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== Engineer with NLP / ML/ IR background - Curata (Cambridge, MA) ==
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==PhD Position on Adaptive Text Generation in a Serious Game, The Netherlands==
  
'''Curata, Inc.'''
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* Employer: University of Twente
Curata, Inc. provides easy-to-use marketing solutions for content curation and content marketing. Curata's product, Curata, allows marketers to easily find, organize and share content on specific issues or topics in order to establish thought leadership, own industry conversations and drive qualified web traffic. Curata was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.curata.com.
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* Title: PhD position
 
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* Specialty: Natural Language Generation
'''Role Description'''
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* Location: Enschede, The Netherlands
We are looking for an individual who enjoys building and shipping code as an engineer, first and foremost, but also enjoys prototyping new product ideas leveraging natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning skills. You are a fit if you enjoy experimenting with a large text corpus, innovating new product concepts, and ultimately packaging and shipping your work.
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* Deadline: 28 August, 2017
 
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* Date posted: August 4, 2017
In the past two years, our customer base, comprising of marketing, information services, and knowledge management professionals, have curated millions of pieces of content through our complex content procurement and processing pipeline. We release new code many times a day, and have fun continually optimizing and enhancing our product. As a start-up, we need someone who can match the high energy and enthusiasm of our team.
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* Contact: [mailto:m.theune@utwente.nl Mariët Theune]
 
 
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 ==
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The research group Human Media Interaction of the University of Twente is looking for a PhD candidate to work on adaptive text generation. The PhD research aims at generating natural language texts in Dutch, for use in a training game for Dutch firefighters. The texts will be adaptive in the sense that they will be tailored to the player’s individual needs and competences. The type of narrative game that will be developed in our project (in collaboration with a serious game company) offers multiple opportunities for such tailoring of textual game content. Specifically, the goal is to work on the generation of in-game texts based on current real-world data, the generation of non-player character dialogue and the generation of post-game narrative feedback on player performance. Since the generated texts will be in Dutch, the PhD candidate is expected to have a good command of the Dutch language.
  
* Employer: University of Aberdeen
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The position is full-time for four years. Starting date is as soon as possible. Find more details about the position, including how to apply, by clicking on the link below:
* 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.
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https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancies/!/vacature/1155511
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.
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==Permanent Position for Postdocs in Machine Learning & NLP, Paris, France==
  
== Executive Director at University of Maryland ==
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* Employer: SPARTED
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* Title: Project Researcher
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* Specialty: NLP, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Information Extraction
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* Location: Paris (16), France
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* Deadline: Until candidate is found
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* Date posted: August 4, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:camille@sparted.com]; phone [+33] (06)52148693
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* Website: http://www.sparted.com
  
** Employer: University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
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SPARTED is an innovative and disruptive French EdTech startup that is changing the way people learn by turning employees into daily learners. We offer companies and organizations a SaaS micro-learning mobile platform that allows them to create online gamified content and deliver it independently in a white label app.
** Title:  Executive Director
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SPARTED is initiated an ambitious project and is hiring a Postdoc researcher to pilot it. Find more details about the position by clicking on the link below:
** 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.  
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http://files.sparted.com/all/Job%20description/AI%20FICHE%20DE%20POSTE.pdf
  
'''DUTIES:'''  The Executive Director (ED) has leadership responsibility for research, operations, strategic planning, and compliance with university and government requirements and regulations associated with CASL’s designation as a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The ED’s duties include developing and implementing the US Government-approved research agenda; developing and managing external relations and outreach to academia, industry, and government for purposes of collaborative research and consultation; and overseeing relevant UARC-designated activities and outreach, collaboration, education, policy and evaluation. The ED ensures the hiring and retention of the best researchers and research managers in CASL’s core compentencies and other relevant disciplines as well as highly qualified financial, information technology, operations, logistics, and security support staff. In addition to aligning CASL’s strategic plan with its mission to meet the needs of clients, the ED provides leadership in identifying opportunities for partnering and collaborating with academic departments and other research centers on campus. The ED reports to the Vice President for Research and directly supervises the directors of CASL’s various units. 
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== Funded PhD Position in NLP & Music Technology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain ==
  
'''QUALIFICATIONS:''' Candidates must have an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in a discipline related to one of CASL’s core competencies (e.g., Less Commonly Taught Languages and Cultures; Second Language Acquisition; Computational Linguistics; Linguistics; Cognitive or Social Psychology; Cognitive Science or Cognitive Neuroscience), with a distinguished record of scholarly achievement and/or leadership in one or more areas relevant to the research foci of the center. Candidates' experience, research and publications should show evidence of ability to tackle complex, interdisciplinary research and to work collaboratively with a range of institutions and researchers. Experience working closely with US government and/or industry colleagues in non-academic settings is essential. Candidates must qualify for an academic appointment either as a tenured professor or as a professor of the practice in a department consistent with their background.
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* Employer: Universitat Pompeu Fabra [https://www.upf.edu/en/web/etic], Barcelona, Spain
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* Title: PhD Scholarship
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* Specialty: Text Mining, Information Extraction, Music Information Retrieval
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* Location: Barcelona, Spain
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* Deadline: Until candidate is found
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* Date posted: June 10, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:horacio.saggion@upf.edu]
  
'''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
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PhD position on data-driven methodologies for music knowledge extraction
 
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In the context of a collaborative project between the Music Technology and the Natural Language Processing groups of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) we offer a PhD position dedicated to developing data-driven methodologies for music knowledge extraction by combining Natural Language Processing and Music Information Retrieval approaches.
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.
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Supervisors of the position: Xavier Serra and Horacio Saggion
 
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Contact for application:  Aurelio Ruiz (aurelio.ruiz@upf.edu)
* 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'''
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The work to be done in this PhD will aim at processing music related text from open web sources in order to generate musically relevant knowledge. For this, it will require combining methodologies coming from Music Information Retrieval (MIR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Musicology.
 
 
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'''
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The PhD position is part of the María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program on data-driven knowledge extraction (MDM-2015-0502) and linked to the program of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Competitiveness .
  
