Karna is seeking a full-time Data Scientist in Natural Language Processing with subject matter expertise in NLP and machine learning to support The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Health Care Statistics, Ambulatory and Hospital Care Statistics Branch, located in Hyattsville, Maryland.
As the nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS’ mission is to compile and publish accurate, relevant, and timely statistical information to guide actions and policies that improve the health of the American people. The Ambulatory and Hospital Care Statistics Branch conducts nationally representative surveys of hospital inpatient, emergency, and outpatient departments; ambulatory surgery centers; and office-based physicians. These surveys collect data about clinicians and organizations, and their patients, and about management of patients’ conditions. Policymakers and researchers use these data to analyze patterns in management of specific conditions, quality of care and disparities among populations, and the effects of policy change. The NLP SME will be a member of the Dissemination Team, which is responsible for disseminating information by creating public use files (PUFs) and publishing government reports and other publications. The NLP SME will provide expert technical assistance and guidance regarding the development, refinement, application and functionality requirements for the NLP-based algorithm. Other responsibilities include: