Open-Rank (Asst/Assoc/Full) Research Scientist
- Arizona State University: Office of the Executive Vice President Knowledge Enterprise: Global Security Initiative
- Location: Tempe, AZ
- Job Number: 7066259
- Posting Date: May 14, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University is an interdisciplinary hub research on wicked problems affecting national security. In an effort to develop theories, methods and tools to address the national security risks associated with narrative, disinformation and strategic influence the GSI seeks to expand its research team with a research scientist well-versed in computational linguistics, data analysis and/or machine learning. Initially, the primary project this position will focus on is an Office of Naval Research funded effort studying adversarial framing in the information environment. The ultimate goal is an automated, unsupervised means of detecting framing and correctly categorizing the instances of framing.
The role of the Research Scientist position is to develop scientific tools to allow analysts and decision-makers to dynamically analyze discourse in mainstream and social media and interact with other research teams to integrate these results into analyses of the information environment, including a real-time modeling and also simulation environments.
Conduct independent research under minimal supervision
Communicate with peers at national labs
Gather and document requirements
Development of natural language processing functions and tools
Demonstration of models at sponsor meetings
Build and nurture relationships with relevant government agencies, industry representatives, and philanthropic organizations
Build relationships within ASU, with faculty and researchers from other units
Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics or related field with emphasis on text understanding, natural language semantics, Natural Language Processing concurrent discourse relations, and probabilistic graph models.
Experience in analyzing large text datasets and managing results
Experience in performing one or more of the following tasks:
narrative identification and analysis
parsing, semantic role labeling, and extraction of semantic triples
event detection in text streams
concept-based text clustering
machine reading and classification
Ability to develop data visualization and interpret findings creatively in a variety of formats
Demonstrated ability to work closely across an array of interdisciplinary teams and organizations
Experience with mentorship and management of graduate students
Evidence of ability to secure external research funding and execute projects for mission-oriented sponsors
For the fifth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed.
ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. http://research.asu.edu/
Instructions to apply:
Applicants are responsible for including a cover letter, CV, a summary of past work (two pages maximum), a one-page statement of potential research interests, and the names of three professional references in the application through the Interfolio website. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Application deadline is May 15th. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.