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Sat Nov 06 2010

Jobs: Computational Ling: Researcher, Educational Testing Service

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        1.     Human Resources , Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey, USA

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey, USA
Date: 04-Nov-2010
From: Human Resources <nonegiven.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey, USA
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University or Organization: Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Senior Research Scientist, Natural Language Processing

ETS (Educational Testing Service), with headquarters in Princeton, NJ, is a
global $1.3B not for profit organization. Our mission is to advance quality
and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, performing
educational research and influencing policies that promote learning,
performance, education and professional development. As a nonprofit
corporation and an innovator in developing tests for clients in education,
government and business, we are dedicated to advancing educational
excellence for the communities we serve.

In the context of this position, we will turn to your skills and
scientific/technical expertise to conceptualize, design, obtain support
for, conduct and manage major research and/or development projects,
particularly those in which natural language processing (NLP) techniques
are applied to problems in education or assessment. Your responsibilities
would include planning a long-term substantive research agenda,
designing/conducting complex scientific studies, disseminating results and
implications of projects and functioning as an expert in the major facets
of the program. This position further offers the opportunity to generate or
contribute to new or modified NLP theories and methodology and provide
leadership for the development of new products or services for education
and for the conduct of major projects in automated scoring and NLP.

Our qualifications include:
-A Ph.D in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics or
Computer Science
-Eight years of independent research experience providing evidence of
continuing and substantial contributions to a field of study
-A strong statistical and machine learning background
-Demonstrable contributions to new and/or modified theories of Natural
Language Processing and their implementation in automated systems
-Practical expertise with NLP tools and fluency in at least one major
programming language (e.g. Java, Perl, C/C++, Python)
-The ability to lead the development of proposals for major research,
development, or large-scale NLP projects, obtain financial support for new
or continuing research activities and maintain appropriate contact with
funding agencies for the development of new research programs and projects
-Ability to develop, promote and maintain professional relationships as
representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory or policy boards
and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators
-Familiarity with the application of NLP tools to educational problems
-Demonstrated ability to lead project teams and to work collaboratively
with a diverse set of contributors

We offer a competitive salary and excellent compensation package including
medical, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan, life and disability
insurance, paid time off and an employee assistance program. Please apply
online at:



Application Deadline: 03-May-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=944&job=7347799
Contact Information:
Human Resources
Email: nonegiven.com

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