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
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== Scientific System Developer, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt ==
  
== Associate Research Scientist (NLP) at Educational Testing Service ==
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* Employer: [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/ UKP Lab], [https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ Technische Universität Darmstadt], Germany
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* Title: Scientific System Developer
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* Specialty: Argument Mining, Machine Learning, Big Data Analysis
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* Location: Darmstadt
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* Deadline: May 31, 2017
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* Date posted: May 3, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de]
  
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)  
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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 a
* 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'''
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'''Scientific System Developer'''<br>
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'''(PostDoc- or PhD-level; time-limited project position until April 2020)'''
  
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).
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to strengthen the group’s profile in the area of Argument Mining, Machine Learning and Big Data Analysis. The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of which Argument Mining is one of the rapidly developing focus areas in collaboration with industrial partners.  
 
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
 
  
* Provide scientific and technical skills in conceptualizing, designing, obtaining support for, conducting, managing, and disseminating results of research projects in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), or portions of large-scale research studies or programs in the same field.  
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We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science 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 Argument Mining (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 Python as well as experience in information retrieval, large-scale data processing and machine learning. Experience with continuous system integration and testing and distributed/cluster computing is a strong plus. Combining fundamental NLP research with industrial applications from different application domains will be highly encouraged.
  
* Develop and/or modify NLP theories to conceptualize and implement new capabilities in automated scoring and NLP systems to improve assessments, learning tools and test development practices.  
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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 and 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.
  
* Apply scientific, technical and software engineering skills in designing and conducting research studies and capability development in support of educational products and services.  
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Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).  
  
* Develop and oversee the conduct of selected portions of research proposals and project budgets.
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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 31.05.2017. The position is open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.
  
* Design and conduct complex scientific studies functioning as an expert in major facets of the projects.
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Questions about the position can be directed to: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de Johannes Daxenberger]; phone: [+49] (0)6151 16-25297
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We look forward to receiving your application!
  
* 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.
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== Two postdoc positions on plausible reasoning with vector space embeddings at Cardiff University ==
  
* Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators.
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* Employer: Cardiff University
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
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* Specialty: vector space embeddings, statistical relational learning, knowledge representation, neural networks, explainable AI
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* Location: Cardiff, UK
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* Deadline: May 20, 2017
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* Date posted: April 20, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:schockaerts1@cardiff.ac.uk Steven Schockaert]
  
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Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associate posts at Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics:
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
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* The focus of the first position will be on developing methods for exploiting entity embeddings in statistical relational learning, to enable robust plausible reasoning from sparse relational data. Entity embeddings can be used to identify plausible formulas that are missing from a given knowledge base, intuitively by applying a kind of similarity or analogy based reasoning. Statistical relational learning can also be used to infer plausible formulas, but instead relies on modelling statistical dependencies among relational facts at the symbolic level. Unifying both methodologies will allow us to develop powerful inference methods that combine their complementary strengths. The resulting method will be applied to zero and one shot learning tasks, with a focus on automated knowledge base completion.
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*The focus of the second position will be on learning vector space embeddings of events and the causal relations between them. In contrast to existing approaches, the learned embeddings will explicitly model which entities participate in the events, how they are related, and how their relationships are affected by different events. This will require combining ideas from neural network models for event embedding (e.g. based on LSTMs) with ideas from knowledge graph embedding models. Among others, the resulting model will allow us to uncover more intricate causal relationships, to generate supporting explanations for causal predictions, to incorporate prior knowledge, and to transfer learned knowledge between domains. Intended applications include recognising textual entailment, stock market prediction, and event-focused information retrieval.
  
EDUCATION
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Successful candidates are expected to have a strong background in natural language processing, machine learning, or knowledge representation. This research will be part of Steven Schockaert's FLEXILOG project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)
  
Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, with strong emphasis on NLP technology and preferably some education in linguistics is required.
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Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of research universities, and was ranked 5th in the UK based on the quality of research in the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework. The university has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. Cardiff is a strong and vibrant capital city with good transportation links and an excellent range of housing available.  
 
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:
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'''More information'''
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For more details about the positions, please contact Steven Schockaert (SchockaertS1@cardiff.ac.uk). For instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 5878BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.
  
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
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== Postdoc in Machine Learning for Multimodal Behavior and Mental State Analysis, University of Colorado Boulder ==
  
== Associate Research Engineer at Educational Testing Service ==
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* Employer: University of Colorado Boulder
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
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* Specialty: Advanced Machine Learning
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* Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
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* Deadline: Ongoing, desired start Summer/Fall 2017
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* Date posted: March 31, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:sidney.dmello@gmail.com Dr. Sidney D’Mello]
  
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)  
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'''Postdoc in Machine Learning for Multimodal Behavior and Mental State Analysis''' <br/>
* Job Title: Associate Research Engineer
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(Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder)
* 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'''
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The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder anticipates hiring a full time  postdoctoral fellow starting Summer/Fall 2017 for one year and renewable for a second year. The position includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and full benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  
ETS's Research & Development division has an opening for a researcher in the NLP & Speech Group. The Group currently consists of about 15 Ph.D. level research scientists in areas related to NLP and speech. Its main focus is on foundational research as well as on development of new capabilities to automatically score written and spoken test responses in a wide range of ETS test programs including TOEFL(R)iBT and GRE(R).
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The postdoc will develop and apply machine learning techniques in the hierarchical and temporal domains to model behavioral and mental states (e.g., affect, attention, workload) from multimodal data (e.g., video, audio, physiology, eye gaze) across a range of interaction contexts (e.g., online learning, in-class learning, collaborative problem solving).
  
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The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Sidney D’Mello and will play a collaborative and co-leadership role in a vibrant research team encompassing researchers in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Education.
'''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.
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The position offers a unique postdoctoral training experience and unsurpassed publishing opportunities within multi-department and multi-institution grant-funded projects. The postdoc will be encouraged to develop advanced technical skills, strengthen their research portfolios via peer-reviewed publications, gain interdisciplinary experience by working with a diverse team, develop leadership skills by mentoring students, and gain expertise in co-authoring grant proposals.
  
* 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.
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'''Required'''
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* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field (at the time of hire)
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* Research experience in advanced machine learning for temporal and hierarchical domains (e.g., probabilistic graphical models, deep recurrent neural networks) applied to human behavior and mental state analysis (e.g., affective computing, dyadic/triadic interaction)
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* Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and writing proficiency as evidenced by a strong publication record
  
* 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.
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'''Desired'''
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* Research experience in one or more of the following areas (computer vision, eye tracking, computational psychophysiology, fMRI, multimodal fusion, collaborative problem solving, real-world sensing)
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* Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  
* Assist in the preparation of NLP development components of proposals and cost/resource estimates.
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'''Job Details'''
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* 1-2 year position. Initial contract is for one year (providing renewal after 6-month probationary period). Second year contract is based on performance and availability of funds.
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* Start date is negotiable, but anticipated for Summer/Fall 2017.
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* Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with qualifications. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.
  
