Post-Baccalaureate Research Scientist

Computer Science Job Description

Job Summary

Conduct independent research with the focus aligned to Prof. Jamie Macbeth’s research programs in computer-based systems for natural language story generation and natural language understanding, and guide undergraduate researchers in carrying out related work.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Software engineering (60%)

· Programming in LISP, Scheme, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, C/C++

Literature review and writing (30%)

· Literature review of recently published relevant work

· Preparing archival publications

Synchronous, collaborative work (10%)

· Progress meetings with PI

· Collaboration and mentoring undergraduate students

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Baccalaureate degree in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, or a closely related field is required.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, or a closely related field is preferred.

Skills

Excellent written and oral communication. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with undergraduates. Desire to be a member of an interdisciplinary team and conduct research at a women’s liberal arts college. Experience programming in LISP, Scheme, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, C/C++ and general research skills.

Additional Information

In Year 1 of this position, work may be carried out remotely or on Smith College’s campus.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

June 1, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade X Exempt

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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