 
* Publish the result of the research in top conferences or journals.
 
* Be available to attend project meetings with the partners in the project.
 
 
For applying to this position, please send an e-mail to Enrique
 
Alfonseca (ealfonseca@google.com) including a paragraph on why you
 
think you are a right person for the role, and a brief CV.
 
 
== 4 PhD positions in spoken dialogue systems research ==
 
 
* Employer: Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University in Prague
 
* Job title: 4 PhD positions in spoken dialogue systems research
 
* Specialty: spoken dialogue systems, machine learning, Bayesian methods, and natural language processing
 
* Location: Prague, Czech Republic
 
* Deadline: 1 June 2012
 
* Date posted: 16 February 2012
 
* Link to website: http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~jurcicek/jobs
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
Additional information is available at http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~jurcicek/jobs.
 
 
 
== PhD-position in sentiment mining and reputation analysis==
 
 
* Employer: Erasmus University Rotterdam
 
* Job title: PhD-student
 
* Specialty: text mining, sentiment analysis, topic detection, reputation management
 
* Location: Rottterdam, The Netherlands 
 
* Deadline: 1 March 2012
 
* Date posted: 6 February 2012
 
* Link to website: http://www.eur.nl/erasmusstudio/about_erasmus_studio/open_positions
 
 
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.
 
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. 
 
 
For more information please visit this link: http://www.eur.nl/erasmusstudio/about_erasmus_studio/open_positions
 
 
To apply, send an email with the required documents (cv, motivation, relevant certificates and the names of two referees) to commit.eur@gmail.com.
 
 
== PhD-position in folktale classification and clustering ==
 
* Employer: University of Twente
 
* Job title: PhD-student
 
* Specialty: text classification, document clustering, natural language processing
 
* Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Enschede, The Netherlands
 
* Deadline: 4 March 2012
 
* Date posted: 6 February 2012
 
* Link to website: http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/?VacatureID=199425
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
  
For more information and the application form, visit this link: http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/?VacatureID=199425
 
  
==Research Associate Position at Educational Testing Service==
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==Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Language Processing / AI at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School==
* Employer: Educational Testing Service ([http://www.ets.org www.ets.org])
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* Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
* Job Title: Research Associate
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
* Location: Princeton, NJ
+
* Topics: Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Modeling
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* Location: Boston, MA
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
* Date Posted: 28-Jan-2012
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* Date Posted: January 8, 2016
* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=122972&BUID=2538 Application Website]
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* Contact: Alexander Turchin (aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu)
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
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'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
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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.
  
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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'''Supervisor''': Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, FACMI
  
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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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.
  
* Provide full professional support to and collaborate with a Director of Research; Senior Research Scientists; and Research Scientists.
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'''Education''': PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, linguistics, or a related discipline; MD or an equivalent degree.
  
* Participate in planning, management, and design of research. Serve as co-investigator in research areas; collaborate on research projects.
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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.
  
* Plan and manage annotations for a variety of projects.  
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'''Available''': Immediately.
  
* 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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'''Compensation''': according to NIH (NRSA) stipend levels.
  
* 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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'''To apply''': send cover letter and CV to Dr. Alexander Turchin at aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu.  
  
* Design original research instruments and methods and applications of research.
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==Internship positions available in Natural Language Processing at Adobe Research==
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* Employer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
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* Title: NLP Scientist Intern
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* 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
  
* 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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'''Description''':
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We are looking for several NLP scientist interns who will work on semantic understanding, question answering and dialog systems to improve Adobe digital media and digital marketing products.
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The internship will be at the Medial Intelligence Lab under the Imagination Lab at Adobe Research (http://www.adobe.com/technology.html) located in San Jose, California. It is 13 weeks long and can start any time from March 1, 2016.
  
* 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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'''Key Qualifications'''
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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
  
* 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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'''Education'''
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M.S. or PhD student in Computer Science or related field
  
* 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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'''Additional Requirements'''
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No.
  
* Contact, establish, and develop relationships with research community and with data sources.
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== Associate Research Scientist at UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt ==
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* Employer: [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/ UKP Lab], Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
 +
* Title: Associate Research Scientist
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* Speciality: Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Darmstadt, Germany
 +
* Deadline: January 15, 2016
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* Date posted: December 23, 2015
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* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de]
  
* Arrange and attend conferences and meetings; present research findings at professional meetings.  
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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.
  
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
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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.
  
EDUCATION
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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.
  
A Master's degree in linguistics, computer science, and/or natural language processing (NLP) is necessary.  
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Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).
  
