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==NLP Research Scientist - Nuance Communications, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA Research Group)==
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== Funded PhD Position in Natural Language Processing in Barcelona ==
* Employer: Nuance Communications, Inc.
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* Rank or Title: NLP Research Scientist
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Dialog Systems
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* Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: November 20th, 2012
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* Contact email: Jennifer.Garvale@nuance.com
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'''General Description'''
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* Employer: Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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* Title: PhD studentship position
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* Specialty: NLP
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* Location: Barcelona, Spain
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* Deadline: August 8th, 2016 (or until filled)
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* Date posted: 29th July 2016
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* Contact:  [mailto:horacio.saggion@upf.edu Prof. Horacio Saggion]
  
Nuance is the world-wide leader in voice technologies. We are now making substantial research and development investments to add natural language processing capabilities to our speech infrastructure. We are expanding our new Silicon Valley Natural Language Research laboratory. The goal of this group is to develop the next generation of intelligent, conversational agents. We seek research scientists with the following backgrounds:
 
  
* Dialog processing
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The Department of Information and Communication Technologies  at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, invites applications for a  PhD studentship position that is associated with the María de Maeztu Units of Excellence Research Program of the Spanish Government  (http://www.upf.edu/mdm-dtic), and involves joint work of the research labs of profs. Horacio Saggion and Ricardo Baeza-Yates. This position will be funded under the FPI call to be launched by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
* Discourse and anaphora resolution
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* Multimodal generation
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* Parsing
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* Entity recognition
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* Morphology
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* Multilingual NLP
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* Semantic interpretation
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'''Responsibilities'''
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Project Description
  
* Ownership of a major component of the conversational system.  
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In the context of our Maria de Maeztu (MdM) project "Mining the Knowledge of Scientific Publications"  ( see  http://www.upf.edu/mdm-dtic) the PhD student will carry out a research project on the more focused area of automatic research paper assessment which concerns a number of interesting research questions including but not limited to:
* Conduct research on the dialog, generation, or reasoning components, and incorporate the latest advances from major conferences in the field.  
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* Adapt existing components within Nuance and from previous research in the field to a new problem space and domain.
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* Understand the trade-offs between multiple competing approaches, and choose the ones that are likely to have future impact on the company's products.
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* Design components in a way that will generalize across domains. Minimize the code change and human effort needed for the system to work in a new domain.
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* Collaborate with other scientists and engineers inside and outside of the team.
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* Patent or publish experimental results or designs when appropriate.
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'''Education/Experience'''
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* automatic research paper evaluation
* Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, linguistics, or another technical field with a focus on natural language processing.
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* automatic research paper/author impact prediction
* Solid track record in both projects and publications for natural language processing.
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* automatic novelty evaluation
* Solid implementation skills in C++, Java, scripting languages.
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* Knowledge of both statistical and rule-based methods for natural language processing.
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The PhD will benefit from the resources developed during MdM project: availability of large scale open scientific repositories, natural language processing technology adapted to scientific text processing, document retrieval technology, etc. as well as the expertise of the MdM team members.
  
Interested candidates should contact Jennifer Garvale at Jennifer.Garvale@nuance.com.  For additional information about the technical aspects of the position, feel free to contact Joel Tetreault at Joel.Tetreault@nuance.com. 
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Applicants
  
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Candidates should hold a M.Sc. in Computer Science or related field with a solid background in Natural Language Processing and be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience with recent advances in Machine Learning and Information Retrieval would be highly valuable. Knowledge of statistical analysis is highly desirable.
  
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More information
  
==Postdoctoral Fellowship - Natural Language Processing==
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For informal inquiries, prospective candidates may contact professor Horacio Saggion at horacio DOT saggion AT upf DOT edu
* Employer: University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Natural Language Processing
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Generation
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* Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: November 9th, 2012
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* Contact email Imre.Solti@cchmc.org
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'''Position and Requirements'''
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For more information please check the official announcement at
Are you a recent PhD graduate or getting ready to graduate with a degree in computational linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence or closely related field? Do you want to apply your computational skills, machine learning and NLP experience to solve real world challenges to help patients by automating the clinical decision making? Do you have excellent command of both written and oral English, and first author peer reviewed journal publications?
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If the answers are yes and you would like to join our team of seven dedicated researchers, programmers and annotators then please, send your most recent CV, a brief research statement and three publications in PDF file format to: Imre.Solti@cchmc.org (include "Postdoctoral Fellow - ACL Wiki" in the subject line).
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https://portal.upf.edu/web/etic/automatic-research-assessment?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_MaAxd6TFfhia&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1
  
We provide competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We will sponsor H1B visas for qualified candidates as necessary.
 
  
'''About the Institution'''
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== Associate Research Scientist, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt ==
Cincinnati Children's has over one million physician-patient encounters a year and is the second largest recipient of NIH funding among children hospitals. The hospital has over 12,000 employees. The Division of Biomedical Informatics manages a state-of-the-art 500+ CPU computing cluster. The research of the Solti Lab is funded from institutional and external (NIH) grants.
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* Employer: [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/ UKP Lab], [https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ Technische Universität Darmstadt], Germany
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* Title: Associate Research Scientist
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* Specialty: NLP
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* Location: Darmstadt
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* Deadline: August 31, 2016
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* Date posted: July 24, 2016
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* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de Prof. Iryna Gurevych]
  
== Research Programmer position - speech and language processing ==
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The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab has an opening for an '''Associate Research Scientist (PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years)''' to strengthen the group’s profile in the areas of (i) Unsupervised/Weakly Supervised NLP and its applications in semantic or discourse analysis,(ii) Computational Argumentation, or (iii) NLP methods to tackle novel problems in Social Sciences and Humanities. The UKP Lab is a research group at the Department of Computer Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. It comprises about 40 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP). The department was [http://csrankings.org/ recently ranked] among the top three  in Europe in the area of NLP.
* Employer: University of Minnesota
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* Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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* Deadline: open until filled
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* Date posted: November 7, 2012
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* Duration: Minimum 2 years committment
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* Informal inquiries can be sent to Serguei Pakhomov at spakh001@gmail.com
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'''General Description'''
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We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or related fields, preferably with R&D project expertise, and strong communication skills in English and German. The successful applicant will work in projects including R&D activities in the areas listed above. Prior work in the respective fields is a definite advantage. Experience with deep learning is a strong plus. Ideally, the candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing NLP systems and algorithms in Java or Python, and experience in machine learning, information retrieval, and large-scale data processing. Combining fundamental NLP research in the above listed areas with applications from industry and social sciences and humanities will be highly encouraged. UKP Lab offers a supportive atmosphere and attractive opportunities for personal career development.
The College of Pharamcy at the University of Minnesota is seeking a talented, pro-active and innovative individual for a Research Programmer position to work on several projects in Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology (C3N). C3N is engaged in conducting interdisciplinary research focused on cognitive effects of medications and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Computerized assessment is used to measure these cognitive effects. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for a variety of computer-related tasks including creating and maintaining innovative computer-based neuropsychological testing applications that involve spontaneous speech and language collection and analysis. The successful candidate will also be expected to interact with graduate and undergraduate students on specific programming and research projects to meet the needs of the Center.
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'''Skills and characteristics'''
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UKP’s wide cooperation network, both within its own research community and with partners from industry and the social sciences and humanities, will provide a great environment for the successful applicant. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the best in German universities. Its unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web”  and DFG-funded Research Training Group [https://www.aiphes.tu-darmstadt.de/de/aiphes/ “Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content” (AIPHES)] emphasize NLP, text mining, and machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for the assessment and aggregation of knowledge. The UKP Lab is a dynamic, high-profile research group committed to excellent research results, technologies of the highest industrial standards, a cooperative work style, and close interaction of team members working on joint projects.
  
* Education: Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computational linguistics or equivalent combination of training and experience
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Applications should include a CV, a motivation letter, and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).
  
* Required Skills: Excellent analytical, technical and problem-solving skills. Deep understanding and experience with audio and speech processing. Strong application programming skills in C/C++,  Java, Python and/or Perl programming languages. Familiarity with speech recognition toolkits and APIs (e.g., HTK, Sphinx, KALDI, SRILM), acoustic analysis tools (e.g., Praat) and good understanding or experience with speech recognition and analysis technology.
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Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please send applications to [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de] by 31 August 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Interviews may start any time.
  
* Preferred skills and characteristics: Familiarity with natural language processing (NLP) techniques and toolkits (e.g., NLTK). Experience with programming applications for mobile devices. Familiarity with computerized or paper-and-pencil neuropsychological testing.
 
  
* Other: The successful candidate will be a self-motivated and proactive individual, a good communicator interested in working in an academic environment. Participating in research and experimentation leading to scientific publication are not required but would be highly encouraged and supported.
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==  Research Fellow in Biomedical Text Mining, University of Manchester, UK ==
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*Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
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*Title: Research Fellow
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*Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
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*Location: Manchester, UK
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*Deadline: August 13, 2016
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*Date posted: July 18, 2016
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*Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk
  
If you are someone who has the necessary skills and thrives on working in an exciting and dynamic research environment, please send us a letter stating your interest and qualifications, and a resume. Please use this website to apply: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=576008.
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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow in Biomedical Text Mining at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester.
  
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The objective of this BBSRC funded post in collaboration with Unilever is to conduct research into extracting complex information from the scientific literature to support metabolic pathway curation using text mining methods.
  
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Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with emphasis in Natural Language Processing/Text Mining; working experience in information extraction at large scale; excellent knowledge in developing and adapting algorithms for text mining systems; machine learning; experience in biomedical Text Mining; strong track record of high-quality papers in conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, etc., and in high quality journals; excellent programming skills; proven ability to develop independently research proposals.
  
== One Postdoctoral Position In Statistical Machine Translation - Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) ==
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* Duration of post: until 31st March 2018 with possibility of extension
* Employer: Sapienza University of Rome
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* Salary: £38,896 to £47,801 per annum
* Location: Rome, Italy
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* Deadline: 18th October 2012
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* Date Posted: 01st October 2012
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* Starting date: 1st December 2012
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* Duration: 1+1 years
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* Salary: 35000-50000 euros per annum, depending on qualifications. Note that this type of research contract is exempt from most taxes (e.g., 40000 euros per annum corresponds to around 2600 euros net per month)..
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* Informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it).
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One position of POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW in Natural Language Processing is open in the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome, with a specific focus on statistical machine translation for Asian languages. The position is part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant on multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli (see http://lcl.uniroma1.it/multijedi for details). The successful candidate will participate in a frontier research project and will work in the stimulating environment of a leading and highly-active research team comprising 2 faculty members, 2 post-docs and 6 Ph.D. students.
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'''Research Environment '''
  
'''REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS'''
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The National Centre for Text Mining (http://www.nactem.ac.uk) has been a leading centre for biomedical text mining since 2004, with areas of expertise in information extraction, terminology, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems.
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NaCTeM is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (http://www.mib.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".
  
* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics.
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The project will involve close collaboration with a team of experts focusing on metabolomics and cheminformatics.
* Strong publication record in Statistical Machine Translation. Publication record in lexical semantics is a plus.
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More information about the project: http://www.nactem.ac.uk/empathy/
* Willingness to coordinate and supervise part of the research work of the ERC project.
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* Ability to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to achieving research goals.
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* Fluent English. Proficiency in at least two major Asian languages. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.
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* Solid programming skills.
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'''HOW TO APPLY'''
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Informal enquiries:  Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (Sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk).
  
Please send a detailed CV and contact details for up to three references to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it). Please include the job reference (LCL3-2012) in the subject line.
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Application form and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=11856
  
'''ABOUT LA SAPIENZA'''
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== Computational Linguist-Morphology ==
  
The Sapienza University of Rome is a seven-century-old university in the heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around 150,000 students. Its Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics and Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer Science) is one of the youngest, most energetic and scientifically active environments at the Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer.
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* Employer: [http://www.edcknowledge.com/ Esprit de Corps Corporation (EdC)], US
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* Title: Computational Linguist-Morphology
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* Specialty: Application of Finite State Transducers (FST) to language processing technologies, development of FST networks for languages, integration of morphological analyzers.
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* Location: Various US Locations
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* Deadline: Open
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* Date posted: June 19, 2016
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* Contact: [mailto:jlay@edcknowledge.com. Jim Lay]
  
'''ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT'''
 
  
The Department of Computer Science is a modern, well-equipped research institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The Department comprises 44 faculty members (among whom 3 ERC grant holders), 15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will be based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Department is situated just beside the main Sapienza University campus and is in easy walking distance of San Lorenzo, a nice lively area with lots of bookshop-cafes, bars and restaurants. Prospective candidates should not be afraid of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly.
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EdC provides linguistic and cultural insight in support of US national interests. We are a woman owned, small business, and an equal opportunity employer.
  
==Postdoc or Research Associate - Natural Language Processing==
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The Computational Linguist-Morphology provides unique expertise with the application of FST to language processing technologies, to include the development of FST networks for languages, the integration of morphological analyzers in multilingual databases/search engines and the development of APIs for managing FST I/O in a multilingual environment.
* Employer: IHMC (www.ihmc.us)
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* Rank or Title: Research Associate - Natural Language Processing
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, in particular dialogue processing
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* Location: Ocala, FL
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: September 26th, 2012
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* Contact email ywilks@ihmc.us
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'''About Us'''
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''Qualifications''
IHMC (www.ihmc.us) is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.
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Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of computational prostheses require a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some researchers who resist all attempts to classify them.
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Current active research areas include: knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data and language understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, and other related areas.
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IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society's broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding (current funding in force exceeds $25,000,000) from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, DOT, IDEO, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.
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The candidate will be appointed on a new  project on dialogue processing, due to start in the coming months and run for one year initially, with extensions expected. The aim of the project is to produce a prototype conversational Companion-in-an-iPad for a brain-damaged patient in a domestic setting. Ocala, Florida is an excellent location, close to Florida’s major university and about an hour from both coasts. IHMC is housed in an excellent, state of the art building in the city center.
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*A master's degree in computer science and/or linguistics, or in a related field; eight (8) years related experience in FST technologies for language applications may be substituted for a master's degree.
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Required:
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▪ Natural language processing / computational linguistics background. Ideal: dialogue applications experience (in NLP not ASR),
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*Within the last ten (10) years, shall have a minimum of seven (7) years experience programming language networks in one or more FST applications such as XSFT, Stuttgart Finite State Transducer Toolkit, OpenFST, FOMA, or other product with equivalent functional capabilities.
  
▪ Substantial skills in processing corpora. Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.
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*Shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience coding with two (2) or more of the following: C, C++, or Java. Shall also have a minimum of five (5) years experience with Perl and/or Python scripting languages.
  
▪ Ph.D. in computational linguistics or some equivalent in terms of experience in natural language processing or related areas.
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*Within the last ten (10) years, shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience with linguistics and language structure, language processing technologies, and/or with applying morphologies to multilingual databases/search engines.
  
Skills and Experience:
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*Shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience with two (2) or more foreign languages. Shall have demonstrated experience with international encodings, to include converting and handling multilingual encoding, such as UTF-8.
  
