LINGUIST List 16.45

Wed Jan 12 2005

Jobs: Ling Annotation: Project Manager, U/Pennsylvania

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        1.    Stephanie Strassel, Linguistic Annotation: Project Manager, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA



Message 1: Linguistic Annotation: Project Manager, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

Date: 10-Jan-2005
From: Stephanie Strassel <strasselldc.upenn.edu>
Subject: Linguistic Annotation: Project Manager, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA


University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania 
 Department: Linguistic Data Consortium
 Job Rank: Project Manager  
 Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics; Linguistic Annotation 
 
 
 Description:
 
 The Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania has immediate
 openings for two experienced project managers to support our rapidly growing
 Linguistic Annotation Group.  The LDC is an open consortium of universities,
 companies and government research laboratories. It creates, collects and
 distributes speech and text databases, lexicons, and other resources to support
 language-related research, education and technology development.
 
 The Project Manager for Text Annotation will oversee multiple, concurrent
 annotation projects to support information retrieval, summarization, question
 answering, machine translation and related technologies.
 
 The Project Manager for Speech Annotation will oversee multiple, concurrent
 annotation projects to support projects in speech recognition, speech-to-text
 and related technologies.
 
 Responsibilities:
 - Work with project sponsors and affiliated researchers to define corpora,   
    annotation tasks and other deliverables that support program goals.
 - Ensure that deliverables for each project are fully and accurately completed, on  
    time and under budget.
 - Manage fulltime staff of multilingual lead annotators, and delegate management
    of large part-time annotation staff.
 - Oversee creation of annotation guidelines and project documentation.
 - Participate in development of new project proposals.
 - Coordinate technical support for annotation projects including annotation tools   
    and data formats.
 - Develop quality assurance procedures for annotation projects and oversee their 
    implementation.
 - Represent annotation efforts to external researchers and project sponsors at   
    workshops and industry conferences.
 
 Minimum qualifications:
 - BA/BS in language-related discipline (advanced degree in   
    linguistics/computational linguistics preferred)
 - 2-3 years related experience
 - Proven record of success in project management
 - Strong technical skills (Windows competence at minimum; Linux/Unix strongly 
    preferred)
 - Ability to juggle multiple tasks, prioritize responsibilites and manage time 
    effectively
 - Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 - Familiarity with linguistic annotation procedures is a plus
 
 Penn offers an excellent benefits package including medical/dental, retirement
 plans, tuition assistance and a minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation per year. The
 University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
 
 For further information or to apply online please visit
 http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/
 - Project Manager, Text: position reference #050116472
 - Project Manager, Speech: position reference #050116473
 
 Positions contingent upon funding.
 
 For more information about LDC and the programs we support please visit our website.
 
 
 Address for Applications: 
 
  Stephanie Strassel 
  3600 Market Street, Suite 810 
  Philadelphia, PA 19104 
  United States of America  
 
 Application Deadline: Open until filled.
 
 Contact Information:
 
  Stephanie Strassel 
  Email: strasselldc.upenn.edu 
  Phone: 215-898-9681 
  Fax: 215-573-2175 
  Website: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu
 
 This announcement was not accompanied by a donation to the LINGUIST List.  
 It is being posted as a service to the discipline.
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