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Senior Semantic Specialist (m/w/d)

ITech Consult

Posted on Apr 29, 2021 by ITech Consult

Zug, Switzerland
IT
17 May 2021
Annual Salary
Contract/Project


Senior Semantic Specialist (m/w/d)- JENA/MedDRA/English/SNOMED/JAVA


Project/Role:
For our client Roche Diagnostics International AG in Rotkreuz we are looking for a highly motivated and qualified Senior Semantic Specialist (m/w/d)


Background:


Roche has taken a strategic effort across functions and sites to improve data quality and to make data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable). We are a team of scientists, knowledge engineers, data curators and informaticians driving the development of standards and their roll-out in the Research and Development organization. Roche is leading this field due to the development of a variety of capabilities and processes underpinning the implementation of the FAIR principles. We are looking for a new team member to help us to enhance our semantic platform for terminology and metadata management. The enhancements will include extensions of the semantic model and the regular processing of various semantic key resources for content enrichment of the terminologies. These resources are used to support a variety of use cases such as data capture, data curation, text mining or semantic search. In your role you will support the Data Harmonization Service team to extend the range and the coverage of data standards across the Roche organization.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
* Collaborate with the Data Harmonization Service team to shape the further development and integration of our modelling service into the Roche landscape of FAIR data and applications.
. Implement and constantly improve the acquisition and integration of major public terminological resources.
. Interface with teams working on semantic technologies to build a Roche knowledge graph with FAIR data.
. Engage with key customers of the Data Harmonization Service to supply high-quality and current semantic models using standards for knowledge representation and the content.


We are looking for a motivated candidate with a passion for solving complex knowledge engineering and processing tasks to join a multi-cultural team working on leading innovative approaches in a science-driven industry. You have a background in Biology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics or related degree programs (MSc or PhD) and a good understanding in at least one of the following domains: biology, medicine or chemistry.

Additionally, you bring:
Perfect Candidate:
We are looking for a motivated candidate with a passion for solving complex knowledge engineering and processing tasks to join a multi-cultural team working on leading innovative approaches in a science-driven industry. You have a background in Biology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics or related degree programs (MSc or PhD) and a good understanding in at least one of the following domains: biology, medicine or chemistry.

Additionally, you bring:
Must have:
* Excellent understanding of the Semantic Technology stack including triple stores, graph databases and semantic frameworks (eg JENA, RDF4J)
. Working experience with ontology tools like Topbraid Composer or Protégé and strong capability to write SPARQL queries
. Very good programming skills in JAVA and Python
. Deep knowledge about RDF, RDFS, OWL and related vocabularies for knowledge representation such as SKOS, SKOS-XL, Dublin Core, PROV-O. Familiarity with REST APIs, their usage, eg via CURL, as well as with JSON/JSON-LD
. Good knowledge about key semantic resources in the life sciences and data standards, including some of the following: Ontology Lookup Service, Bioportal, NCIt, ICD-10, MedDRA, SNOMED, CDISC, Allotrope, OHDSI etc.
. Good understanding of data and information architecture.
. You are a structured thinker with excellent analytical skills.
. You are goal oriented, a pro-active knowledge sharer and team player, and you are able to work independently on assigned tasks.
. Fluency in English

Nice to Haves
* Former Roche experience
. R would be nice but not a prerequisite


Reference No.: 920256SGRRole: Senior Semantic Specialist
Industry: Pharma Location: Remote Workload: 70-100% Start: 17.05.2020 Duration: 12++
Deadline: 31.01.2021


Should you find yourself suitable for this position then please send us your complete CV using the link in this advert.


About us:


ITech Consult is a certified ISO 9001:2015 Swiss company with offices also located in Germany and Ireland. ITech Consult is specialised in delivering IT candidates for contract work. We were founded in 1997 by IT professionals; hence we well understand what it means to be professionally supported in your search for a new project and being employed.




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