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Fri Jan 20 2012

Jobs: NLP; Ling Software Development: Researcher, UnitedHealth Group

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        1.     Sarah Hyde , Natural Language Processing; Linguistics Software Development: Researcher, UnitedHealth Group, CA, USA

Message 1: Natural Language Processing; Linguistics Software Development: Researcher, UnitedHealth Group, CA, USA
Date: 19-Jan-2012
From: Sarah Hyde <shydeuhgrecruitmentservices.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing; Linguistics Software Development: Researcher, UnitedHealth Group, CA, USA
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University or Organization: UnitedHealth Group
Department: OptumInsight
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; Linguistics Software Development


The Research Linguist II will work closely with other medical language
linguists, NLP Engineers and Clinical Coding Analysts to develop state-of-
the-art medical NLP. The Research Linguist II must develop a thorough
understanding of all clinical coding applications of LifeCode technology,
and be able to apply this knowledge to other types of medical information
extraction. Responsibilities will include maintaining and developing domain-
specific lexical databases and rules related to multiple coding or information
extraction areas, and will also include assessing the application of our
software to other disciplines or information extraction projects. This person
will apply various techniques from computational linguistics to develop and
improve software modules that perform morphological analysis,
tokenization, parsing, and semantic analysis. 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 successful candidate will be capable of leading specific NLP
development projects as needed, and of mentoring more junior research
linguists. The Research Linguist II reports to the Manager of NLP

- 2+ years professional work experience with natural language processing
or linguistics software development required
- Working knowledge of concepts in Computational Linguistics;
Morphology, Syntax and Semantics; Natural Language Processing
- Working knowledge of C++, JAVA, C#, Perl or Python
- Mastery of regular expressions
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or a
linguistics-related discipline with at least 4 years of relevant work
- Mastery of medical vocabulary and the pragmatics of medical
documentation for multiple medical specialties is highly desirable.
- Working knowledge of SQL is a plus

To apply for Requisition #371356, please follow the steps below:
1. Go to http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/
2. Under the "Find Jobs" section, enter the requisition number above in the
blank that reads "Enter keyword (e.g. sales) job title or job number"
3. Click "Search" to view the job listing, then click "Apply Online" to apply
4. You may have to create a User ID if you have never done so before.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to
pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in
certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Application Deadline: 19-Mar-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/
Contact Information:
Sarah Hyde
Email: shydeuhgrecruitmentservices.com

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