▪ 3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project.
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''Applicants must be United States citizens able to acquire a personal security clearance.''
  
▪ Expertise in at least some of the following specific NLP areas and topics: question answering, lexical semantics, collocations, disambiguation, multi-word expressions, (shallow) parsing, named entity recognition, lexical acquisition, RDF-style data, speech-language interfaces, information extraction, text classification, evaluation methodologies.
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For more information about the post and for '''applications''': http://edcknowledge.com/join-the-corps-2/, Search and apply for the position titled "Computational Linguist-Morphology".
  
▪ Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, GATE, Nuance ASR, NLTK, Weka, and similar tools.
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== Computational Linguist ==
  
▪ Ideal: experience with ontologies, RDF, other semantic web resources or tools.
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* Employer: [http://www.edcknowledge.com/ Esprit de Corps Corporation (EdC)], US
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* Title: Computational Linguist
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* Specialty: Integration of NLP Modules, Experimentation with User Interfaces for Analytic Support, Web Services for Querying Extracted Results.
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* Location: Various US Locations
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* Deadline: Open
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* Date posted: June 19, 2016
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* Contact: [mailto:jlay@edcknowledge.com. Jim Lay]
  
Apply to Yorick Wilks at: ywilks@ihmc.us
 
  
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EdC provides linguistic and cultural insight in support of US national interests. We are a woman owned, small business, and an equal opportunity employer.
  
== NLP Research Scientist - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ==
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The Computational Linguist provides unique expertise with the application of computer science to language processing technologies, to include experimentation with, and integration of, unique NLP modules, experimentation with user interfaces for analytic support, web development, and development of web services for querying extracted results.
  
NLP Research Scientist wanted for work impacting National Security
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''Qualifications''
Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Job ID:  301731  http://www.jobs.pnnl.gov/
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Location:  PNNL - Richland, WA
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Contact: jill.schroeder@pnnl.gov
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This position requires significant contributions to the development and evolvement of natural language processing research at PNNL. The incumbent will possess skills in both natural language processing and software design and development. Expertise in natural language processing should include one or more applications including, but not limited to, information extraction, knowledge base population, machine reading, sentiment analysis and social media analytics. Software development skills should include, but are not limited to, object oriented programming and development, data modeling, building demonstrable and functional prototypes, and contributing to deployment-ready software.  
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*MA in computer science and/or linguistics, or in a related field (8 years related experience may be substituted for a Master's Degree).  
  
In carrying out these duties, the incumbent will be responsible for maintaining strategic alliances with specified clients, managing individual or small team assignments for multiple projects, performing assignments with minimal oversight, working effectively within interdisciplinary development teams, and contributing to proposals, publications and presentations.  
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*Within the last 10 years shall have a minimum of 7 years experience each programming:  C, C++, or Java.
  
Specific responsibilities include:
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*Within the last 5 years, shall have a minimum of 3 years programming with two or more scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python).
- apply computational linguistics approaches and algorithms
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- contribute to the translation of client requests and needs into a set of project requirements and tasks
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- contribute to software design
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- construct functional applications and prototypes using PHP, Perl, Python and Java
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- perform algorithmic development and implementation, especially as they pertain to NLP
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- evaluate natural language processing methods and results
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- develop client server and database aware applications
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- design and implement graphical user interfaces
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- develop on Linux and Windows environments
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- effectively manage individual tasks, schedule, workload, budget, and deadlines
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- contribute to technical presentations and demonstrations of designs, prototypes and operational software to existing and potential clients; group, division, and sector managers
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- contribute to or lead efforts in publishing research
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- help grow the natural language processing business portfolio through proposal writing and client engagement
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*Within the last 10 years, shall have a minimum of 5 years experience with linguistics and language structure, language processing technologies, and/or with applying ontologies to NLP applications.
  
Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
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*A minimum of 5 years experience with two or more foreign languages is required.
  
This position reports to the Technical Group manager for Knowledge Discovery and Informatics within PNNL’s National Security Directorate, and is responsible for work activity as assigned by PNNL project managers for both internal and external clients. The incumbent is expected to develop knowledge of the goals of any projects to which they are assigned and the clients they support. The incumbent is expected to maintain a customer-service focus commensurate with this position.  
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*Shall have demonstrated experience developing software in a Linux environment, with Semantic Web technologies (e.g. RDF, OWL), and with international encodings, to include converting and handling multilingual encoding, such as UTF - 8 is required.
  
The incumbent normally receives task instructions from their project managers, which are performed with minimal oversight. The incumbent will work both as task lead, and as a staff member under the direction of project managers and senior software scientists. The incumbent will be expected to attend regular project meetings and KDI group meetings. The incumbent may also be expected to attend offsite team meetings with other team members, clients, and users.  
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''Applicants must be United States citizens able to acquire a personal security clearance.''
  
A level II scientist contributes to the completion of project milestones by leading specific tasks of the project to meet scope, schedule and budget. Level II scientists are contributing professionals who are building a professional reputation for their technical expertise in NLP. They are expected to continue to develop their technical expertise and knowledge, and develop new skills.  In addition, strong contributions to the technical content of proposals will be made.  
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For more information about the post and for '''applications''': http://edcknowledge.com/join-the-corps-2/, Search and apply for the position titled "Computational Linguist".
  
A level III scientist will lead small to moderate research projects, contribute to the completion of programs and projects, and mentor other staff members. Level III scientists will be skilled professionals able to apply existing NLP methods to new work and will maintain skills consistent with the state of the art in NLP. Level III scientists will generate ideas for new proposals and lead the development of technical content for small to medium proposals, and will contribute to scoping, scheduling and budgeting for projects.  . 
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== Research Associate/Fellow in Machine Learning, University of Sheffield, UK ==
Minimum Requirements 
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* Employer: [http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ University of Sheffield], UK
Level II:  
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* Title: Research Associate/Fellow
A Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree with 0-2 years experience or a Ph.D. is required.  Expected to contribute professionally, building a professional reputation for technical expertise.  Fully applying and interpreting standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.  
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* Specialty: ML
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* Location: Sheffield
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* Deadline: July 18, 2016
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* Date posted: June 17, 2016
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* Contact: [mailto:l.specia@sheffield.ac.uk Prof. Lucia Specia]
  
Level III:
 
A Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years experience or a Master's degree with 3 years experience or a Ph.D. with 1-2 years experience is required.  Must be a skilled professional who applies a broad basis of existing theories, principles, and concepts to a specialty field.  All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. 
 
Qualifications 
 
Professional Expertise: Expertise in NLP algorithm development and strong software design and development skills.
 
  
Work-related Experience:
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We have an opening for a 3-year position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in Machine Learning with applications to Machine Translation and Multimodal Language Processing. This position is funded by the ERC MultiMT project: Multi-modal Context Modelling for Machine Translation, led by Prof. Lucia Specia (www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~lucia) at the University of Sheffield.
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to perform as a team member on multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment with high expectations for quality.  
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- Experience leading project teams in research, design and development a plus.  
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Breadth of Relevant Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
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This is a highly interdisciplinary project involving Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Its goal is to devise methods and algorithms to exploit global multi-modal information for context modelling in Machine Translation. The post holder will be expected to investigate new ways to acquire multilingual multi-modal representations, and new machine learning and inference algorithms that can learn from these rich context models to generate high quality translations. In addition, if appointed as Research Fellow, the post holder will be expected to make significant contributions to multi-modal language processing in general, drawing from their experience in Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.
- Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including ability to convey complex technical information accurately.  
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- Above-average client interaction skills including the ability to quickly understand a client’s business needs and communicate at the proper level of detail
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- Proficient in the use of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux environments 
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Preferred Education/Credential 
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A PhD in computational linguistics is preferred.  
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Level II:
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This is an opportunity to work in a well-connected international team with world-leading reputation in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) research group at the University of Sheffield. The NLP group is well known internationally for its research, and is one of the largest research groups in the area in Europe.
PhD in computational linguistics, natural language processing or related field within the last 5 years or Masters of Science in computer engineering, computer science or related field and 1+ years of experience in NLP within the last 5 years
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Level III PREFERRED:
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This post offers excellent opportunities for publications, project visits and conference trips. Applicants should have (for Research Associate (RA) and Research Fellow (RF) posts):
PhD in computational linguistics, natural language processing or related field and 1-2 years of experience in NLP within the last 5 years  or Masters of Science in computer engineering, computer science or related field and + years of experience in NLP within the last 5 years 
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Equal Employment Opportunity 
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.  All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. 
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Other Information 
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This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner.  Which requires: 
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* US Citizenship
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* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
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* Drug Testing:  All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing.  In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
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Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.
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* PhD (or equivalent work experience) in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related areas
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* Significant experience and track record in Machine Learning (RA and RF)
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* Strong publication record commensurate with career stage (RA and RF)
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* Experience and strong track record in Computer Vision (desirable for RA, required for RF)
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* Experience and strong track record in Natural Language Processing (desirable for both RA and RF)
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* Strong programming experience, particularly in Python or C++. (RA and RF)
  
== Faculty Positions (open rank) in multiple areas, particularly Biomedical NLP / Text Mining, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH, USA) ==
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This post is fixed-term with a start date from August 2016 (or soon after) and duration of ''3 years'' with possibility of extension to ''5 years''.
* Employer: The Ohio State University, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering and Dept. of Biomedical Informatics
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* Rank or Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
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* Specialty: Multiple openings, including targeted hire in Biomedical Natural Language Processing / Text Mining
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* Location: Columbus, OH USA
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* Deadline: Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the positions are filled
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* Date Posted: August 30, 2012
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* Contact email or link to website: http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/department/positions.shtml
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The Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Ohio State University seeks faculty candidates for multiple tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate or full professor level. The department is slated for significant growth as part of a multi-year expansion in size and scope, including targeted faculty hires in core areas as well as in areas that bridge CS with other disciplines. The specific searches being conducted this year include:
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'''Salary range''': £28,847 to £46,414 per annum.
  
* One targeted position, open rank, in the area of big data, broadly defined. These include, but are not limited to, applicants that have core training in databases, systems, data analytics, or cloud computing, with experience in managing and analyzing big data stores.
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For informal inquiries contact Dr. Lucia Specia: L.Specia@sheffield.ac.uk
* One targeted position, open rank, in the area of cybersecurity, broadly defined. We are specifically interested in applicants with research interests in network security, physical layer/information theoretic security, cyberphysical systems, data privacy, cryptography, or programming language security.
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* One targeted position, open rank, at the interface of computer science and mathematics broadly defined. We are specifically interested in researchers working in theoretical computer science, scientific computing, or complex systems.
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* Multiple targeted positions, open rank, jointly searched with the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose research interests lie in the processing of biomedical text (e.g. NLP or text mining) as well as those interested in the multi-scale modeling and visualization of high-throughput and/or high-content molecular or image data. Outstanding applicants in other areas at the intersection of biology, clinical science, informatics, and computer science will also be considered.
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* In addition to the above targeted searches the department is conducting a search for an additional position (open rank) that is open to all areas of computer science and engineering.
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The department is committed to enhancing faculty diversity; women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
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For more information about the post and for '''applications''': http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs, Search and apply for jobs using reference number UOS014018
  
Applicants should hold or be completing a Ph.D. in CSE or a closely related field, have a commitment to and demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.
 
  
To apply, please submit your application via the online database. The link can be found at: https://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/portal/fsearch/apply.cgi.
 
  
Review of applications will begin in November and will continue until the positions are filled.
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== Doctoral Researcher at UKP/KRITIS, TU Darmstadt ==
  
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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* Employer: [https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ Technische Universität Darmstadt], Germany
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* Title: Doctoral researcher
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* Specialty: NLP
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* Location: Darmstadt
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* Deadline: July 10, 2016
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* Date posted: June 10, 2016
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* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de Prof. Iryna Gurevych]
  
== Postdoctoral Position in Natural Language Processing in Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) ==
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KRITIS ("Kritische Infrastrukturen: Konstruktion, Funktionskrisen und Schutz in Städten"), a new interdisciplinary research training group at Technsiche Universität Darmstadt and funded through the German Research Foundation, is currently seeking a '''Doctoral Researcher''' to start on 1 October 2016.
  
* Employer: Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
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KRITIS researches systems for technical supply and disposal, and for communication and transport, which have become the central nervous system of modern cities. Their disruption can trigger dramatic crises. Modern city infrastructures are increasingly vulnerable not only to external threats (natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and cyber attacks) but also due to their inherent complexity and interdependence. Our aim is to understand and describe these complex systems in their spatial and temporal contexts.  This is done in three main research areas:
http://www.sinica.edu.tw
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http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw
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# We want to ensure that technical infrastructures are constructed with the term "critical" in mind. We therefore ask what technical-functional needs, and political and social considerations, are relevant, and how these vary according to the systems' historical and spacial context.
* PI: Lun-Wei Ku (Language Processing Group)
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# We assume that the complex spatial and temporal arrangements become particularly visible during infrastructural-functional crises. We therefore investigate failures of urban infrastructures, including the conditions contributing to their vulnerability or resilience.
http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/pages/lwku/index_en.html
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# Finally, we ask how we can best organize protection against or preparation for infrastructural-functional crises (so-called "prevention and preparedness").
  
http://nlg18.csie.ntu.edu.tw:8080/lwku/lwku.html
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Research in the training group takes an interdisciplinary approach, with cooperation among the following specialities: space and infrastructure planning, modern and contemporary history, medieval history, philosophy of technology, comparative analysis of political systems, ubiquitous knowledge processing, urban design and planning, rail systems, and computer science for architecture and construction.
  
* Rank or Title: Post Doctorial Researcher - Natural Language Processing
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In this area, the discipline of ubiquitous knowledge processing (Prof. Iryna Gurevych) is concerned with the interactions between urban infrastructure (e.g., transport, telecommunications), communication in social media, and the relevant spatial and temporal analysis methods from the perspective of adaptive information and text processing.  This will be of particular interest to doctoral candidates in the fields of real-time text analysis which can be applied to the early detection of crises, to public opinion-making, or to crisis management through automated evaluation of (online) content such as Twitter.
* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning
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* Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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* Deadline: open until filled
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* Date Posted: August 21st, 2012
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* Start Date: before October, 2012 or after April, 2013
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* Duration: 1+1+1 years
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* Contact email: lwku@iis.sinica.edu.tw
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'''REQUIRED'''
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Possible dissertation topics include:
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* Social-spatial differences of criticality: location- and class-specific text-analytic mining of argumentation on urban infrastructure in social media
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* Mining of arguments on urban infrastructure in social media for cascading reactions (i.e., spatio-temporal spread of social media responses to the collapse of urban infrastructure)
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* Early recognition of vulnerability: Real-time monitoring of information on hazards to urban infrastructure in social media
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* User expectations on the speed of resolution of infrastructural failures – comparison and analysis of tweets across national boundaries
  
Ph.D. in computational linguistics / natural language processing or related areas.  
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For discussion or advice on further possible research topics and organizational issues, please contact Prof. Iryna Gurevych at [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de].
  
