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Natural Language Processing Engineer

Surgical robotic procedures are becoming the standard of care for many surgical procedures. Surgeons need to be trained in an objective manner as to facilitate this massive switch towards robotic surgery. As Europe’s largest training centre for robotic surgery, Orsi is at the forefront of developing curricula to develop these very sought after surgical skills.

We use machine learning techniques to derive meaningful metrics from surgical videos, both in real operating theatres as well as at our centre in Melle. We are currently looking for a junior profile to help us in expanding these efforts under and assist surgeons for the better. We develop smart algorithms which analyse surgical videos as well as CT/MRI data to better guide surgery. As a training centre, we possess some of the largest datasets available, and of unseen size in scientific literature.

Job description

You are interested in state-of-the-art  natural language processing development focused on deriving semantics and meaning for surgery. You will use existing NLP/machine/deep learning techniques to analyse available datasets as well as develop new frameworks based on the current state-of-the-art. You will collaborate with doctors from different specialities as to generate new datasets. You will use machine learning approaches to derive new heuristics in these surgical datasets and apply your findings across different surgical specialties. You will collaborate with clinicians and computer vision engineers. You are willing to travel to visit congresses and stay on top of state-of-the-art developments in the field.

Relevant education, knowledge and experience:

  • Finished Master of Science in informatics, computer science, engineering physics
  • Familiarity with machine/deep learning frameworks (PyTorch) and NLP libraries
  • Practical knowledge of NLP
  • Practical knowledge of Git
  • Teamplayer
  • Good communication skills, both written & verbal, technical and non-technical
  • Passion for healthcare and more specifically Surgical Data Science
  • Excellent spoken, written and read English, French is a plus
  • Willing to develop specific technical skills and knowledge when required
  • Stay informed of state-of-the-art technical developments and trends in areas of technical expertise
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, MS Project.)
  • Proven critical thinking and ability to solve routine technical problems in a systematic way through design, testing and analysis, with minimal assistance from senior staff
  • Creative and innovative mindset
  • Nice to have includes:
    • Experience developing in cloud-based applications (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure)
    • Experience in computer vision techniques
    • Successful execution of previous medical language analysis projects
    • Knowledge of medical jargon


Apply or more information about the job?

Feel free to contact our Surgical AI Lead for more information.

@ Dr. Pieter De Backer
T   +32 9 334 69 26

Please include a motivation letter and CV to apply.
An assessment can be part of the selection procedure.


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What we offer

  • Working in a cutting-edge world renowned environment
  • A flexible working environment with an ambitious and dynamic team
  • A young, vibrant and open company culture
  • Flexibility and home office
  • Wide benefits and compensation package in line with your experience
  • Numerous office perks: delicious coffee, tea, fresh hot meals, ping-pong table, … and much more!
  • Possibility to engage in scientific projects/PhD curricula as part of your job through our strong connection with our partnering universities
  • A full time position, with an evaluation period after six months, after which a full contract can be offered.
  • Possibility to join the company under form of a paid internship, which, if successful can be extended to a full contract