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Job Announcement: Educational Testing Service

Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Scientist, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey, USA


Employer: Educational Testing Service

Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Title: Senior Research Scientist - NLP
Rank: Scientist
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1301
Date Submitted: 15-Mar-2013
Job Description: Senior Research Scientist – NLP
ETS (Educational Testing Service), with headquarters in Princeton, NJ, is a global $1.3B not for profit organization with more than 2,500 global employees worldwide. 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. We develop, administer and score more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide.

Our Research & Development division has an opening for a researcher in the NLP & Speech Group which consists of approximately 15 Ph.D. level research scientists in areas related to NLP and speech. Its main focus is on foundational research as well as on development of new capabilities to automatically score written and spoken test responses in a wide range of ETS test programs including TOEFL(R)iBT and GRE(R).

In this key position you will take lead responsibility for conceptualizing, proposing, obtaining funding for, and directing major projects and integrated programs of research and/or development which may include (1) research projects supporting the development of technology for assessment and instruction, (2) development projects that use scientific principles to create (a) tools to improve the efficiency or quality of the practice of test development or statistical analysis; (b) innovative item types that lend themselves to automated evaluation with NLP methods; or (c) the evaluation of responses to open-ended test items and (3) development projects that use scientific principles to create new products or product prototypes for assessment and instruction. Major projects may be cross-disciplinary, may have substantial budgets, and are likely to involve the coordination of, and collaboration with many individuals internally and possibly externally to ETS, may be conducted across several years, and may produce multiple deliverables.

Requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Linguistics, or Cognitive Psychology and eight years of independent research experience providing evidence of continuing and substantial contributions to projects in the domain of computational linguistics are necessary. Experience in the development of end-to-end system is preferred. Proficiency in Java, Python, or Perl programming languages is desirable.

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 URL below.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2013
Application URL: http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=143541&BUID=2538
Contact Information:  ETS
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