Natural language processing / computational linguistics background.  
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'''Requirements:'''  The successful applicants should produce a doctoral dissertation related to one or more of the above-noted research priorities. This dissertation should be completed within three years and submitted to one of the departments of Technische Universität Darmstadt.  Further information on KRITIS's scientific program and its participating professors will be available soon on the following website:  [http://www.kritis.tu-darmstadt.de http://www.kritis.tu-darmstadt.de]
Substantial skills in programming and processing large scale corpora.  
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Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.  
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It is expected that all members of the research training group will be intensively engaged in interdisciplinary cooperation leading to scholarly publications and lectures.  To this end, regular participation in seminars, symposia, workshops, etc. is required, which necessitates the doctoral candidates being domiciled in the Rhine-Main area.
  
'''SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE'''
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'''Working environment and conditions:'''  KRITIS offers an excellent research infrastructure for doctoral students who wish to carry out their own research project within an innovative and internationally networked program. The members of the group work in shared offices under the support and patronage of participating professors. Among the special services include the possibility of a financed stay abroad in one of four internationally renowned partner universities.  We also work with various partners in the private and public sector (companies, government offices, and other organizations) at which candidates can complete internships.
   
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3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project.  
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Expertise in at least some of the following specific NLP areas and topics: question answering, lexical semantics, collocations, terminology extraction, disambiguation, multi-word expressions, (shallow) parsing, named entity recognition, lexical acquisition, paraphrasis acquisition, information extraction, text classification, evaluation methodologies, sentiment analysis.  
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Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, POS taggers, parsers, SVMLight, Weka, and similar tools.  
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Ideal: with experience of interests in processing Asia language (ex. Chinese)  
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Salaries for doctoral candidates depend on qualifications and experience, and will be in line with the collective agreement for employees at TU Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). The positions are limited to three years and include, depending on the field, 65% to 100% (full-time) employment.
  
'''PAYMENT'''
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'''Your application:'''  TU Darmstadt strives to increase its number of female employees, and as such particularly encourages women to apply.  All other things being equal, applicants who have a degree of disability of at least 50% (or the equivalent) will receive preferencePlease prepare your application in English or German, and compressed as a single file (up to 6 MB).  Applications should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Gurevych at [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de] by '''10 July 2016'''.  The application should include a CV listing language skills and overseas experience, scanned copies of academic credentials, and a sketch of up to five pages for a doctoral project.
   
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Around 1900~2000 USD/Month, depends on the currency rate.
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'''HOW TO APPLY'''  
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Apply to Lun-Wei Ku at: lwku@iis.sinica.edu.tw. Please provide your CV, publication list and contact information.
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We look forward to receiving your application!
  
Please also note the date you wish to start the job, and send your documents at your earliest convenience so we can review them asap.
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== Doctoral Researcher in NLP at TU Darmstadt and/or University of Heidelberg ==
  
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* Employer: [https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ Technische Universität Darmstadt] and/or [http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/ Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg], Germany
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* Title: Doctoral researcher
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* Specialty: NLP
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* Location: Darmstadt and/or Heidelberg, Germany
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* Deadline: June 30, 2016
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* Date posted: June 6, 2016
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* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de]
  
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The Research Training Group „Adaptive Information Preparation from Heterogeneous Sources“ (AIPHES) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and at the Ruprecht‑Karls‑University Heidelberg is filling a position for three years, starting as soon as possible: '''Doctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing'''
  
== Two Postdoctoral Positions in Natural Language Processing at the Sapienza University of Rome ==
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The position provides the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree with an emphasis on the guiding theme D1: Multi-level models of information quality, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych (UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt). A possible research focus of the position is an automatic claim checking with its applications in the domain of computational journalism. However, other suitable topics may be proposed as well. The funding follows the guidelines of the DFG, and the positions are paid according to the E13 public service pay scale.  
* Employer: Sapienza University of Rome
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* Location: Rome, Italy
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* Deadline: open until filled
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* Date Posted: 16th August 2012
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* Starting date: fall/winter 2012
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* Duration: 1+1+1 years
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* Salary: 30000-45000 euros per annum, depending on qualifications. Note that this type of research contract is exempt from most taxes (e.g., 40000 euros per annum corresponds to around 2600 euros net per month).
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* Informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it).
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Two positions of POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW in Natural Language Processing are open in the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome. The positions are part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli (see http://lcl.uniroma1.it/multijedi for details). The successful candidates will participate in a frontier research project on multilingual lexical semantics and will work in a stimulating environment of a leading and highly-active research team including 2 faculty members, 1 postdoc and 6 Ph.D. students.
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The goal of AIPHES is to conduct innovative research in a cross-disciplinary context. To that end, methods in computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, network analysis, and automated quality assessment are being developed. AIPHES investigates a novel scenario for information preparation from heterogeneous sources, within the application context of multi-document summarization. There exists close interaction with end users who prepare textual documents in an online editorial office and therefore profit from the results of AIPHES.  
  
'''REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS'''
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Participating research groups at the Technische Universität Darmstadt are Knowledge Engineering (Prof. Fürnkranz), Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (Prof. Gurevych, Dr. Eckle-Kohler, Dr. Meyer), Algorithmics (Prof. Weihe), Language Technology (Prof. Biemann). Participants at the Ruprecht‑Karls‑University Heidelberg are the Institute for Computational Linguistics (Prof. Frank) and the Natural Language Processing Group (Prof. Strube) of Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). Cooperating partners are the Institute for Communication and Media of the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and other partners in the area of online media.
  
* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics.
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AIPHES emphasizes close contact between students and their advisors, has regular joint meetings, a co-supervision by professors and younger scientists in the research groups, and an intensive exchange as part of the research and qualification program. The training group has the goal of publishing its results at leading scientific conferences and actively supports its doctoral researchers in this endeavor. The software that will be developed in the course of AIPHES should be put under the open source Apache Software License 2.0 if possible. Moreover, the research papers and datasets should be published with open access models.
* Strong publication record in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing (see below).
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* Willingness to coordinate and supervise part of the research work of the ERC project.
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* Ability to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to achieving research goals.
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* Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.
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* Solid programming skills: Java and practical expertise with standard NLP tools are required, knowledge of Perl/Python is a plus.
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Experience in research project management is a plus.
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'''Prerequisites'''
  
'''SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS'''
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We are looking for exceptionally qualified candidates with a degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related study program. We expect ability to work independently, personal commitment, team and communication abilities, as well as the willingness to cooperate in a multi-disciplinary team. Desirable is experience in scientific work. Applicants should be able to work with German-language texts, and, if necessary, to acquire German language skills during the training program. We specifically invite applications of women. Among those equally qualified, handicapped applicants will receive preferential consideration. International applications are particularly encouraged.
  
* POSITION #1 (LCL1-2012): research record in computational lexical semantics, large-scale knowledge acquisition and validation, open information extraction, or data-intensive machine learning
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The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web” emphasizes natural language processing, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for assessment and aggregation of knowledge. The Institute for Computational Linguistics (ICL) of the Ruprecht‑Karls‑University Heidelberg is one of the large centers for computational linguistics both in Germany and internationally.
* POSITION #2 (LCL2-2012): research record in statistical machine translation, unsupervised acquisition of bilingual/multilingual lexicons, or cross-lingual methods for NLP
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'''HOW TO APPLY'''
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Applications should include:
  
Please send a detailed CV and contact details for up to three references to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it). Please include the job reference (LCL1-2012 or LCL2-2012) in the subject line.
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* a motivational letter explaining the applicant’s possible contribution to the guiding theme D1,
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* a CV with information about the applicant’s scientific work,
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* certifications of study and work experience,
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* as well as a thesis or other publications in electronic form.
  
'''ABOUT SAPIENZA'''
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They should be submitted until June 30th, 2016 to the spokesperson of the research training group, Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych (Fachbereich Informatik, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt) using the e-mail address [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de].
  
The University of Rome "La Sapienza" is a seven-century-old university in the heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around 150,000 students. Its Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics and Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer Science) is one of the youngest, most energetic and scientifically active environments at Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer.
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== Full Professor (W3) for Real-Time Data Analytics at TU Darmstadt ==
  
'''ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT'''
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* Employer: [https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ Technische Universität Darmstadt], Germany
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* Title: Full Professor
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* Specialty: Real-Time Data Analytics, with interdisciplinary experience in NLP
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* Location: Darmstadt, Germany
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* Deadline: July 6, 2016
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* Date posted: June 1, 2016
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* Contact: [mailto:dekanat@informatik.tu-darmstadt.de dekanat@informatik.tu-darmstadt.de] (for applications); [mailto:gurevych@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de Iryna Gurevych] (for further information)
  
The [http://w3.uniroma1.it/dipinfo/english/index.asp Department of Computer Science] is a modern and well-equipped research institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The Department comprises 44 faculty members (among whom 3 ERC grant holders), 15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will be based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Department is situated in a nice lively area with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and at walking distance from the city centre. Prominent candidates must not be afraid of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly.
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The Department of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for the position of '''Full Professor (W3) for Real-Time Data Analytics''' to be appointed as soon as possible.
  
== Engineer with NLP / ML/ IR background - Curata (Cambridge, MA) ==
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We are seeking an outstanding researcher to establish the Department’s new area of real-time data analytics through research and teaching. The main focus of the professorship will be on excellent, method-oriented research, with close links to systems and applications. It is also expected that the successful candidate plays a formative role in cross-department and interdisciplinary research activities; the bridge to engineering departments of the university, in particular to the department of mechanical engineering, is particularly important in this respect.
  
'''Curata, Inc.'''
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Relevant topics include real-time data analytics on dynamic data streams of various types (including sensor data, text, and images), adaptive information processing and integration, and interactive machine learning.  Further topics of research include data analysis and its applications in the mining of data and data streams of heterogeneous nature, quality, and quantity and in the support of decision-making processes, decision management, and the creation of self-organizing systems. Example application areas include automotive engineering, transport and logistics, and cognitive information processing for information validation on the Web.
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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'''Role Description'''
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We expect applicants to have interdisciplinary experience in the use of data analysis methods in cooperation with scientists from other fields as well as with industrial partners.  The professorship is intended to strengthen those profile areas of TU Darmstadt in which real-time requirements and interactivity play a central role, such as the Internet and digitization and their associated research fields such as data science, Industry 4.0, autonomous driving, smart transport and energy networks, smart buildings, but also '''natural language processing''', cognitive science, and cybersecurity.
We are looking for an individual who enjoys building and shipping code as an engineer, first and foremost, but also enjoys prototyping new product ideas leveraging natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning skills. You are a fit if you enjoy experimenting with a large text corpus, innovating new product concepts, and ultimately packaging and shipping your work.
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In the past two years, our customer base, comprising of marketing, information services, and knowledge management professionals, have curated millions of pieces of content through our complex content procurement and processing pipeline. We release new code many times a day, and have fun continually optimizing and enhancing our product. As a start-up, we need someone who can match the high energy and enthusiasm of our team.
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In addition to an outstanding academic CV, applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching computer science (incl. foundational courses) at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. A willingness to participate in academic self-administration is also expected.
  
Technologies in our stack include Linux, Django, Python, git, MySQL, jQuery, Sphinx, and memcached.
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Technische Universität Darmstadt is an autonomous university with a wide-ranging excellence in research, an interdisciplinary profile, and a strong focus on engineering as well as on information and communication technologies. Our Department is one of the leading national Computer Science departments and regularly ranked in the top group in national rankings.
  
'''Responsibilities'''
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Employment will be on a non-tariff basis, with qualification-based compensation based on the German W-level salary.  Applicants who are already professors classed as German civil servants (''Beamter'') can retain this status.  Employment regulations from §§61 and 62 of the ''Hessisches Hochschulgesetz'' apply.
  
* Prototyping concepts and working with engineering team to see them through deployment.
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Technische Universität Darmstadt is committed to increase the proportion of female scientific staff and therefore particularly encourages women to apply. All other things being equal, we will give preference to candidates with a degree of disability of at least 50 (or the equivalent).
* Suggesting new product concepts.
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* Optimizing machine learning algorithms through iterative experimentation and parameter tuning.
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* Architect, build and maintain flexible and highly scalable web applications
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* Participate in the full engineering life cycle from design through implementation and deployment.
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* Think in terms of the end-user and design accordingly
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* Actively contribute to product design and feature selection discussions
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'''Preferred Skills and Experience'''
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Applications, including all the usual supporting documents, should be submitted to the Dean of the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany, e-mail dekanat@informatik.tu-darmstadt.de.  Please quote '''reference No. 244'''.
* Significant research experience with natural language processing (NLP), information retrieval, machine learning or related fields.
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* Strong software development skills, preferably with web applications.
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* Versatile attitude towards technology -- ready and willing to learn and grow on the job.
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'''Location:''' Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA / Boston
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For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych, tel. [+49] (0)6151 16 25290, gurevych@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
  
'''Type:''' Full-Time
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==NLP Postdoctoral Researcher at UNSW, Australia==
  
'''Contact:''' engmgt.jobs@curata.com
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* Employer: The University of New South Wales, Australia
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* Title: Research Associate/Fellow
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* Specialty: NLP, Knowledge Graph
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* Location: Sydney, Australia
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* Deadline: June 6th, 2016
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* Date posted: May 14th, 2016
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* Contact: Wei Wang (weiw@cse.unsw.edu.au)
  
== Research Fellowship at University of Aberdeen ==
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'''POSITION DESCRIPTION'''
  
* Employer: University of Aberdeen
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A postdoctoral position is available in School of Computer Science and
* Job Title: Research Fellow in Natural Language Generation
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Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia. The successful
* Location: Aberdeen, UK
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candidate will work with Dr. Wei Wang on utilizing Natural language processing
* Deadline: 23rd July 2012
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(NLP), data mining, and semantic web to develop novel algorithms, tools and
* Date Posted: 11th July 2012
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methods for constructing and maintaining domain-specific knowledge graphs from
* [http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/index.php Application Website: click on "external applicants", search for the post with reference number 1260664
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vast amount of unstructured/semi-structured data sources. This position is
* Contact email: c.mellish@abdn.ac.uk
+
funded by Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC), which was
 +
established in 2014 with a grant of A$25 million from the Australian Government,
 +
researchers and industry to provide the Big Data capability resulting in a safer
 +
and more secure nation and a sustainable Big Data workforce for Australia.
  
To support our ambitious research programme we are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to do research on natural language generation in the MIME project. MIME (see http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/mime/ ) investigates ways to underpin reconfigured rural emergency response services, by examining how technology could support responders to incidents such as road accidents. It is exploring the use of networked monitors to support decision making and information management in the management of casualties and the automatic generation of handover reports from responders when more expert help arrives.
 
The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of natural language processing techniques in general (at the postgraduate level) and preferably some practical experience with NLG. The candidate will have a PhD or be about to complete a PhD in Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence or a relevant discipline. Enthusiasm for digital technology and innovation relevant to society and the economy is essential as is the ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team including colleagues in computer science and engineering.
 
