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Research Assistant: Text Analysis/NLP - Representation of Race and Gender in Education

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Research Assistant: Text Analysis/NLP
Representation of race and gender in education
University of Chicago
Anjali Adukia (University of Chicago), Callista Christ (University of Chicago), and Emileigh Harrison (University of Chicago) are looking to hire a research assistant to help with text analysis and natural language processing for a range of projects, including a study on gender and race representation in education. This position would be for Fall 2021, with the potential to extend into the full academic year. The position would be based at the University of Chicago, but currently all work is done remotely so the candidate does not need to be physically located in Chicago. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Develop, maintain and support text analysis pipelines that include data collection, data management, data analysis and documentation
  • Work within a team to implement NLP algorithms, such as contextual word vectors, sentiment analysis, or entity recognition
  • Document code and generate results and visualizations
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in a scripting language such as Python
  • Familiarity with version control software such as GitHub
  • Familiarity with Linux systems
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with one or more Python NLP packages such as NLTK, Gensim, SpaCy, or Textblob
  • Experience with Python or R visualization software such as Matplotlib, Seaborn, or ggplot
To apply:
  • Please send a letter of interest to with a description of any project you worked on related to natural language processing or text analysis, a link to your Github account, your resume/CV, and an unofficial transcript (if applicable).