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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department School of Information (0481)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The School of Information at the University of Arizona seeks a postdoctoral researcher in natural language processing to work on several projects in question answering and automated inference, in both the science and health domains.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

- Assist with research in and management of projects in natural language processing, in particular question answering, automated inference, and information extraction.
- Assisting with preparing grant proposals, manuscripts, and conference presentations

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

- A PhD in computer science, linguistics, cognitive science, or a closely related field.
- As an empirical lab, we need someone who likes to build and experiment with moderately complex, large-scale, multi-investigator systems.
- Interest in working in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications

- The ideal candidate will know about modern natural language processing and machine learning techniques, though this isn’t necessary if the candidate has expertise in other relevant areas.
- Prior experience writing grant proposals
- Interest in graphical models, knowledge representation, and/or visualization.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $50,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20219
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/15/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Heather Liber
621-3565
hrsim@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 07/14/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 07/25/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/11740

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a PhD in computer science, linguistics, cognitive science, or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents