[Elsnet-list] job announcement : NLP, MT and CLIR

zhang min mzhang at i2r.a-star.edu.sg
Thu May 25 04:37:18 CEST 2006



Dear Sir or Madam,

We would like to post a job announcement at http://www.elsnet.org/.

Thanks,

Zhang Min
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Senior Research Fellow,
Institute for Infocomm Research,
21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace,
Singapore 119613
www.i2r.a-star.edu.sg
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Subject:    Positions in Machine Translation, NLP, Multilingual Modeling or 		CLIR
TITLE:      Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow or Research Engineer
INSTITUTE:  Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)
		http://www.i2r.a-star.edu.sg
LOCATION:   Singapore 

The Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore.  The mission is to advance infocomm technologies for the benefit of humanity and prosperity. I²R integrates R&D in information, communications and media (ICM) technologies to develop holistic solutions across the ICM value chain.

We are looking for 2 to 3 candidates to fill the following positions.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The candidate shall contribute to current and future research in language processing, in particular multilingual information access and machine translation. The candidate is expected to conduct in-depth study and research, and participate in developmental projects.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
	* PhD or Master in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics or a closely related area
	* Strong foundation in language technologies and advanced experiences in the following areas:
		- Statistical and/or Machine Learning approaches in NLP
		- Machine Translation and/or Multilingual Modeling
		- Statistical Parsing and Statistical Language Model
	* Strong programming skills (C/C++, Perl or Java)
	* Strong interest in conducting applied research with the ability to deliver solutions
	* Ability to work as a team
	* High degree of integrity, passion and drive
	* Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Candidate with the following experiences will have an advantage:
	* Evidence of excellent independent research in publications or awards
	* Solid R&D experience in Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) and Multilingual Modeling such as:
		- bilingual term/phrase extraction from parallel/comparable 		  corpora or monolingual corpora
		- various word-alignment and SMT models
		- SMT Training and Decoding algorithms

EMPLOYMENT TERM: Tenure or contractual with annual renewal

We offer a friendly and enthusiastic working environment with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits.

TO APPLY: please forward your CV (with detailed experiences and your research interest, as well as name and contact information of two references) to
	Dr. Min ZHANG at mzhang at i2r.a-star.edu.sg and
	Ms. Aiti AW at aaiti at i2r.a-star.edu.sg.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
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