Open Rank Research Scientist, Spoken and Multimodal Dialog Systems

 

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Open Rank Research Scientist, Spoken and Multimodal Dialog Systems

Organization: 
Educational Testing Service
Country of Position: 
United States
Technical Area: 
Speech and Language Processing
Start Date: 
March 31, 2017
Expiration Date: 
June 21, 2017
Position Description: 

ETS (Educational Testing Service) is a global not for profit organization whose mission is to advance quality and equity in education. With more than 3,400 global employees, we develop, administer and score more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries.

Our San Francisco Research and Development division is seeking a Research Scientist for our Dialog, Multimodal, and Speech (DIAMONDS) research center. The center’s main focus is on foundational research as well as on development of new capabilities to automatically score spoken, interactive, and multimodal test responses in conversational settings in a wide range of ETS test programs, promote learning and other educational areas. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a world-renowned research and development team and have a significant impact on existing and next generation spoken and multimodal dialog systems and their application to assessment and other areas in education.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Developing and collaborating on interdisciplinary projects that aim to transfer techniques to a new context or scientific field. Successful candidates are self-motivated and self-driven, and have a strong interest in emerging conversational technology that can contribute to education in assessment and instructional settings.
  • Providing scientific and technical skills to conceptualize, design, obtain support for, conduct, and manage new research projects, grants, or parts of existing projects.
  • Generating or contributing to new or modified methods that support research on and development of spoken and multimodal dialog systems and related technologies relevant in assessment and instructional settings.
  • Designing and conducting scientific studies and functioning as an expert in the major facets of the projects: responding as a subject matter expert in presenting the results of acquired knowledge and experience.
  • Developing or assisting in developing proposals for external and internal research grants and obtain financial support for new or continuing research activities. Prepare initial and final proposal and project budgets.
  • Participating in dissemination activities through the publications of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and in the ETS Research Report series, the issuing of progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars at major conferences and at ETS, or the use of other appropriate communication vehicles, including patents, books and chapters, that impact practice in the field or at ETS.

Depending on experience this position is open to entry level candidates as well as mid-level and senior level professionals.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A JUNIOR LEVEL POSITION

  • A Doctorate in computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology or a related field is required. One year of research experience is required, in education is desirable. Experience can be gained through doctoral studies. Candidates should be very skilled in programming and be able to work effectively as a research team member.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MID-LEVEL POSITION

  • A Doctorate in computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field is required. Research experience in education is desirable. Candidates should be very skilled in programming and be able to work effectively as a research team member. Three years of progressively independent substantive research in the area of computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or education are required.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SENIOR-LEVEL POSITION

  • A Doctorate in computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field is required. Research experience in education is desirable. Candidates should be very skilled in programming and be able to work effectively as a research team member. Eight years of progressively independent substantive research in the area of computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or education are required.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and excellent opportunities for professional and personal growth. For a full list of position responsibilities and to apply please visit the following link: http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&CID=83080&JID=235623&BUID=2538

ETS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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