LINGUIST List 31.2477

Wed Aug 05 2020

Jobs: Forensic Linguistics; General Linguistics: Information Retrieval Specialist, H5

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 29-Jul-2020
From: Mary Meunier <>
Subject: Forensic Linguistics; General Linguistics: Information Retrieval Specialist, H5, Illinois, USA
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University or Organization: H5
Department: Professional Services
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Strategic Search and Analysis

Job Rank: Information Retrieval Specialist; Other

Specialty Areas: Forensic Linguistics; General Linguistics


Information Retrieval Specialist:
Core responsibilities include self-directed research of unstructured data within large document collections, typically in the context of litigation. Experience in Legal Research or Linguistics is preferred.

This is a temporary assignment (W2) based in the Chicago Office and part-time work from home after training.

Information Retrieval Specialist Responsibilities:
- This role typically supports our clients’ legal teams in activities like case prep, depo prep, and trial support.
- Research and master specialized subject matter related to the issues in the legal case
- Synthesize subject matter input from a variety of sources (case materials, client direction, project lead feedback, internet sources)
- Learn our proprietary software used in document management and review
- Test and refine strategic search queries to mine for specific topics or types of documents in large document collections
- Develop organized and systematic method of working within our established process, monitoring own accuracy and timelines independently
- Participate in custom-built solutions and process innovations, requiring flexibility and trial-and-error
- Present findings, suggestions and challenges clearly and effectively to the project team
- Independent and self-driven problem-solving a must from every team member

- Experience with analysis of large volumes of unstructured data, either in an academic or professional environment. Data mining, data analysis skills and habits
- Sharp eye for detail and a practiced sense of order and organization
- Ability to carry out research independently, in an organized and methodological way
- Ability to recognize patterns to guide further hypotheses
- Ability to synthesize information effectively and formally document /report findings
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Aptitude for quickly learning technologies and processes
- Work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines while balancing competing priorities
- Ability to work independently as well as collaborate effectively in a team structure
- Solid competency in a PC/Windows environment using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

- 2+ years professional or academic experience with research, data mining, strategic search, data analysis, text analysis, technology-assisted review (TAR), Electronically Stored Information (ESI), content management or linguistic analysis
- Experience with eDiscovery software is a plus
- Knowledge or experience with the US legal system, legal research, or litigation support is a plus
- BA or BS (MA, MS, JD, LLM, or MLS a plus)

H5 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Sr. Manager of Recruitment Mary Meunier

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