1) The Research Computing Center (RCC) is partnering with the Harris School of Public Policy to hire a highly motivated Computational Scientist, Text Analysis to work closely with faculty and researchers at The University of Chicago. The person in this position serves as a technical domain expert supporting and advising faculty on text analysis, including natural language processing. The Computational Scientist may also hold a concurrent Lecturer appointment in an academic department and teach up to two courses per year. The successful candidate will join a team of Computational Scientists who are playing a key role in scientific computing support at the University of Chicago.
1) Develop, maintain and support text analysis pipelines that include data collection, data management, data digitization, data analysis and documentation.
2) Implement NLP algorithms, summarize findings and generate study results and plots for research projects.
3) Independently propose and execute practical solutions to research challenges; develop, install and test scientific software in support of research goals.
4) Prepare and contribute contents to manuscripts and presentations; create and present tutorials, hands-on workshops and documentation.
5) Communicate with various agencies and partners to apply for and manage data access; manage data collection and storage.
6) Work closely with faculty to identify, develop, and implement useful computational methods and resources that support or advance their research.
7) Keep abreast of new developments in High Performance Computing, data science, Machine Learning and deep learning; and be proactive in introducing them to the faculty.
8) May teach up to 2 academic courses per year.
9) Assist researchers with grant proposals with strong HPC or AI component to describe the interplay between their research and computation and data science.
10) Work with faculty and their research groups to enable them to fully utilize the University and national computational resources for their research.
1) Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
2) Understand and translate researchers' scientific goals into computational requirements.
3) Mentor and technical lead of a small team of students and/or Research Assistants.
4) Work well with faculty and researchers.
5) Identify and gain expertise in appropriate new technologies and/or software tools.
6) Function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating self-initiative to achieve project's goals and Research Computing Center's mission.
7) Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
8) Work collaboratively with a diverse group of research scientists with different skills and expertise.
1) PhD in Computer Science, Social Sciences, or related fields.
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Understanding of key natural language processing, data mining, machine learning and statistical methods.
2) Proficiency in one or more programming languages (such as C++, C, etc.).
3) Proficiency in a scripting language such as Python.
4) Knowledge of text analysis, including natural language processing.
5) Experience with Linux/Unix.
6) Knowledge of SQL.
7) Research experience in Natural Language processing, Machine Learning and Deep Learning frameworks.
8) Experience with running computational jobs on high-end computing systems.
2) Cover letter
3) A solo-authored research-oriented writing sample (e.g. from a thesis)Â preferred.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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