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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Natural Language Processing

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  • Do you have an interest in biomedical natural language processing (NLP)?
  • Use your skills and make an impact on health outcomes!
  • Join CSIRO’s Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia

The Position

CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships provide experience that will enhance career prospects and facilitate the development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.

In this position, you as the successful candidate will mine literature and clinical trials and other data sources to improve clinical decision making. You will develop methods and algorithms for information extraction and search on biomedical text.

Find out more by viewing the full position description and selection criteria here:  Position description

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

  • Evaluation of the existing and novel methods of BioNLP
  • Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents. 

Location:      Marsfield NSW
Salary:          AU$82K - AU$93K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Reference:    58295

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Computer Science or computer engineering (NLP, IR, or ML).
  • Demonstrated excellent programming skills, especially in Python
  • Demonstrated familiarity with state-of-the-art in one or more of the following areas:
    • NLP (Natural language processing) for information extraction,
    • Machine Learning (deep learning algorithms), or
    • Information retrieval techniques (esp. domain-specific search

CSIRO’s Data61 business unit is the largest data innovation group in Australia, bringing together approximately 600 research and development staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 develops Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.


We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.  

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

How to Apply:  To apply, please provide a CV as well as a cover letter addressing the selection criteria in brief, and upload these as one document. If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEDT, Sunday 21 October 2018

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