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  • This is an archive of employment opportunities that were posted in 2007.

Job Announcement: Post-Doc in NLP, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Job Announcement: Computational Linguistics/Text Mining, Three three-year Postdoc positions, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

  • Employer: Centre for Language Technology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (three positions)
  • Specialty: Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics or a related area. The project is funded by the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre, which recently received a renewal of its funding from the Australian Government. The aim of the project is to build a sophisticated platform for

exhaustive extraction from large text collections.

  • Deadline: January 21 2008
  • Date Posted: January 5, 2007
  • Group website: http://www.clt.mq.edu.au
  • Application process: Applications must be made online via the Macquarie University website at

http://www.hr.mq.edu.au/, where you can also find out more about the positions: search for position 19478 via the 'Positions Vacant' link.

  • More information: Informal enquiries can be made to Robert Dale at rdale@ics.mq.edu.au.

Job Announcement: Computational Linguistics, Assistant Professor-Tenure Track, San Jose State University, San Jose CA

  • Employer: San Jose State University, Department of Linguistics & Language Development, San Jose CA, USA
  • Title: Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
  • Specialty: Ph.D. in linguistics with a specialization in Computational Linguistics. ABDs may be considered if doctorate is completed by August 2008. Required: Applicants must present evidence of teaching ability, scholarly activity and awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
  • Deadline: February 1, 2008
  • Date Posted: December 6, 2007
  • Department website: http://linguistics.sjsu.edu
  • See full job description at http://linguistics.sjsu.edu/pub/Public/WebHome/compling.pdf

Job Announcement: 2 Research Associates, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens, Greece

  • Employer: Language Technology Applications Department, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens, Greece
  • Title: Research Associates, Full-time for up to 3 years.
  • Specialty: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Machine Learning for Language Technology Applications respectively; experience with Ontologies and Multimedia Processing desirable
  • Deadline: 15 December 2007
  • Date Posted: 21 November, 2007
  • More information

Job Announcement: Visiting Research Scientist/Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Employer: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, USA
  • Title: Visiting Research Scientist or Post-Doctoral, Full-time for up to 2 years.
  • Specialty: Natural Language Processing, experience with clinical text desired
  • Deadline: Until filled
  • Date Posted: December 18, 2007
  • More information

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA invites applications for a position in Natural Language Processing at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track).

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially welcome. Candidates with established research programs will be considered for joint appointments between the Department and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, the Department of Electrical Engineering, and the Institute for Systems Research.

Candidates should submit their application (curriculum vitae and research summary) online at: hiring.cs.umd.edu and have their references upload their letters to that site. At least three research letters and one teaching letter are required. We will begin the review of candidates by January 14, 2008; therefore, we encourage your early application.

Additional information about academic and research units within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland is available on the World Wide Web at: http://www.cs.umd.edu and at http://www.umiacs.umd.edu

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted October 8, 2007.

Job offer: Senior Software Engineer, Stanford CS department, Natural Language Processing group

The Natural Language Processing Group ( http://nlp.stanford.edu/ ) at the Stanford Computer Science department is looking for a Senior NLP Software Engineer to work on the Stanford Intellectual Property Clearinghouse project.

The goal of the Stanford IP Clearinghouse project is to address the broken US Patent System by creating a publicly accessible database of all Intellectual Property documents and building a specialized Semantic Search Engine on top of it. The project will benefit individual inventors, high-tech and bio-tech companies involved in technology transfer, patent policy makers, and legal professionals.

The project provides a unique corpus for NLP research:

- Large collection of textual documents of multiple types
- IP domain provides rich imbedded structure within documents
- Many-to-many relationships between different document types

A few words on the Stanford Intellectual Property Clearinghouse:

- CS Professor Chris Manning is a technical advisor
- Intel, Oracle, Cisco, Genentech, SAP and others are funding the effort
- Currently we have $3 million in funding
- There will be an opportunity for commercial spin-offs (startups)


The candidate will work with Professor Chris Manning on the project. The main responsibility of the Senior Software Engineer is to architect and implement the NLP system. The candidate will also provide technical direction to the project.


The ideal candidate must have a PhD or MS in Computer Science in the field of Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics. Candidate must also have 5+ years of work experience in building large-scale Natural Language Processing systems.

