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LINGUIST List 23.301

Mon Jan 16 2012

Jobs: English; NLP; Statistical Modeling: Scientist, Aptima, Inc.

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        1.     Mary Grace Springthorpe , English; Natural Language Processing; Statistical Modeling: Scientist, Aptima, Inc., MA, USA

Message 1: English; Natural Language Processing; Statistical Modeling: Scientist, Aptima, Inc., MA, USA
Date: 16-Jan-2012
From: Mary Grace Springthorpe <aptima_personnelaptima.com>
Subject: English; Natural Language Processing; Statistical Modeling: Scientist, Aptima, Inc., MA, USA
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University or Organization: Aptima, Inc.
Department: Analytics, Modeling & Simulation
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address: http://www.aptima.com/careers/job-postings
Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; Statistical Modeling

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Human Language Technologies Scientist/Engineer
Boston; DC; Dayton

Aptima currently has openings for passionate, creative Scientist/Engineers
interested in working on a variety of applied projects related to topics such
as Statistical Modeling, Human Language Technologies, Natural
Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning, and Computational
Linguistics. Most of our work with these technologies involves applying
existing methods and integrating them with other capabilities to address
particular customer problems or evaluating the use of such methods for
such problems. The ideal candidate will possess strong skills in problem
analysis, mathematical formulation, algorithm development, model
implementation and analysis.

Minimum Requirements:
- Ph.D. or Masters degree in Computational Linguistics, Applied
Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or a related field;
Suitable applicants may range from recent masters graduates through
established mid-career professionals; expectations, responsibilities, and
compensation will be commensurate with experience
- Understanding of underlying theories and at least 2 years of experience
developing and implementing solutions using several of the following
* Statistical NLP techniques (Latent Semantic Analysis, Latent Dirichlet
Allocation, or other topic modeling techniques)
* Machine learning techniques (supervised, unsupervised, semi-
* Clustering, classification, or regression analyses (support vector
machines, Bayesian classifiers, Kernel methods, Hidden Markov models)
* Communication and network analyses (social network analysis,
epidemiological modeling)
* Non-parametric learning techniques
* Information extraction and retrieval
* Cognitive modeling
* Application and evaluation of technologies that utilize NLP technologies
(GATE, WEKA, etc.)
- Experience implementing complex algorithms and models in Java or C#
- Journal and/or other refereed publications
- Experience writing technical reports and/or proposals
- U.S. Citizenship
- Active security clearance preferred; must be able to obtain Secret
security clearance
- Ability and willingness to travel

The ideal candidate will also have experience/interest in at least three of
the following:
- Knowledge of basic software/data design methods, data structures, and
modeling standards
- Experience collaborating with software engineers, mathematicians, and
intelligence analysts
- Experience in project management, business development, and/or
proposal writing
- Experience in database development and application (SQL Server,
MySQL, etc.)
- Experience in creating high performance/scalable/distributed

Aptima will compensate applicants for any travel or relocation expenses to
fill this position. All applicants must be willing to work onsite in one of
Aptima's office locations, Monday through Friday (no telecommuting or
compressed schedules). Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter,
resume/vita, and publications list to the application email address below.

All applicants selected will be subject to a government security
investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to
classified information.

Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer M/F, Vets/Disabled

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: aptima_personnelaptima.com
Contact Information:
HR Director Mary Grace Springthorpe
Email: aptima_personnelaptima.com

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