The Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), of the Research Exploratory Development Department (REDD), at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), is a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers focused on developing the next generation of intelligent systems for the U.S. Government. Disciplines within the ISG include machine learning, autonomy, applied neuroscience, robotics, big data, data science, and semantics. The Intelligent Systems Group is seeking to hire a researcher with strong development skills for work in Natural Language Processing.
The Intelligent Systems Group, within the Research Exploratory Development Department, is seeking a highly skilled and motivated computational linguist to conduct research and development in human language technology and human-computer interaction.
Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated percentage of time dedicated to each task):
•Conduct research in natural language understanding, human-computer dialogue systems, semantic analysis, and related areas. (25%)
•Develop software prototypes and tools to test novel algorithms and approaches for processing human language data. (40%)
•Evaluation of intelligent systems in attaining human-like comprehension of spoken and written language. (25%)
•Support sponsor engagement and concept development. Lead activities to acquire related new projects for the ISG Group, including proposal writing and meetings with potential sponsors. Support existing or new business activities to expand or refine the scope of the programs within the mission area and explore related opportunities tied to challenges in other mission areas. (10%)
Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at the time of hire, which may change over time.
•M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
•Extensive experience in natural language processing, machine learning, neural and statistical methods, multilingual language processing, or human-computer dialogue systems.
•Strong programming skills including some of the following implementation languages: Python, Java, C++/C, Perl.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical issues effectively and appropriately for a wide range of audiences.
•Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field, and 5+ years of experience.
•Experience in question answering, sentiment analysis, machine translation, information extraction, and human computer interaction is desired.
•Familiarity with open source ML/HLT tools and resources (e.g., TensorFlow, NLTK, WordNet, Universal Dependencies, Kaldi).
Applicant selected will be subject to a government secret clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.