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LINGUIST List 22.3108

Wed Aug 03 2011

Jobs: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Information Retrieval Researcher, H5

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        1.     Katie Romweber , Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Information Retrieval Researcher, H5, CA, USA

Message 1: Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Information Retrieval Researcher, H5, CA, USA
Date: 03-Aug-2011
From: Katie Romweber <kromweberh5.com>
Subject: Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Information Retrieval Researcher, H5, CA, USA
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University or Organization: H5
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.h5.com
Job Rank: Information Retrieval Researcher

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Description:

H5's Professional Services Group is looking to add Information Retrieval
Researchers to our cross-functional project teams. The core responsibilities
of the Information Retrieval Researcher include self-directed research,
documentation and presentation of research results, and data analysis.

Responsibilities:
- Rapidly develop an understanding of new subject matter related to
complex litigation via independent research and team interaction
- Construct strategic search queries in large corpora of electronic data to
locate targeted subject matter
- Creatively solve information retrieval challenges using proven
methodologies and self-generated ideas
- Synthesize large amounts of information from a variety of sources (case
materials, client direction and feedback, internet sources)
- Formulate and test hypotheses in a coherent and organized fashion within
large corpora of electronic data
- Present research results to a project team, discerning crucial information
from less important details, and accurately depicting data trends and
inconsistencies
- Work in a fast-paced environment to meet client deadlines both
collaboratively and autonomously
- Undertake and successfully conclude projects with minimal supervision
while providing updates and progress reports to the project team

Competencies:
- Ability to approach research conceptually and creatively
- Ability to synthesize information effectively and formally document /report
findings
- Investigatory skills
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Aptitude for learning new technologies and processes
- Sharp eye for detail and a practiced sense of order and organization
- Ability to meet deadlines while balancing competing priorities
- Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively to a team effort
- Comfort working in a fast-paced environment
- Solid competency in a PC/Windows environment using Microsoft Office
(Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Qualifications:
- Experience with research, data analysis, text analysis, linguistic analysis
- Knowledge or experience with the US legal system
- 2+ years experience in a professional/ business environment
- Experience with Concordance and similar legal search platforms a plus
- BA or BS (MA, MS, JD, LLM, or MLS a plus)

This is a temporary/contract assignment position.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://www.h5.com/careers/openings.html
Contact Information:
Senior Director, HR Katie Romweber
Email: kromweberh5.com


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