LINGUIST List 15.942

Sat Mar 20 2004

Jobs: Comp Ling: Pacific Northwest National Lab

Editor for this issue: Tomoko Okuno <>


  1. angela.nelson, Computational Ling: Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA

Message 1: Computational Ling: Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 18:56:32 -0500 (EST)
From: angela.nelson <>
Subject: Computational Ling: Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA

University or Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Department: Information Sciences & Engineering
Rank of Job: Scientist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Semantics, Discourse and
Dialogue Modeling


Will lead research in the area of discourse scenario plausibility.
Will contribute to inter-disciplinary team of researchers in
developing novel human-computer interface techniques for pervasive
computing environments and decision-support tools. Conceive new and
extend existing discourse and dialogue modeling algorithms, processes,
or systems to assist in the analysis of textual information, including
documents, news feeds, textual data and meta-data. Apply scientific,
technical and software engineering skills in designing, conducting,
leading, and publishing research studies and in developing and
contributing to the development of new inventions. Generate future
research directions and contribute to tactical and strategic
planning. Represent the Laboratory while interacting with clients.

Minimum Requirements: **
Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing or closely related field with
emphasis on discourse and dialogue modeling, and at least 10 years of
directly related experience. Applicants must have a strong
computational background and solid experience in conducting research
and development in the following areas: discourse analysis, discourse
pragmatics, discourse planning, natural language understanding and
generation, and dialogue management. Familiarity with spoken dialogue
systems and experience building interactive systems that combine
speech processing, dialogue, agent-based reasoning, virtual reality,
and sophisticated immersive multimedia displays would be highly
valued. The ability to obtain a future security clearance is

**Must meet minimum requirements to receive further consideration.


Should be conversant in both symbolic and statistical approaches to
natural language processing (NLP). Should be able to easily
communicate ideas to researchers unfamiliar with the field. Must have
demonstrated leadership, networking, and mentoring skills. Must have
the desire and ability to interact with clients, prepare research
proposals, and help generate future research directions. Candidate
must have strong oral and written communication skills and ability to
work well in a team environment. Must be able to work in an
interdisciplinary setting. Must have a strong publication record.
Please apply online at

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Staffing Specialist Angela Nelson
	902 Battelle Blvd.
	Richland, WA 99352
	United States of America 

Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Staffing Specialist Angela Nelson.
	Tel: 509/372-4221
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