Natural Language Processing / NLP Engineer Job

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Prague, CZ

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Requisition ID: ENG004343

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.            
            
The Solution Engineering group of the MSD IT Hub in Prague focuses on optimizing scientific data workflows and improving the information infrastructure for data-driven drug discovery. We design and implement solutions for data acquisition, enhancement, integration, search, analytics, and other applications that tame the variety and volumes of data and allow deeper insights and better decision making. People in the group provide their combined expertise in programming and science and collaborate closely with product management and software engineering groups in this and other organizations.

We are looking for a NLP Engineer who is passionate about solving problems in the intersection of information technology and life sciences. You will extend the NLP Capability team taking on challenges concerning unstructured data and natural language processing aka NLP, and will help address the increased demand across the company to search and process documents as well as extract and verify information of all kinds.

Are you ready to extend your expertise, help shape the vision of the team and become a thought leader on Natural Language Processing in a global company? Are you keen on designing and building elegant solutions, learning, experimenting, and sharing outcomes with others? You can work in an encouraging and inspiring environment, explore cutting-edge technology and apply it to problems that matter. You can contribute to the success of MSD and the MSD IT Hubs over the world.


The primary activities include but are not limited to:

• Define, design, and implement solutions involving unstructured data using in-house, open source and commercial tools, solving problems like document processing, advanced search, information extraction, knowledge discovery, and language modeling
• Contribute to the development of an NLP Platform including NER, OCR, Machine Translation and Graph technologies.  
• Collaborate with scientists to understand their business needs, jointly develop projects in an Agile environment.
• Develop, implement and operate workflows to gather, assemble, harmonize and transform disparate data sets to align it to ontologies and vocabularies to enable metadata-based searching and access.
• Manage assigned projects from initiation to completion, including completion of deliverables in a timely and cost-effective way.
• Maintain and document code and algorithms in appropriate repositories.
• Provide leadership for the best practices and consulting in the area of expertise.

Qualifications

Education:
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University degree in a scientific or engineering discipline with considerable experience in natural language processing and software development

Skills Required:
• Experience in hands-on implementation of NLP solutions
• Experience with data science and machine learning frameworks, passion for exploring new ones
• Fluency in a couple of languages, including but not limited to Python and English
• Self-driven personality, passionate about solving problems in these domains, keen on designing and building elegant solutions, learning, experimenting, and sharing outcomes
• Ability to work and lead in international and intercultural teams



Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.            
            
            



Job: Engineering, Development & Integration
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Employee Status: Regular
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Number of Openings: 1
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