FDA RFP: Technical Expert Services: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Text Documents

Notice ID: 75F40123R116398


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (DBB) requires input of an experienced individual with written and oral presentation skills, a thorough understanding of bioinformatics with specific knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI) for natural language processing (NLP) for text documents with specific emphasis on AI explainability and interpretability. One of the essential roles of the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (DBB) at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) is to deal with the rapid growth of biomedical data present in the public domain and generated within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and develop state-of-art bioinformatics and biostatistics methodologies to translate this burgeoning data to practical knowledge available to FDA researchers. One such area of this research is AI-based NLP for text documents, i.e., to evaluate, develop and employ the AI-based NLP methodologies with a specific emphasis on FDA documents. This will aid FDA efforts to (1) develop regulatory policy for the products that contain AI, and (2) improve the agency’s operation by incorporating AI methods in regulatory science. Working in close coordination with the DBB at NCTR in Jefferson, Arkansas, the contractor shall assist in the formulation of innovative ideas/approaches to address the current needs in AI-based NLP development with specific emphasis on AI explainability and interpretability; shall advise bioinformatics staff in the appropriate methods of writing scientific manuscripts and research protocols and provide support in the generation of manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.

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