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
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
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
LHNCBC Attention: Recruit |
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