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LINGUIST List 16.2809

Fri Sep 30 2005

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Australia

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        1.    Dominique Estival, Computational Linguistics: Researcher, DSTO, SA, Australia

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, DSTO, SA, Australia
Date: 30-Sep-2005
From: Dominique Estival <Dominique.Estivaldsto.defence.gov.au>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, DSTO, SA, Australia

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University or Organization: DSTO
Department: HSI Group, C2D
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Located in Adelaide, Australia. As part of the language technology team, you
will undertake research in natural language processing and speech and language
technologies, addressing issues associated with the integration of these
technologies with military messaging, communication and information systems.
You will be responsible for the design and development of spoken language
dialogue systems and for their performance evaluation in a multi-modal
environment. You will also be responsible for the integration of language
processing tools in the information flow, including multi-lingual processing
tools such as machine translation, cross-language retrieval and multi-lingual
document classification.

The position requires:
- A PhD in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Computer Science, Computer
Systems Engineering, or Applied Mathematics from an accredited Australian
tertiary institution, or equivalent research experience and achievement.
- Demonstrated scientific research ability, including rigour, problem solving,
judgment and originality and creativity in the establishment of new principles
and their application to new or existing processes or technology.
- Sound written and oral communication skills, the ability to report on the
results of their work to scientific peers and military clients, and to
effectively communicate complex technical concepts and issues with staff.
- Ability to recognise the existence and nature of research problems, and to
evaluate problems in relation to the needs of the ADF.
- Ability to contribute to the development of research objectives and implement
appropriate strategies within a research project.
- Ability to create and maintain a high level of team work and cooperation, and
contribute to the management and development of staff.

Highly desirable:
- Natural Language Processing techniques, including syntactic and semantic
analysis, and language modelling.
- Statistical language processing.
- Audio and text processing.
- Human-Computer interaction, including user interface design and evaluation,
and methods for multi-modal communication.
- Multi-lingual processing, including machine translation, cross-language
retrieval and multi-lingual document classification.

- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in one or more of the following:
Object-oriented programming; Multi-thread programming; Finite state automata;
Dynamics programming, or Graph theory.
- Demonstrated computer programming skills, particularly in Java, C/C++, or Delphi.
- Knowledge of military messaging and communication,
- Knowledge of, or experience with, military personnel and relevant operational

For an information pack and application details: Please refer to our website at
http://www.dsto.defence.gov.au. Alternatively, contact the Defence Service
Centre on 1800 000 677 or email dsc.recruitmentdefence.gov.au. Applicants must
address the selection criteria contained in the information pack.

Send applications to the address below to arrive at this office no later than 5
pm on the advertised closing date. Alternatively applications can be sent by
email to SA.CivilianRecruitdefence.gov.au or faxed to (08) 8259 6970.

The employment package includes Australian Public Service conditions of service.
Applicants must be able to satisfy the requirements of an appropriate security
clearance and are required to meet conditions in relation to citizenship,
character and medical fitness.

Address for Applications

Recruitment Consultant
Corporate Services and Infrastructure - SA
PO Box 1500
Edinburgh, SA 5111

Application Deadline: 10-Nov-2005

Contact Information:

Dr Dominique Estival
Email: Dominique.Estivaldsto.defence.gov.au
Phone: +61-8-8259-6485
Fax: +61-8-8259-5589

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