EPA: Text Mining Specialist

Conduct research into the development and application of semantic search and text mining approaches to analyze large collections of documents.

EPA At: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Location: Durham, NC
Web: www.epa.gov

Announcement Number: RTP-ORD-42-2015-0004

EPA's Office of Research Development and the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) are seeking applicants for a Semantic Search and Text Mining Specialist. The selected applicant will conduct research into the development and application of semantic search and text mining approaches to analyze large collections of documents or other types of structured and unstructured data to discover relevant information regarding the potential human health effects of chemicals.

The successful applicant has a doctoral degree (PhD or DSc) in text mining, computer science, natural language processing, or a related field with a strong background in semantic models / search, text mining, text analytics, and/or natural language processing. The applicant should also be sufficiently knowledgeable in biology and chemistry to communicate with domain experts in computational chemistry, toxicology, exposure science, and molecular and cellular biology.

EPA's National Center for Computational Toxicology is located in Research Triangle Park, NC. The NCCT provides scientific leadership, understanding and tools related to the application of mathematical, computational, and statistical approaches to mine, model, and integrate data derived from new technologies in chemistry, biotechnology, and molecular biology. Part of NCCT's mission is to enable regulatory and non-regulatory Agency programs to integrate data from the new technologies together with computational, mathematical, and statistical models for making efficient and economical chemical safety decisions.

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How to Apply: Send the following information: (a) a cover letter (1-2 pages), describing how your experience relates to the duties of this position; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) names and contact information of three references; (d) citizenship status; (e) compensation requirements and (f) how you heard about this vacancy. Please cite the announcement number RTP-ORD-42-2015-0004 in your application.

Applications should be sent via email to title42@epa.gov or mailed to the attention of Ms. Dorothy Carr, U.S. EPA, HRMD, MD-C639-02, RTP, NC 27711. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 30, 2015, in order to be considered.

Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged. Applications sent via email must be submitted in MS Word, portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF), or plain text. Use of other formats may invalidate your application.

For additional information, Ms. Carr also can be reached at (800) 433-9633, or (919) 541-4356. Technical questions pertaining to this vacancy may be addressed to Dr. Kevin M. Crofton at (919) 541-2672.

The U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.