LINGUIST List 26.5350

Tue Dec 01 2015

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 01-Dec-2015
From: K. Ozol <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel-Stadt, Basel, Switzerland
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University or Organization: F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Department: Research
Job Location: Basel-Stadt, Basel, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: Roche Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Text and Data Mining

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Job Facts

The Roche Postdoctoral Fellowship (RPF) program is aimed at supporting outstanding young scientists focusing on cooperative R&D projects between Roche and international academic institutions. As a Roche Postdoctoral Fellow, you will receive scientific mentoring from both Roche and its academic partners, and gain valuable research experience from both academic and industrial perspectives.

For a pharmaceutical company, identifying key scientific leaders and biotechnology companies based on their scientific record is crucial in order to license technologies, create alliances, hire scientific talent and arrange collaborative research projects.

In this position you will:

- Use text and data mining to organize scientific records around authorship
- Design novel and innovative methods to execute comprehensive and in-depth bibliometric analysis of various fields within science
- Annotate and enrich scientific records for key biomedical concepts
- Analyze statistical trends and patterns in scientific production to forecast noteworthy scientific developments linked to specific types of authors
- Publish high quality manuscripts in peer reviewed journals

Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

A PhD in text mining, data mining, natural language processing, computational linguistics, computer science, bioinformatics or related field is required.

- Experience with programming, solid knowledge of coding in at least one programming language (Python, Perl, PHP, Java, JavaScript, etc.)
- Ability to implement algorithms, particularly in machine learning and other statistical methods
- At least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal
- Knowledge of biology or chemistry a plus
- Flexible, proactive, creative and detail-oriented

This two-year postdoctoral project will be based at the Roche Innovation Centre Basel, Switzerland and will benefit from the collaboration with a leading academic lab at University of Zurich.

Who we are

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites.

Job ID No.: 3108841011

The next step is yours. To apply online for this position visit the application website below.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2016

Web Address for Applications:,%20Biomedical%20Text%20and%20Data%20Mining
Contact Information:
K. Ozol

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