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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Artificial Intelligence Researcher (R&D) - Natural Language Processing in Lexington, Massachusetts

For over fifty years, the Artificial Intelligence Technology and Systems Group has applied its deep technical expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, speech processing, signal processing, and graph processing to discover, create, and deliver some of the Nation’s most impactful speech, language, and cyber technologies for national security. The group serves as the Nation’s “go to” technical resource in these areas and has been recognized at the highest levels of the government. This is an amazing opportunity to join a group that has had unmatched impact, work on teams with distinguished colleagues, and be in on the ground floor in exciting new areas. We seek a candidate with experience in the area of natural language processing (NLP) to work with our team on research, technology development and transfer, and applications in end-to-end artificial-intelligence systems.

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Some of the group’s NLP research and development (R&D) efforts include authorship attribution, text generation, entity and relation extraction, low-resource language processing, content authentication, auto-summarization, style transfer, and explainable AI.

  • Conduct research and development in artificial intelligence/machine learning with application to text and NLP

  • Develop and evaluate technology for text understanding

  • Prior experience with deep learning architectures and related libraries (PyTorch, Tensorflow, etc.) is highly desired

  • Support the deployment of NLP systems across the US Government

  • Interact with government sponsors in support of developing new areas of research and fulfillment of future needs

  • This is an individual contributor (IC) role with significant opportunities to grow into a team leadership role


  • Ph.D. or Masters and 3-5 years of experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field

  • An ideal candidate will have conducted research and published academic papers in one or more high-impact AI/ML/NLP journals or conferences (ACL, EMNLP, CoNLL, AAAI, NeurIPS, etc.)

  • Programming expertise in Python, or equivalent prototyping language

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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