LINGUIST List 14.1967

Mon Jul 21 2003

Jobs: Information Retrieval: Programmer, EMBL-EBI

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  1. stoehr, Information Retrieval/extraction: Programmer, EMBL-EBI, Cambs, UK

Message 1: Information Retrieval/extraction: Programmer, EMBL-EBI, Cambs, UK

Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 10:47:43 +0000
From: stoehr <>
Subject: Information Retrieval/extraction: Programmer, EMBL-EBI, Cambs, UK

University or Organization: EMBL-EBI, Cambs
Rank of Job: Programmer
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics,
 Information retrieval/extraction


The European Bioinformatics Institute (Cambs, UK) is looking for an
enthusiastic software engineer for development of public biomedical
text search services. The person will shape and develop the EBI
service activities utilising text resources such as full-text
published literature and abstracts (eg. MEDLINE). Specific involvement
in execution of our commitment to the E-Biosci ( and
ORIEL ( projects will be vital, as well as evaluating
other biomedical text-mining initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience: The successful candidate will have at
least a university degree in a biological science or in a computer
science related field such as Computational Linguistics. Programming
fluency in C/Java or perl is mandatory. Experience is implementing
text search production systems, including use of domain-specific
thesauri and ontologies such as UMLS, GO, is highly desirable. He or
she will also have an interest in molecular biology and a desire to
engage with the problems of managing textual information with a goal
of advancing Life Science research world-wide.
Contract: An initial contract of 3 years' duration will be offered to
the successful candidate. This can be renewed, depending on
circumstances at the time of the review.

Please send a detailed CV, including names and addresses of referees,
quoting ref. no. 03/66, to:

The Personnel Section, EMBL, Postfach 10.2209, 69012 Heidelberg,
Germany. Fax: +49 6221 387555 email:

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Personnel
	MeyerhofStr. 1
	69012 Heidelberg, Postfach 10.2209
	United Kingdom 
	Position is open until filled

Contact Information:
	Mr Peter Stoehr
	Tel: +44 1223 494444
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