U.S. English Computational Linguist

1 month ago


Appen is looking to hire 10 part-time (~20 hrs/week) computational linguists and 1 fulltime (40 hrs/week) lead computational linguist to work with our client's linguistic labeling tasks. The positions are for 3 months initially with a chance of extension. Candidates should be native US English speakers or if they are near-natives, have lived in the US for a minimum of three years to fulfill the language requirement. All positions are remote but the candidates must reside and be legally allowed to work in the US.



  • Develop CFG-style grammars for different languages and NLP task-oriented applications and/or define and implement higher level grammar architecture.
  • Annotate corpus of data with linguistic, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic information
  • Monitor data acquisition and curation



Minimum qualifications:

  • BSc degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience developing projects or curricula from concept to completion and collaborating internationally with multiple partners on multi-quarter projects.
  • Experience in developing context-free grammars for NLU applications.
  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience in NLP research or related fields, with knowledge of semantics, syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, and/or discourse.
  • Independent worker with the ability to effectively operate with flexibility in a fast paced, constantly evolving team environment.
  • Team player with exceptional interpersonal and solution-oriented attitude.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Creative thinker with strong problem solving and analytical skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Multilingual speaker a plus


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