• RELX Group
  • Philadelphia , PA
  • Non-Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 1103 Market St

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The Health and Life Sciences Content Transformation & Analytics division of Elsevier is seeking a Knowledge Representation Manager to play a key role in supporting business units. Under the direction of the VP Content Transformation & Analytics the KR Manager is responsible for owning all knowledge representation activities and further developing health taxonomies across the department. He/she will manage a team of internal clinical and language knowledge representation specialists (KRS) to ensure quality and medical validity of the EMMeT (Elsevier Medical Merged Taxonomy). In addition, the KR Manager will engage with key stakeholders and Clinical Analytics Manager to align taxonomy with Product, Technology, and Customer priorities. The KR Manager will work in cross functional teams for modernizing current tools and workflows for knowledge representation and graph development and identify potential POC's and pilots to demonstrate innovative applications. He/she will provide thoughtful guidance for semantic enrichment of Elsevier products and find opportunities for self and team for enrichment.

Key Responsibilities


Guide development and enrichment of health taxonomies (EMMeT)

Align EMMeT development to enable consistency, efficiency, and product alignment across the portfolio.

Manage a team of Knowledge Representation specialists to develop, maintain and update EMMeT

Manage cross functional teams for modernizing current tools and workflows for knowledge representation and graph development

Inform the development of a clinical ontology architecture to support H-graph development and clinical decision support (CDS)

Engage with business partners and Clinical Analytics Manager to align taxonomy development with content transformation and product needs and develop KPIs to reflect that

Work with Data Science, Digital Content, Technology, and Product teams to improve automation and bring efficiencies in taxonomy development; contributing to existing initiatives and identifying new opportunities

Serve as technical lead on Knowledge Refinery project guiding data engineers and domain specialists for modernization of ontology management workflows

Run regular standup meetings with team, delegating responsibilities and evaluating team performance continuously

Run and modify various scripts to perform gap analysis and bulk upload of files into production to meet product demands

Oversee and participate in ontology QA activities in English and other local languages such as French or Spanish

Support ontology QA activities (to include English and French or Spanish)

Ensure that timely deadlines and product needs are met concerning taxonomy development.

Provide thought leadership and ensure professional growth and career development of team members

Guide semantic enrichment of Health Markets products and stay up-to-date by attending conferences and workshops

Travel domestically and internationally to support content transformation activities in North America and EMEA/LAAP markets

Professional Experience/Qualifications

The KR Manager will have a strong technology and linguistics background and will be capable of applying automation methods to representations of terminologies and knowledge. He/she will be a fast learner and self-motivated and must be able to guide others to enhance collaboration across the team. The KR Manager will require strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage with key internal and external constituents. This candidate will be collaborative and results-oriented, able to thrive in a matrixed organization.

Required experience and capabilities

Advanced doctoral degree required (M.D., D.O., PhD).

People management experience desired.

Understanding and experience with established and emerging informatics standards: Medical terminologies, taxonomies, and ontologies: SNOMED-CT, ICD-9/ICD-10, LOINC, RxNorm, UMLS, CPT, NDC, Gold Standard, CVX required

Proficiency in use of SQL scripting and programming for relational database queries with deep technical knowledge of front and back end systems in taxonomy editors

Working knowledge of French or Spanish with prior QA experience in one of the local languages

Experience with requirements gathering for upgrading taxonomy editors and interfacing with knowledge graphs

Ability to lead technical teams comprising of data engineers, technologists, and domain specialists

Manage strategic planning to tactical activities for projects; ensure comprehensiveness and quality of content transformation products; collaborate with medical experts to ensure medical validity and relevancy of projects

Knowledgeable of future trends with a desire to remain educated on industry direction and emerging technologies.

Superior presentation skills using MS PowerPoint and proficiency in MS Word, & Excel.

Proven ability to manage multiple priorities coupled with the flexibility to quickly adapt to ever changing business needs.

Domestic and international travel required.

Desired experience and capabilities

The application of clinical ontologies to support CDS tools and products.

Extensive experience with standard medical vocabularies and crosswalks including ICD, SNOMED, MeSH, UMLS, etc.;

Established network within the semantics technology community; Fully knowledgeable of the product development process

Experience in business development and partnership negotiation.

Demonstrate strong leadership in a matrixed organization and in cross-functional teams

Familiarity with technology-oriented content innovations across abroad set of clinical content.

Preparing and giving presentations for meetings, small group discussion facilitation, and one-on-one interactions.

Facilitating professional growth and career development of team members

Self-starter with strong sense of urgency.

Results oriented.

Technical experience with Content Management systems

Excellent command of the English language in both spoken and written forms; French or Spanish QA experience

Strong writing skills with a clear concise style and excellent grammar, punctuation, and spelling; proficiency in a Microsoft Windows environment

High computer skill competency. Understanding of computer databases, graph databases and interest in learning new technologies for hands on access and query of knowledge graphs and databases

Desired behavioral traits

Ability to drive new developments and enable process changes and disruptive innovation in the organization

Ability to manage a team of individuals with advanced degrees and diverse backgrounds

Ability to work in a global organization demonstrating sensitivity and cultural acceptance in a diverse workplace

Adopts pragmatic approach when solving a problem, developing metrics and criteria for incremental success

Good communication and documentation skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical professionals

Ability to plan projects in a structured environment by scientifically defining success criteria upfront and focusing on delivering project outcomes in a time bound manner

Able to work with leaders at mid and senior management level

Organization Background

Elsevier is a leading provider of information solutions for healthcare professionals around the world and operates within the company Elsevier. Elsevier's mission is to lead the way in advancing science, technology, and health. The Clinical Solutions division of Elsevier provides over 25% of the world's clinical content, serving 9,000 hospitals globally and over 20 million healthcare professionals, including health executives, nurses, physicians, and pharmacists, by integrating evidence-based content into the care delivery process, driving better clinical decisions and improved patient outcomes. Elsevier's ability to consistently provide its high level of evidence- based content and resources is made possible by strong partnerships with the science and health communities and leading HIT vendors, resellers, and suppliers.

Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare, and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education, including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles, and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier employs 7,200 people in 46 countries. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.

RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom half are in North America. RELX PLC is a London listed holding company which owns 52.9% of RELX Group. RELX NV is an Amsterdam listed holding company which owns 47.1% of RELX Group. The shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX and RENX. The total market capitalization is approximately $35 billion.

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