  
This post is funded by the EPSRC and it is anticipated that the project activities will be completed within 9 months of the agreed start date. This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.
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'''POSITION REQUIREMENTS'''
  
== Executive Director at University of Maryland ==
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Essential criteria:
  
** Employer:  University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
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* Proven ability to undertake research in a relevant research area (e.g. natural language processing, data mining, knowledge graph) at an international level, as evidenced by research output.
** Title:  Executive Director
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* Excellent programming skills (java or C/C++).
** Location:  College Park, MD
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* A demonstrable history of contributing to excellent publications in relevant top-tier conferences (e.g. ACL, EMNLP, KDD, IJCAI, AAAI, ICML, NIPS, SIGMOD, VLDB) and journals.
** Deadline:  Open until filled
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* Proven ability to communicate specialist ideas clearly in English using written media.
** Date Posted:  July 2, 2012
+
* Excellent organisational skills with a proven ability to work independently and be self-managing, to prioritise your work and meet deadlines within the framework of an agreed programme.
** Link to website:  http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57086
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* A PhD in Computer Science or closely related area, or equivalent experience. Candidates with pending degrees who will successfully defend their dissertations by August 1, 2016 will also be considered.
** Contact email:  tswallst@umd.edu
+
  
The University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL). Since its establishment in 2003, CASL’s mission has been to conduct cutting-edge research that results in improved performance on foreign language and analysis tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals. Visit www.casl.umd.edu for more information about CASL.
 
  
'''DUTIES:'''  The Executive Director (ED) has leadership responsibility for research, operations, strategic planning, and compliance with university and government requirements and regulations associated with CASL’s designation as a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The ED’s duties include developing and implementing the US Government-approved research agenda; developing and managing external relations and outreach to academia, industry, and government for purposes of collaborative research and consultation; and overseeing relevant UARC-designated activities and outreach, collaboration, education, policy and evaluation. The ED ensures the hiring and retention of the best researchers and research managers in CASL’s core compentencies and other relevant disciplines as well as highly qualified financial, information technology, operations, logistics, and security support staff. In addition to aligning CASL’s strategic plan with its mission to meet the needs of clients, the ED provides leadership in identifying opportunities for partnering and collaborating with academic departments and other research centers on campus. The ED reports to the Vice President for Research and directly supervises the directors of CASL’s various units. 
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Desirable criteria:
  
'''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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* Knowledge of statistical natural language processing.
 +
* Knowledge of knowledge graph construction and applications.
 +
* Experience with analysing large text corpora using a high-performance computing environment.
 +
* Experience with python/R
  
'''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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'''SALARY RANGE AND CONTRACT LENGTH'''
  
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 includeshealth benefits, retirement plans, generous leave package, flexible spending accounts, tuition remission, and long-term, disability, and life insurance. Please visit the University’s web page at http://www.uhr.umd.edu/benefits/ to see a full list of benefits and the providers.
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* Research AssociateA$86,438 - A$92,453 per year  (plus employer superannuation)
 +
* Research Fellow:    A$97,090 - A$114,454 per year (plus employer superannuation)
  
== Several Positions in Data2Text (Natural Language Generation) ==
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This is a fixed term position of one year with further renewal up to January 2019, subject to funding.
 
+
* 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)
+
 
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== 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]
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* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
+
 
+
'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
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+
ETS's Research & Development division has an opening for a Speech research scientist in the NLP and Speech group. The Group currently consists of about 15 Ph.D. level research scientists in areas related to NLP and speech. Its main focus is on foundational research as well as on development of new capabilities to automatically score written and spoken test responses in a wide range of ETS test programs including TOEFL(R)iBT and GRE(R).
+
 
+
 
+
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
+
 
+
* Provide scientific and technical skills in conceptualizing, designing, obtaining support for, conducting, managing, and disseminating results of research projects in the field of speech technology, or portions of large-scale research studies or programs in the same field.
+
 
   
 
   
* Develop and/or modify NLP theories to conceptualize and implement new capabilities in automated scoring and NLP systems to improve assessments, learning tools and test development practices.
 
  
* Apply scientific, technical and software engineering skills in designing and conducting research studies and capability development in support of educational products and services.
+
'''ENVIRONMENT'''
  
* Develop and oversee the conduct of selected portions of research proposals and project budgets.
+
The School of Computer Science and Engineering in UNSW, located in Sydney, is
 +
one of the largest and leading computing schools in Australia. It offers both
 +
undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Software Engineering, Computer
 +
Engineering, Computer Science and Bioinformatics, as well as a number of
 +
combined degrees with other disciplines. It attracts excellent students who have
 +
an outstanding record in international competitions (such as Robocup).
  
* 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.
+
'''APPLICATION'''
  
* Participate in dissemination activities through the publications of research papers, progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars or other appropriate communication vehicles.
+
Please send a statement of interest, an academic CV (in pdf format) to Wei Wang
 +
(weiw@cse.unsw.edu.au) with the subject line starting with "[CRCPostdoc]". For
 +
informal queries, please send an email to weiw@cse.unsw.edu.au.
  
* Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators.
 
  
 
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
 
  
EDUCATION
 
  
Ph.D. in Language Technologies, Natural Language Processing, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, with strong emphasis on speech technology and preferably some education in linguistics is required.
 
  
  
EXPERIENCE
+
==Computer Science Postdoctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing for Social Science==
  
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).
+
* Employer: University of Pennsylvania
 +
* Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
 +
* Specialty: NLP
 +
* Location: Philadelphia, PA
 +
* Deadline: May 15th, 2016
 +
* Date posted: April 26th, 2016
 +
* Contact: Professor Lyle Ungar: ungar@cis.upenn.edu
  
 +
'''Summary'''
  
+
We invite applicants for a postdoctoral research position in natural language processing for health and social science, working on an interdisciplinary research project studying subjective well-being and health outcomes. The researcher will help develop state-of-the-art methods and models to better understand people, such as predicting personality from the words they use and automatically recognizing cognitive distortions typical of people prone to depression.
'''APPLYING'''
+
The primary responsibility will, of course, be producing top-quality published research in areas of interest to you and the WWBP team. You will be expected to lead multiple peer-reviewed publications each year and to support (as secondary author and technical expert) many more publications.  As part of that latter process, we would like you to serve as the equivalent of a “Chief Technology Officer” of the WWBP, providing technical oversight and mentoring to the programmers and data scientists who build and maintain our software and hardware infrastructure, and who do the vast bulk of the data collection and analysis for the WWBP.
  
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
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The ideal candidate will have research experience in computational linguistics and applied machine learning. They will develop and code novel methods to leverage large datasets (i.e. billions of tweets) and use them to further our understanding of health, well-being, and the psychological states of individuals and large populations. Methods and results will be published in high impact computer science venues and, via collaboration with psychologists and medical doctors, in social science and health venues. See wwp.org for example publications.
  
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
+
Approximate Start Date: Summer 2016
  
== Associate Research Scientist (NLP) at Educational Testing Service ==
 
  
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)
+
'''How to Apply'''
* 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'''
+
Send a detailed CV with at least 2 references who can be contacted for letters to applications@wwbp.org. Include job-code “POSTDOC-CS” in subject line.
  
ETS's Research & Development division has an opening for an NLP research scientist in the NLP and Speech group. The Group currently consists of about 15 Ph.D. level research scientists in areas related to NLP and speech. Its main focus is on foundational research as well as on development of new capabilities to automatically score written and spoken test responses in a wide range of ETS test programs including TOEFL(R)iBT and GRE(R).
 
 
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
 
  
* Provide scientific and technical skills in conceptualizing, designing, obtaining support for, conducting, managing, and disseminating results of research projects in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), or portions of large-scale research studies or programs in the same field.
 
  
* Develop and/or modify NLP theories to conceptualize and implement new capabilities in automated scoring and NLP systems to improve assessments, learning tools and test development practices.
 
  
* Apply scientific, technical and software engineering skills in designing and conducting research studies and capability development in support of educational products and services.
+
==Research Scientist, Natural Language Processing==
  
* Develop and oversee the conduct of selected portions of research proposals and project budgets.
+
* Employer: EMR.AI Inc.
 +
* Title: Research Scientist
 +
* Specialty: NLP
 +
* Location: San Francisco, CA
 +
* Deadline: May 20th, 2016
 +
* Date posted: April 21th, 2016
 +
* Contact: David Suendermann-Oeft ([mailto:david@emr.ai david@emr.ai])
  
* Design and conduct complex scientific studies functioning as an expert in major facets of the projects.
+
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, EMR.AI Inc. is a leading provider of AI solutions to the medical sector. EMR.AI transforms unstructured information, in form of written, spoken, or typed reports, clinical test results, and radiographs into international standard codes saved in common EMR systems. The wealth of discrete medical data provided through this transformation in conjunction with EMR.AI's suite of medical analytics solutions enables stakeholders, practitioners, researchers, health providers, and policy makers to obtain a comprehensive picture of the available medical data in their organization.
  
* Assist in the conduct of research projects by accomplishing directed tasks according to schedule and within budget.
+
'''Summary'''
  
* Participate in dissemination activities through the publications of research papers, progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars or other appropriate communication vehicles.
+
EMR.AI Research & Development has openings for Research Scientists in the field of Natural Language Processing in our Downtown San Francisco offices. Scientists will work on projects spanning a variety of tasks including the semantic interpretation of written and spoken medical reports, the design of language models for a variety of NLP tasks and speech recognition, the summarization of written and spoken language in the medical domain, the incorporation of lexica, ontologies, relational databases, and other sources of structured and unstructured knowledge sources into EMR.AI’s medical NLP tool set, and others.
  
* Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators.
+
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a cutting-edge R&D team in the epicenter of the world’s AI tech industry with true impact on medical research.
  
+
'''Responsibilities'''
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
+
  
EDUCATION
+
* Process huge corpora of medical textual documents to perform syntactic and semantic analyses and train, tune, and test probabilistic and other data-driven models, using both existing tool benches, proprietary and open-source, as well as self-developed algorithms and techniques.
 +
* Produce high-quality programs and scripts to embed scientific algorithms into effective prototypes and demos to be shared with EMR.AI’s leadership team, its customers, partners, and vendors.
 +
* Create and document technological innovations by means of patent disclosures, scientific publications, media alerts, and other channels.
 +
* Work closely with EMR.AI’s speech processing team and its software engineering division to produce innovative and effective solutions for a range of AI products and services in the medical domain.
 +
* Represent the R&D division in communications with EMR.AI’s leadership team, its customers, partners, and vendors at meetings, conventions, and other venues as well as in written statements.
  
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.
+
'''Skills'''
+
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.
+
  
+
PhD in computer science, computational linguistics, electrical engineering, or a related field. Experience in the state of the art of NLP and its standard tools is required. Candidates must be very skilled in programming and must have a proven scientific track record. They must be excellent team players, including with distributed teams, and strong in oral and written English communication. Knowledge of the US medical sector is desirable, so are experience with start-ups and strong scientific connections throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
'''APPLYING'''
+
  
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
+
'''Benefits'''
  
http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124335&type=True&cfcend
+
EMR.AI offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefit package, and a stimulating work environment in the heart of San Francisco with manifold local, domestic, and international commercial and academic partnerships.
  
If there are any questions, please contact: Dave Yanchuk (609) 406-5291 dyanchuk@ets.org
+
'''How to Apply'''
  
== Associate Research Engineer at Educational Testing Service ==
+
Please send your application documents to [mailto:jobs@emr.ai jobs@emr.ai]
  
* Employer: Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)
+
'''Contact'''
* Job Title: Associate Research Engineer
+
* Location: Princeton, NJ
+
* Deadline: Open until filled
+
* Date Posted: 15-May-2012
+
* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124339&type=True&cfcend Application Website]
+
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
+
  
'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
+
EMR.AI Inc.
  
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).
+
90 New Montgomery St
  
+
San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
'''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.
+
phone: +1-415-200-8535
  
* 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.
+
e-mail: [mailto:info@emr.ai info@emr.ai]
  
* 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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www: [http://emr.ai http://emr.ai]
  
* Assist in the preparation of NLP development components of proposals and cost/resource estimates.
 
  
* Maintain continuing awareness of recent advances in speech and natural language processing, machine learning, and software development methodologies.
 
  
* Implement components of technical documentation of NLP software systems, solutions and results.
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==Research Scientist on Natural Language Processing==
  
* Attend area-wide staff training and development sessions.
+
* Employer: IBM Research Ireland
+
* Title: Research Scientist
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
+
* Specialty: NLP, Machine Learning
 +
* Location: Dublin
 +
* Deadline: May 5th, 2016
 +
* Date posted: April 11th, 2016
 +
* Contact: [https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=26059&siteid=5016&AReq=36957BR link to application page]
  
EDUCATION
 
  
A Masters degree in Computer Science, NLP, Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or a closely related field is required.
+
Ireland is accepting applications for full-time researchers in the area of natural language processing. The ideal candidate will have a PhD degree in computational linguistics or in computer science with a specialisation in Natural Language Processing (NLP). Prior experience in the area of text analytics with information extraction, information retrieval and machine learning are highly desirable, and experience with corpus linguistics or natural language understanding are a plus. Strong programming skills in Java are required.
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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.
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The successful research candidate must have demonstrated ability to define research plans, carry out leading research, and publish research results through professional journals, academic conferences, and patents.
 +
As a researcher you will be expected to organize challenging problems, develop new solutions, and work with business & development teams to ensure these solutions have a significant impact.
  
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
 
* Knowledge of UNIX and Windows computing environments.
 
  
* Familiarity with UNIX tools and scripting languages.
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==Postdoc Researcher on Vision and Language==
  
* Familiarity with algorithms, methods and data structures in common use in the processing of speech and language data.  
+
* Employer: University of Liverpool
 +
* Title: Postdoc
 +
* Specialty: Computer Vision with an interest in human vision/language behaviour
 +
* Location: Liverpool UK
 +
* Deadline: April 20th, 2016
 +
* Date posted: March 28, 2016
 +
* Contact: [https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/research/r-590571/ link to application page]
  
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research associate position to study the relationship between visual/spatial representations and language.  Language is often used to describe the visual world and this is done by labelling objects in the world with various categories such as roles (e.g., agent, goal).  There is now a large infant social cognition literature which shows how categories like agents and goals may be identified using simple visual heuristics.  In this post, we will strengthen these links by experimentally manipulating visual cues to see how they influence language choices in adults and children.  In addition to the experimental study of these links, we will also develop computational models that use computer vision techniques to track the interaction of objects in videos and link these visual codes to the descriptions of the actions.  We are most interested in people with a computational background who have an interest in human vision/language processing.
  
   
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This post offers the opportunity to join a thriving research group at the University of Liverpool and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LUCID, http://www.lucid.ac.uk/), a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster. You should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in the field related to Computer Science, Psychology, Cognitive Science, or related disciple.  The post is available for 3 years.
'''APPLYING'''
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Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
 
  
http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124339&type=True&cfcend
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==Postdoc Positions at Johns Hopkins University==
  
If there are any questions, please contact: Dave Yanchuk (609) 406-5291 dyanchuk@ets.org
+
* Employer: Johns Hopkins University
 +
* Title: Postdoc
 +
* Specialty: NLP, Machine Learning, Social media analysis for computational social science, health/medicine
 +
* Location: Baltimore, MD
 +
* Deadline: March 31, 2016
 +
* Date posted: March 1, 2016
 +
* Contact: [http://www.clsp.jhu.edu/employment-opportunities/ http://www.clsp.jhu.edu/employment-opportunities/]
  
== Junior Researcher at Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) ==
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The Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) at the Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for postdoctoral fellowship positions in speech and language processing, including the areas of natural language processing, machine learning and health informatics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and a strong research record.
  
