Faculty Research Assistant - Computational Linguistics Researcher Open Date: Aug 13, 2010 Close Date: Open Until Filled Position Class: Researcher Description:
The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant to join the CASL Technology Use team. The Technology Use team applies the methods and tools of Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to solve problems in Computational Lexicography, Morphology and Phonology. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team on research projects that enable government employees, especially foreign language professionals, to improve their performance.
Duties: Duties will include writing software, developing algorithms, applying existing NLP tools to specific problems, coordinating workflow of multi-disciplinary teams, and researching relevant work in CL/NLP literature in support of CASL?s Technology Use projects.
Qualifications: Required: Bachelor?s degree (Master?s degree preferred) in Computer Science or related field, with some concentration in Linguistics, CL, or NLP. Software engineering experience in Linux, Java and Perl required. Advantageous: Experience or familiarity with Python, XML, Unicode, non-English text processing, LaTeX, Docbook, GUI programming, lexicography, and/or language-learning technology.
Candidates must be willing to acquire relevant skills and demonstrate an ability to work in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary and demanding environment.
Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the appropriate security clearance.
CASL, established in 2003, is the nation?s 10th university-affiliated research center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science research that results in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals. Our research focuses on improving knowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition and maintenance of foreign language capability by government professionals; advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a government professions; and improving the quality of human language technology.
Application: For earliest consideration, apply online by going to http://jobs.umd.edu and clicking on ?Faculty.? You will need to create an account and submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and up to three (3) references and writing samples.
The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Paul Rodrigues University of Maryland