* Maintain continuing awareness of recent advances in speech and natural language processing, machine learning, and software development methodologies.
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'''How to apply''' <br/>
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Please complete Faculty/University Staff EEO Data (application) form ([https://goo.gl/YC9g94 https://goo.gl/YC9g94]) and upload the following required documents: 1—Cover letter; 2—Curriculum Vitae 3—List of Three References 4-One or two representative publications.
  
* Implement components of technical documentation of NLP software systems, solutions and results.
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Special Instructions to Applicants: The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
  
* Attend area-wide staff training and development sessions.  
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The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at [mailto:adacoordinator@colorado.edu adacoordinator@colorado.edu].
 
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
 
  
EDUCATION
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'''Questions''' <br/>
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Please email [mailto:sidney.dmello@gmail.com Dr. Sidney D’Mello]
  
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.
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== Researcher in Machine Learning and NLP, DFKI, Germany ==
  
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* Employer: [http://www.dfki.de/ DFKI GmbH], Germany
'''APPLYING'''
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* Title: Researcher
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* Specialty: Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Machine Translation
 +
* Location: Saarbruecken
 +
* Deadline: March 31, 2017
 +
* Date posted: March 13, 2017
 +
* Contact: [mailto:mlt-sek@dfki.de Prof. Josef van Genabith]
  
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
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The Multilingual Technologies (MLT) Lab at DFKI is looking to expand its expertise in Machine Learning with a focus on Deep Learning, Machine Translation and possibly other areas of NLP. Depending on experience, the position is available at the Junior/Researcher/Senior/Principal Researcher level.
  
http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124339&type=True&cfcend
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'''Key research responsibilities''' include:
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* machine and deep learning for natural language processing/machine translation
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* software development and integration
 +
* publication in top-tier conferences and journals
  
If there are any questions, please contact: Dave Yanchuk (609) 406-5291 dyanchuk@ets.org
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'''General responsibilities''' include:
 +
* engagement with industry partners and contract research
 +
* identification of funding opportunities and engagement in proposal writing
 +
* contribution to teaching and supervision in accordance with University and DFKI rules and regulations
 +
* administrative work associated with programmes of research
  
== Junior Researcher at Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) ==
+
'''Requirements:'''
 +
* MSc/PhD in computer science, machine learning, natural language processing, computational linguistics or similar
 +
* Strong background and track record in machine learning, neural nets and deep learning
 +
* Strong background and track record in NLP and MT - Excellent programming skills
 +
* Excellent problem solving skills, independent and creative thinking
 +
* Excellent team working and communication skills
 +
* Excellent command of written and oral English
 +
* Command of German and other  languages not a requirement but helpful
  
* Employer: Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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The successful applicant will work in the DFKI MLT lab led by Prof. Josef van Genabith (Scientific Director MLT, DFKI, and Chair of Translation-Oriented Language Technologies, Saarland University).
* 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".  
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'''Working environment:'''
 +
DFKI is one of the largest AI research institutes worldwide, with several sites in Germany, covering basic research and applications. DFKI is a not-for-profit company with more than 500 researchers from 60+ countries across the globe. DFKI is based on a shareholder model including globally operating companies such as Intel, Google, Microsoft, Nuance, SAP, BMW, VW, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom, several SMEs, three German universities and three German Federal States.
  
The position involves basic research on issues related to data sparsity in machine translation between non-central language pairs. In particular, morphological closeness shall be exploited and bootstrapping methods shall be employed to counter the data sparsity. Further information is available at http://varieties.ofai.at.
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The DFKI Multilingual Technologies lab partners in international, national and industry funded research projects in all areas of Language Technologies (including machine translation, question answering, information extraction, human-robot communication, speech and the multi-lingual web). The MLT lab currently leads the H2020 European Research project [http://www.qt21.eu/ QT21] on MT, the EU CEF funded [http://lr-coordination.eu/ ELRC] project and the EU funded [http://www.tradr-project.eu/ TRADR] project on human-robot collaboration in disaster response scenarios.
  
A basic gross salary of EUR 40,000-45,000 per anno will be offered depending on the experience of the candidate.
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The MLT lab is part of the DFKI site at the Saarland University campus in Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarland University has exceptionally strong Computer Science and Computational Linguistics departments, two Max Plank Institutes in Computer Science, an Excellence Cluster in [http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de/en/start Multimodal Computing and Interaction] and several International Doctoral and Master programmes in Computer Science and Computational Linguistics. DFKI staff regularly engage in teaching and supervision at Saarland University.
  
OFAI encourages its researchers to publish results in the top venues (ACL, EMNLP, etc.) and provides travel funding towards this end.
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'''Geographical environment:'''
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[http://www.saarbruecken.de/en Saarbrücken] is the capital of Saarland with approximately 190,000 inhabitants. It is located right in the heart of Europe and is the cultural center of this border region of Germany, France and Luxembourg. Some of the closest larger cities are Trier, Nancy, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt. Paris can be reached by train in just under 2 hours. Living costs are modest in comparison with other large cities in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
  
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).
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'''Starting date, duration, salary:'''
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Preferred starting date is May/June 2017. The position is available until June 30, 2020, with opportunities for extension depending on performance and future funding. Compensation is competitive and reflects individual competence, seniority and special skills.
  
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.
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'''Application:'''
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Applications are required to include a short cover letter, a CV, list of publications, a brief summary of research interests, and contact information for three references. Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to [mailto:mlt-sek@dfki.de Prof. Josef van Genabith] referring to job opening no. 22/17-JvG. Deadline for applications is March 31st, 2017. The position remains open until filled. Please contact [mailto:josef.van_genabith@dfki.de Prof. van Genabith] for informal inquiries.
  
About Vienna: Vienna is the Austrian capital and consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. At over 1,600,000 inhabitants, Vienna is one of the largest cities in the central European region and home to numerous universities and research institutions, providing an intellectually stimulating environment.
 
