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LINGUIST List 23.3135

Fri Jul 20 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Jul-2012
From: Andrew Cowell <andrew.cowellpnnl.gov>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington, USA
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University or Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Department: Knowledge Discovery & Informatics
Job Location: Washington, USA
Web Address: http://kdi.pnl.gov
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation


Description:

This position requires significant contributions to the development
and evolvement of natural language processing research at PNNL.
The incumbent will possess skills in both natural language
processing and software design and development. Expertise in
natural language processing should include one or more
applications including, but not limited to, information extraction,
knowledge base population, machine reading, sentiment analysis
and social media analytics. Software development skills should
include, but are not limited to, object oriented programming and
development, data modeling, building demonstrable and functional
prototypes, and contributing to deployment-ready software.

In carrying out these duties, the incumbent will be responsible for
maintaining strategic alliances with specified clients, managing
individual or small team assignments for multiple projects,
performing assignments with minimal oversight, working effectively
within interdisciplinary development teams, and contributing to
proposals, publications and presentations.

Specific responsibilities include:
- Apply computational linguistics approaches and algorithms
- Contribute to the translation of client requests and needs into a set
of project requirements and tasks
- Contribute to software design
- Construct functional applications and prototypes using PHP, Perl,
Python and Java
- Perform algorithmic development and implementation, especially
as they pertain to NLP
- Evaluate natural language processing methods and results
- Develop client server and database aware applications
- Design and implement graphical user interfaces
- Develop on Linux and Windows environments
- Effectively manage individual tasks, schedule, workload, budget,
and deadlines
- Contribute to technical presentations and demonstrations of
designs, prototypes and operational software to existing and
potential clients; group, division, and sector managers
- Contribute to or lead efforts in publishing research
- Help grow the natural language processing business portfolio
through proposal writing and client engagement

Other Information:
All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or
family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic
information.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to
demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance
in a timely manner this requires:
- US Citizenship
- Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a
Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility
requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR
710, Appendix B.
- Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be
considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated
Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random,
and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to
demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs for the 12 consecutive months
preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National
Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance
processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal
drugs for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: jill.Schroederpnnl.gov
Web Address for Applications: http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/natural-language-processing-scientist-iiiii/29781778/job/
Contact Information:
Technical Group Manager Andrew Cowell
Email: andrew.cowellpnnl.gov
Phone: 509-375-4548

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