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Software Developer - NLP
New York, NY

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Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Columbia University is revolutionizing the clinical research enterprise with the help of information technology. Within the area of Precision Medicine, we are building systems that implement harnessing genetic sequences to detect health conditions and save lives. At DBMI, we are building the infrastructure of the future to support and enable better research and dissemination. We have an immediate opening for a talented and self-motivated NLP developer who has strength in collaborative work. The ideal candidate will have experience with developing and designing NLP pipelines in the biomedical domain, specifically with open source tools such as cTakes, UIMA, etc. Experience in clinical medicine, clinical vocabulary, and cloud development are not required, but preferred. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of open source solutions together with a community of international researchers.

Current available position is grant-funded.

Columbia University's Department of Biomedical Informatics is internationally recognized as one of the best programs of its kind. Our mission is to improve health for society by focusing on discovery and impact: we develop new informatics methods, enrich the biomedical knowledge base, and enhance the health of the population. Employees of the department are passionate, friendly and resourceful. Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelor's degree in computer science, biomedical informatics, information science, plus four years of related experience. Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Great communication skills; Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g. Java, Scala, C#, C++, JavaScript, Perl, bash, etc.); Experience with NLP tools (e.g. cTakes, OpenNLP, UIMA, GATE, Stanford CoreNLP, Lucene, etc.); Working knowledge of SQL; Experience with big data, NoSQL databases, and health care data a plus. Special Instructions Preferred Qualifications Essential Functions 1. Software and system design, implementation, and testing (75%)

2. Application deployment and configuration (10%)

3. Communicate with technical individuals at various grant sites (10%)

4. Software requirements specification (5%) Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.) The incumbent will work under the direction of the faculty member leading the project. He/she will work closely with the project's team including the project manager, current software developers and sponsoring project personnel.

The incumbent must be organized and adhere to project deadlines. Special Indications

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