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LINGUIST List 17.3595

Tue Dec 05 2006

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Stanford University

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        1.    Christopher Manning, Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Stanford University, CA, USA


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Stanford University, CA, USA
Date: 05-Dec-2006
From: Christopher Manning <manningcs.stanford.edu>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Stanford University, CA, USA


University or Organization: Stanford University
Department: Department of Computer Science
Web Address: http://nlp.stanford.edu/
Job Rank: Programmer
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Description:

The Computer Science Department's Natural Language Processing Group seeks a
Research Software Engineer. The person will design, program, extend,
maintain, and evaluate new and existing algorithms and applications to
support the objectives of multiple NLP research projects. In particular:
(i) the person will extend and build natural language processing software
including part-of-speech taggers, probabilistic parsers, machine
translation systems, and computational semantics systems in support of
projects funded by the DARPA GALE program, and (ii) the person will build
and extend semantic role labelers, machine learning classifiers, semantic
interpreters and reasoners in support of projects funded by the DTO AQUAINT
program. The Stanford NLP Group is a fun, collaborative group providing
many opportunities for hands-on research and teamwork. See
http://nlp.stanford.edu/. The Stanford NLP Group values having a diverse
mix of people and is committed to equal opportunity in employment; we are
always pleased to identify anyone with great qualifications.

Responsibilities:
Design, program, test, and debug new software and extensions to existing
software. Effectively communicate with other team members to develop key
design decisions, and to coordinate major system changes. Document
newly-written software, via a combination of source-code comments and text
descriptions. Maintain and debug existing software. Assist in defining
future goals for extension of software systems. Assist in evaluating
research systems and writing academic papers. Occasional attendance at
conferences or grant workshops may be required. This is initially a 1 year
position, with good possibilities for extension, depending on continued
funding.

Qualifications:
Required: B.S. in Computer Science or Symbolic Systems or similar
degree/experience. Excellent software design and programming skills, in
particular at least 3 years programming experience, including 1 year of
experience with Java. Coursework or previous experience in Artificial
Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing
programming. Good written and verbal communication skills, and basic
knowledge of statistics. Ability to make progress on projects individually,
to work as part of a team, and to successfully manage and make progress on
multiple projects simultaneously.
Desirable: Coursework or experience in the syntax and semantics of human
languages and formal logic. M.S. in Computer Science. Knowledge of
languages other than English.

Salary Range: 4P2. Please apply online at
http://hrweb.stanford.edu/jobs/find_a_job.html using job number 23293
(enter the number into 'keyword search'). Or send resumes to the address
below. Fax (650) 725-7411.

Address for Applications:
Laura Kenny-Carlson
Computer Science Department
Gates 278, 353 Serra Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-9025
USA

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2007 (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Christopher Manning
Email: manningcs.stanford.edu

Apply on-line at: http://hrweb.stanford.edu/jobs/find_a_job.html
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