Job Details
Posting Date
30/05/2022 Expiry Date 01/08/2022 Job Reference Number: 1898-2022-05-30T13:30:18
Full Time Research Assistant
Category Research
College Departments
Department Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences
Job Purpose

The Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (RIHSS) is seeking to recruit a Researcher Assistant. A full-time research assistant position with excellent competences in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. We seek to have a strong impact on Arabic language processing by developing resources and tools that will serve the language and its tool developers. We aim to develop groundbreaking technology and to explore untrodden areas of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Main accountabilities & expectations

The goal of the ACR team is to take Arabic computational linguistics to a higher level of intelligence and accuracy. We will work together to

·         meet the needs of the research community for corpora, datasets, and tools and to

·         face new challenges that range from implementation of and experimentation with machine learning algorithms to the development of core modeling algorithms.

The Research Assistant is expected to

·         work hand-in-hand with group members and peers to

o    build and to

o    invent with a prime focus on efficiency and accuracy.

The RA position requires strong skills in

  • Machine learning and software engineering.
  • Social Sciences application and software. 

Job Specific Accountabilities --
Required Skills --
Preferred Qualification & Experience

A minimum of a Master. (however, preference is for an MS) in:

a Computing field with emphasis on Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, or related fields.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
  • Expertise and experience in various facets of machine learning and natural language processing, such as

o    classification, feature engineering, information extraction, structured prediction, clustering, semi-supervised learning, topic modeling and ranking

  • Programming experience in one or more of the following:

o    Python, R, Java, C++, MATLAB, or equivalent

  • Diligence and hard work, initiative-taking, and proven ability to manage multiple projects to strict deadlines.

Excellent communication and people skills.

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Master's degree
Relevant Experience 3 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality All
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