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LINGUIST List 24.2887

Mon Jul 15 2013

Internships: Research Assistant in Computational Psycholinguistics

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

Date: 08-Jul-2013
From: Naomi Feldman <nhfumd.edu>
Subject: Research Assistant in Computational Psycholinguistics
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University or Organization: University Of Maryland
Department: Department of Linguistics
Type of Work: Nlp

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Computational Linguistics
                            Phonetics

Duration: 01-Sep-2013 to 31-Aug-2014
Voluntary
Internship Location: College Park, Maryland, USA
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: The position would be ideal for individuals with a BA degree who are interested in gaining significant research experience in a very active research group as preparation for a research career. Applicants must be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and should have completed a BA or BS degree by the time of appointment. Previous experience in cognitive science as well as familiarity with mathematics, computer science, or signal processing is preferred. This is a 1 year initial appointment with possibility of extension.

Description:
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland is looking to fill a full-time position for a post-baccalaureate researcher, starting September 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary is competitive, with benefits included. This person will be involved in computational psycholinguistics research, with a focus on using techniques from automatic speech recognition to better understand human speech perception. The person will have the opportunity to develop skills in Bayesian modeling and signal processing and will be part of a vibrant language science community that numbers 200 faculty, researchers, and graduate students across 10 departments.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Naomi Feldman
Email: nhfumd.edu

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