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Fri Apr 20 2007
Jobs: General Linguistics: Research Linguist, A-Life Medical
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General Linguistics: Research Linguist, A-Life Medical, CA, USA
Message 1: General Linguistics: Research Linguist, A-Life Medical, CA, USA
From: Susan Forrest <sforrestalifemedical.com>
Subject: General Linguistics: Research Linguist, A-Life Medical, CA, USA
University or Organization: A-Life Medical
Department: NLP Engineering
Web Address: http://www.alifemedical.com
Job Rank: Research Linguist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics
The Research Linguist will work closely with other linguists, engineers and
the Quality Assurance Department to develop state-of-the-art medical NLP.
He or she will be responsible for developing and maintaining
domain-specific lexical and linguistic rule databases related to medical
terminology, diagnoses, procedures, and various other facets of medical
encounters. He or she will apply knowledge and/or techniques from
linguistics and computational linguistics to develop and improve software
modules that perform tokenization, morphological analysis, parsing, and
semantic analysis and disambiguation within a rapid development and
implementation cycle. The Research Linguist reports to the Manager of NLP
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Acquire a working knowledge of the main linguistic modules of the
- Assist in the design, development, maintenance, documentation and testing
of particular aspects of new or previously developed medical NLP products.
- Work with other linguists and software engineers to arrive at new
solutions to complex problems and to implement these solutions.
- Work with QA staff to test changes to the system and find problems with
Bachelor or Masters degree in linguistics, cognitive acience, or a
0-3 years related professional work experience required. Exceptional
entry-level candidates will be considered.
- Knowledge of English morphology, syntax and semantics (Required)
- Strong aptitude for mastering new vocabularies and terminologies (Required)
- Previous experience with medical terminologies and/or the pragmatics of
medical documentation (Desired)
- Previous experience with NLP (Desired)
- A strong aptitude for computers - it will be necessary to develop a base
working knowledge of SQL and C++ (Required)
- Skills in rapid data manipulation and analysis (Required)
- Knowledge of regular expressions and experience with a rapid and powerful
text manipulating program, such as Perl or Python (Desired)
- Experience with XML and XSLT (Desired)
- Applications: Excel, Word, Visual Source Safe, Visual Studio, SQL Query
Other Skills / Experience:
- A demonstrated ability to function within a team and to handle a variety
- Logical thinker and quick learner with strong problem solving and
- Customer service oriented with a strong commitment to produce high
quality, workable solutions for both internal and external customers.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
Application Deadline: 31-May-2007
Email Address for Applications: sforrestalifemedical.com
Director of Human Resources Susan Forrest
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