Postdoctoral Research Associate

    The University of North Carolina
    Chapel hill, NC

    Job Description

    Posting Information

    Position Title

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Vacancy ID



    Computer Science - 318400

    Position Type

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Salary Range


    Full Time

    If part-time, hours per week



    Proposed Start Date


    Estimated Duration of Appointment

    12 Months

    Posting Open Date


    Posting Close Date

    Open Until Filled


    Work Location

    Chapel Hill, NC

    Position Summary

    A post-doctoral researcher position is available at UNC in the UNC-NLP Lab, focused on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML), led by Professor Mohit Bansal. The focus of this NLP+ML postdoc position will include, but is not limited, to multimodal+embodied semantics, human-like language generation and Q&A/dialogue, and interpretable and generalizable deep learning.
    The duties of the postdoctoral scholar will include aiding the research of graduate students on NLP+ML projects and leading research directions complementary to theirs that fall within the scope of the Lab. The postdoctoral research scholar will have some freedom to to create a research agenda, as well as opportunities to advise graduate and undergraduate students in the lab, collaborate with the several other AI faculty (vision/robotics/ML) in the department and teach courses if they choose to do so.

    Educational Requirements

    Applicants should have (or expect to receive before the start of the position) a PhD in Computer Science or EE/ECE on a topic in machine learning applied to natural language processing, computer vision, or a related area.

    Qualifications and Experience

    -Strong publication record in NLP, ML, or related areas
    -Strong programming skills, including TensorFlow and/or PyTorch
    -Demonstrated strong communication, teamwork, and leadership skills

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

    Special Instructions

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    Department Contact Name and Title

    Melissa Wood, Business Officer

    Department Contact Telephone or Email

    Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

    If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

    Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

    Applicant Documents
    Posting ID: 552776258Posted: 2020-05-21