The Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE) at Johns Hopkins University seeks to hire outstanding junior researchers in all areas of speech, language processing, machine learning, and computer vision. Located adjacent to Johns Hopkins’ beautiful Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland, the HLTCOE conducts long-term and applied research on fundamental application-driven challenges. Its staff scientists publish widely in premier venues, and, through close collaboration with members of the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), make Johns Hopkins one of the world’s largest and growing academic research groups in the field.
Research Associate positions at the HLTCOE bring together many of the best aspects of academic and industrial research. Associates are charged with contributing to a research agenda in line with the Center’s goals, working with other members of the HLTCOE research team, and publishing results. If they wish, researcher associates also have the opportunity to apply for external funding, to collaborate with students and faculty from the Center for Language and Speech Processing, and to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.
Centrally located on the east coast, Baltimore is affectionately known as Charm City because of its friendly people, thriving arts scene, and multitude of restaurants and pubs. The center of the city is the Inner Harbor, home to features such as the National Aquarium, historic Federal Hill, and two professional sports teams. It is famous for its crab cakes, and rich in the arts, from a variety of museums to children’s centers and a symphony orchestra. Just outside the city are abundant natural settings great for hiking, biking, and other outdoor adventures. Baltimore is part of the east coast corridor, just a short train, bus, or car ride away from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Best of all, Baltimore is affordable: many Hopkins employees own homes in adjacent neighborhoods, close enough to the University to walk or bike to work, or to take public transportation.
In addition to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, JHU has a variety of other generous benefits* including:
- 50% tuition grants for employee’s children enrolled in any full-time, accredited, undergraduate, degree-granting institution;
- Up to $17,000 towards the closing cost of new home in Baltimore City and;
- University-made contributions of 12% of your base salary into your JHU 403(b) retirement plan.
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A good candidate will have a strong educational background in a relevant field, and a strong desire to perform basic and applied research on language and speech processing topics. Publications and/or demonstrable hands-on experience in one or more of the following tasks are desirable:
- Characterizing Communicants
- Information Extraction
- Information Retrieval
- Machine Learning
- Machine Translation
- Multi-Lingual Algorithms
- Parsing and Tagging
- Speaker and Language Identification
- Speech Recognition
- Spoken Language Applications
- Machine learning, especially deep learning
- Graph algorithms
- Image or video processing
- Optical character recognition or document image understanding
Applicants should hold a master’s degree (or bachelor’s degree with commensurate experience) in computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, cognitive science, or a closely related field.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Applications will be considered in batches on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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