Research Scientist

Bethesda, Maryland
Jan 15, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  NCBI is the world’s premier biomedical center hosting over six million daily users that seek research, clinical, genetic, and other information that directly impacts biomedical research and public health – at NCBI you can literally help to accelerate cures for diseases! NCBI’s wide range of applications, platforms (node, python, Django, C++, you name it) and environments (big data [petabytes], machine learning, multiple clouds) serve more users than almost any other US Government Agency according to


This position will work with a team of scientists to develop novel computational methods and software tools for analyzing unstructured text data in the biomedical literature and electronic medical records, to accelerate knowledge discovery and improve healthcare. This position will also be responsible for improving existing text-mining processes and will collaborate with scientists at NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and outside the NIH on various text mining projects.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Developing and implementing deep learning/machine learning approaches to solve biomedical/biomedicine text mining problems
  • Analyzing the unstructured data in biomedical texts to identify various kinds of information required by users and the gaps in the current system
  • Writing manuscripts of the proposed methods and demonstration for journal or conference papers


  • Training experience with a strong emphasis on computation and familiarity with NLP & statistical methods in text and data mining, machine learning
  • A master’s degree or equivalent in biomedical informatics, computer science, or a closely related field is required (PhD’s degree is strongly preferred).
  • Strong programming and data analysis skills are essential
  • Deep knowledge of NLP text mining especially information extraction from biomedical text
  • Experience working with named entity recognition, relation extraction, information retrieval, knowledge discovery, and/or other relevant text mining research topics
  • Familiarity with biomedical and life science information (e.g., PubMed and PubMed Central)
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Python, Java, C++, and Perl)
  • Familiar with deep learning methods (CNN, RNN, BERT models, etc.)
  • Good project management skills and experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance
  • Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.



Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


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