Los Alamos National Laboratory Applied Natural Language Processing (NLP) Post-Masters Researcher in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. You will work with the Information Systems and Modeling group on novel data science projects that make extensive use of analysis on large text corpora, including social media, news articles, journal articles, blog posts, reports, and more. Team members will support and enrich your research and professional goals through their outstanding breadth and depth of expertise in their respective fields. Our vibrant team of researchers is diverse across many spectrums, and we welcome people who are excited to work with an amazing team to help solve problems impacting our country and the world. The overarching goal of our research is to gain insights into human behavior using various text-based data sources and incorporate these insights into predictive models.
You will work with a multidisciplinary team of mathematicians, statisticians, remote sensing experts, biologists, physicists, and computer scientists in effort to build models of human dynamics using various internet data. Project components include data collection and curation, feature extraction, feature selection, time series modeling, and data fusion. You will have access to ample high-performance computing resources. A self-motivated, creative post-master’s student will find this environment conducive to intellectual and professional growth. A comprehensive knowledge of the novel components of the research activities will not be necessary as on-the-job training will support your success through a collaborative team atmosphere. Our team supports and is looking for candidates who are diverse from multiple perspectives.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
We seek applications from candidates with experience in any of the following research areas: computer science, information science, data science, mathematics, statistics, or closely related fields.
Experience conducting research in the field of natural language processing, including novel methods development or novel applications
An ability to work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment
Proficiency in a programming language
A master’s degree earned no more than three years ago in a related field
Ability and desire to obtain Q and SCI clearances, which typically require U.S. citizenship
Education/Experience :Position requires a Master’s Degree in STEM (or a closely related field), with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent within the last three years.
●Proficiency with Python or R
●Proficiency with modern open-source NLP and machine learning toolkits (e.g., NLTK, MALLET, gensim, spaCy, CoreNLP, PyTorch, TensorFlow, GATE, OpenNLP, topicmodeling, tidytext)
●Proficiency with tools and workflows for modern software development (e.g., Git, GitLab/GitHub, unit/integration tests, Docker)
●Experience conducting NLP research as a part of a multidisciplinary team
●Publications in refereed journals and a history of successful research in collaborative team environments
●Experience working with real-world text corpora
●Experience working with “big” datasets
●Experience with high-performance computing platforms
●Experience with cloud computing platforms
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site, as well as any students coming on-site for any reason; unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.
Note to Applicants:
Send a curriculum vitae including names and contact information of three references, a cover letter detailing qualifications and research interests, and your earliest start date to Geoffrey Fairchild at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use this subject line: “Applied Natural Language Processing (NLP) Post-Master’s Researcher”. Applications will be reviewed as received, and we hope to fill the positions as soon as possible. Additional questions may be included in your email. Be sure to also officially apply using the link on this page.
For general information related to the Graduate Research Assistant Program, salary, and benefits, go to:https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/student-internships/graduate/index.php. Salary ranges can be found athttps://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/student-internships/_assets/docs/salary-structure.pdf.
The position will ultimately require relocation to the Los Alamos/Santa Fe area. Los Alamos and Santa Fe offer a unique blend of cultural, outdoor, and historical activities. Seehttps://livability.com/nm/los-alamos/experiences-adventures/8-reasons-to-move-to-los-alamos-nm andhttps://www.lanl.gov/community/visitors/living-in-los-alamos.php for more info.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
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Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC92072
Organization Name A-1/Information Systems and Modeling
Req ID: IRC92072
Category: Student - Post Master