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Helps design and conduct research in the fields of biomedical natural language processing and machine learning, while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator (Dr. Abeed Sarker) to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for career pursuit. The specific focus of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Helps in the preparation of project proposals and grant applications. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. Designs and evaluates experiments and may be responsible for the operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The postdoctoral researcher will specifically work aon a multi-year NIH-funded project titled "Mining Social Media Big Data for Toxicovigilance: Studying Substance Use via Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Methods" The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent in one of the following majors: Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, or Applied Mathematics. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially in a multidisciplinary team.
Additional Details: The Emory University Department of Biomedical Informatics is recruiting for a post doctorate in the area of biomedical informatics, natural language processing, and machine learning, to conduct high-quality research with a particular focus on cardiovascular research. Working in a team of PhD students, postdocs and research professors, represents an opportunity to advance an academic career with strong mentorship and collaboration across schools and units. The Department of Biomedical Informatics is a highly dynamic and multidisciplinary environment that has strengths in bioinformatics, global health informatics, imaging informatics, machine learning, mHealth informatics and signal processing.
Candidates are required to have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Signal Processing, Mathematics, or a related field. Experience with large volumes of text based and streaming data are essential. Strong programming skills in Python, and modern machine learning platforms are required; experience with computing in cloud environments is a strong plus; some experience with high-performance computing and database administration is desired but not required. A strong sense of responsibility to complete research in a timely manner is required. The position will be for one year in the first instance but with a strong likelihood of continuing for several years, with career progression. Candidates for postdoctoral positions are expected to work proactively, participate in research discussions and lab meetings, publish scholarly research papers, and disseminate research results.
Interested applicants should submit their current CV via the online application form and send a copy with a statement of their career aspirations and interests to jobs[at]dbmi[dot]emory[dot]edu.
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