* Employer: Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
+
The center has a number of postdoctoral positions available for the coming year. Possible research topics include:
* Group: Language Technology
+
* Trend Detection in Social Media
* Title: Junior Researcher
+
* Broadly Multilingual Learning of Morphology
* Requirements:
+
* Stochastic approximation algorithms for subspace and multi-view representation learning
** Permission to work within the European union
+
* Analysis of large-scale time series data in healthcare
** 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".
+
Host faculty include:
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Mark Dredze, David Yarowsky, Jason Eisner, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Benjamin Van Durme, Raman Arora, Suchi Saria
  
The position involves basic research on issues related to data sparsity in machine translation between non-central language pairs. In particular, morphological closeness shall be exploited and bootstrapping methods shall be employed to counter the data sparsity. Further information is available at http://varieties.ofai.at.
 
  
A basic gross salary of EUR 40,000-45,000 per anno will be offered depending on the experience of the candidate.
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==Associate/Full Professor in Computational Linguistics at Stony Brook University==
 +
* Employer: Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University
 +
* Title: Associate/Full Professor
 +
* Specialty: Computational Linguistics
 +
* Location: New York, USA
 +
* Deadline: <strike>March 14, 2016</strike> May 1, 2016
 +
* Date posted: February 17, 2015
 +
* LinguistList Announcement: [http://linguistlist.org/issues/27/27-861.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/27/27-861.html]
 +
* Contact: Lori Repetti [mailto:lori.repetti@stonybrook.edu lori.repetti@stonybrook.edu]
  
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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'''Job Description'''
  
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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The Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenured appointment in computational linguistics, beginning Fall 2016 or Fall 2017. This is a senior appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level.
  
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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The successful candidate will have a PhD (preferably in Linguistics or Computer Science), an outstanding research profile in Computational Linguistics (ideally in areas that complement existing departmental strengths), a strong track record in grant acquisition, and teaching and advising experience at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels.
  
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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They will also be expected to
  
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* Contribute to the ongoing development of the Department's degree programs in linguistics and computational linguistics,
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* Initiate new collaborations and expand existing ones with other computational research groups on campus, in particular in the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science,
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* Strengthen the department's connections with the local IT industry.
  
== Junior Research Group Leaders at Saarland University ==
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Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  
* Employer: Saarland University, Germany
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'''Application'''
* Division: MMCI Cluster of Excellence
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* Title: Junior Research Group Leaders
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* Job ID: W490
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* Specialty: Multimodal Computing and Interaction (incl. Speech and Language Processing)
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* Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
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* Deadline:  April 30, 2012
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* Date Posted: April 4, 2012
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* Contact: http://www.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Campus/Service/Stellenausschreibung/Wissenschaftliches_Personal/W490.pdf
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The Cluster of Excellence "Multimodal Computing and Interaction" at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, seeks applications for a number of new Junior Research Group Leader positions. The Cluster provides a highly interdisciplinary research environment with a strong Computational Linguistics component. One of the Cluster's central research areas is 'Speech and Language Processing'. Group leaders will receive junior faculty status at Saarland University, including the right to supervise Bachelor, Master and PhD students. Junior research groups are equipped with a budget of 80k to 100k Euros per year to cover research personnel and other costs.
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Applications must be submitted via AcademicJobsOnline: [https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6983 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6983]
  
Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2012.
 
  
For the complete announcement see:
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==Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence==
http://www.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Campus/Service/Stellenausschreibung/Wissenschaftliches_Personal/W490.pdf
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* Employer: Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
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* Title: Research Scientist
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* Specialties (one or more): Natural language processing, machine reading, automatic knowledge base construction, large-scale textual inference and entailment, knowledge representation and reasoning, question answering and explanation
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* Location: Seattle, WA
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* Deadline: N/A, we are hiring throughout 2016
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* Date posted: 02/09/2016
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* Contact information: ai2-info@allenai.org
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* Website: http://allenai.org/jobs.html
  
Additional information on the excellence cluster is available on
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'''Job Description'''
http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de/
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The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is a non-profit research institute in Seattle founded by Paul Allen and headed by Professor Oren Etzioni. The core mission of (AI2) is to contribute to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering. We are actively seeking Research Scientists at all levels who are passionate about AI and who can help us achieve this core mission by teaming to construct AI systems with reasoning, learning and reading capabilities.  
  
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'''Position Summary'''
  
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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AI2 currently has projects in the following areas:
  
== Scientist Position in Statistical Machine Translation at Microsoft ==
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* Language and Vision
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* Information extraction and semantic parsing
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* Question answering
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* Language and reasoning
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* Machine learning and theory formation
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* Semantic search
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* Natural language processing
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* Diagram understanding
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* Visual knowledge extraction and visual reasoning
  
* Employer: MICROSOFT
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And more….  
* Division: Online Services Division
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* Title: Scientist Position
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* Job ID: 789594
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* Specialty: Statistical Machine Translation
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* Location: Bellevue, WA or Mountain Vew, CA
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* Deadline: As soon as possible
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* Date Posted: March 30, 2012
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* Contact: https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=77908&jlang=EN
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Scientist Position in Statistical Machine Translation
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Research and Development Opportunities for Next Generation Technology at Microsoft
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Do you want to impact billions of people all over the world with speech technology that you create?
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We are looking for PhD level scientists and senior scientists, who will work on research and development problems in statistical machine translation. The candidates with experience in large-scale syntax-based statistical machine translation,
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weighted finite state transducers, natural language processing and machine learning will be preferred.
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Microsoft is all-in on the Natural User Interface to bring computing to larger audiences in more applications. To drive this mission we are bringing together scientists and engineers in the areas of machine translation, speech recognition, natural language understanding, dialog modeling, machine learning and synthesis to develop and deliver robust, natural and scalable solutions across a rich set of scenarios and languages.
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Join the excitement to be part of the newly formed team of scientists within Microsoft and to impact the lives of billions of people all over the world. We are talking about Bing, Windows, XBOX, Mobile, Exchange Server and Tellme, just to name a few. Microsoft is dedicated to improving everyday life using speech. And not just in a few countries - but around the world.
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== Reasoning about Agent's Mental States in Dialog and Joint Activity (CMU Silicon Valley) ==
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* Employer: Inst. for the Study of Learning and Expertise at CMU Silicon Valley
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* Title: Post MS, Post Doc, or above
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* Specialty: Logic, Reasoning (Abduction/Inference), Production systems, Discourse processes, Reasoning
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* Location: Mountain Vew, CA
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* Deadline: As soon as possible
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* Date Posted: March 21, 2012
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* Contact: patrick.w.langley@gmail.com
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An ongoing project has an opening for a researcher who will help extend
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Icarus, a cognitive architecture, to reason about other agents' mental
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states in the context of dialogues and joint activities. The framework
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uses a logical formalism to encode knowledge, beliefs, and goals, and
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it relies on a form of abduction to make plausible inferences. Experience
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in building reasoning systems that operate over rich representations is
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essential, and a background in applied logic, knowledge-based systems,
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and/or cognitive architectures is highly desirable.
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The location of the project will be Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley
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Campus. The start date is negotiable, but the position will be available
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on May 1, 2012, and the project has funding for another two years.
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Interested parties should send their curriculum vitae, along with
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the contact details for two or more references, to Pat Langley
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<patrick.w.langley@gmail.com>.
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== Post-doctoral researcher in metaphor detection and analysis at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL ==
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* Employer: Illinois Institute of Technology
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* Title: Postdoc
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Metaphor
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* Location: Chicago, IL
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* Deadline: As soon as possible
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* Date Posted: March 13, 2012
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* Contact: argamon@iit.edu
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The Illinois Institute of Technology Department of Computer Science in Chicago, IL is delighted to announce an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, for a recent Ph.D. in computer science, computational linguistics, or related areas. We seek applicants to work with Prof. Shlomo Argamon in the Linguistic Cognition Laboratory, the PI of a federally-funded project to identify and analyze metaphors in multiple languages.
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The ideal candidate will have a scholarly understanding of computational linguistics and metaphor, be an excellent programmer, and be comfortable with technologies for the analysis of big data. The postdoc will: (a) support development of automated language analysis and text mining for metaphor identification and analysis, (b) help manage the work of graduate research assistants on the project, (c) aid in developing research publications and external funding proposals, and (d) support other research and administration activities in the project.
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Applicants from all areas relevant to the research are encouraged to apply. In addition to the core area of computational linguistics, training in machine learning, statistical analysis, and information retrieval will be helpful. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, or Farsi is also a plus.
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The position includes a competitive salary plus benefits. It will run through the end of 2012, beginning as soon as possible, with the possibility of a one-year renewal upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.
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Interested candidates should apply via email to Dr. Shlomo Argamon (argamon@iit.edu). Applications should include a CV with cover letter, including the names of three references, giving contact information (email address and phone number) and relationship to the candidate for each reference. Inquiries can similarly be directed to the above email address. Prior to hiring, successful applicants will be required to submit either a transcript/diploma showing the date of an earned Ph.D. degree or a letter from their academic adviser confirming the expectation of the degree by May 2012.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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== Post-doctoral position within the area of automatic text summarization at Google Zurich, Switzerland ==
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* Employer: Google
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* Job title: Postdoc
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* Specialty: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, summarization
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* Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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* Deadline: we are looking to fill the position soon
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* Date posted: 1 March 2012
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A post-doctoral position in the area of automatic text summarization
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within the RENDER project is available at the Google Switzerland R&D
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office. RENDER is a EU FP7 research project focused on identifying
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diversity of opinions, viewpoints, mindsets and backgrounds in texts
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from different sources: news, (micro) blog streams, and in
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collaboratively written resources like Wikipedia. More information on
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the project goals is available at http://render-project.eu/.
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The duration of the post-doctoral contract will be one year, with the
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possibility of renewing for a second year. This position will allow
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the candidate to perform research on several NLP-related areas,
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to interact with the consortium partners and with other Google-internal
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research and development projects, and to apply the results of the
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research to real applications with a potentially large impact.
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Requirements:
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* The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics or Information Retrieval. Experience with automatic text summarization, machine learning or opinion mining is a plus.
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* Extensive programming experience in C/C++.
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* A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design.
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* Fluency in English.
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Responsibilities:
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* Perform research in the context of the project (text summarization).
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* Develop prototypes quickly, and implement industrial-strength production-quality high-volume applications.
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* Publish the result of the research in top conferences or journals.
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* Be available to attend project meetings with the partners in the project.
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For applying to this position, please send an e-mail to Enrique
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Alfonseca (ealfonseca@google.com) including a paragraph on why you
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think you are a right person for the role, and a brief CV.
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== 4 PhD positions in spoken dialogue systems research ==
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* Employer: Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University in Prague
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* Job title: 4 PhD positions in spoken dialogue systems research
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* Specialty: spoken dialogue systems, machine learning, Bayesian methods, and natural language processing
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* Location: Prague, Czech Republic
+
* Deadline: 1 June 2012
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* Date posted: 16 February 2012
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* Link to website: http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~jurcicek/jobs
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Applications are invited for 4 PhD fellowships in the area of statistical spoken dialogue systems funded by the Czech Government. The students will join the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic with an anticipated start date of October 1st, 2012.
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Topic description: In recent years, it has been suggested that statistical approach to spoken dialogue system offer a framework to naturally handle inherent uncertainty in the human speech. The two main advantages of statistical methods are increased robustness in noisy conditions and more natural behaviour learned from data. However, the current methods need large corpora effectively preventing these methods to be used for complex dialogue systems occurring in real-life. The successful PhD candidates will investigate and implement statistical models and methods with the aim of increasing the efficiency of the learning process and reducing the need for large corpora. The conducted research will cover areas of spoken language understanding, dialogue management, and natural language processing.
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Skills: Candidates should hold a master degree in a relevant area, such as computer science, mathematics, engineering  or linguistics. A strong mathematical background, excellent programming skills (e.g. C/C++, Java, MATLAB, and various scripting languages under Linux environment), aptitude for creative research and autonomy are expected. Experience in machine learning, Bayesian methods, and natural language processing is a plus.
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The Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics is a top-level research group working in the area of computational linguistics and natural language processing. During the fellowship, there will be good opportunities to attend international conferences and workshops. The formal applications should be submitted before June 1. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Filip Jurcicek (jurcicek@ufal.mff.cuni.cz) as soon as possible to obtain details about the application process, the institute, and the research opportunities.
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Additional information is available at http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~jurcicek/jobs.
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AI2 Research Scientists will have a primary focus in one of these specific areas but will also have the opportunity to contribute and engage in a variety of other areas critical to our research and mission. These include opportunities to participate in or lead select R&D projects, work with management to develop the long term vision for knowledge systems R&D, take a leading role in overseeing and implementing software systems supporting AI2’s research, author and present scientific papers and presentations for peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and help develop collaborative and strategic relationships with relevant academic, industrial, government, and standards organizations.
  
== PhD-position in sentiment mining and reputation analysis==
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'''Applicant'''
  
* Employer: Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Applicants for Research Scientist at AI2 should have a strong foundation (typically PhD level) in one or more of the following areas: natural language processing, machine reading, automatic knowledge base construction, large-scale textual inference and entailment, knowledge representation and reasoning, computer vision and machine learning, or question answering and explanation. We look favorably upon extensive work experience and publishing demonstrating application of your research.  
* Job title: PhD-student
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* Specialty: text mining, sentiment analysis, topic detection, reputation management
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* Location: Rottterdam, The Netherlands  
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* Deadline: 1 March 2012
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* Date posted: 6 February 2012
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* Link to website: http://www.eur.nl/erasmusstudio/about_erasmus_studio/open_positions
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In the context of the COMMIT project Information Retrieval for Information Services (COMMIT/Infiniti http://www.project-infiniti.nl/), applications are invited for a PhD student position. The research task will be to investigate the Mining of Economic Entities. As currently people easily share their sentiment regarding companies and products, reputation modeling has become increasingly important for commercial and non-commercial organisations. Due to the huge amount of opinions available through the Web, a manual approach for social media analysis for sentiment mining seems unfeasible, while there seems to be a huge potential for content-driven automated approaches. Through the mining of economic entities and the aggregated sentiment based on textual data, the aim is to support decisions on, e.g., product developments, marketing campaigns, etc. The envisaged prototype for a decision support tool will act as an indicator of public sentiment and trends. In addition, the variation in the dynamics of opinion forming for diverging domains such as economic news, political sentiment, and sentiment towards historical events will be studied.
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'''Why AI2'''
The PhD track is embedded in the work of the EUR team working on the Infiniti project (Erasmus School of Economics/Econometric Institute/ Computer Science Group and Erasmus Studio) and the student will be able to collaborate on related topics with PhD students and researchers from other organizations participating in COMMIT. 
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For more information please visit this link: http://www.eur.nl/erasmusstudio/about_erasmus_studio/open_positions
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In addition to AI2’s core mission of being a leader in the field of AI research, we also aim to create a superb team environment and to invest in each team member’s personal development. Some highlights are:
  
To apply, send an email with the required documents (cv, motivation, relevant certificates and the names of two referees) to commit.eur@gmail.com.
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* We are a learning organization – because everything AI2 does is ground-breaking, we are learning every day. Similarly, through weekly AI2 Academy lectures, a wide variety of world-class AI experts as guest speakers, and our commitment to your personal on-going education, AI2 is a place where you will have opportunities to continue learning right alongside us;
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* We value diversity of thought – we seek Research Scientists who can bring novel experiences and modes of problem solving to our leading-edge mission. If you are creative and efficient in your approach and insightful in your questioning, AI2 could be a great environment for you;
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* We emphasize a healthy work/life balance – we believe our team members are happiest and most productive when their work/life balance is optimized. While we value powerful research results which drive our mission forward, we also value dinner with family, weekend time, and vacation time. We offer generous paid vacation and sick leave as well as family leave;
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* We are collaborative and transparent – we consider ourselves a team, all moving with a common purpose. We are quick to cheer our successes, and even quicker to share and jointly problem solve our failures;
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* We are in Seattle – and our office is on the water! We have mountains, we have lakes, we have four seasons, we bike to work, we have a vibrant theater scene, we have the defending Super Bowl champions, and we have so much else. We even have kayaks for you to paddle right outside our front door;
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* We are friendly – chances are you will like every one of the 30+ (and growing!) people who work here. We do!
  
