The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Research Associate - R and D Natural Language Processing Expert

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $7,083 - $9,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-19-01-0708
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: College transcripts.References must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information

Purpose

Research, development and evaluation of content understanding algorithms with focus on decision support for extracting, resolving and inferencing over data derived from text-based content.

Essential Functions

Design, develop and evaluate algorithms and software in support of sponsored research projects. Contribute to research publications, evaluation reports and software documentation. Perform knowledge acquisition and documentation of project requirements and subject-specific expertise. Provide technical and research leadership. Prepare and deliver presentations of project updates and communicate effectively with team members and supervisors for timely implementation of project requirements.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

PhD in computer/software engineering, information/computer science, or other applied sciences. Demonstrated experience with a variety of natural language processing and computational linguistics techniques. US Citizen: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position. Evidence of skills in the following areas: working with new technologies, being highly organized, planning and coordinating multiple tasks, effective time management, attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, using excellent judgment, working independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintaining a professional demeanor, working as a team member without daily supervision, effectively communicating with diverse groups of clients, working under pressure, accepting supervision and demonstrating regular/punctual attendance.

Preferred Qualifications

Significant experience with unstructured text processing, natural language processing, and computational linguistics (entity extraction, entity disambiguation, co-reference resolution, language generation, topic modeling, etc.) Demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of various machine learning algorithms. Familiarity with probabilistic latent variable models, such as Latent Dirichlet Allocation, and sampling-based approximation methods. Experience with a variety of application domains and datasets for machine learning problems. Strong software programming skills (Java, Python, variety of scripting languages). Familiarity with software version control systems and formal software engineering processes. Familiarity with formal knowledge model representations (ontologies). Familiarity with graph-based reasoning and scalable architectures. Eligibility for immediate access to classified information. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. May work in shared, windowless office space. Possible intrastate/interstate travel.

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