Job Details
Posting Date
09/03/2020 Expiry Date 11/04/2020 Job Reference Number: 1452-2020-03-09T13:52:11
Post-Doctoral Fellow – Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Rise - Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering
Job Purpose

The Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering (RISE) has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow position in Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing. We seek a candidate, with a strong research record in in machine learning and deep learning. The successful candidate shall strengthen the profile of MLALP research group in an area within natural language processing, deep learning and text mining, such as word-/sentence-/document-level semantics, robust textual inference, and the applications of the above in higher-level NLP (on Arabic language), such as text summarization, irony detection, question answering, argument mining, etc.

We also welcome applications from researchers who apply results from machine learning and deep learning to other fields of computer science such as bioinformatics.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  • Conduct independent research and development of interdisciplinary projects using machine learning tools.
  • Develop software to evaluate novel computational techniques/systems.
  • Participate in the establishment of future research directions.
  • Document research by publishing papers in peer-reviewed media and presenting papers.
  • Supervising junior researchers.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Specific Accountabilities --
Required Skills
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  1. Ph.D. in natural language processing or machine learning.
  2. Strong record in publications in top-tier AI conferences and journals
  3. Good communication skills
  4. Knowledge in Arabic language is a plus but is not required.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
  1. Experience in building large-scale machine learning systems.
  2. Experience with Unix/Linux platforms and GPU-based implementations.
  3. Experience with underlying machine learning and Natural Language Processing practices.
  4. Experience in state-of-the-art deep learning and statistical modeling techniques.
  5. Experience in modern machine learning environments (TensorFlow, Keras, pyTorch, etc.).
  6. Excellent programming skills (python, C/C++, Java, etc.).
  7. Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research and to software development.
  8. Excellent communication, design and analytical skills.

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 5 or more
Living In UAE Open for all