  
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== Associate Research Scientist, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt ==
  
== Junior Research Group Leaders at Saarland University ==
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* Employer: [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/ UKP Lab], [https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ Technische Universität Darmstadt], Germany
 +
* Title: Associate Research Scientist
 +
* Specialty: Interactive Machine Learning (IML) or Natural Language Processing for Language Learning
 +
* Location: Darmstadt
 +
* Deadline: March 8, 2017
 +
* Date posted: February 21, 2017
 +
* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de Prof. Iryna Gurevych]
  
* Employer: Saarland University, Germany
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The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has two openings for an
* 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.
+
'''Associate Research Scientist'''<br />
 +
'''(PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years)'''
  
Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2012.
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to strengthen the group’s profile in the areas of Interactive Machine
 +
Learning (IML) or Natural Language Processing for Language Learning.
 +
The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who
 +
work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of
 +
which Interactive Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
 +
for Language Learning are the focus areas researched in collaboration
 +
with partners in research and industry.
  
For the complete announcement see:
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We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science with a
http://www.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Campus/Service/Stellenausschreibung/Wissenschaftliches_Personal/W490.pdf
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specialization in Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing,
 +
preferably with expertise in research and development projects, and
 +
strong communication skills in English and German.
  
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* The successful applicant in the area of Interactive Machine Learning will work on research activities regarding its application to end-user content annotation, information structuring and recommendation, or semantic text analysis, and development activities to create functional and attractive user-oriented product prototypes.
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* The successful applicant in the area of Natural Language Processing for Language Learning will work on research activities in automatically assessing language competencies and readability as well as on generating exercise material for language learners in intelligent real-time learning systems.
  
Additional information on the excellence cluster is available on
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Prior work in the above areas is a definite advantage. Ideally, the
http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de/
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candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and
 +
implementing complex (NLP and/or ML) systems, experience in
 +
large-scale data analysis, large-scale knowledge bases, and strong
 +
programming skills incl. Java. Experience with neural network
 +
architectures and a sense for user experience design are a strong
 +
plus. Combining fundamental NLP research on Interactive Machine
 +
Learning or Natural Language Processing with practical applications
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in different domains including education will be highly encouraged.
  
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UKP’s wide cooperation network both within its own research community
 +
and with partners from research and industry provides an excellent
 +
environment for the position to be filled. The Department of Computer
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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 Research Training
 +
Group [https://www.aiphes.tu-darmstadt.de/ "Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content" (AIPHES)] funded by the DFG emphasize NLP, machine learning, text
 +
mining, 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
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highest industrial standards, cooperative work style and close
 +
interaction of team members working on common goals.
  
Please feel free to contact for further information any of the PIs (Matthew Crocker, Manfred Pinkal, Hans Uszkoreit) or JRG leaders (Vera Demberg, Caroline Sporleder, Ivan Titov) in the research area. 
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Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an
 +
outline of previous working or research experience (if available).
  
== Scientist Position in Statistical Machine Translation at Microsoft ==
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Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things
 +
being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference.
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Please send the applications to:
 +
[mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de] by 08.03.2017. The positions
 +
are open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the
 +
position is still open.
  
* Employer: MICROSOFT
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==  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Northwestern University ==
* Division: Online Services Division
+
*Employer: Northwestern University, USA
* Title: Scientist Position
+
*Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Northwestern University
* Job ID: 789594
+
*Speciality: Open area
* Specialty: Statistical Machine Translation
+
*Location: Evanston, IL, USA
* Location: Bellevue, WA or Mountain Vew, CA
+
*Deadline: April 1, 2017
* Deadline: As soon as possible
+
*Date posted: February 17, 2017
* Date Posted: March 30, 2012
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*Contact: matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu
* Contact: https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=77908&jlang=EN
 
  
Scientist Position in Statistical Machine Translation
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The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, non-renewable, two year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of linguistics. We are looking for candidates who pursue an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the scientific study of language, utilizing experimental methods, corpus analysis, and/or computational modeling to inform linguistic theory and its applications. The fellowship period begins September 1, 2017. Each year, the fellow will be expected to teach one undergraduate-level course in the Department of Linguistics. The fellow will also serve as an undergraduate adviser for the Cognitive Science Program, working with students pursuing the major and minor on academic issues (e.g., course selection, research opportunities, progress on degree requirements).
 
   
 
   
Research and Development Opportunities for Next Generation Technology at Microsoft
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The fellow will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of researchers from across the cognitive sciences (including communication sciences, computer science, learning sciences, music cognition, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology). The fellow’s research will be supported by the facilities of the Department of Linguistics.
 
   
 
   
Do you want to impact billions of people all over the world with speech technology that you create?
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To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by April 1, 2017. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences) by the start date. Please include a CV that includes contact information, brief statements of research and teaching interests (1-3 pages each), up to 3 reprints or other written work (including thesis chapters for ABD applicants), teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and contact information for three references. Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for online application instructions.
 
 
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.  
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E-mail inquiries should be directed to Matt Goldrick, Chair of the Department of Linguistics (matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
 
 
Join the excitement to be part of the newly formed team of scientists within Microsoft and to impact the lives of billions of people all over the world. We are talking about Bing, Windows, XBOX, Mobile, Exchange Server and Tellme, just to name a few. Microsoft is dedicated to improving everyday life using speech. And not just in a few countries - but around the world.
 
 
 
  
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==  Postdoctoral Research Position in Interpretable Machine Learning at Cardiff University, UK ==
 +
*Employer: Cardiff University, UK
 +
*Title: Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
 +
*Speciality: Vector Space Models, Deep Learning, Interpretable Machine Learning, Symbolic Models
 +
*Location: Cardiff, UK
 +
*Deadline: March 2, 2017
 +
*Date posted: February 13, 2017
 +
*Contact: schockaerts1@cardiff.ac.uk
  
== Reasoning about Agent's Mental States in Dialog and Joint Activity (CMU Silicon Valley) ==
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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate post in Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 30 months, starting on 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to undertake world-class research in the field of Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the aim of this post will be to develop novel methods for learning interpretable/symbolic models from diverse sources of information, including knowledge graphs, vector space models and natural language text. These models will then be used as background theories in applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning. You will work closely with Steven Schockaert. You will possess or be near the completion of a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, or have relevant industrial experience.
  
* Employer: Inst. for the Study of Learning and Expertise at CMU Silicon Valley
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This research will be part of the FLEXILOG project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)
* 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
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'''Essential criteria'''
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
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* Postgraduate degree at PhD level, or near to completion of a PhD in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience
Campus. The start date is negotiable, but the position will be available
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* An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within at least two of the following research fields: Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing.
on May 1, 2012, and the project has funding for another two years.
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* A strong background in statistics and linear algebra.
Interested parties should send their curriculum vitae, along with
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* Excellent programming skills.
the contact details for two or more references, to Pat Langley
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* Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field.
<patrick.w.langley@gmail.com>.
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* Proven ability to publish in relevant journals (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Machine Learning) or top-tier conferences (e.g. IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI, NIPS, ICML, KDD, ACL, EMNLP).
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* Ability to understand and apply for competitive research funding.
 +
* Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication.
 +
* Ability to supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals.
 +
* Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team-working within work.
  
