10 June 2013

Senior Software Ontology SME

This position was advertised by SAIC at SemanticWeb.com.

The Integrated Systems Group of SAIC has a career opening for a Senior Software Ontology SME in Columbia, Maryland.


The Senior Software Ontology SME will perform full lifecycle software systems support and will currently hold a minimum Secret security clearance with the desire and ability to obtain a TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance.


•Perform technical planning, software development, software systems integration, verification and validation, cost, risk and supportability and effectiveness for total software systems.
•Advise and support the customer in the development of solutions from concept design through disposal.
•Act as an subject matter expert in the area of Ontology Development.


•Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 16+ years of overall related IT technical experience with at least 5 years of the IT experience having been in a leadership position directing significant research and development efforts.
•5+ years of related experience in Ontology development and/or Data Modeling and at least 2 years in Ontology development.
•5+ years of experience performing software development using Java or C#.
•2+ years of experience working with OWL, RDF/XML and SPARQL.
•A current Secret security clearance is required with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance.


•Excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively develop system documentation, white papers, and PowerPoint presentations, as well as conduct technical presentations with senior customer leadership at conferences.
•Currently possess an active TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.

Knowledge Representation Specialist

This position was discovered on the SemanticWeb blog. The position is with Elsevier, and has health sciences / ICD-10 as a domain specialization. Apply here.

The Content Enrichment Center (CEC) seeks a Knowledge Representation Specialist for developing Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy (EMMeT) as part of its Health Sciences Smart Content initiative. The candidate will be responsible for enhancing EMMeT to improve its application in search and discovery products such as ClinicalKey in three key areas:

(re)modeling parts of the ontology
integrating new reference vocabularies or updating EMMeT with newest versions of reference vocabularies
creating cross-walks between EMMeT and other vocabularies.

The candidate will apply own medical knowledge and/or work with external clinical experts to confirm and validate clinical accuracy of EMMeT as both a taxonomy and ontology and will also work with a team of Knowledge Representation Specialists, as well as product leads to determine how to best build and leverage semantic capabilities.

Knowledge of ontology modeling is a must, experience with medical vocabularies such as SNOMED CT and ICD-10 is beneficial.

Qualifications | General Knowledge and Technical Skills

  • Proven expertise in building and maintaining a taxonomy/ontology within the medical domain
  • Experience in knowledge modeling and ontology management, RDF, OWL
  • Scripting skills (Perl, Python,
  • Querying skills (MySQL/Oracle, SPARQL)
  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently; ability to manage priorities and time and meet firm deadlines.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Medical knowledge through clinical education, training or work experience
  • Informatics degree or extensive experience in semantic technologies, including text mining, ontology management and/or linguistics
  • Extensive experience with standard medical vocabularies and crosswalks including ICD, SNOMED, MeSH, UMLS, and others
  • Health Science-related degree preferred (i.e., MD, NP, PA, RN, PharmD)

02 June 2013

Knowledge Management Analyst - Performance Improvement

This position was cross-posted from Indeed, and appears on the Hackensack University Medical Center web site.

Knowledge, Education and Skills Required 

• Bachelor's degree.
• Minimum 3 years experience with analysis of health care data, both administrative and clinical data.
• Experience in statistics, analysis and information presentation.
• Experience in operations and data system access/analysis.
• Proficient in ACCESS, SQL and EXCEL functions.

Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred

• RN with Nursing informatics background desired or Strong clinical Background
• Master's degree.

Job Summary

The Knowledge Management Analyst has the responsibility and accountability for the creation of monitoring, measurement, evaluation and improvement analysis and reporting to the satisfaction of internal and external customers. As directed by the Director, Knowledge Management Committee, and Operations management, creates measurement, analysis and reporting applications including dashboards, alerts and reports. This position is responsible for collaborative action in systems design and implementation, information systems operations, and providing support to a variety of special projects.

Essential Generic Job Functions (List in order of importance)

1. Evaluates current information processing systems and coordinates planned changes, upgrades and conversion as necessary
2. Manages the utilization and affects the translation of analytical requirements into development activities in the various Knowledge Management solutions including but not limited to Premier, Siemens, vendor databases, and other available information systems, tools, technologies and processes. Also additional skills to include EPIC Systems reporting and ORACLE B.I.
3. Consults and liaisons with the Data Integration Analysts, clinical chairs, chiefs and Directors, and vendors of public reporting entities as well as database Administrators, application analysts and data architects to translate requirements into efficient and effective applications and data structures.
4. Provides research to Clinical Knowledge Management Director and CQO for building the business case for quality; identifying opportunities for cost reduction through improved care outcomes; the return on investment of improvement initiatives; thorough benefits-cost analysis of new projects.
5. Facilities and executes applications development to enable performance measurement and improvement projects.
6. Participates as a member of the Performance Improvement Coordinating Committee and appropriate project teams.
7. Supports Service Lines Committees and teams for clinical and operations management in meeting project goals and objectives.
8. Supports operations by utilizing appropriate information systems to develop supporting integrated clinical, financial and operational data and reports.
9. Identifies failures of gaps for the development of data flow processes and subsequent management there of to ensure relevance, accuracy and consistency of information for use in the Clinical Chairman’s Quarterly reports and physician re-credentialing.
10. Works collaboratively with organizations responsible for public reporting and rewards programs (Leapfrog, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Premier) to understand intent of metrics and feedback on access of data to support intent of quality metric.
11. Provides analysis of changes in public reporting program metrics so to identify organizational performance gaps and resulting reward jeopardy..
12. Grants, revokes, monitors and maintains the security roles of knowledge management information technology access.
13. Creates, implements and monitors users, group and workstation access and controls.
14. Provides training to employees on the access and utilization of the various knowledge management information.
15. Designs and creates key clinical, financial, and operational data as directed by Quality Improvement groups and the Director of Performance Improvement.
16. Participates in departmental task forces and committees to acquire performance information and analytical requirements.
17. Develops analyses that meet users' needs and support business plan relating to service, department and division.
18. Participates in education of Department of Performance Improvement staff to the processes of continuous quality improvement in order to integrate improvement tools into service lines narrative analyses.
19. Presents at new employee General Orientation addressing HUMC’s performance improvement strategic plans, goals, objectives and national collaborative .
20. Provides seamless clinical, operational and financial data in a useable format.
21. Provides and facilities the use of performance measurement information systems.
22. Provides a wide variety of performance measurement and reporting support to the Chief Quality and Safety Officer and Operating Managers including creating analysis, reports, dashboards, etc.
23. Consults with internal and external clients on data quality issues.
24. Provides recommendations for process and data capture improvements.
25. Works with operational information system applications and data architects to design improvements in performance data capture.