EXPERIENCE
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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.
  
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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== 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
  
APPLYING
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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.
  
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
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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.
  
http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=122972&BUID=2538
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* Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
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* Approximate Start Date: March 1, 2016 (but flexible)
  
If there are any questions, please contact:
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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.
  
Dave Yanchuk
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The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer. Position contingent on funding.
(609) 406-5291
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dyanchuk@ets.org
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Primary Contact: Professor Lyle Ungar, ungar@cis.upenn.edu
  
==Postdoc Position at HRL Laboratories==
 
* Employer: HRL Laboratories, LLC
 
* Job Title: POST DOC RESEARCH STAFF - Social Media Analysis & Data Mining
 
* Location: Malibu, CA
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
 
* Date Posted: 26-Jan-2012
 
* Contact email: hmoon@hrl.com
 
  
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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== Multiple positions as Full-time researcher, Post-doc researcher, Software Engineer and Summer Intern in IBM Research - Almaden, San Jose ==
For job considerations, please send your cover letter and CV to hmoon@hrl.com.
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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)
  
Job Description:
 
  
EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, EE or related fields
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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.
  
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.
 
  
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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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
  
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.
 
  
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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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.  
  
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license, special tools or restrictions): U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.
 
  
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.
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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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==Postdoc or Research Associate - Natural Language Processing==
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* 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
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* Location: Ocala, FL
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: January 3rd, 2012
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* Contact email ywilks@ihmc.us
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'''About Us'''
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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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▪ Natural language processing / computational linguistics background. Ideal: metaphor and/or machine learning applications
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▪ Substantial skills in processing large scale corpora. Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.
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▪ Ph.D. in computational linguistics / natural language processing or related areas.
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== 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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== 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
  
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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The US Army Research Laboratory currently has two postdoc opportunities:
  
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.
 
  
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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'''Position #1'''
  
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 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.
  
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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The position is available immediately with a duty location at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), Adelphi, MD.
  
Dr. Matt Huenerfauth, Search Committee Chair
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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.
  
Department of Computer Science
 
  
Queens College-CUNY
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'''Position #2'''
  
65-30 Kissena Blvd.  
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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.
  
Flushing, New York 11365-1597
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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.
  
matthew.huenerfauth (at) qc.cuny.edu
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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.
  
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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The position is available immediately with a duty location at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), Adelphi, MD.
  
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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To learn more about the position, or to apply, please send questions or a CV to Dr. Ethan Stump via email at ethan.a.stump2.civ@mail.mil.

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Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

  • Employer: Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
  • Title: 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 2016
  • Date posted: 02/09/2016
  • Contact information: ai2-info@allenai.org
  • Website: http://allenai.org/jobs.html

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 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
  • Natural language processing
  • Diagram understanding
  • Visual knowledge extraction and visual reasoning

And more….

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 AI2’s 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, computer vision and machine learning, or question answering and explanation. We look favorably upon extensive work experience and publishing demonstrating application of your research.

Why AI2

In addition to AI2’s core mission of being a leader in the field of AI research, we also aim to create a superb team environment and to invest in each team member’s personal development. Some highlights are:

  • We are a learning organization – because everything AI2 does is ground-breaking, we are learning every day. Similarly, through weekly AI2 Academy lectures, a wide variety of world-class AI experts as guest speakers, and our commitment to your personal on-going education, AI2 is a place where you will have opportunities to continue learning right alongside us;
  • We value diversity of thought – we seek Research Scientists who can bring novel experiences and modes of problem solving to our leading-edge mission. If you are creative and efficient in your approach and insightful in your questioning, AI2 could be a great environment for you;
  • We emphasize a healthy work/life balance – we believe our team members are happiest and most productive when their work/life balance is optimized. While we value powerful research results which drive our mission forward, we also value dinner with family, weekend time, and vacation time. We offer generous paid vacation and sick leave as well as family leave;
  • We are collaborative and transparent – we consider ourselves a team, all moving with a common purpose. We are quick to cheer our successes, and even quicker to share and jointly problem solve our failures;
  • We are in Seattle – and our office is on the water! We have mountains, we have lakes, we have four seasons, we bike to work, we have a vibrant theater scene, we have the defending Super Bowl champions, and we have so much else. We even have kayaks for you to paddle right outside our front door;
  • We are friendly – chances are you will like every one of the 30+ (and growing!) people who work here. We do!

Application Process

Visit our website for more information: http://allenai.org/jobs.html


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.