Image processing and OCR expert for NLP project, based in Bratislava - (1807145) in Bratislava, SK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.
The Image processing and Tesseract OCR expert will be part of a new stealth group building the next generation of smart machine cloud-based solutions. This provides an opportunity to get in on the ground floor level of something new and exciting for an industry working with the latest and greatest technologies.
  • Enhance the automated translation engine developed in house.
  • Improve the identification and extraction of specific graphical areas (graphs, pictures, diagrams) from scanned documents
  • Improve the quality of optical character recognition on several languages (including Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Polish, Dutch etc.)
  • Participate in cutting edge research using tools such as Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing amongst other capabilities.
  • Define and drive the analytical scope and method for projects, including formulating and shaping the capabilities through a full software development life cycle.
  • Work on world-class cutting-edge technologies in related fields, including but not limited to the following: deep learning, large-scale machine learning and machine learning platforms, Natural Language processing and Semantic Ontology and Robotic Process Automation.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience of Tesseract OCR or other OCR engines
  • Knowledge of pytesseract or tesserocr libraries is preferred
  • Excellent image pre-processing techniques with tools like OpenCV.
  • Good programming skills in languages such as Python, Java or C#/C++.
  • Experience in some of the following areas is a plus:
    • Data wrangling with hands on experience of Pandas, NumPy and SciPy libraries.
    • Machine Learning - deep learning, online learning, transfer learning, reinforcement learning, structured/unstructured learning with hands on experience of Tensorflow and SciKit-Learn.
    • Natural language processing with NLTK and Gensim libraries.  Knowledge of OpenNLP, StanfordNLP, Translation, Semantic Ontology, Natural Language understanding/generation is preferred.
  • Excellent prototyping skills with some examples of practical application.
  • Hands-on experience with large-scale real-time machine learning/AI and with full software development life cycle.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a growing dynamic team in a highly visible role.
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or other qualitative discipline with specialization and experience in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, Deep Learning or other related fields.
A minimum of three years of professional post-academic work experience with a Master’s or additional years of experience at BSc level will be considered. Strong mathematical/computing science background with strong knowledge in at least one of the following fields: Cognitive Science, Advanced Semantic Design, Information Extraction, Information retrieval, Probabilistic Decision Marking, or similar.
  • Someone who is passionate about AI and can show examples of their skills utilizing open-source capabilities that they can show as part of that passion;
  • The freedom to use your talent and background to help us make noise in the industry quickly.
  EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


2300-3300 € gross/month

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!We invite you to join IQVIA™.

Job ID: 1807145

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