 +
'''Background about the university'''
  
== Post-doctoral researcher in metaphor detection and analysis at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL ==
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Cardiff is a strong and vibrant capital city with good transportation links and an excellent range of housing available. Various surveys have ranked it as one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of research universities, and was ranked 5th in the UK based on the quality of research in the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework. The university has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. The school has a strong research track record recognised for its outstanding impact in terms of reach and significance, with 79% of its outputs deemed world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  
* Employer: Illinois Institute of Technology
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'''Background about the project'''
* 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==
 
* Employer: Educational Testing Service ([http://www.ets.org www.ets.org])
 
* Job Title: Research Associate
 
* Location: Princeton, NJ
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
 
* Date Posted: 28-Jan-2012
 
* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=122972&BUID=2538 Application Website]
 
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
 
 
 
'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
 
 
 
Educational Testing Service has an opening for a Research Associate position in the Research Coordination and Support Group. The successful candidate will primarily provide support to Research Scientists working on a branch of computer science and computational linguistics known as Natural Language Processing (NLP) by assisting in the management of resources across numerous projects, leading communication efforts both internally and externally, and participating in all phases of research projects, including research design, project management, data collection and analysis. He or she will also collaborate with researchers in responding to external requests for information, external grant applications, and in preparing study results for publication or presentation.
 
 
 
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
 
 
 
* Provide full professional support to and collaborate with a Director of Research; Senior Research Scientists; and Research Scientists.
 
 
 
* Participate in planning, management, and design of research. Serve as co-investigator in research areas; collaborate on research projects.
 
 
 
* Plan and manage annotations for a variety of projects.
 
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
* Design original research instruments and methods and applications of research.
 
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
* Contact, establish, and develop relationships with research community and with data sources.
 
 
 
* Arrange and attend conferences and meetings; present research findings at professional meetings.
 
 
 
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
 
 
 
EDUCATION
 
 
 
A Master's degree in linguistics, computer science, and/or natural language processing (NLP) is necessary.
 
 
 
EXPERIENCE
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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=122972&BUID=2538
 
 
 
If there are any questions, please contact:
 
 
 
Dave Yanchuk
 
(609) 406-5291
 
dyanchuk@ets.org
 
 
 
 
 
==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.
 
For job considerations, please send your cover letter and CV to hmoon@hrl.com.
 
 
 
Job Description:
 
 
 
EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, EE or related fields
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==Postdoc or Research Associate - Natural Language Processing==
 
* Employer: IHMC (www.ihmc.us)
 
* Rank or Title: Research Associate - Natural Language Processing
 
* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing
 
* Location: Ocala, FL
 
* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
 
* Date Posted: January 3rd, 2012
 
* Contact email ywilks@ihmc.us
 
 
 
'''About Us'''
 
IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Required:
 
 
 
▪ Natural language processing / computational linguistics background. Ideal: metaphor and/or machine learning applications
 
 
 
▪ Substantial skills in processing large scale corpora. Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.
 
 
 
▪ Ph.D. in computational linguistics / natural language processing or related areas.
 
 
 
Skills and Experience:
 
 
 
▪ 3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project.
 
 
 
▪ Expertise in at least some of the following specific NLP areas and topics: question answering, lexical semantics, collocations, terminology extraction, disambiguation, multi-word expressions, (shallow) parsing, named entity recognition, lexical acquisition, paraphrasis acquisition, information extraction, text classification, evaluation methodologies.
 
 
 
▪ Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, POS taggers, parsers, LingPipe, SVMLight, NLTK, Weka, and similar tools.
 
 
 
▪ Ideal: experience with ontologies, RDF, other semantic web resources or tools.
 
 
 
Apply to Yorick Wilks at: ywilks@ihmc.us
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
== Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Queens College of CUNY ==
 
* Employer: Queens College of the City University of New York
 
* Location: New York, NY
 
* Deadline: Review of applications to begin on March 1, 2012
 
* Website: http://www.cs.qc.cuny.edu/
 
* Date posted: January 4, 2012
 
  
'''Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor'''
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Vector space embeddings have become a popular representation framework in many areas of natural language processing and knowledge representation. In the context of knowledge base completion, for example, their ability to capture important statistical dependencies in relational data has proven remarkably powerful. These vector space models, however, are typically not interpretable, which can be problematic for at least two reasons. First, in applications it is often important that we can provide an intuitive justification to the end user as to why a given statement is believed, and such justifications are moreover invaluable for debugging or assessing the performance of a system. Second, the black box nature of these representations makes it difficult to integrate them with other sources of information, such as statements derived from natural language, or from structured domain theories. Symbolic representations, on the other hand, are easy to interpret, but classical inference is not sufficiently robust (e.g. in case of inconsistency) and too inflexible (e.g. in case of missing knowledge) for most applications.
  
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 overall aim of the FLEXILOG project is to develop novel forms of reasoning that combine the transparency of logical methods with the flexibility and robustness of vector space representations. For example, symbolic inference can be augmented with inductive reasoning patterns (based on cognitive models of human commonsense reasoning), by relying on fine-grained semantic relationships that are derived from vector space representations. Conversely, logical formulas can be interpreted as spatial constraints on vector space representations. This duality between logical theories and vector space representations opens up various new possibilities for learning interpretable domain theories from data, which will enable new ways of tackling applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning.
  
Both junior and senior researchers are encouraged to apply; compensation and title are commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Candidates are expected to collaborate with members of our current faculty in computational linguistics -- either on existing research projects or on new joint endeavors.  If interested in teaching experience, the visiting faculty member is also invited to teach one course on a topic closely related to his or her research specialty.
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'''More information'''
  
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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For more details about the project and instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 5545BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.
  
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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==  Research Associates in Natural Language Processing / Text Mining, University of Manchester, UK ==
 +
*Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
 +
*Title: Research Associates in Natural Language Processing / Text Mining
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*Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
 +
*Location: Manchester, UK
 +
*Deadline: March 13, 2017
 +
*Date posted: February 10, 2017
 +
*Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk
  
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 School of Computer Science, National Centre for Text Mining at the University of Manchester seeks to appoint two Research Associates in Natural Language Processing-based Text Mining to expand its text mining research portfolio.
  
