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Sun Mar 01 2009

Jobs: Chinese & Syntax, Semantics: Research Assoc/Consultant, Bradeis U

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        1.    Nianwen Xue, Chinese, Mandarin & Syntax, Semantics: Research Associate/Consultant, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA


Message 1: Chinese, Mandarin & Syntax, Semantics: Research Associate/Consultant, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
Date: 01-Mar-2009
From: Nianwen Xue <xuencs.brandeis.edu>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin & Syntax, Semantics: Research Associate/Consultant, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
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University or Organization: Brandeis University
Department: Department of Computer Science
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address: http://www.cs.brandeis.edu
Job Rank: research associate/consultant

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Syntax; Lexical Semantics, Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

Applications are invited for Research Associate or Linguistics Consultant
positions in the Language and Linguistics Lab, Department of Computer
Science at Brandeis University to work on a large-scale Chinese language
processing project funded by the U.S. Government. The Research Associate or
Linguistics Consultant is expected to perform syntactic and semantic
analysis on Chinese language data such as newswire, broadcast news, and
weblogs. The Research Associate/Linguistics Consultant is expected to
initially work on a part-time basis, and if there is mutual interest and
upon availability of additional funding, which is expected, the Research
Associate/Linguistics Consultant will continue either on a full-time or
part-time basis, depending on individual circumstances.

Qualifications:
- Native or near-native level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese
- M.A. or Ph.D. in linguistics, especially in theoretical syntax and
lexical semantics
- Strong interest in language and linguistics, enjoying working with
linguistic data
- Comfortable working with computer Operating Systems such as Unix/Linux
and windows
- Eligible to work in the U.S..
- Able to commit at least 20 hours/week to the project

Desirable traits/skills
- Living in Boston area or within commuting distance of Brandeis
University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
- Programming skills with scripting languages such as Perl and Python.

Applications including a CV and the contact information of three references
should be sent via email to Prof. Nianwen Xue, Department of Computer
Science, Brandeis University.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: xuencs.brandeis.edu
Contact Information:
Nianwen Xue
Email: xuencs.brandeis.edu

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