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LINGUIST List 22.4598

Thu Nov 17 2011

Jobs: Natural Lang Processing: Manager, Xerox Research Centre Europe

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        1.     Michel Gastaldo , Natural Language Processing: Manager, Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE), Grenoble, France


Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Manager, Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE), Grenoble, France
Date: 17-Nov-2011
From: Michel Gastaldo <Michel.Gastaldoxrce.xerox.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Manager, Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE), Grenoble, France
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University or Organization: Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE)
Department: Parsing & Semantics
Job Location: Grenoble, France
Web Address: http://www.xrce.xerox.com/
Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Description:

The European branch of Xerox global research, Xerox Research Centre
Europe (XRCE) set in the heart of the French Alps near Grenoble has an
open position for a Research Area Manager in Natural Language Processing.

As manager of a research area, the candidate will define research directions
in the field and drive a team of experienced researchers. The candidate will
contribute to XRCE excellence as a leading research organisation at Xerox
and will work in close collaboration with the other areas of XRCE as well as
the other Xerox research centres at the USA and in India; Xerox Palo Alto
Research Center (PARC), Xerox Research Center Webster, NY (XRCW) and
in Bangalore, India (XRCI).

Roles and responsibilities include:
- Definition and leadership of the research agenda for the area which projects
a 3-5 year vision of scientific directions, identifies the major scientific
challenges to be addressed and describes the associated approaches, value
of the research results targeted and the relevance to the business.
- Managing a team of researchers (includes day to day guidance and
support, definition and assessment of yearly objectives, regular reviews with
the team and with management, etc)
- Representative of the research area in customer and senior management
visits and scientific communities including academic, industrial, EU, etc
- Be an interface with Business Groups, understanding the challenges in
terms of research, and defining projects to address those challenges
- Lead the team for the definition and execution of projects to be delivered to
European Union and/or French research/industry ministry
- Empower and mentor project leaders and researchers

As Area Manager you will report to the lab manager and be a member of the
centre leadership team.

Directions for research agenda (to be discussed with the candidate):

Building upon the team expertise and leading edge unique technologies, the
challenges to address consist of strengthening our NLP capabilities with
extensions in two scientific directions:
- Knowledge representation and inference, to generate new critical
information enabling actions
- Hybrid methods mixing symbolic and statistical approaches

Required Experience and /qualifications:
- Ph.D. in a relevant field, or equivalent
- At least 10 years of experience in research, with strong connections in the
research community and with industry
- Strong skills and experience in project management, involving
multidisciplinary teams
- Significant experience in managing people
- Proven capability in communicating with senior management
- Team player
- Fully fluent in English, another language is a plus

Starting date: November 2011
Duration: Permanent position

Application instructions:
To submit an application, please send your CV and cover letter to both xrce-
candidatesxrce.xerox.com and michel.gastaldoxrce.xerox.com.

This job description is also posted here:
http://www.xrce.xerox.com/About-XRCE/Career-opportunities/Research-Area-Manager-in-Natural-Language-Processing

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Michel Gastaldo
6, Chemin de Maupertuis
Meylan 38240
France
Email Address for Applications: Michel.Gastaldoxrce.xerox.com
Contact Information:
Michel Gastaldo
Email: Michel.Gastaldoxrce.xerox.com


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