  • Expert knowledge of Natural Language Processing field
  • Expert knowledge of Machine Learning techniques and algorithms
  • Expert knowledge of Graphical Models (Markov Random Fields, HMM, CRF, etc...)
  • Knowledge of Semi-supervised Machine Learning algorithms and bootstrapping
  • Expert programming skills in Java (5+ yrs of programming experience)
  • Expert knowledge of design and architecture of large-scale NLP systems written in Java
  • Experience with rapid development of large-scale NLP systems written in Java


  • Challenging, fun and startup-like environment at Stanford University
  • Opportunity to improve US Patent system and change the world
  • There will be an opportunity for commercial spin-offs (startups)
  • Full benefits (medical, dental, etc...)
  • Relocation
  • Telecommuting
  • Industry competitive salary ($120K - $140K)

For more information contact:

George Grigoryev
Director of Project Engineering
Natural Language Processing & IR 
Stanford Intellectual Property Clearinghouse
george.grigoryev (at) stanford (dot) edu

Job offer: NLP/ML Researcher for Start Up, Cambridge, MA, USA

Company Overview HiveFire is an early stage funded start up located in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. HiveFire is in the online news space specializing in technology involving machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval and human computer interaction. Current team consists of MIT alumni with engineering and research experience at Google, Microsoft, and several start-ups.

Location: Cambridge, MA

Description HiveFire is seeking to hire a talented individual with research experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and/or Machine Learning.

  • Ability to design, implement and evaluate sophisticated machine learning and text analysis models.
  • Solid understanding of both unsupervised and supervised approaches.
  • Familiarity with NLP tasks including but not limited to: summarization, document clustering, co-reference resolution, discourse analysis, transfer learning, text mining, document classification and natural language generation.

Education Graduate degree in Computer Science is preferred.

Compensation We offer competitive salary and equity with benefits such as paid vacation and health/dental insurance.

Website and Contact: http://www.hivefire.com

Date Posted: July 19, 2007

Job offer: Post-Doc in NLP, Darmstadt University, Germany

  • Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Group, Dept. of Telecooperation, Darmstadt University, Germany
  • Post-Doc
  • Natural Language Processing related to Web 2.0 / eLearning as an application domain
  • open until filled
  • 01/01/2007
  • gurevych (at) tk (dot) informatik (dot) tu-darmstadt (dot) de, http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/node/76

Job offer: Sr Text Analytics Developer, RiverGlass, Chicago or Champaign, IL, USA

See full job description at http://www.riverglassinc.com/about/view_career.php?showID=9

RiverGlass, Inc. is seeking extremely talented and energetic innovators to help us perfect and advance our text analytics. We are creating some highly innovative applications that leverage sophisticate text and data analytics, and information visualizations to help customers in a variety of markets, ranging from homeland security and law enforcement to financial services.

  • Expert-level understanding of information extraction, summarizaiton, classification, clustering, tone/sentiment analysis, etc.
  • Experience in creation and exploitation of domain and task ontologies in text analytics a plus
  • open until filled, multiple positions
  • pcarroll (at) riverglassinc (dot) com, http://www.riverglassinc.com/about/view_career.php?showID=9

Job offer: Postdoctoral position, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA

Postdoctoral Position Available -- News/Blog Analysis

The Lydia project builds a relational model of people, places, and other entities through natural language processing of news sources and the statistical analysis of entity frequencies and co-locations. This model can be used to identify trends and other information flows through this entity network. Please visit http://www.textmap.org/ to see our analysis of recent news and blog postings obtained from over 500 daily online news sources.

Lydia gives us a way to measure the temperature of the political, economic, and cultural world. We track hundreds of thousands different entities arising in these news sources. We establish temporal and regional biases in interest, by analyzing the frequency and positive/negative sentiment of these entity references. We identify relationships between news entities, resulting in a massive network where the vertices represent news entities, with pairs of entities linked if there is a substantive relationship between them.

A two-year postdoctoral position (potentially extensible to three years or beyond) is now available to join our team. I am looking for someone with a background in either:

      (1) natural language processing,
      (2) text mining or data mining,
      (3) graph algorithms and the science of networks, or
      (4) data analysis or visualization.

The applicant will be expected to use their expertise to improve the quality of our analysis, and help manage a team of roughly ten graduate students as we shift our focus beyond technological issues to questions of what this data means and how we can best exploit it.

Applicants *must* be U.S. citizens who will receive their Ph.D. in Computer Science, Linguistics, Economics, or a related field no later than August 2007. If interested, please send your vita and contact information electronically to skiena@cs.sunysb.edu or by mail to:

      Steven Skiena
      Department of Computer Science
      Stony Brook University
      Stony Brook, NY 11794-4400

Job Opening: Postdoctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA

The Semantic Analysis and Integration department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center is seeking a post-doctoral researcher on its open-domain question answering project. The project focuses on developing general and reusable QA technologies to achieve reproducible high-performing results in open-domain and specialized-domain question answering. This project offers the opportunity to work with more than 20 IBM researchers with backgrounds in NLP, IR, KR&R, and DB across multiple IBM research labs, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with our university partners. The responsibilities of the post-doc researcher will focus on developing effective techniques for leveraging multiple parsers to better match questions and passages for answer scoring purposes.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical NLP techniques, parsing, and semantic analysis
  • Strong Java programming skills

Interested candidates should contact Jennifer Chu-Carroll by emailing jencc (at) us (dot) ibm (dot) com.