NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Assistant

Location
Singapore
Posted
28 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2021
Ref
3540444
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

The pre-doctoral Research Assistant will be responsible for undertaking novel research in ML and NLP, focusing on multi-lingual Q&A for low-resource languages. The research should lead to publications in top-tier international conferences and journals, new research resources such as well-annotated NLP datasets, and implementations in real-world applications.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to extend based on performance. Selected candidates will be offered with attractive/competitive salaries and benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop new ML-based methodologies and algorithms in NLP for multi-lingual Q&A in low-resourced languages
  • Design and implement data collection for NLP research for regional indigenous/vernacular languages
  • Participate in knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer activities with external partners and collaborators

Qualifications

  • A B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent, with specialization in machine learning and natural language processing, and with a PhD degree expected within a year;
  • Proven ability to conduct independent research with a strong and relevant publication record;
  • Prior experience in computational linguistics or NLP, and state-of-the-art ML techniques such as few-shot learning and transfer learning would be a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Experienced in working in a team, with people of diverse skill sets and cultural background.

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