Mar 7, 2011

CfA: Summer / Fall 2011 Internship, Div. of Biomedical statistics and Informatics

The clinical informatics group in the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics at Mayo Clinic is offering a 3-6 month Summer/Fall internship for 2011. Several projects are currently under development in the areas of vocabulary and ontology management (representation, storing, and querying), collaborative ontology authoring, and ontology reasoning. We are seeking a candidate with computer science/IT background and experience in biomedical ontologies, classifications, formal knowledge representation, and description logics. Research activities and successful findings will be translated into development activities for existing division projects, peer-reviewed publications, and extramurally funded research programs.

· Requirements:
Enrollment or recently completed an undergraduate or graduate program in Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics, Information Technology, or related field. Candidates who have taken
curriculum and/or have a background in Semantic Web, Ontologies, and Web 2.0 technologies will be given strong preference. All candidates should have exposure to software development using an object-oriented programming language with preference given to Java/J2EE technologies. Specific skills in the following environments and technologies are desirable: Eclipse, Protégé, SPARQL, RDF, OWL, and Semantic Web Reasoners. Previous experiences with temporal reasoning and GUI
design is desirable. The candidate should be highly motivated, willing to learn and demonstrate initiative in assigned tasks. Must possess excellent analytical, problem-solving, and technical design skills. Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required.

· Duration:
This internship has a minimum duration of 3 months (up to 6 months). Start and end dates are negotiable.

· Further information:
For additional information about the position, division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, or Mayo Clinic, visit or contact Dr. Cui Tao (

The application deadline for this internship is open until filled.

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