The Machine Learning for Language Group at NYU expects to hire at least one postdoc to start some time in 2018, working with one or both of PIs Kyunghyun Cho and Sam Bowman.
We expect the researcher to use their time here to develop an independent research program which involves work on neural network models for natural language understanding or generation at the sentence level and to also participate in work on models which use latent tree structures or other continuous or discrete latent variables. The position will be funded through a sponsored research agreement on this topic, and while the researcher may be asked to contribute some effort to the completion of the sponsored research, this shouldn’t be a burden: It will only involve the development, evaluation and publication of novel modeling methods on public datasets.
Qualified candidates should have a PhD and a strong publication record in natural language processing or a related field and some experience using artificial neural network models in a research setting.
The researcher will be a member of the NYU Center for Data Science—a new academic department focused on applied machine learning research—and the CILVR lab—a seven-PI machine learning research group founded by Yann LeCun and Rob Fergus. Collectively, these offer access to a delightfully exhausting onslaught of excellent visiting speakers from around the world, plenty of computing resources, and a desk in a newly-renovated landmark building (60 Fifth Ave). Our location in Greenwich Village is somehow both quiet and also within a few minutes’ walk of twenty subway lines, as well as just about everything one could possibly want to do in a city.
The term of the appointment will be one year, but if everything goes well during the initial months of the appointment, we will offer a renewal for a second year. The position will pay $75,000 per year (before inflation adjustments) plus standard benefits, and will include funding for any necessary academic travel and equipment.
We are accepting applications now and will continue until the position is filled. So, apply now! To apply, send a message to both PIs (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) with a short description of your plans and interests, your current status and expected graduation date (if without a PhD degree at the time of application), an attached CV, and contact information for two references. Use a subject line that includes “[F17 Postdoc Application]”.
New York University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We (S and K) explicitly welcome applications from members of populations that are underrepresented in NLP!