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Linguistics Consultant (Independent Contractor)

Toronto, Canada
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Job Summary

We are seeking a linguistics consultant to provide expert guidance and support to our engineering team in the implementation of automated lexical, syntactic, and semantic analysis of various languages in our AI platform. We’re currently seeking language speakers for the following: English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Polish, and Arabic. This person will consult on the verification and validation of our methodology for linguistic analysis to improve the quality and scientific validity of our software. This is an independent contractor role.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop test case annotations to enable analytical validation of natural language processing tools, including tokenizers, lemmatizers, part-of-speech taggers, constituency parsers, and dependency parsers for one or more of English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Arabic
  • Collaborate with engineering, research, clinical operations, and product teams to identify, document, and resolve methodological issues or ambiguities in our linguistic analysis
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for improving our extraction and analysis of linguistic information

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in linguistics, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated ability to annotate text (sample data from transcripts) in two or more of English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Polish, and/or Arabic
  • High level of attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in or academic experience with two or more of English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Arabic
  • Exposure to, or interest in learning about, natural language processing tools (mentioned above) and machine learning
  • Exposure to, or interest in learning about, neuropsychological and cognitive testing, and changes in language as they relate to pathology such as dementia, aphasia, depression and other conditions

Additional Information

Winterlight Labs is a fast growing startup based in Toronto that is developing digital biomarkers to measure neurological and psychiatric conditions. Our machine learning based technology analyzes both the acoustics and content of speech and language, to help identify disease and quantify its severity. We work with life science companies, academia, and senior care companies to improve clinical trials, quality of care, and health outcomes.

To apply, send your resume to careers@winterlightlabs.com with "Linguistics Consultant (Independent Contractor)" in the subject line.



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