== PhD-position in folktale classification and clustering ==
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'''Application Process'''
* Employer: University of Twente
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* Job title: PhD-student
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* Specialty: text classification, document clustering, natural language processing
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* Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Enschede, The Netherlands
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* Deadline: 4 March 2012
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* Date posted: 6 February 2012
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* Link to website: http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/?VacatureID=199425
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Applications are invited for a PhD-student in the FACT project (Folktales As Classifiable Texts), funded under the CATCH programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This is a multidisciplinary research project involving collaboration between computer science and humanities researchers.  The PhD-student will work on automatic classification of Dutch folktales by their international folktale type  and on unsupervised clustering of folktales, to provide new input for humanities research. For this position, familiarity with the Dutch language is a plus.
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Visit our website for more information: http://allenai.org/jobs.html
  
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
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==Software Engineer  - Machine Learning / NLP (Chinese) at SYSTRAN==
  
==Research Associate Position at Educational Testing Service==
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* Employer: SYSTRAN
* Employer: Educational Testing Service ([http://www.ets.org www.ets.org])
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* Title: Software Engineer
* Job Title: Research Associate
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* Topics: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation
* Location: Princeton, NJ
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* Location: San Diego
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
* Date Posted: 28-Jan-2012
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* Date Posted: January 29, 2016
* [http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=122972&BUID=2538 Application Website]
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* Contact: Apply directly at https://recruit.systrangroup.com/recruit/Portal.na
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
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'''JOB DESCRIPTION'''
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SYSTRAN is currently seeking an experienced Software Engineer specializing in Machine Learning / NLP to join our R&D team in San Diego to develop machine translation systems.
  
Educational Testing Service has an opening for a Research Associate position in the Research Coordination and Support Group. The successful candidate will primarily provide support to Research Scientists working on a branch of computer science and computational linguistics known as Natural Language Processing (NLP) by assisting in the management of resources across numerous projects, leading communication efforts both internally and externally, and participating in all phases of research projects, including research design, project management, data collection and analysis. He or she will also collaborate with researchers in responding to external requests for information, external grant applications, and in preparing study results for publication or presentation.  
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The ideal candidate must have a combination of research and implementation skills, including significant programming experience. Hands-on experience with machine learning, including deep neural network, text classification, statistical techniques for NLP or a related field, is highly desirable.
  
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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Responsibilities include software development, experimentation, analysis of results, and building systems that combine linguistics and statistical language models for machine translation centering on Chinese language.
  
* Provide full professional support to and collaborate with a Director of Research; Senior Research Scientists; and Research Scientists.
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'''Key Qualifications'''
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* Knowledge of natural language processing field, including but not limited to, formal grammar, syntactic parsing and morphology
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* Good algorithmic knowledge of machine learning
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* Experience writing and debugging software
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* Strong communications skills
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* Ability to work well as part of a team
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* Fluent in English.
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* Fluent in Chinese is a plus
  
* Participate in planning, management, and design of research. Serve as co-investigator in research areas; collaborate on research projects.
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'''Education and Experience'''
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* MS or Ph D  in Computational Linguistics / Computer Science or relevant field.
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* 2+ years work experience preferred
  
* Plan and manage annotations for a variety of projects.  
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'''Benefits'''
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* Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary based on their qualifications and experience.
  
* 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.
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==Vacancy for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader at University of Dundee==
  
* Design original research instruments and methods and applications of research.
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* Employer: University of Dundee
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* Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader
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* Topics: Computational Linguistics, Language, Argumentation, Artificial Intelligence
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* Location: Dundee, UK
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* Deadline: 27 February 2016
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* Date Posted: 12 January 2016
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* Contact: Prof. Chris Reed (see http://arg.tech/lecturer)
  
* Write, rewrite, and edit proposals, professional reports, research instruments, books (or sections thereof), speeches, handbooks, research articles, and correspondence. Specifically, develop standardized materials such as PowerPoint slides, capability descriptions, and research study templates for use in communicating about automated scoring capabilities; develop boilerplate text for external audiences and proposals; and craft proposal text on demand, based on existing standard materials and input from automated scoring researchers.
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£34,576 to £55,389 Full Time, Permanent
  
* Conduct or assist in direction and management of research projects. Conduct research of his or her own design, under general oversight of assigned supervisor. Manage resources across a wide-range of studies designed to support or enhance automated scoring technologies. Recruit and hire field staff; develop and monitor project budgets; coordinate and supervise field staff and consultants.
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The University of Dundee’s School of Science & Engineering is advertising several permanent posts including one covering the Centre for Argument Technology. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates in Computational Linguistics to expand the group’s research in Argument Mining (see http://argmining2016.arg.tech and http://arg.tech/am), but welcome applications in all areas of the overlap between argumentation and artificial intelligence. A strong publication profile is essential, and for more senior appointments, so is a track record of funding success.
  
* Conduct literature searches; review current research on research models and methods; review and evaluate ongoing developments in automated scoring research; and evaluate evolving business needs. Perform independent analyses of information by reading, summarizing, and evaluating it preliminary to undertaking research. Update standard materials as needed, based on new developments in research or external conditions.
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For further information about the Centre for Argument Technology, please see http://arg.tech or contact Prof. Chris Reed; for more information about the position, see http://arg.tech/lecturer. General details follow.
  
* Provide training and consultation on computer and systems applications, including customized annotation systems. Train and instruct staff on methods and procedures for annotation, data presentation, and explain methods of implementation to technical staff.
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'''Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties'''
  
* Contact, establish, and develop relationships with research community and with data sources.
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The University of Dundee is seeking an exceptional candidate to join one of our Computing research groups, based within the School of Science and Engineering. The successful candidate will develop new research lines within either the (i) Human Centred Computing Group; (ii) the Centre for Argument Technology; or (iii) the Space Technology Centre. Full information on the current research in each
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group can be found in the Further Particulars.
  
* Arrange and attend conferences and meetings; present research findings at professional meetings.  
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The successful candidate is expected to have a strong track record of research and a clear research plan that articulates with (or expands significantly) one of these areas. They will be expected to contribute to the development of research in this area by publishing in the highest quality journals and attracting appropriate research funding. For appointments at Grade 8 and 9, candidates are expected to show evidence of having attracted independent funding. The School encourages applications from holders of personal
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Fellowships.
  
'''EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS'''
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Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in the teaching of undergraduate computing programmes as well as supporting teaching at Masters level.
  
EDUCATION
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'''Job Summary'''
  
A Master's degree in linguistics, computer science, and/or natural language processing (NLP) is necessary.  
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The appointee will be expected to contribute to research in Computing and to teaching and administration within the School of Science and Engineering. They will be expected to:
  
EXPERIENCE
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* Contribute to the ongoing research in one of the three research groups described above.
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* Contribute to the generation of external research funding.
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* Publish in high quality research journals and major international conferences.
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* Teach at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
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* Supervise students at all levels (honours and MSc projects, PhD).
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* Undertake administrative duties.
  
The successful candidate will have four years of progressively responsible research experience in linguistics or natural language processing. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to craft high-quality written communications for technical and non-technical audiences and have experience managing a large number of concurrent projects.
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'''Application Requirements'''
  
APPLYING
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In addition to the online form, applicants must include with their application:
  
Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:
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* Cover letter outlining fit to role.
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* Research plan (1-2 pages) covering proposed research over the first three years of the appointment.
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* Teaching plan (1-2 pages) outlining fit to current teaching at Dundee and teaching methodology.
  
http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=122972&BUID=2538
 
  
If there are any questions, please contact:
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==Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Models of Reasoning / Intelligence Systems Section at AI Center / US Naval Research Laboratory==
 
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* Employer: US Naval Research Laboratory
Dave Yanchuk
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
(609) 406-5291
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* Topics: Reasoning, Computational Modeling, Language, Artificial Intelligence
dyanchuk@ets.org
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* Location: Washington, DC
 
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==Postdoc Position at HRL Laboratories==
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* Employer: HRL Laboratories, LLC
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* Job Title: POST DOC RESEARCH STAFF - Social Media Analysis & Data Mining
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* Location: Malibu, CA
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* Deadline: Open until filled
 
* Deadline: Open until filled
* Date Posted: 26-Jan-2012
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* Date Posted: January 20, 2016
* Contact email: hmoon@hrl.com
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* Contact: Sunny Khemlani (sunny.khemlani@nrl.navy.mil)
  
HRL Laboratories, LLC. (http://www.hrl.com) has openings for a postdoctoral researcher position in the area of social media analysis / data mining. HRL laboratories is one of the most innovative research organizations in industry. Overlooking the pacific ocean in the hills above Malibu, California, our beautiful surroundings are matched by our capabilities and commitment to being a world-class research and development lab. We collaborate with top researchers in academia to advance the fields of information and systems sciences, sensors and materials, applied electromagnetics, and microelectronics. Please visit http://www.hrl.com/careers/cars_jobs.html for more information.
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'''Research focus''': The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate on various projects in reasoning, including (but not limited to) building a unified computational framework of reasoning; investigating how people engage in explanatory reasoning; and testing a system that reasons about time and temporal relations.
For job considerations, please send your cover letter and CV to hmoon@hrl.com.  
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Job Description:
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'''Supervisor''': Sunny Khemlani, PhD
  
EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, EE or related fields
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'''Key qualifications''': A Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, or computer science, with experience in higher level cognition, experimental design and data analysis, or cognitive modeling. Experience with theories of reasoning, computer programming, and cognitive modeling is a strong plus.
  
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Primary job function is to apply statistical data analysis and text processing techniques to problems and applications in data mining. Tasks will include the development, simulation, evaluation, and implementation of algorithms and models. Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.  
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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance.
  
EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Research experience in one or more of the following areas: Text processing, sentiment analysis, data mining, web & social media processing, large-scale data processing, and machine learning. Experience developing innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of sources.  
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'''Program and compensation''': The Fellowship operates through the NRC Research Associateship Program (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/). Only US citizenship or green card holders are eligible for the program. Fellows are compensated through a research stipend of ~$75,000/year.
  
KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background in one or more of the following areas: natural language processing, social network analysis, statistical analysis, data mining, strong programming skills, particularly proficient with C/C++, Java, R and/or Matlab. Experience with MapReduce or Hadoop, and proficiency in Spanish/Portuguese language is a plus.  
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'''To apply''': Send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Sunny Khemlani at sunny.khemlani@nrl.navy.mil.
  
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.
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==Internship positions available at Juji, Inc.==
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* Employer: Juji, Inc.
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* Title: Intern
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* Location: Saratoga, CA
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* Deadline: open until all the positions are filled
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* Date Posted: January 14, 2016
  
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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'''Description''':
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Have you ever watched the movie Her? Have you ever wondered or wished to have a virtual partner just like Samantha, who could tell you what you really are, whom your best partner may be, and even cheers you up? At Juji, we are building a hyper-personalized, virtual REP (Responsible, Empathetic Pal) for everyone. Your REP not only understands who you are, including your personality, motivations, and strengths, but it can also chat with you to learn and help fulfill your certain needs.
  
==Postdoc or Research Associate - Natural Language Processing==
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We are seeking highly motivated and talented students, who are eager to help us tackle great technical challenges at Juji and to expand their knowledge and skills in the real world. We are especially interested in students who have had worked or love to work in the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing/Natural Language Generation, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization/Visual Analytics, and Cognitive Science.
* Employer: IHMC (www.ihmc.us)
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* Rank or Title: Research Associate - Natural Language Processing
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* Specialty: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing
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* Location: Ocala, FL
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* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
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* Date Posted: January 3rd, 2012
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* Contact email ywilks@ihmc.us
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'''About Us'''
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We have multiple positions on two main tracks:
IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.
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Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of computational prostheses require a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some researchers who resist all attempts to classify them.
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Current active research areas include: knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data and language understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, and other related areas.
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IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society's broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding (current funding in force exceeds $25,000,000) from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, DOT, IDEO, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.
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The candidate will be appointed on a new US Government project on metaphor detection and understanding, due to start in the coming months and run for up to five years. Ocala, Florida is an excellent location, close to Florida’s major university and about an hour from both coasts. IHMC is housed in an excellent, state of the art building in the city center.
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* Software development. If you love to create amazing software technologies and systems for real users, this is the track for you. You are expected to own and deliver a relatively independent project that will contribute to our cutting-edge product development effort.
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Required:
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▪ Natural language processing / computational linguistics background. Ideal: metaphor and/or machine learning applications
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▪ Substantial skills in processing large scale corpora. Ideal: Java skills and standard statistical procedures.
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▪ Ph.D. in computational linguistics / natural language processing or related areas.
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▪ 3+ plus years experience in natural language processing / computational linguistics in industry or large scale academic research project.
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▪ Expertise in at least some of the following specific NLP areas and topics: question answering, lexical semantics, collocations, terminology extraction, disambiguation, multi-word expressions, (shallow) parsing, named entity recognition, lexical acquisition, paraphrasis acquisition, information extraction, text classification, evaluation methodologies.
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▪ Familiarity with existing data resources and tools: Wordnet, POS taggers, parsers, LingPipe, SVMLight, NLTK, Weka, and similar tools.
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▪ Ideal: experience with ontologies, RDF, other semantic web resources or tools.
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Apply to Yorick Wilks at: ywilks@ihmc.us
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* Scientific research. If you love to design and conduct scientific experiments to answer a specific set of research questions, this is the track for you. You will work on a government funded research project on understanding human trust in a digital environment. You are expected to play a critical role in designing and conducting novel research studies and writing papers that lead to scientific publications.
  
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'''Qualifications'''
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Outstanding current students towards a bachelor or higher degree in the area of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent disciplines are encouraged to apply. Strong software development or visual design skills are a plus.
  
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'''To apply''': Please email a copy of your resume to the following address: jobs@juji-inc.com with a subject line “Summer Internship 2016”, and state your track preference in your email body.
 
   
 
   
== 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'''
 
  
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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==Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Language Processing / AI at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School==
 
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* Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
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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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
 
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* Topics: Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Modeling
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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* Location: Boston, MA
 
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* Deadline: Open until filled
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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* Date Posted: January 8, 2016
 
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* Contact: Alexander Turchin (aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu)
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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Dr. Matt Huenerfauth, Search Committee Chair
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'''Research focus''': the Fellow will work in a multi-disciplinary team of artificial intelligence scientists, informaticians, biostatisticians, and clinicians on projects involving development of high-dimensional predictive models in medicine. The models will be based on data from a large integrated healthcare system and will utilize a combination of artificial intelligence and natural language processing of multiple narrative document streams.
  
Department of Computer Science
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'''Supervisor''': Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, FACMI
  
Queens College-CUNY
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'''Required skills''':  experience with natural language processing; ability to design and conduct effective research studies; strong analytical, scientific writing, presentation and communication skills; strong programming and system development skills. Experience with artificial intelligence technologies, predictive modeling, Big Data and medical terminologies / ontologies is a strong plus.
  
65-30 Kissena Blvd.  
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'''Education''': PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, linguistics, or a related discipline; MD or an equivalent degree.
  
Flushing, New York 11365-1597
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'''Length of appointment''': This position is for one year with second and third year reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
  
matthew.huenerfauth (at) qc.cuny.edu
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'''Available''': Immediately.
  
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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'''Compensation''': according to NIH (NRSA) stipend levels.
  
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification.  We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
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'''To apply''': send cover letter and CV to Dr. Alexander Turchin at aturchin@bwh.harvard.edu.

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Funded PhD Position in Natural Language Processing in Barcelona

  • Employer: Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Title: PhD studentship position
  • Specialty: NLP
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Deadline: August 8th, 2016 (or until filled)
  • Date posted: 29th July 2016
  • Contact: Prof. Horacio Saggion


The Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, invites applications for a PhD studentship position that is associated with the María de Maeztu Units of Excellence Research Program of the Spanish Government (http://www.upf.edu/mdm-dtic), and involves joint work of the research labs of profs. Horacio Saggion and Ricardo Baeza-Yates. This position will be funded under the FPI call to be launched by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

Project Description

In the context of our Maria de Maeztu (MdM) project "Mining the Knowledge of Scientific Publications" ( see http://www.upf.edu/mdm-dtic) the PhD student will carry out a research project on the more focused area of automatic research paper assessment which concerns a number of interesting research questions including but not limited to:

  • automatic research paper evaluation
  • automatic research paper/author impact prediction
  • automatic novelty evaluation

The PhD will benefit from the resources developed during MdM project: availability of large scale open scientific repositories, natural language processing technology adapted to scientific text processing, document retrieval technology, etc. as well as the expertise of the MdM team members.

Applicants

Candidates should hold a M.Sc. in Computer Science or related field with a solid background in Natural Language Processing and be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience with recent advances in Machine Learning and Information Retrieval would be highly valuable. Knowledge of statistical analysis is highly desirable.

More information

For informal inquiries, prospective candidates may contact professor Horacio Saggion at horacio DOT saggion AT upf DOT edu

For more information please check the official announcement at

https://portal.upf.edu/web/etic/automatic-research-assessment?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_MaAxd6TFfhia&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1


Associate Research Scientist, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab has an opening for an Associate Research Scientist (PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years) to strengthen the group’s profile in the areas of (i) Unsupervised/Weakly Supervised NLP and its applications in semantic or discourse analysis,(ii) Computational Argumentation, or (iii) NLP methods to tackle novel problems in Social Sciences and Humanities. The UKP Lab is a research group at the Department of Computer Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. It comprises about 40 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP). The department was recently ranked among the top three in Europe in the area of NLP.

We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or related fields, preferably with R&D project expertise, and strong communication skills in English and German. The successful applicant will work in projects including R&D activities in the areas listed above. Prior work in the respective fields is a definite advantage. Experience with deep learning is a strong plus. Ideally, the candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing NLP systems and algorithms in Java or Python, and experience in machine learning, information retrieval, and large-scale data processing. Combining fundamental NLP research in the above listed areas with applications from industry and social sciences and humanities will be highly encouraged. UKP Lab offers a supportive atmosphere and attractive opportunities for personal career development.

UKP’s wide cooperation network, both within its own research community and with partners from industry and the social sciences and humanities, will provide a great environment for the successful applicant. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the best in German universities. Its unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web” and DFG-funded Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content” (AIPHES) emphasize NLP, text mining, and machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for the assessment and aggregation of knowledge. The UKP Lab is a dynamic, high-profile research group committed to excellent research results, technologies of the highest industrial standards, a cooperative work style, and close interaction of team members working on joint projects.

Applications should include a 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 applications to jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de by 31 August 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Interviews may start any time.


Research Fellow in Biomedical Text Mining, University of Manchester, UK

  • Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
  • Title: Research Fellow
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Deadline: August 13, 2016
  • Date posted: July 18, 2016
  • Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow in Biomedical Text Mining at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester.

The objective of this BBSRC funded post in collaboration with Unilever is to conduct research into extracting complex information from the scientific literature to support metabolic pathway curation using text mining methods.

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

  • Duration of post: until 31st March 2018 with possibility of extension
  • Salary: £38,896 to £47,801 per annum

Research Environment

The National Centre for Text Mining (http://www.nactem.ac.uk) has been a leading centre for biomedical 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".

The project will involve close collaboration with a team of experts focusing on metabolomics and cheminformatics. More information about the project: http://www.nactem.ac.uk/empathy/

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

Application form and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=11856

Computational Linguist-Morphology

  • Employer: Esprit de Corps Corporation (EdC), US
  • Title: Computational Linguist-Morphology
  • Specialty: Application of Finite State Transducers (FST) to language processing technologies, development of FST networks for languages, integration of morphological analyzers.
  • Location: Various US Locations
  • Deadline: Open
  • Date posted: June 19, 2016
  • Contact: Jim Lay


EdC provides linguistic and cultural insight in support of US national interests. We are a woman owned, small business, and an equal opportunity employer.

The Computational Linguist-Morphology provides unique expertise with the application of FST to language processing technologies, to include the development of FST networks for languages, the integration of morphological analyzers in multilingual databases/search engines and the development of APIs for managing FST I/O in a multilingual environment.

Qualifications

  • A master's degree in computer science and/or linguistics, or in a related field; eight (8) years related experience in FST technologies for language applications may be substituted for a master's degree.
  • Within the last ten (10) years, shall have a minimum of seven (7) years experience programming language networks in one or more FST applications such as XSFT, Stuttgart Finite State Transducer Toolkit, OpenFST, FOMA, or other product with equivalent functional capabilities.
  • Shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience coding with two (2) or more of the following: C, C++, or Java. Shall also have a minimum of five (5) years experience with Perl and/or Python scripting languages.
  • Within the last ten (10) years, shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience with linguistics and language structure, language processing technologies, and/or with applying morphologies to multilingual databases/search engines.
  • Shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience with two (2) or more foreign languages. Shall have demonstrated experience with international encodings, to include converting and handling multilingual encoding, such as UTF-8.

Applicants must be United States citizens able to acquire a personal security clearance.

For more information about the post and for applications: http://edcknowledge.com/join-the-corps-2/, Search and apply for the position titled "Computational Linguist-Morphology".

Computational Linguist

  • Employer: Esprit de Corps Corporation (EdC), US
  • Title: Computational Linguist
  • Specialty: Integration of NLP Modules, Experimentation with User Interfaces for Analytic Support, Web Services for Querying Extracted Results.
  • Location: Various US Locations
  • Deadline: Open
  • Date posted: June 19, 2016
  • Contact: Jim Lay


EdC provides linguistic and cultural insight in support of US national interests. We are a woman owned, small business, and an equal opportunity employer.

The Computational Linguist provides unique expertise with the application of computer science to language processing technologies, to include experimentation with, and integration of, unique NLP modules, experimentation with user interfaces for analytic support, web development, and development of web services for querying extracted results.

Qualifications

  • MA in computer science and/or linguistics, or in a related field (8 years related experience may be substituted for a Master's Degree).
  • Within the last 10 years shall have a minimum of 7 years experience each programming: C, C++, or Java.
  • Within the last 5 years, shall have a minimum of 3 years programming with two or more scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python).
  • Within the last 10 years, shall have a minimum of 5 years experience with linguistics and language structure, language processing technologies, and/or with applying ontologies to NLP applications.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience with two or more foreign languages is required.
  • Shall have demonstrated experience developing software in a Linux environment, with Semantic Web technologies (e.g. RDF, OWL), and with international encodings, to include converting and handling multilingual encoding, such as UTF - 8 is required.

Applicants must be United States citizens able to acquire a personal security clearance.

For more information about the post and for applications: http://edcknowledge.com/join-the-corps-2/, Search and apply for the position titled "Computational Linguist".

Research Associate/Fellow in Machine Learning, University of Sheffield, UK


We have an opening for a 3-year position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in Machine Learning with applications to Machine Translation and Multimodal Language Processing. This position is funded by the ERC MultiMT project: Multi-modal Context Modelling for Machine Translation, led by Prof. Lucia Specia (www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~lucia) at the University of Sheffield.

This is a highly interdisciplinary project involving Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Its goal is to devise methods and algorithms to exploit global multi-modal information for context modelling in Machine Translation. The post holder will be expected to investigate new ways to acquire multilingual multi-modal representations, and new machine learning and inference algorithms that can learn from these rich context models to generate high quality translations. In addition, if appointed as Research Fellow, the post holder will be expected to make significant contributions to multi-modal language processing in general, drawing from their experience in Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.

This is an opportunity to work in a well-connected international team with world-leading reputation in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) research group at the University of Sheffield. The NLP group is well known internationally for its research, and is one of the largest research groups in the area in Europe.

This post offers excellent opportunities for publications, project visits and conference trips. Applicants should have (for Research Associate (RA) and Research Fellow (RF) posts):

  • PhD (or equivalent work experience) in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related areas
  • Significant experience and track record in Machine Learning (RA and RF)
  • Strong publication record commensurate with career stage (RA and RF)
  • Experience and strong track record in Computer Vision (desirable for RA, required for RF)
  • Experience and strong track record in Natural Language Processing (desirable for both RA and RF)
  • Strong programming experience, particularly in Python or C++. (RA and RF)

This post is fixed-term with a start date from August 2016 (or soon after) and duration of 3 years with possibility of extension to 5 years.

Salary range: £28,847 to £46,414 per annum.

For informal inquiries contact Dr. Lucia Specia: L.Specia@sheffield.ac.uk

For more information about the post and for applications: http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs, Search and apply for jobs using reference number UOS014018


Doctoral Researcher at UKP/KRITIS, TU Darmstadt

KRITIS ("Kritische Infrastrukturen: Konstruktion, Funktionskrisen und Schutz in Städten"), a new interdisciplinary research training group at Technsiche Universität Darmstadt and funded through the German Research Foundation, is currently seeking a Doctoral Researcher to start on 1 October 2016.

KRITIS researches systems for technical supply and disposal, and for communication and transport, which have become the central nervous system of modern cities. Their disruption can trigger dramatic crises. Modern city infrastructures are increasingly vulnerable not only to external threats (natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and cyber attacks) but also due to their inherent complexity and interdependence. Our aim is to understand and describe these complex systems in their spatial and temporal contexts. This is done in three main research areas:

  1. We want to ensure that technical infrastructures are constructed with the term "critical" in mind. We therefore ask what technical-functional needs, and political and social considerations, are relevant, and how these vary according to the systems' historical and spacial context.
  2. We assume that the complex spatial and temporal arrangements become particularly visible during infrastructural-functional crises. We therefore investigate failures of urban infrastructures, including the conditions contributing to their vulnerability or resilience.
  3. Finally, we ask how we can best organize protection against or preparation for infrastructural-functional crises (so-called "prevention and preparedness").

Research in the training group takes an interdisciplinary approach, with cooperation among the following specialities: space and infrastructure planning, modern and contemporary history, medieval history, philosophy of technology, comparative analysis of political systems, ubiquitous knowledge processing, urban design and planning, rail systems, and computer science for architecture and construction.

In this area, the discipline of ubiquitous knowledge processing (Prof. Iryna Gurevych) is concerned with the interactions between urban infrastructure (e.g., transport, telecommunications), communication in social media, and the relevant spatial and temporal analysis methods from the perspective of adaptive information and text processing. This will be of particular interest to doctoral candidates in the fields of real-time text analysis which can be applied to the early detection of crises, to public opinion-making, or to crisis management through automated evaluation of (online) content such as Twitter.

Possible dissertation topics include:

  • Social-spatial differences of criticality: location- and class-specific text-analytic mining of argumentation on urban infrastructure in social media
  • Mining of arguments on urban infrastructure in social media for cascading reactions (i.e., spatio-temporal spread of social media responses to the collapse of urban infrastructure)
  • Early recognition of vulnerability: Real-time monitoring of information on hazards to urban infrastructure in social media
  • User expectations on the speed of resolution of infrastructural failures – comparison and analysis of tweets across national boundaries

For discussion or advice on further possible research topics and organizational issues, please contact Prof. Iryna Gurevych at jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de.

Requirements: The successful applicants should produce a doctoral dissertation related to one or more of the above-noted research priorities. This dissertation should be completed within three years and submitted to one of the departments of Technische Universität Darmstadt. Further information on KRITIS's scientific program and its participating professors will be available soon on the following website: http://www.kritis.tu-darmstadt.de

It is expected that all members of the research training group will be intensively engaged in interdisciplinary cooperation leading to scholarly publications and lectures. To this end, regular participation in seminars, symposia, workshops, etc. is required, which necessitates the doctoral candidates being domiciled in the Rhine-Main area.

Working environment and conditions: KRITIS offers an excellent research infrastructure for doctoral students who wish to carry out their own research project within an innovative and internationally networked program. The members of the group work in shared offices under the support and patronage of participating professors. Among the special services include the possibility of a financed stay abroad in one of four internationally renowned partner universities. We also work with various partners in the private and public sector (companies, government offices, and other organizations) at which candidates can complete internships.

Salaries for doctoral candidates depend on qualifications and experience, and will be in line with the collective agreement for employees at TU Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). The positions are limited to three years and include, depending on the field, 65% to 100% (full-time) employment.

Your application: TU Darmstadt strives to increase its number of female employees, and as such particularly encourages women to apply. All other things being equal, applicants who have a degree of disability of at least 50% (or the equivalent) will receive preference. Please prepare your application in English or German, and compressed as a single file (up to 6 MB). Applications should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Gurevych at jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de by 10 July 2016. The application should include a CV listing language skills and overseas experience, scanned copies of academic credentials, and a sketch of up to five pages for a doctoral project.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Doctoral Researcher in NLP at TU Darmstadt and/or University of Heidelberg

The Research Training Group „Adaptive Information Preparation from Heterogeneous Sources“ (AIPHES) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and at the Ruprecht‑Karls‑University Heidelberg is filling a position for three years, starting as soon as possible: Doctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing

The position provides the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree with an emphasis on the guiding theme D1: Multi-level models of information quality, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych (UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt). A possible research focus of the position is an automatic claim checking with its applications in the domain of computational journalism. However, other suitable topics may be proposed as well. The funding follows the guidelines of the DFG, and the positions are paid according to the E13 public service pay scale.

The goal of AIPHES is to conduct innovative research in a cross-disciplinary context. To that end, methods in computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, network analysis, and automated quality assessment are being developed. AIPHES investigates a novel scenario for information preparation from heterogeneous sources, within the application context of multi-document summarization. There exists close interaction with end users who prepare textual documents in an online editorial office and therefore profit from the results of AIPHES.

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

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

Prerequisites

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

The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web” emphasizes natural language processing, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for assessment and aggregation of knowledge. The Institute for Computational Linguistics (ICL) of the Ruprecht‑Karls‑University Heidelberg is one of the large centers for computational linguistics both in Germany and internationally.

Applications should include:

  • a motivational letter explaining the applicant’s possible contribution to the guiding theme D1,
  • a CV with information about the applicant’s scientific work,
  • certifications of study and work experience,
  • as well as a thesis or other publications in electronic form.

They should be submitted until June 30th, 2016 to the spokesperson of the research training group, Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych (Fachbereich Informatik, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt) using the e-mail address jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de.

Full Professor (W3) for Real-Time Data Analytics at TU Darmstadt

The Department of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for the position of Full Professor (W3) for Real-Time Data Analytics to be appointed as soon as possible.

We are seeking an outstanding researcher to establish the Department’s new area of real-time data analytics through research and teaching. The main focus of the professorship will be on excellent, method-oriented research, with close links to systems and applications. It is also expected that the successful candidate plays a formative role in cross-department and interdisciplinary research activities; the bridge to engineering departments of the university, in particular to the department of mechanical engineering, is particularly important in this respect.

Relevant topics include real-time data analytics on dynamic data streams of various types (including sensor data, text, and images), adaptive information processing and integration, and interactive machine learning. Further topics of research include data analysis and its applications in the mining of data and data streams of heterogeneous nature, quality, and quantity and in the support of decision-making processes, decision management, and the creation of self-organizing systems. Example application areas include automotive engineering, transport and logistics, and cognitive information processing for information validation on the Web.

We expect applicants to have interdisciplinary experience in the use of data analysis methods in cooperation with scientists from other fields as well as with industrial partners. The professorship is intended to strengthen those profile areas of TU Darmstadt in which real-time requirements and interactivity play a central role, such as the Internet and digitization and their associated research fields such as data science, Industry 4.0, autonomous driving, smart transport and energy networks, smart buildings, but also natural language processing, cognitive science, and cybersecurity.

In addition to an outstanding academic CV, applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching computer science (incl. foundational courses) at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. A willingness to participate in academic self-administration is also expected.

Technische Universität Darmstadt is an autonomous university with a wide-ranging excellence in research, an interdisciplinary profile, and a strong focus on engineering as well as on information and communication technologies. Our Department is one of the leading national Computer Science departments and regularly ranked in the top group in national rankings.

Employment will be on a non-tariff basis, with qualification-based compensation based on the German W-level salary. Applicants who are already professors classed as German civil servants (Beamter) can retain this status. Employment regulations from §§61 and 62 of the Hessisches Hochschulgesetz apply.

Technische Universität Darmstadt is committed to increase the proportion of female scientific staff and therefore particularly encourages women to apply. All other things being equal, we will give preference to candidates with a degree of disability of at least 50 (or the equivalent).

Applications, including all the usual supporting documents, should be submitted to the Dean of the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany, e-mail dekanat@informatik.tu-darmstadt.de. Please quote reference No. 244.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych, tel. [+49] (0)6151 16 25290, gurevych@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

NLP Postdoctoral Researcher at UNSW, Australia

  • Employer: The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Title: Research Associate/Fellow
  • Specialty: NLP, Knowledge Graph
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Deadline: June 6th, 2016
  • Date posted: May 14th, 2016
  • Contact: Wei Wang (weiw@cse.unsw.edu.au)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

A postdoctoral position is available in School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Wei Wang on utilizing Natural language processing (NLP), data mining, and semantic web to develop novel algorithms, tools and methods for constructing and maintaining domain-specific knowledge graphs from vast amount of unstructured/semi-structured data sources. This position is funded by Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC), which was established in 2014 with a grant of A$25 million from the Australian Government, researchers and industry to provide the Big Data capability resulting in a safer and more secure nation and a sustainable Big Data workforce for Australia.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Essential criteria:

  • Proven ability to undertake research in a relevant research area (e.g. natural language processing, data mining, knowledge graph) at an international level, as evidenced by research output.
  • Excellent programming skills (java or C/C++).
  • A demonstrable history of contributing to excellent publications in relevant top-tier conferences (e.g. ACL, EMNLP, KDD, IJCAI, AAAI, ICML, NIPS, SIGMOD, VLDB) and journals.
  • Proven ability to communicate specialist ideas clearly in English using written media.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a proven ability to work independently and be self-managing, to prioritise your work and meet deadlines within the framework of an agreed programme.
  • A PhD in Computer Science or closely related area, or equivalent experience. Candidates with pending degrees who will successfully defend their dissertations by August 1, 2016 will also be considered.


Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge of statistical natural language processing.
  • Knowledge of knowledge graph construction and applications.
  • Experience with analysing large text corpora using a high-performance computing environment.
  • Experience with python/R


SALARY RANGE AND CONTRACT LENGTH

  • Research Associate: A$86,438 - A$92,453 per year (plus employer superannuation)
  • Research Fellow: A$97,090 - A$114,454 per year (plus employer superannuation)

This is a fixed term position of one year with further renewal up to January 2019, subject to funding.


ENVIRONMENT

The School of Computer Science and Engineering in UNSW, located in Sydney, is one of the largest and leading computing schools in Australia. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Bioinformatics, as well as a number of combined degrees with other disciplines. It attracts excellent students who have an outstanding record in international competitions (such as Robocup).


APPLICATION

Please send a statement of interest, an academic CV (in pdf format) to Wei Wang (weiw@cse.unsw.edu.au) with the subject line starting with "[CRCPostdoc]". For informal queries, please send an email to weiw@cse.unsw.edu.au.




Computer Science Postdoctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing for Social Science

  • Employer: University of Pennsylvania
  • Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Specialty: NLP
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Deadline: May 15th, 2016
  • Date posted: April 26th, 2016
  • Contact: Professor Lyle Ungar: ungar@cis.upenn.edu

Summary

We invite applicants for a postdoctoral research position in natural language processing for health and social science, working on an interdisciplinary research project studying subjective well-being and health outcomes. The researcher will help develop state-of-the-art methods and models to better understand people, such as predicting personality from the words they use and automatically recognizing cognitive distortions typical of people prone to depression. The primary responsibility will, of course, be producing top-quality published research in areas of interest to you and the WWBP team. You will be expected to lead multiple peer-reviewed publications each year and to support (as secondary author and technical expert) many more publications. As part of that latter process, we would like you to serve as the equivalent of a “Chief Technology Officer” of the WWBP, providing technical oversight and mentoring to the programmers and data scientists who build and maintain our software and hardware infrastructure, and who do the vast bulk of the data collection and analysis for the WWBP.

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


Approximate Start Date: Summer 2016


How to Apply

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



Research Scientist, Natural Language Processing

  • Employer: EMR.AI Inc.
  • Title: Research Scientist
  • Specialty: NLP
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Deadline: May 20th, 2016
  • Date posted: April 21th, 2016
  • Contact: David Suendermann-Oeft (david@emr.ai)

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, EMR.AI Inc. is a leading provider of AI solutions to the medical sector. EMR.AI transforms unstructured information, in form of written, spoken, or typed reports, clinical test results, and radiographs into international standard codes saved in common EMR systems. The wealth of discrete medical data provided through this transformation in conjunction with EMR.AI's suite of medical analytics solutions enables stakeholders, practitioners, researchers, health providers, and policy makers to obtain a comprehensive picture of the available medical data in their organization.

Summary

EMR.AI Research & Development has openings for Research Scientists in the field of Natural Language Processing in our Downtown San Francisco offices. Scientists will work on projects spanning a variety of tasks including the semantic interpretation of written and spoken medical reports, the design of language models for a variety of NLP tasks and speech recognition, the summarization of written and spoken language in the medical domain, the incorporation of lexica, ontologies, relational databases, and other sources of structured and unstructured knowledge sources into EMR.AI’s medical NLP tool set, and others.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a cutting-edge R&D team in the epicenter of the world’s AI tech industry with true impact on medical research.

Responsibilities

  • Process huge corpora of medical textual documents to perform syntactic and semantic analyses and train, tune, and test probabilistic and other data-driven models, using both existing tool benches, proprietary and open-source, as well as self-developed algorithms and techniques.
  • Produce high-quality programs and scripts to embed scientific algorithms into effective prototypes and demos to be shared with EMR.AI’s leadership team, its customers, partners, and vendors.
  • Create and document technological innovations by means of patent disclosures, scientific publications, media alerts, and other channels.
  • Work closely with EMR.AI’s speech processing team and its software engineering division to produce innovative and effective solutions for a range of AI products and services in the medical domain.
  • Represent the R&D division in communications with EMR.AI’s leadership team, its customers, partners, and vendors at meetings, conventions, and other venues as well as in written statements.

Skills

PhD in computer science, computational linguistics, electrical engineering, or a related field. Experience in the state of the art of NLP and its standard tools is required. Candidates must be very skilled in programming and must have a proven scientific track record. They must be excellent team players, including with distributed teams, and strong in oral and written English communication. Knowledge of the US medical sector is desirable, so are experience with start-ups and strong scientific connections throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

Benefits

EMR.AI offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefit package, and a stimulating work environment in the heart of San Francisco with manifold local, domestic, and international commercial and academic partnerships.

How to Apply

Please send your application documents to jobs@emr.ai

Contact

EMR.AI Inc.

90 New Montgomery St

San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

phone: +1-415-200-8535

e-mail: info@emr.ai

www: http://emr.ai


Research Scientist on Natural Language Processing

  • Employer: IBM Research Ireland
  • Title: Research Scientist
  • Specialty: NLP, Machine Learning
  • Location: Dublin
  • Deadline: May 5th, 2016
  • Date posted: April 11th, 2016
  • Contact: link to application page


Ireland is accepting applications for full-time researchers in the area of natural language processing. The ideal candidate will have a PhD degree in computational linguistics or in computer science with a specialisation in Natural Language Processing (NLP). Prior experience in the area of text analytics with information extraction, information retrieval and machine learning are highly desirable, and experience with corpus linguistics or natural language understanding are a plus. Strong programming skills in Java are required.

The successful research candidate must have demonstrated ability to define research plans, carry out leading research, and publish research results through professional journals, academic conferences, and patents. As a researcher you will be expected to organize challenging problems, develop new solutions, and work with business & development teams to ensure these solutions have a significant impact.


Postdoc Researcher on Vision and Language

  • Employer: University of Liverpool
  • Title: Postdoc
  • Specialty: Computer Vision with an interest in human vision/language behaviour
  • Location: Liverpool UK
  • Deadline: April 20th, 2016
  • Date posted: March 28, 2016
  • Contact: link to application page

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research associate position to study the relationship between visual/spatial representations and language. Language is often used to describe the visual world and this is done by labelling objects in the world with various categories such as roles (e.g., agent, goal). There is now a large infant social cognition literature which shows how categories like agents and goals may be identified using simple visual heuristics. In this post, we will strengthen these links by experimentally manipulating visual cues to see how they influence language choices in adults and children. In addition to the experimental study of these links, we will also develop computational models that use computer vision techniques to track the interaction of objects in videos and link these visual codes to the descriptions of the actions. We are most interested in people with a computational background who have an interest in human vision/language processing.

This post offers the opportunity to join a thriving research group at the University of Liverpool and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LUCID, http://www.lucid.ac.uk/), a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster. You should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in the field related to Computer Science, Psychology, Cognitive Science, or related disciple. The post is available for 3 years.


Postdoc Positions at Johns Hopkins University

  • Employer: Johns Hopkins University
  • Title: Postdoc
  • Specialty: NLP, Machine Learning, Social media analysis for computational social science, health/medicine
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Deadline: March 31, 2016
  • Date posted: March 1, 2016
  • Contact: http://www.clsp.jhu.edu/employment-opportunities/

The Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) at the Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for postdoctoral fellowship positions in speech and language processing, including the areas of natural language processing, machine learning and health informatics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and a strong research record.

The center has a number of postdoctoral positions available for the coming year. Possible research topics include:

  • Trend Detection in Social Media
  • Broadly Multilingual Learning of Morphology
  • Stochastic approximation algorithms for subspace and multi-view representation learning
  • Analysis of large-scale time series data in healthcare

Host faculty include: Mark Dredze, David Yarowsky, Jason Eisner, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Benjamin Van Durme, Raman Arora, Suchi Saria


Associate/Full Professor in Computational Linguistics at Stony Brook University

Job Description

The Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenured appointment in computational linguistics, beginning Fall 2016 or Fall 2017. This is a senior appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (preferably in Linguistics or Computer Science), an outstanding research profile in Computational Linguistics (ideally in areas that complement existing departmental strengths), a strong track record in grant acquisition, and teaching and advising experience at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels.

They will also be expected to

  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the Department's degree programs in linguistics and computational linguistics,
  • Initiate new collaborations and expand existing ones with other computational research groups on campus, in particular in the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science,
  • Strengthen the department's connections with the local IT industry.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Application

Applications must be submitted via AcademicJobsOnline: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6983


Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

  • Employer: Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
  • Title: Research Scientist
  • Specialties (one or more): Natural language processing, machine reading, automatic knowledge base construction, large-scale textual inference and entailment, knowledge representation and reasoning, question answering and explanation
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Deadline: N/A, we are hiring throughout 2016
  • Date posted: 02/09/2016
  • Contact information: ai2-info@allenai.org
  • Website: http://allenai.org/jobs.html

Job Description

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

Position Summary

AI2 currently has projects in the following areas:

  • Language and Vision
  • Information extraction and semantic parsing
  • Question answering
  • Language and reasoning
  • Machine learning and theory formation
  • Semantic search
  • Natural language processing
  • Diagram understanding
  • Visual knowledge extraction and visual reasoning

And more….

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

Applicant

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

Why AI2

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

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

Application Process

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


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

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

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

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

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

Key Qualifications

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

Education and Experience

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

Benefits

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


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

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

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

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

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

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

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

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

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

Job Summary

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

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

Application Requirements

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

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


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

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

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

Supervisor: Sunny Khemlani, PhD

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

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

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

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


Internship positions available at Juji, Inc.

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

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

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

We have multiple positions on two main tracks:

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

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

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


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

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

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

Supervisor: Alexander Turchin, MD, MS, FACMI

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

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

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

Available: Immediately.

Compensation: according to NIH (NRSA) stipend levels.

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