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LINGUIST List 22.3778

Wed Sep 28 2011

Jobs: Comp Ling; NLP: Research Linguist, UnitedHealth Group

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        1.     Bettis , Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Research Linguist, UnitedHealth Group, CA, USA

Message 1: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Research Linguist, UnitedHealth Group, CA, USA
Date: 27-Sep-2011
From: Bettis <Michelle_Bettisuhgrecruitmentservices.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Research Linguist, UnitedHealth Group, CA, USA
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University or Organization: UnitedHealth Group
Job Location: California, USA
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Description:

**Please note that this position is located in San Diego, CA

The Research Linguist will work closely with other medical language linguists
and the Quality Assurance Department to develop state-of-the-art medical
NLP. Responsibilities include maintaining and developing domain-specific
lexical databases and rules related to medical diagnoses, procedures, and
various other facets of medical encounters. This person will apply various
techniques from computational linguistics to develop and improve software
modules that perform morphological analysis, tokenization, parsing, and
semantic analysis. Some linguistic design work on particular areas of
semantic or grammatical disambiguation will be required, with constant
attention to implementation and a rapid development cycle. The Research
Linguist reports to the Manager of NLP Development.

Primary Responsibilities
Technical:
- Acquire a working knowledge of the main linguistic modules of the LifeCode
system, including a basic understanding of vector matching, the function and
editing of lexical analyzers, the role of general purpose lexical analyzers, and
segmentation, as well as the rules engine used for global coding logic.
- Assist in the design, development, maintenance, documentation and
testing of a particular aspect of coding or a particular previously developed
product.
- 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
the system. This may entail extensive regression testing, database querying
and report generation.

Competencies
Ethics:
- Is honest at all times
- Upholds organizational values
- Works with integrity
- Treats people with respect
- Inspires the trust of others

Innovation:
- Develops innovative approaches and ideas
- Displays original thinking and creativity

Professionalism:
- Accepts responsibility for own actions
- Reacts well under pressure
- Approaches other in a tactful manner

Teamwork:
- Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views
- Gives and welcomes constructive feedback
- Contributes to building a positive team environment

Other Skills / Experience:
- A demonstrated ability to function within a team and to handle a variety of
tasks
- Logical thinker and quick learner with strong problem solving and analytical
ability
- 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.

Physical and Time Related Job Requirements
Performing the responsibilities of this position requires the following physical
demands:
- Regularly required to sit
- Use hands to finger, handle, or feel
- Talk and hear
- Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms
- Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or
move up to 50 pounds
- Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and
ability to adjust focus
- The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
- Work spaces are usually cubicles

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/
Contact Information:
Bettis
Email: Michelle_Bettisuhgrecruitmentservices.com


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