LINGUIST List 10.1024

Fri Jul 2 1999

Jobs: Cognitive Neuroscience, NLP/Dialog software

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <>


  1. kf4, Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
  2. Stephen Potter, NLP/Dialog software engineer

Message 1: Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Date: Thu, 01 Jul 99 14:41 EDT
From: kf4 <>
Subject: Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Post-doctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
University of Maryland at College Park

The new Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab (CNL) at the University
of Maryland at College Park (suburb of Washington DC) is looking for a
post-doc to participate in all aspects of research. The CNL Lab is
supervised by Stephen Crain and David Poeppel. Local facilities
include a high-density EEG/ERP system (Neuroscan ESI-128), a
stationary and a headband eye-tracker (ISCAN ETL 500 head-mounted
system), facilities to analyze EEG, MEG, and fMRI data. In addition,
it is possible to collaborate on a variety of projects using MEG, PET,
and fMRI at other local institutions (including Georgetown, NIH). The
research is focused on two broad areas, sentence processing (Crain)
and speech perception (Poeppel) although we have a broad aesthetic and
are interested in any speech-and language-related work. For best
consideration, submit a letter of application, including the names of
three references, by August 1, 1999. Anticipated starting date is
September 1, 1999, and Ph.D. should be in hand by starting
date. Competitive salary. For inquiries contact David Poeppel
(; 301-405-1016 or 301-405-7437) or Stephen
Crain (sc180umail.; 301-405-0197).

Drs. Stephen Crain and David Poeppel
Search Committee
University of Maryland at College Park
College Park, MD 20742

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunities Title IX employer. Women and minority candidates are
especially encouraged to apply.
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Message 2: NLP/Dialog software engineer

Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 15:47:11 +0100
From: Stephen Potter <>
Subject: NLP/Dialog software engineer

NLP/Dialog software engineer

Entropic Ltd is seeking software engineers to work on the development
of spoken dialogue tools and systems. The position will involve
rendering web-based dialogs using speech recognition and synthesis
technology to produce natural human-computer interactions. Successful
applicants will develop web browsing techniques to handle dialogs
specified on Internet pages and contribute to the design and
implementation of voice mark-up languages.

Candidates should have a good honours degree or equivalent in a
relevant subject, good communication skills and a confirmed interest
in speech recognition, NLP or Internet applications. Experience of
system software development, preferably using C/C++, internet
protocols and scripting using Javascript or Tcl are all desirable.

The post will be based in Cambridge, UK. Company benefits include an
employee share option scheme, permanent health insurance, private
medical insurance, pension plan and life insurance.

Interested candidates should send CV and application letter to: 

Helen Alvey
Entropic Ltd
Compass House
80-82 Newmarket Road
Cambridge, CB5 8DZ
Fax: 01223 324560
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