Postdoc Research Associate

University of Illinois

Chicago, IL

Job posting number: #7147015 (Ref:1018925)

Posted: May 25, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: 68,0000

Application Deadline: June 9, 2023

Job Description

The Department of Emergency Medicine (EM), through the Center for Health Equity using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (CHEMA), at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) is seeking applications for a Post-Doc to conduct research in the area of machine learning and natural language processing for the detection of substance use disorders. This position will be focused on using natural language processing and machine learning to develop classifiers for substance use disorders to aid clinical management and developing data pipelines using the electronic medical record.

Duties & Responsibilities
Applicants are expected to have a strong background in machine learning and natural language processing. Candidates with expertise using healthcare data from the electronic health record are preferred. Communication and writing skills are required along with success in previous academic research. Selected candidates will be expected to collaborate with team members, design and manage research projects, and present reports and publish peer-reviewed journal articles.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in a relevant field, including computer science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, or related fields.

For fullest consideration, resumes should be received by June 9, 2023 at

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