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The Health On the Net (HON) Foundation in Geneva is searching for a:


R&D Natural language processing

Location: Geneva Switzerland
Type: fulltime, undetermined contract
Starting date: upon availability with preference in November 2015
Ending date: 30 July 2016

HON is offering services to citizens, medical professionals and health care providers. The HON development team makes HON services available to millions of users in order to access health websites respecting a set of quality criteria: the HONcode. The team combines software development, system administration expertise in a cloud environment to run multilingual services available in 102 countries. We are looking for R&D in Natural Language Processing with the interest in multilingual/ cross-lingual aspects of information retrieval, text classification and semantic search.

Basic Qualifications:

Postgraduate degree (PhD) in Computer Science with deep knowledge of Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Applied Statistics and Web Search.

Essentials:
  • At least 4 years of experience in research and development
  • Experience in multilingual/ cross-lingual natural language processing
  • Knowledge of Information Retrieval and search relevance techniques
  • Experience with semantic search
  • Strong knowledge of search engine operations and functionality
  • Experience with following: Solr, Perl, SQL, NoSQL, Java, javascript, R
  • Experience using machine learning and statistical techniques to create scalable natural language processing systems
  • Strong analytical and excellent problem solving skills
  • Applied Agile methodology experience & continuous testing/integration
  • String written and verbal English and French communication skills


Personal Qualities:
  • Ability to deal with ambiguous and undefined problems
  • Ability to communicate and discuss technical topics with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Capable of working independently and in small teams

Post to be filled immediately. Please submit your CV, letter of motivation, and salary expectations to

 


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