Received from Mehmet Kayaalp, 28 April 2006

Postdoctoral Research Position in Information Retrieval and Machine Learning

The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the National Library of Medicine, a research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is recruiting for postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars to participate in collaborative research in Machine Learning, Information Modeling and Retrieval, Computational Linguistics and Biomedical Informatics. Fellows and scholars will have the opportunity to develop next generation information architectures to interpret and elucidate biomedical text and data, and improve access to biomedical information with optimal accuracy.

Postdoctoral candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field. Applicants without a master or doctoral level computer science degree should possess exceptional programming skills in at least one language (preferably in Perl). A background in information retrieval/question-answering, machine learning, computational linguistics, biomedical informatics, scientific ontologies and/or Bayesian probability theory is a plus.

The salary is commensurate with research experience and education. Interested applicants may contact Mehmet Kayaalp via email for information about the research position. Application instructions are available under the link "Postdoctoral Research" at


PS. US citizenship is not a requirement

Mehmet Kayaalp, M.D., Ph.D.
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
Building 38A National Institutes of Health
8600 Rockville Pike MSC-3828 Bethesda, MD 20894
(301) 451-4633, Fax: (301) 402-0118
Mehmet dot Kayaalp at nih dot gov