Job Description

We are seeking to fill a postdoctoral research position available immediately at IBM Research – Zurich in the area of NLP and text mining.

The main focus of the postdoctoral researcher will be to provide solutions to the challenges of interpretation, analysis, information extraction and search (both semantic and keyword-based) over large amounts of unstructured text documents, as well as connecting structured and unstructured data. Therefore, knowledge of state-of-the-art NLP and text mining methods, as well as the ability, intelligence and creativity to modify them and advance beyond them is very important. Furthermore, experience in applying techniques of information extraction and harvesting knowledge from high-quality Web sources in order to build and curate knowledge bases automatically is highly relevant. Familiarity with deep learning methods and machine learning is a plus.

At IBM Research – Zurich, we are developing cognitive solutions for challenging NLP and text mining problems on very large, domain-specific, unstructured text documents comprising a mixture of both human and machine-generated content. The successful candidate will be part of a dedicated, international team that aims to provide efficient solutions to these problems.

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science, NLP, machine learning, computational linguistics or equivalent with a track record in NLP, text mining, and/or machine learning. We expect strong analytical and problem-solving skills, strong programming skills in Java/Python or similar, ability to conduct independent research, as well as excellent communication and team skills. Software engineering experience, familiarity with R and Big Data analytics is a plus.

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