Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
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Closes: 31 March 2023
  • March 31, 2023
  • Research Engineer – NLP for Biomedical Information Analysis (RE1) [65_23_LS_TM_RE1]

    Context And Mission
    The NLP for Biomedical Information Analysis Unit of the BSC-CNS is funded through the Plan de Impulso de las Tecnologías del Lenguaje de la Agenda Digital by the Secretary of State of Telecommunications and the Information. It is the first publicly funded text mining unit in Spain. It aims to promote the development of natural language processing and machine translation resources for Spanish and other co-official languages in biomedicine.

    The candidate will work within an international project integrated into a team of researchers working on topics related to deep learning approaches applied to information extraction (NER), entity linking and language modelling on biomedical documents. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on developing cross-lingual NLP systems and applying cutting-edge technologies in the area of NLP and language modelling applied to the biomedical field. Opportunity access and explore HPC applied to NLP.

    Key Duties

    • Develop and implement algorithms for extracting structured information from biomedical literature and real medical records.
    • Collaborate with domain experts to identify and prioritize research questions.
    • Analyze and interpret complex data sets.
    • Write and maintain efficient and reusable code.
    • Present findings at conferences and in peer-reviewed publications.



    • Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence

    Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

    • Good programming skills in Python
    • Experience in machine learning and neural networks(e.g. Pytorch, Spacy, Transformers)

    Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience

    • Knowledge of and preferably hands-on experience with natural language technologies such as Named-Entity Recognition, Entity Linking, Semantic Text Similarity, and Machine Translation.
    • CompetencesAbility to work independently and manage multiple tasks effectively
    • Ability to work under set deadlines
    • Ability to efficiently familiarize yourself with new tools and topics
    • Good problem-solving and analytical skills


    •  The position will be located at BSC within the Life Sciences Department
    • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, restaurant tickets, private health insurance, support to the relocation procedures
    • Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
    • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
    • Starting date: asap