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Semantic Technology Job: Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic logoMayo Clinic is seeking a Senior Ontologist. The job description states: “Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary to support navigation systems, search mechanisms, search engine optimization and personalized delivery of health information and services for Mayo Clinic Global Products and Services. Works collaboratively in cross functional teams to assess ontology needs to support product development across the department. Evaluates content domains, conducts content audits and analysis to inform the ongoing development of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary. Supervises and directs ontology specialists and manages projects requiring substantial intra-organizational coordination.”

Qualifications for this position include: “Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or comparable degree in areas such as information systems, knowledge management, or computer science is required. Five years experience in ontology/taxonomy development and management. Proven track record of leading ontology/taxonomy implementation for the complete life cycle of a web product or technology. Prefer experience with RDF/OWL, SKOS, and SPARQL. Experience evaluating effectiveness of taxonomies/ontologies in supporting products and services. Experience with taxonomy-management systems. Expertise in: information retrieval/search, information organization and classification, and content or entity extraction. Strong analytical skills; experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods desirable. Demonstrated leadership abilities for managing people and projects. Excellent communication and presentation skills.”

About the author

Jelani Harper has written for a number of publications, both online and in print. He was a staff writer at both the Oakland Tribune and the San Mateo Times. He has written extensively about various aspects of IT and finance including business intelligence, cloud computing and cloud-based data, GPS, architecture, data management, and ERP.

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