[Corpora-List] Job opening: Research Associate on text mining electronic health records

Claire Grover grover at inf.ed.ac.uk
Tue Mar 20 20:28:32 CET 2018

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position on text mining of electronic health records in the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

1) Job Details

Job title: Research Associate  School: School of Informatics  Line manager: Principal Investigator for the research programme

Please feel free to contact Beatrice Alex with any enquiries (balex at staffmail.ed.ac.uk).

2) Project Details

The position is part of study of a wider project in collaboration with the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences on "Leveraging routinely collected and linked research data to study the causes and consequences of common mental disorders" funded by MRC (Mental Health Pathfinder Award). The study will mine neuroimaging data held in electronic health records to investigate the relationship between mental health and recovery from common medical and neurological conditions. It will determine whether there are systematic neuroimaging differences between those with and without psychiatric symptoms, focusing on post-stroke depression as an exemplar model for other disorders.

Text mining methods will be researched and developed to derive information from radiologist reports about CT and MRI brain imaging and link it to mental health outcomes. This work will use and build on an existing text mining system developed for unstructured neuroimaging reports of patients who suffered from stroke. The text mining involves four main tasks: named entity recognition, relation extraction, negation detection and document labelling. The project will investigate using machine learning methods for these tasks and evaluating their performance against existing rule-based methods.

The position will be an opportunity to conduct research on deep learning using neural networks within the wider context of health care text analytics and data science.

More information can be found here: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobs pec?p_id=043187

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