Dr. Matt Huenerfauth, Search Committee Chair
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They will join a strong team of 12+ staff who work on numerous national and international research projects, including industry, in areas of information extraction, disambiguation, topic analysis, natural language processing, biomedical text mining and machine learning.
  
Department of Computer Science
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'''Skills'''
  
Queens College-CUNY
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You should have a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining. The focus of your research will be in developing (semi)-supervised methods for information extraction, in particular relation, event extraction and normalisation; a proven ability to develop algorithms for NLP/text mining problems using deep learning will be highly desirable; knowledge of developing text mining workflows using UIMA based environment will be a plus.  You should have excellent programming skills, preferably in Java.
  
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
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* Duration of post: Immediately until 31st October 2018
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* Salary: £31,076-£38,183 per annum
  
Flushing, New York 11365-1597
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'''Research Team'''
  
matthew.huenerfauth (at) qc.cuny.edu
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The National Centre for Text Mining (http://www.nactem.ac.uk) has been a leading centre for text mining since 2004, with areas of expertise in information extraction, terminology, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems. NaCTeM is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (http://www.mib.ac.uk) and its staff belong to the 4th ranked Computer Science school in the UK (REF2014) which has been further assessed as having the "best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research”.
  
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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Informal enquiries:  Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (Sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk).  
  
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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Deadline of applications: 13/03/2017
  
== Headline text ==
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Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=12975

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PhD Position on Adaptive Text Generation in a Serious Game, The Netherlands

  • Employer: University of Twente
  • Title: PhD position
  • Specialty: Natural Language Generation
  • Location: Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Deadline: 28 August, 2017
  • Date posted: August 4, 2017
  • Contact: Mariët Theune

The research group Human Media Interaction of the University of Twente is looking for a PhD candidate to work on adaptive text generation. The PhD research aims at generating natural language texts in Dutch, for use in a training game for Dutch firefighters. The texts will be adaptive in the sense that they will be tailored to the player’s individual needs and competences. The type of narrative game that will be developed in our project (in collaboration with a serious game company) offers multiple opportunities for such tailoring of textual game content. Specifically, the goal is to work on the generation of in-game texts based on current real-world data, the generation of non-player character dialogue and the generation of post-game narrative feedback on player performance. Since the generated texts will be in Dutch, the PhD candidate is expected to have a good command of the Dutch language.

The position is full-time for four years. Starting date is as soon as possible. Find more details about the position, including how to apply, by clicking on the link below:

https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancies/!/vacature/1155511

Permanent Position for Postdocs in Machine Learning & NLP, Paris, France

  • Employer: SPARTED
  • Title: Project Researcher
  • Specialty: NLP, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Information Extraction
  • Location: Paris (16), France
  • Deadline: Until candidate is found
  • Date posted: August 4, 2017
  • Contact: [1]; phone [+33] (06)52148693
  • Website: http://www.sparted.com

SPARTED is an innovative and disruptive French EdTech startup that is changing the way people learn by turning employees into daily learners. We offer companies and organizations a SaaS micro-learning mobile platform that allows them to create online gamified content and deliver it independently in a white label app. SPARTED is initiated an ambitious project and is hiring a Postdoc researcher to pilot it. Find more details about the position by clicking on the link below:

http://files.sparted.com/all/Job%20description/AI%20FICHE%20DE%20POSTE.pdf

Funded PhD Position in NLP & Music Technology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

  • Employer: Universitat Pompeu Fabra [2], Barcelona, Spain
  • Title: PhD Scholarship
  • Specialty: Text Mining, Information Extraction, Music Information Retrieval
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Deadline: Until candidate is found
  • Date posted: June 10, 2017
  • Contact: [3]


PhD position on data-driven methodologies for music knowledge extraction In the context of a collaborative project between the Music Technology and the Natural Language Processing groups of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) we offer a PhD position dedicated to developing data-driven methodologies for music knowledge extraction by combining Natural Language Processing and Music Information Retrieval approaches.

Supervisors of the position: Xavier Serra and Horacio Saggion Contact for application: Aurelio Ruiz (aurelio.ruiz@upf.edu)

The work to be done in this PhD will aim at processing music related text from open web sources in order to generate musically relevant knowledge. For this, it will require combining methodologies coming from Music Information Retrieval (MIR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Musicology.

The PhD position is part of the María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program on data-driven knowledge extraction (MDM-2015-0502) and linked to the program of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Competitiveness .


Scientific System Developer, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has an opening for a

Scientific System Developer
(PostDoc- or PhD-level; time-limited project position until April 2020)

to strengthen the group’s profile in the area of Argument Mining, Machine Learning and Big Data Analysis. The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of which Argument Mining is one of the rapidly developing focus areas in collaboration with industrial partners.

We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science 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 Argument Mining (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 Python as well as experience in information retrieval, large-scale data processing and machine learning. Experience with continuous system integration and testing and distributed/cluster computing is a strong plus. Combining fundamental NLP research 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 and 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 31.05.2017. The position is open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Johannes Daxenberger; phone: [+49] (0)6151 16-25297 We look forward to receiving your application!


Two postdoc positions on plausible reasoning with vector space embeddings at Cardiff University

  • Employer: Cardiff University
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Specialty: vector space embeddings, statistical relational learning, knowledge representation, neural networks, explainable AI
  • Location: Cardiff, UK
  • Deadline: May 20, 2017
  • Date posted: April 20, 2017
  • Contact: Steven Schockaert

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associate posts at Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics:

  • The focus of the first position will be on developing methods for exploiting entity embeddings in statistical relational learning, to enable robust plausible reasoning from sparse relational data. Entity embeddings can be used to identify plausible formulas that are missing from a given knowledge base, intuitively by applying a kind of similarity or analogy based reasoning. Statistical relational learning can also be used to infer plausible formulas, but instead relies on modelling statistical dependencies among relational facts at the symbolic level. Unifying both methodologies will allow us to develop powerful inference methods that combine their complementary strengths. The resulting method will be applied to zero and one shot learning tasks, with a focus on automated knowledge base completion.
  • The focus of the second position will be on learning vector space embeddings of events and the causal relations between them. In contrast to existing approaches, the learned embeddings will explicitly model which entities participate in the events, how they are related, and how their relationships are affected by different events. This will require combining ideas from neural network models for event embedding (e.g. based on LSTMs) with ideas from knowledge graph embedding models. Among others, the resulting model will allow us to uncover more intricate causal relationships, to generate supporting explanations for causal predictions, to incorporate prior knowledge, and to transfer learned knowledge between domains. Intended applications include recognising textual entailment, stock market prediction, and event-focused information retrieval.

