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From Timothy Yandel <>
Subject Research Scientist Position
Date Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:30:04 GMT




Hello - 


Forgive me if I'm not supposed to post positions on this list - I wanted
to present a very interesting opportunity for a Research Scientist for a
company in San Francisco. 



Execute research projects that advance the state of the art in the IR
field, align with business strategies, and become to production features
or applications; develop innovative algorithms. Stay current on
state-of-the-art algorithms, technologies and theories. Maintain
world-class academic credentials through publications, presentations,
external collaborations, and service to the research community. Pursue
patents where appropriate. Work closely with engineers to transfer your
ideas into quality production code.


*         Excellent knowledge of IR models such as probabilistic
inference, risk minimization, generative relevance or stochastic
language models. Familiarity with learning to rank models.

*         Experience with large-scale data mining, machine learning or
predictive modeling techniques. Experience with relevant dataset such as

*         Familiarity with IR software such as Lucene or Lemur.

*         Excellent research track record with including top-tier
peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and participation on program
committees, editorial boards, and advisory panels.

*         3+ years of post-doctoral industry or academic experience.

*         Strong programming skills such as Java/C++ and scripting
language (Perl/Python/Ruby)

*         Ability to align research work with business strategy and
translate research results into applications.

*         Industry experience, especially in a consumer Internet or
online advertising related setting is a plus.

*         Ability to collaborate with other research scientist/engineers
and work effectively in a team environment.

*         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

*         Excellent interpersonal and influencing abilities.  




PhD in Computer Science or related area.



Please let me know if any of you know anyone - and again I apologize if
you're not supposed to post opportunities to this list.  



Timothy Yandel  /  division manager  /  415.982.0500  /  profile:
linkedin <>   /  twitter: tyandel

workbridge associates  /  44 montgomery street suite 2350  /  san
francisco, ca 94104

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