Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow)
- Loyola University Chicago
- Maywood-Health Sciences Campus
- Position Type
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow)Position Title:
Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow)Job Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Maywood-Health Sciences CampusLocation Code:
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES & PUBLIC HEALTHDepartment Name:
HEALTH INFORMATICS & DATA SCIIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
YesDuties and Responsibilities:
Postdoctoral Position – Health Informatics and Data Science
SummaryThe Department of Health Informatics and Data Science and the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR) at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for an immediate postdoctoral research position opening in health informatics. We are encouraging applicants with strong research background in the area of data science, machine learning, and natural language processing with a focus on healthcare applications.
ExpectationsThe selected candidate will work with Dr. Tootooni to conceptualize research studies, design the method and modeling, perform the data analysis, present/attend at national and international conferences, and draft manuscripts (papers and proposals). This is a wonderful opportunity for junior scientists to get involved with hands-on programming to apply artificial intelligence on healthcare practices and to join and shine in multi-institutional collaborative projects with wonderful scholars. If the selected candidate seeks an academic career in health or biomedical informatics, this position will grant him/her the opportunity to work with excellent scientists and clinicians from with Loyola University Chicago, Mayo Clinic, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, etc.
QualificationsCandidates must have a doctorate degree in Medical Informatics, Computer Science, or other related field. Advanced knowledge in computer programming (preferably R or Python), machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and applied statistics are required. Preferred candidates will have experience in working with EHR data and health ontologies such as SNOMED CT, ICD, and UMLS.
ApplicationThis is a one-year postdoctoral research position; however, it is extendable on yearly-basis depending on the budget availability and performance. Interested individuals should submit the required application materials (C.V., letter of interest, and contacts of three references) Please send all inquiries about the position by email to Dr. Samie Tootooni ([email protected]). Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received (and complete).
Department/CenterThe Department of Health Informatics and Data Sciences is one of four departments hosted in the new Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health. It is a highly interdisciplinary department with a strong focus on using informatics approaches and data science to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities. The department is located on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus in Chicago’s western suburbs at the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE). This state-of-the-art facility brings together the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, The Graduate School, and Loyola University Health System on an exciting cooperative journey with one unified goal—the rapid translation of fundamental science discoveries into real treatments for human health.
Candidates must have a doctorate degree in Medical Informatics, Computer Science, or other related field. Advanced knowledge in computer programming (preferably R or Python), machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and applied statistics are required. Preferred candidates will have experience in working with EHR data and health ontologies such as SNOMED CT, ICD, and UMLS.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
Candidates must have a doctorate degree in Medical Informatics, Computer Science, or other related field. Advanced knowledge in computer programming (preferably R or Python), machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and applied statistics are required. Preferred candidates will have experience in working with EHR data and health ontologies such as SNOMED CT, ICD, and UMLS.Open Date:
12/01/2022Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please send all inquiries about the position by email to Dr. Samie Tootooni ([email protected]).Quick Link for Posting:
HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUSNumber of Vacancies:
1Open Until Filled:
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Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.
Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.
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