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Watson Health NLP/CDS Biomedical Informatician

Company name
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation)

Location
Atlanta, GA

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The Medical Natural Language Processing (NLP) & Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Informatician will provide technical, informatics, and evaluative leadership in the design, development, and execution of both formative and summative research for Watson for Oncology (WFO), focusing on the system’s NLP and text mining capabilities. This professional will work under the supervision of the VP and Director of the Watson Health “Evaluation Research Center.” The professional will also collaborate closely with the Center’s other team members to design and implement rigorous research studies that will either influence further product development in response to insights gained or produce results suitable for analysis, summarization, and publication in top tier clinical and informatics journals.

The multidisciplinary skills and experiences required will involve knowledge of patient care and care delivery, medical record systems, medical language, literature sources, previous work in medical natural language research and its application as well as previous work in evaluation study design, implementation, and analysis regarding NLP technology clinical decision support technology. This professional will engage with key internal stakeholders and external experts, institutions and organizations to inform the quality of the Center's research and resulting publications. He/she will help to develop the essential research and client partnerships required to execute the agenda, especially those studies to be carried out in naturalistic (real world) clinical settings.

The role also includes helping to address research questions and concerns of WFO research partners and collaborators, particularly when those questions or concerns relate to the system’s NLP or CDS capabilities. This professional will participate with the Center's study leaders in producing high quality manuscripts, abstracts and presentations that involve the Center's research. He/she will support compliance with accrediting and certifying bodies and federal, state and local agencies on medical consent, IRB requirements, and ethical requirements in the rigorous, unbiased conduct of research and dissemination of results.

This Informatician has responsibilities in three overarching areas:

Research

Provide NLP, text mining and informatics expertise and leadership in study design and evaluation methods to advance the excellence and impact of the Center's research on product quality and outcomes

Lead or support the development of essential internal and external partnerships and collaborations as required to execute the Center’s NLP evaluation research agenda

Lead or support the creation of high quality manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations that describe the Center’s research in leading peer reviewed informatics or clinical publications, at conferences, or in other forums

Coordinate with the technical development teams on implications of formative studies that suggest the need for adjustments to the underlying NLP or decision-support technology or its interaction with users

Develop Product Insights:

Provide broad and strategic informatics expertise to offering management and innovation teams to inform high value solution development/improvements and intuitive, seamless workflow design.

Collaborate among quality management and product offerings teams to ensure quality and safety of solutions.

Execute Client Opportunity:

Provide broad informatics expertise for key customer engagements during use-case definition and solution design and implementation.

Facilitate opportunities of collaborations by brokering trust and understanding among key industry stakeholders

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Doctoral training in biomedical informatics or closely related field

Two or more years in applied medical NLP and clinical informatics, with a broad understanding of major trends regarding NLP in health IT and the nature of industry workflow

Three or more years of academic or health industrial experience in clinical research, with a focus in study design, implementation, and subsequent publication-preferably involving NLP and decision support methodology.

Experience in informing the design and development of innovative healthcare (ideally oncology) solutions using technology, data, and new models of care

Strong leadership, team building and people skills

Leader, visionary, consensus builder, innovative, effective, ethical

Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

MD or DO not required but would be preferred

At least 5 years' experience working in a healthcare company in a variety of roles

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Company info

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation)
Website : http://www.ibm.com/

Company Profile
International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including outsourcing, process, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting solutions for strategy and transformation, application innovation, enterprise applications, and smarter analytics; and application management, maintenance, and support services. International Business Machines Corporation’s Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; and information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data governance, data warehousing and analytics, business analytics and intelligence, and predictive analytics. This segment also provides Tivoli software for cloud and datacenter management, enterprise endpoint and mobile device management, asset and facilities management, storage management, and security systems; Rational software that supports software development; and Mobile Software for platform and application development, mobile security, and mobile device management. The company’s Systems and Technology segment provides computing power and storage solutions; and semiconductor technology, products, and packaging solutions. Its Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services for equipment. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. International Business Machines Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

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