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Postdoctoral Scholar - Smyth/Singh - October 2019

Recruitment Period

Open October 16th, 2019 through Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by March 31st, 2020, you will have until April 30th, 2020 to complete your application.


Postdoctoral Scholar Position

The research groups of Professor Sameer Singh and Professor Padhraic Smyth are seeking to hire a postdoctoral scholar to work at the forefront of research in machine learning, information extraction, and natural language processing. The position will involve development of new approaches for automated analysis of machine learning benchmark datasets and their use in research literature in the context of reproducible research.

The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable on a yearly basis. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Computational Linguistics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or a related quantitative field. Expertise in statistical machine learning is required, demonstrated by publications in top-tier venues in machine learning, NLP, and data mining conferences, such as NeurIPS, ICLR, AAAI, KDD, ACL, NAACL, EMNLP, AISTATS, UAI, and WWW. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in areas such as information extraction, representation learning for NLP, Bayesian/deep machine learning, machine learning for bibliometrics, or reproducibility/repeatability of machine learning.

Salary to be between $60,000 - $80,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. The anticipated appointment start date will be January 1, 2020 or later. The starting date for the position is negotiable. Interested applicants should respond by submitting a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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