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NLP Engineer

Full time
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AstraZeneca UK
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NLP Engineer

Cambridge, UK

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Close date: 18th June 2024

NLP Engineer - Unleash the Power of AI to Develop Life-Saving Medicines!

Are you ready to apply your AI/NLP engineering skills in a place where curiosity thrives and groundbreaking work is done? Join our AI Engineering team at AstraZeneca in Cambridge (UK) and be part of a company that follows the science unlike anywhere else!

At AstraZeneca, we connect across the whole business to power each function, ultimately influencing patient outcomes and improving their lives. Our IT team plays an increasingly crucial role in driving disruptive transformation on our journey to becoming a digital and data-led enterprise. We work in synergy with leading experts in our specialist communities, using ground breaking techniques and expanding our knowledge to identify the next opportunity.

As an NLP Engineer, you will develop and deploy NLP models and algorithms to extract insights from unstructured text data. You will design and implement end-to-end NLP pipelines, including data preprocessing, feature engineering, model training, and evaluation. Collaborating with cross-functional teams, you will understand client requirements and develop customized NLP solutions to address their specific needs. By staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in NLP and machine learning research, you will proactively integrate new techniques into existing workflows.

Essential for the role:

- University degree in mathematics, computer science or another relevant numerical/computational discipline; alternatively, equivalent experience in relevant research

- Excellent knowledge of Python and familiarity with Git

- Excellent problem-solving skills in the area of machine learning and neural network design

- Excellent teamwork and communication skills

- Hands-on experience with data preprocessing techniques, feature engineering, and model evaluation

- Proven track record of successfully delivering NLP projects in an agency or consulting environment

- Experience in using LLMs and Generative AI technologies

Desirable for the role:

- Familiarity with DevOps, Kubernetes (k8s), and AWS

- LLMs fine-tuning experience

- PhD in Machine Learning / NLP

- Record of publication in recognizable conferences and journals

- Rust language experience

Why AstraZeneca?

We take data seriously, driven by the impact we know we can have. Our high ethical standards never slip. This is the place where innovation meets large-scale impact. We turn complex information into life-changing insights every day. Here, you can raise your personal profile while making a difference in patients' lives worldwide.

AstraZeneca is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Don't miss this opportunity to join a team that's shaping the future of an evolving business in the technology space! Apply now!