LINGUIST List 13.1755

Fri Jun 21 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling: Programmer, Columbia U, NY

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  1. Judith L.Klavans, Computational Ling: Programmer at Columbia University, New York USA

Message 1: Computational Ling: Programmer at Columbia University, New York USA

Date: 20 Jun 2002 15:38:28 -0000
From: Judith L.Klavans <>
Subject: Computational Ling: Programmer at Columbia University, New York USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Programmer
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Columbia University
Department: Computer Science
State or Province: New York
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: July 10, 2002
Contact: Judith L. Klavans

Address for Applications:
1214 Amsterdam Avenue, 450 CS Building, Mail Code 0401
New York
NY 10027

Job ID 75434170

PROGRAMMER/ANALYST - Technical/Technology Department
Full-Time Salary Grade
012 Salary
$50,000 - $52,000
Position ID 1006848

THIS IS A TWO-YEAR PERMANENT POSITION. Reporting to the Director of
Center for Research on Information Access and to a Full Professor in

Department of Computer Science, the incumbent provides programming and
technology support to research efforts; designs and develops software
applications with an emphasis on natural language processing, digital
libraries and web-based applications; maintains and improves upon
existing systems and software; performs day-to-day system
administration functions required for the proper operation of digital
library systems, as needed. The programmer participates in planning
and implementing upgrades and new software and hardware installations;
performs research, testing, and evaluation of potential new systems
and software; writes technical specifications and documentation;
modifies, installs, and tests applications from outside sources;
writes procedures explaining how to use the applications and trains
clients in their use; works closely with other members of related
teams on the development of intra/internet applications; maintains the
projects' web site by updating HTML pages and graphics as
needed. Works under close supervision, but is expected to do
considerable work on their own.


Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum of three to
five years' related experience with skills in Perl, Java, C, and XML.
Demonstrated skills in software engineering and system design are
required. Excellent qualifications in artificial intelligence and in
computing and the humanities are also required. The candidate must be
proficient in statistical methods for natural language processing, as
well as have demonstrated knowledge of current practices. Evidence of
recent skills in digital libraries is preferred. Incumbent must be
able to work in an interdisciplinary team based environment. Skills in
critical evaluation are essential, both for software testing and
verification as well as for system design.

To Apply for the job, please go to, or send
letter and CV to

Linguists are encouraged to apply.
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