Research Scientists

The Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE) at Johns Hopkins University seeks to hire outstanding senior and junior researchers in all areas of speech and language processing. Located adjacent to Johns Hopkins’ beautiful Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland, the HLTCOE conducts long-term and applied research on fundamental application-driven challenges. Its staff scientists publish widely in premier venues, and, through close collaboration with members of the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), make Johns Hopkins one of the world’s largest and growing academic research groups in the field.


Research areas of particular interest include:

– Graph Analysis

– Information Extraction and Knowledge Graph Construction

– Information Retrieval

– Machine Learning

– Machine Translation

– Multilingual Natural Language Processing

– Multimodal Applications involving  Speech, Text, Images, and Video

– Optical Character Recognition

– Speaker and Language Identification

– Speech Recognition


Applicants should hold a Ph.D in computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, cognitive science, mathematics, or a closely related field, and are expected to have a strong competency in programming, especially with relevant ASR/NLP/ML libraries and tools.


Why the HLTCOE?

Research scientist positions at the HLTCOE bring together many of the best aspects of academic and industrial research. Staff scientists are charged with setting a research agenda in line with the Center’s goals, working with other members of the HLTCOE research team, and publishing results. If they wish, researchers also have the opportunity to apply for external funding, to work with and advise students at CLSP, and to teach at Johns Hopkins.


Centrally located on the east coast, Baltimore is affectionately known as Charm City because of its friendly people, thriving arts scene, and multitude of restaurants and pubs. The center of the city is the Inner Harbor, home to features such as the National Aquarium, historic Federal Hill, and two professional sports teams. It is famous for its crab cakes, and rich in the arts, from a variety of museums to children’s centers and a symphony orchestra. Just outside the city are abundant natural settings great for hiking, biking, and other outdoor adventures. Baltimore is part of the east coast corridor, just a short train, bus, or car ride away from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Best of all, Baltimore is affordable: many Hopkins employees own homes in adjacent neighborhoods, close enough to the University to walk or bike to work, or to take public transportation.


In addition to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, JHU has a variety of other generous benefits* including:

  • 50% tuition grants for employee’s children enrolled in any full-time, accredited, undergraduate, degree-granting institution;
  • Up to $17,000 towards the closing cost of new home in Baltimore City and;
  • University-made contributions of 12% of your base salary into your JHU 403(b) retirement plan.


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This position requires US citizenship and permission to work in the United States


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Human Language Technology Center of Excellence