[Corpora-List] Job Posting: Associate Research Scientist (NLP) at Educational Testing Service

Tetreault, Joel JTetreault at ETS.ORG
Wed May 16 22:00:39 CEST 2012


JOB DESCRIPTION ---------------

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.

* Develop and oversee the conduct of selected portions of research proposals and project budgets.

* Design and conduct complex scientific studies functioning as an expert in major facets of the projects.

* Assist in the conduct of research projects by accomplishing directed tasks according to schedule and within budget.

* Participate in dissemination activities through the publications of research papers, progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars or other appropriate communication vehicles.

* Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS ---------------------

EDUCATION 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.

EXPERIENCE Evidence of substantive research experience and/or experience in developing and deploying NLP capabilities is required. Demonstrable contributions to new and/or modified theories of NLP and their implementation in automated systems are required. Demonstrable and practical expertise with NLP tools and fluency in at least one major programming language (e.g. java, perl, c/c++, python) is also required. Familiarity with the application of NLP tools to educational problems, and a very strong statistical background and a solid experience with machine learning algorithms would be an asset.

APPLYING --------

Interested parties can apply for the position through the following website:

http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=124335&type=True&cfcend

If there are any questions, please contact: Dave Yanchuk (609) 406-5291 dyanchuk at ets.org



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