Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow(s) for clinical and biomedical text processing
Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellow positions in biomedical text processing. Candidates will work on biomedical informatics projects at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, a research and development division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. The Lister Hill Center’s research activities include basic and applied research in fields such as: tools and standards for facilitating electronic medical records development, natural language processing for understanding medical text and improving information retrieval, medical knowledge representation, text mining, multimedia database design, interactive publications, machine learning techniques and all aspects of image processing research. The Center has a tradition of advancing health information systems and its world class research staff is involved in activities that define and support the research infrastructure for next generation medical information systems.
Applicants must have exceptional research and software engineering skills and show experience in developing algorithms and software for NLP/IR systems; experience with biomedical language processing; knowledge of machine learning techniques; and substantial experience with Java. Clinical or Biomedical background, Web development experience, C/C++, scripting languages and knowledge of R are a plus.
For more information about the projects see the following Web sites:
Postdoctoral candidates should have a Ph.D., MD or equivalent degree in medical informatics, information science, computer science, engineering, applied mathematics, or related disciplines. Candidates should have research experience in these areas. All positions are in residence at LHNCBC in Bethesda, MD. Postdoctoral fellowships are for one year with the possibility of renewal. Stipends are commensurate with research experience and education. For additional information and instructions to submit an application, please see our website: http://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/medical-informatics-training-program.
While the deadline for the training program applications is January 15, 2015, we will evaluate applications as they are received. Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Demner-Fushman, National Library of Medicine, MSC-3826, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894; Email: ddemner at nlm.nih.gov<mailto:ddemner at nlm.nih.gov>, Applications for the training program positions should also be sent to nlmlhcfellows at mail.nih.gov<mailto:nlmlhcfellows at mail.nih.gov>.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine
The DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.
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