Successful candidates are expected to have a strong background in natural language processing, machine learning, or knowledge representation. This research will be part of Steven Schockaert's FLEXILOG project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of research universities, and was ranked 5th in the UK based on the quality of research in the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework. The university has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. Cardiff is a strong and vibrant capital city with good transportation links and an excellent range of housing available.


More information For more details about the positions, please contact Steven Schockaert (SchockaertS1@cardiff.ac.uk). For instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 5878BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.


Postdoc in Machine Learning for Multimodal Behavior and Mental State Analysis, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Employer: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Specialty: Advanced Machine Learning
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Deadline: Ongoing, desired start Summer/Fall 2017
  • Date posted: March 31, 2017
  • Contact: Dr. Sidney D’Mello

Postdoc in Machine Learning for Multimodal Behavior and Mental State Analysis
(Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder)

The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder anticipates hiring a full time postdoctoral fellow starting Summer/Fall 2017 for one year and renewable for a second year. The position includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and full benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The postdoc will develop and apply machine learning techniques in the hierarchical and temporal domains to model behavioral and mental states (e.g., affect, attention, workload) from multimodal data (e.g., video, audio, physiology, eye gaze) across a range of interaction contexts (e.g., online learning, in-class learning, collaborative problem solving).

The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Sidney D’Mello and will play a collaborative and co-leadership role in a vibrant research team encompassing researchers in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Education.

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

Required

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field (at the time of hire)
  • Research experience in advanced machine learning for temporal and hierarchical domains (e.g., probabilistic graphical models, deep recurrent neural networks) applied to human behavior and mental state analysis (e.g., affective computing, dyadic/triadic interaction)
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and writing proficiency as evidenced by a strong publication record

Desired

  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas (computer vision, eye tracking, computational psychophysiology, fMRI, multimodal fusion, collaborative problem solving, real-world sensing)
  • Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

Job Details

  • 1-2 year position. Initial contract is for one year (providing renewal after 6-month probationary period). Second year contract is based on performance and availability of funds.
  • Start date is negotiable, but anticipated for Summer/Fall 2017.
  • Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with qualifications. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

How to apply
Please complete Faculty/University Staff EEO Data (application) form (https://goo.gl/YC9g94) and upload the following required documents: 1—Cover letter; 2—Curriculum Vitae 3—List of Three References 4-One or two representative publications.

Special Instructions to Applicants: The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at adacoordinator@colorado.edu.

Questions
Please email Dr. Sidney D’Mello


Researcher in Machine Learning and NLP, DFKI, Germany

  • Employer: DFKI GmbH, Germany
  • Title: Researcher
  • Specialty: Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Machine Translation
  • Location: Saarbruecken
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Date posted: March 13, 2017
  • Contact: Prof. Josef van Genabith

The Multilingual Technologies (MLT) Lab at DFKI is looking to expand its expertise in Machine Learning with a focus on Deep Learning, Machine Translation and possibly other areas of NLP. Depending on experience, the position is available at the Junior/Researcher/Senior/Principal Researcher level.

Key research responsibilities include:

  • machine and deep learning for natural language processing/machine translation
  • software development and integration
  • publication in top-tier conferences and journals

General responsibilities include:

  • engagement with industry partners and contract research
  • identification of funding opportunities and engagement in proposal writing
  • contribution to teaching and supervision in accordance with University and DFKI rules and regulations
  • administrative work associated with programmes of research

Requirements:

  • MSc/PhD in computer science, machine learning, natural language processing, computational linguistics or similar
  • Strong background and track record in machine learning, neural nets and deep learning
  • Strong background and track record in NLP and MT - Excellent programming skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills, independent and creative thinking
  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • Excellent command of written and oral English
  • Command of German and other languages not a requirement but helpful

The successful applicant will work in the DFKI MLT lab led by Prof. Josef van Genabith (Scientific Director MLT, DFKI, and Chair of Translation-Oriented Language Technologies, Saarland University).

Working environment: DFKI is one of the largest AI research institutes worldwide, with several sites in Germany, covering basic research and applications. DFKI is a not-for-profit company with more than 500 researchers from 60+ countries across the globe. DFKI is based on a shareholder model including globally operating companies such as Intel, Google, Microsoft, Nuance, SAP, BMW, VW, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom, several SMEs, three German universities and three German Federal States.

The DFKI Multilingual Technologies lab partners in international, national and industry funded research projects in all areas of Language Technologies (including machine translation, question answering, information extraction, human-robot communication, speech and the multi-lingual web). The MLT lab currently leads the H2020 European Research project QT21 on MT, the EU CEF funded ELRC project and the EU funded TRADR project on human-robot collaboration in disaster response scenarios.

The MLT lab is part of the DFKI site at the Saarland University campus in Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarland University has exceptionally strong Computer Science and Computational Linguistics departments, two Max Plank Institutes in Computer Science, an Excellence Cluster in Multimodal Computing and Interaction and several International Doctoral and Master programmes in Computer Science and Computational Linguistics. DFKI staff regularly engage in teaching and supervision at Saarland University.

Geographical environment: Saarbrücken is the capital of Saarland with approximately 190,000 inhabitants. It is located right in the heart of Europe and is the cultural center of this border region of Germany, France and Luxembourg. Some of the closest larger cities are Trier, Nancy, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt. Paris can be reached by train in just under 2 hours. Living costs are modest in comparison with other large cities in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

Starting date, duration, salary: Preferred starting date is May/June 2017. The position is available until June 30, 2020, with opportunities for extension depending on performance and future funding. Compensation is competitive and reflects individual competence, seniority and special skills.

Application: Applications are required to include a short cover letter, a CV, list of publications, a brief summary of research interests, and contact information for three references. Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to Prof. Josef van Genabith referring to job opening no. 22/17-JvG. Deadline for applications is March 31st, 2017. The position remains open until filled. Please contact Prof. van Genabith for informal inquiries.


Associate Research Scientist, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt

  • Employer: UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Title: Associate Research Scientist
  • Specialty: Interactive Machine Learning (IML) or Natural Language Processing for Language Learning
  • Location: Darmstadt
  • Deadline: March 8, 2017
  • Date posted: February 21, 2017
  • Contact: Prof. Iryna Gurevych

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has two openings for an

Associate Research Scientist
(PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years)

to strengthen the group’s profile in the areas of Interactive Machine Learning (IML) or Natural Language Processing for Language Learning. The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of which Interactive Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for Language Learning are the focus areas researched in collaboration with partners in research and industry.

