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Wed Dec 16 2009

Jobs: NLP: Research Scientist, NLP, Educational Testing Service

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        1.    Matt Walsh, Natural Language Processing: Research Scientist, Natural Language Processing, Educational Testing Service, USA, New Jersey

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Research Scientist, Natural Language Processing, Educational Testing Service, USA, New Jersey
Date: 15-Dec-2009
From: Matt Walsh <mwalshdavisadv.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Research Scientist, Natural Language Processing, Educational Testing Service, USA, New Jersey
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University or Organization: Educational Testing Service
Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Web Address: http://www.ETS.org
Job Rank: Research Scientist, Natural Language Processing

Specialty Areas: Natural Language Processing


Description:

Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Educational Testing Service (ETS) is the
world's premier educational measurement institution and a leader in
educational research. As an innovator in developing achievement and
occupational tests for clients in business, education and government, we
are determined to advance educational excellence for the communities we serve.

ETS Research & Development has an immediate opening for an Associate
Research Scientist in the Center for Automated Scoring and Natural Language
Processing. This position will be responsible for a mixture of operational
and research efforts related to ETS's automated scoring technologies housed
in the Automated Scoring and Natural Language Processing group. These
technologies include automated essay scoring (e-rater®), scoring short
answers for correctness of content (c-rater™), mathematical equations and
plots (m-rater™), and scoring the spontaneous speech of English Language
Learners (SpeechRater™).

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
*Providing 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.
*Developing and/or modifying NLP theories to conceptualize and implement
new capabilities in automated scoring and NLP analysis and evaluation
systems that are used to improve assessments, learning tools and test
development practices.
*Applying scientific, technical and software engineering skills in
designing and conducting research studies and capability development in
support of educational products and services.
*Developing and overseeing the conduct of selected portions of research
proposals and project budgets.
*Designing and conducting complex scientific studies functioning as an
expert in major facets of the projects.
*Assisting in the conduct of research projects by accomplishing directed
tasks according to schedule and within budget.
*Participating in dissemination activities through the publication of
research papers, progress and technical reports, the presentation of
seminars, or other appropriate communication vehicles.
*Developing professional relationships as a representative, consultant or
advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research
organizations, educational institutions and educators.

Requirements:
*Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics or
Computer Science with an emphasis on issues in syntactic and/or semantic
analysis of text is desired.
*Familiarity with the application of NLP tools to educational problems; a
very strong statistical background and solid experience with machine
learning algorithms and tools would be an asset.
*Demonstrable contributions to new and/or modified theories of natural
language processing and their implementation in automated systems required.
*Practical expertise with NLP tools and fluency in at least one major
programming language (e.g., Java, Perl, C/C++, Python) are also required.

ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work
environment and attractive growth potential. ETS is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Employer.

How to Apply:

Please visit our Careers page at http://www.ETS.org and apply directly for
position #79756. Please include a cover letter stating job title and
salary requirements.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://www.ETS.org
Contact Information:
Human Resources
Email: kmurraydavisadv.com

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