Postdoctoral Research Associate, SISTA
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

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2528-Sch of Info: Science, Technology & Art(SISTA)



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Paul Cohen

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Position Summary

The School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts at the University of Arizona seeks one or more postdoctoral researchers in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, social network analysis or closely related areas to work on any of several projects under the direction of Professors Mihai Surdeanu and Paul Cohen. The University of Arizona is an extraordinarily collaborative place, especially for work in cognitive science. Tucson is a beautiful environment for both scholarship and sport, and the sun shines almost every day.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with research in and management of projects in natural language processing, in particular question answering and information extraction, and social network analysis.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in computer science, cognitive science or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will know about modern statistical and machine learning techniques and natural language processing, though this isn't necessary if the candidate has expertise in other relevant areas. As an empirical lab, we need someone who likes to build and experiment with moderately complex, large-scale, multi-investigator systems.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check

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Postdoctoral Research Research

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