Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

Palo Alto, CA | software research and engineering

Job Description

PhD in computer science or related field with experience in machine learning, data mining, or natural langue processing

About the Job

We are seeking a research scientist in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Recent Ph.D. graduates and well-established scientists are encouraged to apply. PARC specializes in researching, designing, and prototyping systems that apply machine learning techniques, statistical modeling, and signal processing to real-world problems in domains like advertising, healthcare, public safety, employee benefits, IT outsourcing, financial services, and consumer electronics.  We work closely with psychologists, ethnographers, user experience designers, and developers to create novel solutions that lead to patents, academic publications, and commercial prototypes, products, services.


The candidate will work with internal and external collaborators and is expected to take on challenges in reasoning and analyzing large volumes of data. A special interest is in deep text analysis of large data sets.

  • Formulate problems and develop solutions using machine learning and statistical modeling methods
  • Design, develop, and deliver innovative approaches, methods, and algorithms, as needed
  • Apply state-of-the-art data mining and statistical modeling methods to large volumes of data
  • Writing government and client proposals
  • Design and lead the development of software prototypes


The ideal candidate should have experience in solving problems by inventing and applying state-of-the-art user modeling and machine learning technologies, including supervised/non-supervised learning, text analytics, signal processing, large scale inference, and related fields.

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated expertise in machine learning, data mining, or natural language processing
  • Demonstrated implementation skills of putting theory to practice

Desired Experience

  • Experience with psychological modeling and profiling
  • Experience with "psycholinguistics"
  • Experience with large scale data analysis 


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see  PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

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