Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer, based in Bratislava (R1056668) in Bratislava, Slovakia at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/20/2020

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Join us on our exciting journey! 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.


  • Participate in cutting edge research using techniques such as Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing amongst other capabilities.
  • Help develop software and algorithms and build new cognitive computing platforms for areas such as sensors and tracking systems, deep learning algorithms and models, workflow and automation through to new areas such as virtual assistants and AI in IoT to enhance our Artificial Intelligence functionality.
  • Define and drive the analytical scope and method for projects, including formulating and shaping the capabilities through a full software development life cycle.
  • Help the research and development of a local AI team, deliver practical AI components to be used within clinical processes.
  • 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.


  • Knowledge of the algorithms and techniques of a computational domain with emphasis on text processing, performance and scalability.
  • In-depth knowledge of machine learning algorithms and ability to apply them in data driven natural language processing techniques.
  • Understanding of morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse and/or pragmatics, Natural Language understanding/generation is preferred.
  • Good command of at least one NLP library/tool such as NLTK, Spacy, OpenNLP, StandordNLP is a must.
  • Strong research and innovation skills with the ability to solve non-trivial problems and transfer business problems into AI use cases and requirements.
  • Excellent programming skills in languages such as Python, Java or C#/C++.
  • Excellent prototyping skills in open-source with some examples of practical application.
  • Hands-on experience with large-scale real-time machine learning/AI and with full software development life cycle.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a growing dynamic team in a highly visible role.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEMaster’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.


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 ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™

Job ID: R1056668


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