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Tue Nov 09 2010

Jobs: Computational Ling & Speech: Associate Research Scientist, ETS

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Message 1: Computational Linguistics & Speech: Associate Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey, USA
Date: 05-Nov-2010
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Subject: Computational Linguistics & Speech: Associate Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey, USA
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University or Organization: Educational Testing Service (ETS) Job Location: New Jersey, USA Job Rank: Associate Research Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


ETS (Educational Testing Service), with headquarters in Princeton, NJ, is aglobal $1.3B not for profit organization. Our mission is to advancequality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments,performing educational research and influencing policies that promotelearning, performance, education and professional development. As anonprofit corporation and an innovator in developing tests for clients ineducation, government and business, we are dedicated to advancingeducational excellence for the communities we serve.

In this integral position, the selected candidate will apply theirscientific and technical skills to conceptualize, design, obtain supportfor, conduct, manage and disseminate the results of research projects inthe field of automated speech assessment, or portions of large-scaleresearch studies or programs in the same field.

You will be offered the opportunity to develop and/or modify theories toconceptualize and implement new capabilities in automated scoring andspeech-based analysis and evaluation systems used to improve assessments,learning tools and test development practices. Be prepared todesign/conduct research studies and capability development, oversee selectportions of research proposals and project budgets and function as anexpert in major facets of the projects.

Our requirements include:-Ability to participate in dissemination activities through thepublications of research papers, progress and technical reports, thepresentation of seminars or other appropriate communication vehicles-Must be able to develop professional relationships as a representative,consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils,research organizations, educational institutions and educators-Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, ElectricalEngineering or related areas, with strong emphasis on speech technology,natural language processing, and machine learning, and preferably someeducation in linguistics-Evidence of substantive research experience and/or experience indeveloping and deploying speech capabilities-Demonstrable contributions to new and/or modified theories of speechprocessing and their implementation in automated system-Expertise in the application of speech recognition systems and fluency inat least one major programming language (e.g. Java, Python, Perl), as wellas strong experience in Unix scripting

We offer a competitive salary and excellent compensation package includingmedical, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan, life and disabilityinsurance, paid time off and an employee assistance program. Please applyonline at the application web address listed below. EOE

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