The Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE) at Johns Hopkins University seeks to hire outstanding junior researchers in all areas of speech, language processing, machine learning, and computer vision. Located adjacent to Johns Hopkins' beautiful Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland, the HLTCOE conducts long-term and applied research on fundamental application-driven challenges. Its staff scientists publish widely in premier venues, and, through close collaboration with members of the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), make Johns Hopkins one of the world's largest and growing academic research groups in the field.
Research Associate positions at the HLTCOE bring together many of the best aspects of academic and industrial research. Associates are charged with contributing to a research agenda in line with the Center's goals, working with other members of the HLTCOE research team, and publishing results. If they wish, researcher associates also have the opportunity to apply for external funding, to collaborate with students and faculty from the Center for Language and Speech Processing, and to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.
Centrally located on the east coast, Baltimore is affectionately known as Charm City because of its friendly people, thriving arts scene, and multitude of restaurants and pubs. The center of the city is the Inner Harbor, home to features such as the National Aquarium, historic Federal Hill, and two professional sports teams. It is famous for its crab cakes, and rich in the arts, from a variety of museums to children's centers and a symphony orchestra. Just outside the city are abundant natural settings great for hiking, biking, and other outdoor adventures. Baltimore is part of the east coast corridor, just a short train, bus, or car ride away from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Best of all, Baltimore is affordable: many Hopkins employees own homes in adjacent neighborhoods, close enough to the University to walk or bike to work, or to take public transportation.
In addition to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, JHU has a variety of other generous benefits* including:
50% tuition grants for employee's children enrolled in any full-time, accredited, undergraduate, degree-granting institution;
Up to $17,000 towards the closing cost of new home in Baltimore City and;
University-made contributions of 12% of your base salary into your JHU 403(b) retirement plan.
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A good candidate will have a strong educational background in a relevant field, and a strong desire to perform basic and applied research on language and speech processing topics. Publications and/or demonstrable hands-on experience in one or more of the following tasks are desirable:
Parsing and Tagging
Speaker and Language Identification
Spoken Language Applications
Machine learning, especially deep learning
Image or video processing
Optical character recognition or document image understanding
Applicants should hold a master's degree (or bachelor's degree with commensurate experience) in computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, cognitive science, or a closely related field.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Applications will be considered in batches on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.