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LINGUIST List 21.3027

Thu Jul 22 2010

Jobs: Natural Language Processing: Associate Research Scientist, ETS

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Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Associate Research Scientist, ETS
Date: 22-Jul-2010
From: Human Resources <nonegiven.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Associate Research Scientist, ETS
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University or Organization: ETS (Educational Testing Service)
Department: Center for Automated Scoring and Natural Language
Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Web Address: http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=944&job=7023658
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Natural Language Processing


Description:

ETS (Educational Testing Service), with headquarters in Princeton, NJ, is a
global $1.3BB not for profit organization dedicated to advancing
educational excellence and a leader in educational research. Our mission is
to advance quality and equity in education as an innovator in developing
achievement and occupational tests for clients in business, education and
government.

ETS Research & Development has an immediate opening for an Associate
Research Scientist in the Center for Automated Scoring and Natural Language
Processing. This position will be responsible for a mixture of operational
and research efforts related to ETS' automated scoring technologies housed
in the Automated Scoring and Natural Language Processing group. These
technologies include automated essay scoring (e-rater), scoring short
answers for correctness of content (c-rater), mathematical equations and
plots (m-rater), and scoring the spontaneous speech of English Language
Learners (SpeechRater).

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
- Provide scientific and technical skills in conceptualizing, designing,
obtaining support for, conducting, managing and disseminating results of
research projects in the field of natural language processing (NLP) or
portions of large-scale research studies or programs in the same field.
- Develop and/or modify NLP theories to conceptualize and implement new
capabilities in automated scoring and NLP analysis and evaluation systems
which are used to improve assessments, learning tools and test development
practices.
- Apply scientific, technical and software engineering skills in designing
and conducting research studies and capability development in support of
educational products and services.
- Develop and oversee the conduct of selected portions of research
proposals and project budgets.
- Design and conduct complex scientific studies functioning as an expert
in major facets of the projects.
- Assist in the conduct of research projects by accomplishing directed
tasks according to schedule and within budget.
- Participate in dissemination activities through the publications of
research papers, progress and technical reports, the presentation of
seminars or other appropriate communication vehicles.
- Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or
advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research
organizations, educational institutions and educators.

Requirements:
- Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics or
Computer Science with an emphasis on issues in syntactic and/or semantic
analysis of text is desired.
- Familiarity with the application of NLP tools to educational problems,
and a very strong statistical background and a solid experience with
machine learning algorithms and tools would be an asset.
- Demonstrable contributions to new and/or modified theories of Natural
Language Processing and their implementation in automated systems required.
- Practical expertise with NLP tools and fluency in at least one major
programming language (e.g. Java, Perl, C/C++, Python) is also required.

We offer a competitive salary, a stimulating work environment,attractive growth potential and excellent benefits including medical/dental, flexible spending, 403(b) with company match and more. Please apply directly online to the ETS Careers page at the website listed below. ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=944&job=7023658

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=944&job=7023658
Contact Information:
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Email: nonegiven.com

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