[Corpora-List] Biomedical Text mining Position available (job / PhD /Post-doc position announcement)

Martin Krallinger mkrallinger at cnio.es
Thu May 17 18:25:20 CEST 2012

Title: Biomedical Text mining Position available (job / PhD / Post-doc position announcement)

Several types of contracts could be offered in our research group, including Post-doctoral, PhD or post-graduate positions. Salaries will depend on the type of position, expertise and academic formation. Working language is English. Lab URL: http://www.cnio.es/ing/grupos/plantillas/presentacion.asp?grupo=50004294 Publication record (Alfonso Valencia): http://scholar.google.es/citations?user=4iB725QAAAAJ&hl=en

General description: The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team dealing with the development and application of biomedical text mining and natural language processing techniques. The overall aim of this work is to develop and apply text mining and natural language processing technologies to biomedical literature, covering aspects related to automatic text classification using machine learning methods, the detection of entities of biological interest from text and the extraction and ranking of biological relations from the biomedical literature. A special focus will be given to certain topics including: cancer-relevant gene detection and relationship extraction.

Requirements: (1) Applicants should have a solid formation in computational linguistics, Natural Language Processing, text mining or related areas. (2) Ability to develop algorithms and software for needed by natural language processing/text mining systems (3) Programming skills are required, in at least one of the following languages (Python, Perl, Java, C/C++, Ruby). (4) Good English communication skills. (5) Interest in the Biomedical field.

The expertise in the following points are a plus when applying for the position: - Formation on topics related to statistics and machine learning. - Development of online web applications. - Previous experience with biomedical texts. - Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team. - A good scientific publication record would be an advantage. - Familiarity with NLP tasks such as named entity recognition, information extraction and information retrieval.

Background on our research group: The position is available in the group of Dr. Alfonso Valencia, Director of the Structural Biology and Biocomputing Programme at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre. The research group contributed significantly to the biomedical text mining research over the past years, from initial work related to the analysis of protein families, microarray data and protein interactions to the development of online applications such as the iHOP server, PLAN2L or the BioCreative Metaserver. The group collaborates with experimental biomedicine labs to integrate NLP and text mining data with the results of bioinformatics data. It has been co-organizing community evaluation efforts in the BioNLP area, i.e. the BioCreative challenges.

Contact info: Requests for additional information or formal applications (including application letters, extensive CV and PhD/MA thesis description) can be sent to Martin Krallinger:mkrallinger at cnio.es

-------------------------------------------------- Martin Krallinger Structural Computational Biology Group Structural Biology and BioComputing Programme Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) --------------------------------------------------

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