We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing, preferably with expertise in research and development projects, and strong communication skills in English and German.

  • The successful applicant in the area of Interactive Machine Learning will work on research activities regarding its application to end-user content annotation, information structuring and recommendation, or semantic text analysis, and development activities to create functional and attractive user-oriented product prototypes.
  • The successful applicant in the area of Natural Language Processing for Language Learning will work on research activities in automatically assessing language competencies and readability as well as on generating exercise material for language learners in intelligent real-time learning systems.

Prior work in the above areas is a definite advantage. Ideally, the candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex (NLP and/or ML) systems, experience in large-scale data analysis, large-scale knowledge bases, and strong programming skills incl. Java. Experience with neural network architectures and a sense for user experience design are a strong plus. Combining fundamental NLP research on Interactive Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing with practical applications in different domains including education will be highly encouraged.

UKP’s wide cooperation network both within its own research community and with partners from research and 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 Research Training Group "Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content" (AIPHES) funded by the DFG emphasize NLP, machine learning, text mining, 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 applications to: jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de by 08.03.2017. The positions are open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Northwestern University

  • Employer: Northwestern University, USA
  • Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Northwestern University
  • Speciality: Open area
  • Location: Evanston, IL, USA
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Date posted: February 17, 2017
  • Contact: matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu

The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, non-renewable, two year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of linguistics. We are looking for candidates who pursue an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the scientific study of language, utilizing experimental methods, corpus analysis, and/or computational modeling to inform linguistic theory and its applications. The fellowship period begins September 1, 2017. Each year, the fellow will be expected to teach one undergraduate-level course in the Department of Linguistics. The fellow will also serve as an undergraduate adviser for the Cognitive Science Program, working with students pursuing the major and minor on academic issues (e.g., course selection, research opportunities, progress on degree requirements).

The fellow will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of researchers from across the cognitive sciences (including communication sciences, computer science, learning sciences, music cognition, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology). The fellow’s research will be supported by the facilities of the Department of Linguistics.

To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by April 1, 2017. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences) by the start date. Please include a CV that includes contact information, brief statements of research and teaching interests (1-3 pages each), up to 3 reprints or other written work (including thesis chapters for ABD applicants), teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and contact information for three references. Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for online application instructions.

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

Postdoctoral Research Position in Interpretable Machine Learning at Cardiff University, UK

  • Employer: Cardiff University, UK
  • Title: Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Speciality: Vector Space Models, Deep Learning, Interpretable Machine Learning, Symbolic Models
  • Location: Cardiff, UK
  • Deadline: March 2, 2017
  • Date posted: February 13, 2017
  • Contact: schockaerts1@cardiff.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate post in Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 30 months, starting on 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to undertake world-class research in the field of Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the aim of this post will be to develop novel methods for learning interpretable/symbolic models from diverse sources of information, including knowledge graphs, vector space models and natural language text. These models will then be used as background theories in applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning. You will work closely with Steven Schockaert. You will possess or be near the completion of a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, or have relevant industrial experience.

This research will be part of the FLEXILOG project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

Essential criteria

  • Postgraduate degree at PhD level, or near to completion of a PhD in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience
  • An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within at least two of the following research fields: Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing.
  • A strong background in statistics and linear algebra.
  • Excellent programming skills.
  • Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field.
  • Proven ability to publish in relevant journals (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Machine Learning) or top-tier conferences (e.g. IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI, NIPS, ICML, KDD, ACL, EMNLP).
  • Ability to understand and apply for competitive research funding.
  • Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team-working within work.

Background about the university

Cardiff is a strong and vibrant capital city with good transportation links and an excellent range of housing available. Various surveys have ranked it as one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of research universities, and was ranked 5th in the UK based on the quality of research in the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework. The university has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. The school has a strong research track record recognised for its outstanding impact in terms of reach and significance, with 79% of its outputs deemed world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Background about the project

Vector space embeddings have become a popular representation framework in many areas of natural language processing and knowledge representation. In the context of knowledge base completion, for example, their ability to capture important statistical dependencies in relational data has proven remarkably powerful. These vector space models, however, are typically not interpretable, which can be problematic for at least two reasons. First, in applications it is often important that we can provide an intuitive justification to the end user as to why a given statement is believed, and such justifications are moreover invaluable for debugging or assessing the performance of a system. Second, the black box nature of these representations makes it difficult to integrate them with other sources of information, such as statements derived from natural language, or from structured domain theories. Symbolic representations, on the other hand, are easy to interpret, but classical inference is not sufficiently robust (e.g. in case of inconsistency) and too inflexible (e.g. in case of missing knowledge) for most applications.

The overall aim of the FLEXILOG project is to develop novel forms of reasoning that combine the transparency of logical methods with the flexibility and robustness of vector space representations. For example, symbolic inference can be augmented with inductive reasoning patterns (based on cognitive models of human commonsense reasoning), by relying on fine-grained semantic relationships that are derived from vector space representations. Conversely, logical formulas can be interpreted as spatial constraints on vector space representations. This duality between logical theories and vector space representations opens up various new possibilities for learning interpretable domain theories from data, which will enable new ways of tackling applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning.

More information

For more details about the project and instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 5545BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.

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

  • Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
  • Title: Research Associates in Natural Language Processing / Text Mining
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Deadline: March 13, 2017
  • Date posted: February 10, 2017
  • Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk

The School of Computer Science, National Centre for Text Mining at the University of Manchester seeks to appoint two Research Associates in Natural Language Processing-based Text Mining to expand its text mining research portfolio.

They will join a strong team of 12+ staff who work on numerous national and international research projects, including industry, in areas of information extraction, disambiguation, topic analysis, natural language processing, biomedical text mining and machine learning.

Skills

You should have a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining. The focus of your research will be in developing (semi)-supervised methods for information extraction, in particular relation, event extraction and normalisation; a proven ability to develop algorithms for NLP/text mining problems using deep learning will be highly desirable; knowledge of developing text mining workflows using UIMA based environment will be a plus. You should have excellent programming skills, preferably in Java.

  • Duration of post: Immediately until 31st October 2018
  • Salary: £31,076-£38,183 per annum

Research Team

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

Informal enquiries: Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (Sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk).

Deadline of applications: 13/03/2017

Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=12975