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LINGUIST List 24.2226

Wed May 29 2013

Jobs: General Ling: Researcher, Educational Testing Service

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 28-May-2013
From: Human Resources <nonegiven.com>
Subject: General Linguistics: Researcher, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey, USA
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University or Organization: Educational Testing Service
Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Web Address: http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

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.

With more than 2,500 global employees worldwide, ETS develops, administers and
scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at
9,000+ locations worldwide. In addition to assessments, we conduct
educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of
customized services and products for teacher certification, English language
learning and elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education.

ETS Research & Development has an opening for a research assistant in the
Natural Language Processing Group. A primary focus of the area is to
contribute to externally-funded projects as well as provide service to the
program areas of ETS, including new applications of automated scoring
technologies. The successful candidate will contribute to internal projects
aimed at developing assessment and automated scoring innovations. The
successful candidate will also contribute to external projects aimed at
developing methodologies to support natural language processing technologies.

In this position you will complete linguistic annotations of text, develop and
apply scoring schemes to short answer responses, assist research scientists in
constructing models and documenting procedures. This role will require you to
coordinate discrete phases of research projects (e.g., scheduling, testing,
data collection, coding, and/or analysis activities of support and field
staff). The research assistant will recruit, contact, and select potential
research sites and subjects. You will also schedule meetings with school
personnel, research subjects, and outside groups. This position will also
require you to schedule services with other ETS departments, staff and
vendors. You will assist in arranging meetings with clients, committees, and
consultants, as well as seminars and workshops. Attend meetings, take notes,
and maintain records. The Research Assistant will also conduct literature
searches and prepare reference lists with brief summaries of articles,
including logic models, as well as conduct searches of current educational
practices, policies, reforms, and competitors to inform development, grant and
proposal writing, etc.

In addition to staying current of all new technological trends, developments
and products, our qualifications include:

Education
- A Bachelor's degree in linguistics or a closely related field, with
coursework in statistics or research methods, phonetics & phonology, syntax &
semantics, and/or language acquisition is necessary

Experience
- Six months of research-related experience is necessary
- Knowledge of introductory research methodology and statistics sufficient to
analyze and interpret research study results

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 the application website below.

Equal opportunity employer.



Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hzdc794
Contact Information:
Human Resources
Email: nonegiven.com
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