NLP Research Scientist


Palo Alto, CA, USA


Oct 12

Description & Requirements

About Palo Alto Research Center (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.

Position:  Research scientist with a strong research background in natural language processing and dialogue systems responsible for the development of innovative conversational AI systems. The candidate is expected to participate on teams and projects that invent and create new emerging technologies while independently determining and developing approaches to solutions.  The candidate should have excellent communication and software development skills as well as a strong publication record in contemporary deep learning NLP approaches.  An interest or experience in hybrid symbolic systems is also desirable. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Delivers results for projects and exercises significant impact on project results through these efforts enabling new technologies to move forward in the development process.  
  • Determines creative solutions to broadly defined problems using originality and ingenuity gained from increasing experience.
  • Keeps abreast of scientific trends and developments


  • PhD in computer science, or equivalent.

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