Crimson Hexagon, a Boston-based social-media analytics software company, is looking for a research intern who will work on social data analysis and text mining. The details of the open position are given below.
Crimson Hexagon is a Boston-based social-media analytics software company. It provides an industry-leading social media monitoring and analysis platform and services to global brands, agencies, media firms and their partners.
Named by Fast Company as one of 2011's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web, Crimson Hexagon works with many of the world's largest and most respected companies. Powered by patent-pending technology originally developed at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Crimson Hexagon ForSight™ platform surpasses the capabilities of traditional social media monitoring and expands the capacity of market research.
The internship will last 10 to 12 weeks during the summer of 2012, exact dates can be set mutually. With a fixed end date set in advance, you will be responsible for formulating a research problem and a research agenda which are relevant to our activities and bring the project to completion. You will be responsible for devising, implementing, and evaluating algorithms and techniques for problems that we face in social media analysis.
Who are we looking for?
Technical skills such as competence in more than one programming language (e.g., Python, Java, C/C++, R, Ruby) and familiarity with the tools to work with large datasets (e.g., Unix command line tools, Hadoop) are a must, but that is not all we are looking for. You are also expected to have a good understanding of statistical methods and practical experience in text processing and machine learning, but that's not what we are looking for, either.
We seek an intern with a strong passion for working with large social datasets, who is creative enough to identify new problems and questions that we haven't thought of, and who is determined to answer these questions with scientific rigour. This will be a spirited, supportive and creative environment where we can learn from each other.
If you have experience in social network analysis, computational social science, digital anthropology, or computational linguistics that's a plus too.
As an intern, you will work with our resident research scientists who are experts in text mining and machine learning. You will be given access to many different sources of social media content, including the Twitter Firehose; we expect you to be enthusiastic about the possibilities and cool stuff you can do with them.
Applicants should be pursuing an advanced degree in text-processing, NLP, computational linguistics, computational social sciences, machine learning, social network analysis, or a related area.
If you like how this sounds, send us your resume and cover letter telling us why you would like to spend your summer with us. We look forward to seeing if you have what it takes to achieve something extraordinary with Crimson Hexagon. Send materials to research at crimsonhexagon.com.
Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. Crimson Hexagon is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited. Crimson Hexagon will only accept job applications from candidates who are properly documented with authorization to work in the United States.