LINGUIST List 24.2473

Tue Jun 18 2013

Jobs: English; Comp Ling; Text/Corpus Ling; NLP: Research Scientist, IBM Research

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 17-Jun-2013
From: Bogdan Sacaleanu <>
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Research Scientist, IBM Research, Dublin, Ireland
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University or Organization: IBM Research, Ireland Job Location: Dublin, Ireland Job Rank: Research Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Processing

Required Language(s): English (eng)


IBM Dublin Research Laboratory, Ireland is accepting applications for full-time researchers in the area of natural language processing

The ideal candidate will have a PhD degree in computational linguistics or in computer science with a specialization in Natural Language Processing (NLP). Prior experience in the area of text analytics with information extraction, information retrieval and machine learning are highly desirable, and experience with corpus linguistics or natural language understanding are a plus. Strong programming skills (Java or C++) are required.

The successful research candidate must have demonstrated ability to define research plans, carry out leading research, and publish research results through professional journals, academic conferences, and patents. As a researcher you will be expected to organize challenging problems, develop new solutions, and work with business & development teams to ensure these solutions have a significant impact.

The Smarter Cities Technology Centre is part of IBM Research and was created to take on the challenges of our increasingly urbanized world.We are an R&D organization that works closely with city authorities, universities, and small/large businesses to advance science & technology for smarter urban and environmental systems. We aim to expand our highly skilled and cross-disciplinary team to as many as 200 researchers and software engineers. Areas we currently focus on include: data mining and machine learning; data privacy; statistical modeling & organization, control and decision systems, social, semantic web; distributed information systems; knowledge & data engineering, geospatial analysis and organization, simulation, real-time computing, and urban and environmental systems, e.g., water, energy, transportation.

We Offer:
- A stimulating, cross-disciplinary environment in a leading research organization
- Opportunities for a unique combination of scientific and industrial research into real-world problems- Excellent ties to academic and industrial research labs worldwide
- Up-to-date infrastructure and resources
- The ability to take part in large-scale international research projects

- Doctorate Degree
- At least 5 years experience in the areas of information extraction and machine learning
- At least 1 year experience in publication in top-tier research conferences and journals
- At least 3 years experience in programming in Java and C++
- At least 1 year experience in open source NLP tools (i.e., Stanford NLP, OpenNLP)
- English: Fluent

- At least 1 year experience in one of the following domains: question answering, textual entailment, machine reading
- At least 1 year experience in software engineering

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Bogdan Sacaleanu Email:

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