Open position as researcher on Question Answering over healthcare fora at Semantic Computing Group, Bielefeld University, Application deadline: 24th of June

There is an open  researcher position on Question Answering over healthcare fora in the  Semantic Computing Group [1] at Bielefeld University.

The project funding the position is concerned with automatically extract statements from health fora on the Web about how people managed their disease, what burdens they have, what symptoms affect them and how they cope with them. The goal of the project is to automatically fill questionnaires on the basis of the posts in such fora and compare the results to existing surveys in which the same questions have been directly asked to patients. Methodologically, we intend to push the state-of-the-art in QA while at the same time making a contribution to improving healthcare by discovering unmet needs and priorities of patients. The project is carried out in cooperation with Semalytix GmbH [2] and Leipzig University. 

Position requirements:
- MSc in computer science, computational linguistics, data science etc. 
- demonstrated ability to work scientifically (e.g. through Master thesis or publications)
- strong analytical, conceptual and communicative skills
- ability to work in a larger team
- strong programming skills

The following aspects are a plus but not necessary:
- PhD in semantic technologies, NLP or related field
- experience in question answering 
- experience in analysing social media data
- experience with applications in the field of healthcare. 

The position is available for two  years starting from September 2022 and is suited both for postdoctoral and PhD researchers. The group offers an intellectually stimulating and international environment with sufficient freedom to pursue own research interests. There is no teaching involved. Knowledge of German is not required. 

The application deadline is  June 24th. Please send your applications directly to Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano at <>

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Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
AG Semantic Computing
Exzellenzcluster für Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
Universität Bielefeld

Tel: +49 521 106 12249
Fax: +49 521 106 6560

Office CITEC-2.307
Universitätsstr. 21-25
33615 Bielefeld, NRW

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