23.301, Jobs: English; NLP; Statistical Modeling: Scientist, Aptima, Inc.

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Subject: 23.301, Jobs: English; NLP; Statistical Modeling: Scientist, Aptima, Inc.

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Date: 16-Jan-2012
From: Mary Grace Springthorpe [aptima_personnel at aptima.com]
Subject: English; Natural Language Processing; Statistical Modeling: Scientist, Aptima, Inc., MA, USA


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Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:06:47
From: Mary Grace Springthorpe [aptima_personnel at aptima.com]
Subject: English; Natural Language Processing; Statistical Modeling: Scientist, Aptima, Inc., MA, USA

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University or Organization: Aptima, Inc. 
Department: Analytics, Modeling & Simulation
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA 
Web Address: http://www.aptima.com/careers/job-postings
Job Rank: Scientist  

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; Statistical Modeling

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Human Language Technologies Scientist/Engineer
Boston; DC; Dayton

Aptima currently has openings for passionate, creative Scientist/Engineers 
interested in working on a variety of applied projects related to topics such 
as Statistical Modeling, Human Language Technologies, Natural 
Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning, and Computational 
Linguistics. Most of our work with these technologies involves applying 
existing methods and integrating them with other capabilities to address 
particular customer problems or evaluating the use of such methods for 
such problems. The ideal candidate will possess strong skills in problem 
analysis, mathematical formulation, algorithm development, model 
implementation and analysis.

Minimum Requirements:
-  Ph.D. or Masters degree in Computational Linguistics, Applied 
Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or a related field; 
Suitable applicants may range from recent masters graduates through 
established mid-career professionals; expectations, responsibilities, and 
compensation will be commensurate with experience
-  Understanding of underlying theories and at least 2 years of experience 
developing and implementing solutions using several of the following 
approaches:
*  Statistical NLP techniques (Latent Semantic Analysis, Latent Dirichlet 
Allocation, or other topic modeling techniques) 
*  Machine learning techniques (supervised, unsupervised, semi-
supervised)
*  Clustering, classification, or regression analyses (support vector 
machines, Bayesian classifiers, Kernel methods, Hidden Markov models)
*  Communication and network analyses (social network analysis, 
epidemiological modeling)
*  Non-parametric learning techniques 
*  Information extraction and retrieval
*  Cognitive modeling
*  Application and evaluation of technologies that utilize NLP technologies 
(GATE, WEKA, etc.)
-  Experience implementing complex algorithms and models in Java or C#
-  Journal and/or other refereed publications
-  Experience writing technical reports and/or proposals
-  U.S. Citizenship
-  Active security clearance preferred; must be able to obtain Secret 
security clearance
-  Ability and willingness to travel 

The ideal candidate will also have experience/interest in at least three of 
the following: 
-  Knowledge of basic software/data design methods, data structures, and 
modeling standards
-  Experience collaborating with software engineers, mathematicians, and 
intelligence analysts
-  Experience in project management, business development, and/or 
proposal writing
-  Experience in database development and application (SQL Server, 
MySQL, etc.)
-  Experience in creating high performance/scalable/distributed 
applications 

Aptima will compensate applicants for any travel or relocation expenses to 
fill this position. All applicants must be willing to work onsite in one of 
Aptima's office locations, Monday through Friday (no telecommuting or 
compressed schedules). Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, 
resume/vita, and publications list to the application email address below. 

All applicants selected will be subject to a government security 
investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to 
classified information.

Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer M/F, Vets/Disabled


Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)
	  
Email Address for Applications: aptima_personnel at aptima.com 
Contact Information:
	HR Director Mary Grace Springthorpe 
	Email: aptima_personnel at aptima.com 




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