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The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) is a research and development division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Devoted to biomedical informatics, the Center conducts and supports research in the dissemination of high quality imagery, medical language processing, high-speed access to biomedical information, intelligent database systems development, multimedia visualization, knowledge management, data mining and machine-assisted indexing. An external Board of Scientific Counselors meets twice a year to review the Lister Hill Center research priorities.

With backgrounds in medicine, computer science, library and information sciences, linguistics, cognitive science, education, and engineering, the Center's research staff maintain the Lister Hill Center's leadership position in biomedical information research and development.

A Medical Informatics Training Program ranging from a few months to more than a year is also available for visiting scientists and students.

Center staff publish in the fields of biomedical informatics, computer and information science and engineering. The Center is often visited by researchers from academic centers around the world and an ongoing lecture series features presentations from expert speakers.

Center research activities fall into several broad categories:
  • Medical Informatics - Research in developing Next Generation electronic health records to facilitate patient-centric care and advancing clinical decision support systems.

  • Language and Knowledge Processing - Research and development in natural language processing to extract usable and meaningful information from biomedical text.

  • Image Processing - Research and development in the capture, storage, processing, retrieval, transmission, and display of biomedical documents and medical imagery. Areas of active investigation include image compression, image enhancement, image recognition and understanding, image transmission, and user interface design.

  • Information Systems - Research in developing advanced computer technologies to facilitate the access, storage, and retrieval of biomedical information.

  • Infrastructure Research - Research in developing and advancing infrastructure capabilities such as high-speed networks, nomadic computing, network management, and improving the quality of service, security, and data privacy.

  • Multimedia Visualization - Research and development in the capture, storage, processing, retrieval, transmission, and display of multimedia biomedical data. Multimedia products include high quality video, audio, imaging, and graphics materials.

The Lister Hill Center seeks qualified individuals with backgrounds in biomedical informatics, computer science, engineering, medicine, information science and other fields associated with biomedical informatics. Positions may be permanent or time limited. Salary levels will appropriately reflect the seniority and experience required by positions.

Interested individuals may send their curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of reference to the Lister Hill Center:

LHNCBC Attention: Recruit
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg 38A, Mailstop 54
Bethesda, MD 20894