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BioMedical Information PhD Position @ KU Leuven Belgium

BioMedical Information PhD Position @ KU Leuven Belgium

BioMedical Information PhD Position @ KU Leuven Belgium: The University of Leuven was founded at the centre of the historic town of Leuven in 1425, making it Belgium’s first university. After being closed in 1797 during the Napoleonic period, the Catholic University of Leuven was “re-founded” in 1834, and is frequently, but controversially, identified as a continuation of the older institution.A In 1968 the Catholic University of Leuven split into the Dutch-language Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the French-language Université catholique de Louvain, which moved to Louvain-la-Neuve in Wallonia.

BioMedical Information PhD Position @ KU Leuven Belgium

DEEP LEARNING FOR BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION EXTRACTION
(Ref. BAP-2017-104)

Occupation: Full-time

Period: Fixed-term contract extendable

Place: Leuven

Apply no later than: March 12, 2017

The Language Intelligence & Information Retrieval research team of the Informatics section of the Department of Computer Science of KU Leuven has an open position for a researcher leading towards a PhD and starting in the summer of 2017.

DEEP LEARNING FOR BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION EXTRACTION

Project

The topic of the PhD research regards the automated reading of biomedical text (mainly clinical reports and scientific papers) and the automated acquisition of knowledge from these texts. The targeted knowledge involves the extraction or prediction of causal relationships between medical events and symptoms, contradictory or entailment relationships between events, spatial relationships between symptoms and body parts, among others. The extracted knowledge can lead to novel hypotheses to be tested in biomedical research. With regard to the methodology the research will focus on the design and development of novel deep machine learning integrating relational, structured learning. The research is funded by the projects MARS (MAchine Reading of patient recordS) and ACCUMULATE (ACquiring CrUcial Medical information Using LAnguage TEchnology) which are carried out in collaboration with leading university hospitals in Belgium and the US.

Profile

The ideal candidate has a master degree in computer science or equivalent degree by the time of the start of the PhD research, has excellent study results, good knowledge of English and Dutch (languages of the texts to be processed) and has a motivated interest in natural language processing, machine learning and text mining.

Offer

We offer a research position in a team that has an excellent international reputation for its language processing and text mining research.

Interested?

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Marie-Francine Moens, tel.: +32 16 32 53 83, mail: sien.moens@kuleuven.be.
You can apply for this job no later than March 12, 2017 via the online application tool

BioMedical Information PhD Position @ KU Leuven Belgium

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