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Postdoctoral Fellow: Data Scientist

Employer
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Discipline
Computing
Job Type
Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

Job Details

Under the direction of Dr. Shaban-Nejad, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for Cancer data analytics, statistical modeling, developing machine learning algorithms and models, geocoding, and visualization of the proposed framework.

 

The successful candidate will work with a team of experts led by Dr. Arash Shaban-Nejad and David Schwartz on cancer data analysis, data management and governance, statistical and epidemiological inference and causal modeling and implementing machine learning solutions to enhance cancer surveillance and control and improve equity in cancer care and outcomes.

 

Duties:

·Integrating and analyzing clinical and social determinants of health datasets

·Designing, implementing and applying analytical solutions and advanced statistical methods, discovering patterns and generating actionable insights and recommendations

·Developing and utilizing Machine learning (ML) algorithms, as well as statistical and other predictive models to guide and recommend actions for improving cancer care and reducing health disparities.

·Working closely with a diverse team of experts towards creating and utilizing an AI based platform to improve cancer care

·Training students and junior researchers throughout the project life cycle 

·Writing reports, manuscripts and articles to appear in top journals and conferences in the field

·Participating in proposal preparation and research for national and local grant agencies

 

 

 

 

 
 

Qualifications

Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Medical Informatics, Mathematics, biostatistics, etc). Strong track record of quantitative and analytics mastery, and expertise in Statistical analysis, Machine Learning, Causal Modeling, and Epidemiological studies; Outstanding interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication capabilities.

 

Experience in Trustworthy AI, Knowledge Representation, Statistical Modeling and Casual Inference

 

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

 

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

 

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

 

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

 

Memphis boats attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

 

Company

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), founded in 1911, is an accredited university that is part of the statewide University of Tennessee system. UTHSC includes the Colleges of Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. In Memphis, UTHSC is affiliated with many hospitals, including Methodist University Hospital, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. UTHSC also has campuses in Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, as well as practice and education sites throughout the State. UTHSC, and its six colleges, provide educational and research opportunities to approximately 3500 professional and graduate students and 120 postdoctoral fellows. Founded in 1928, The College of Graduate Health Sciences (CGHS) is one of the six colleges in our dynamic UTHSC campus. Our mission is to improve the knowledge about human health through education, research, and public service, with an emphasis on improving the health of Tennesseans. The CGHS mission is part of the overall mission of The University of Tennessee and UTHSC . Research training is provided by the CGHS to both postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The Postdoctoral Office was established in 2007, with the charge to provide appropriate infrastructure support for postdocs and their mentors. The overall goal of the Postdoc Office is to help ensure and enhance the quality and quantity of postdocs and their training experience. The Postdoctoral Office works with the UT Postdoc Association and the Postdoc Advisory Committee. We also support the National Postdoc Association. The Postdoctoral Office has specific responsibility for developing and overseeing policies that relate to postdoc training and work conditions as outlined in the UTHSC Postdoctoral Fellow Handbook and the Compact. In addition, we provide support and services for our postdoc fellows and their faculty mentors. In addition to the Postdoctoral Office, the CGHS offers graduate-level instruction leading to the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Master of Dental Science degrees in the programs of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Nursing Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, and Speech and Hearing Science. Specialized education beyond the baccalaureate level through advanced study and research training prepares our graduates for careers in academia, industry, and government. Combined professional/Ph.D. are available for exceptionally qualified graduate students.
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