Postdoctoral Fellow/Pediatrics

Postdoctoral Fellow/Pediatrics

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Memphis, TN, United States

Postdoctoral Fellow/Pediatrics – 19000000PG


UTHSC-ORNL Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, is seeking for a postdoctoral fellow with a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal contingent upon performance.
The candidate will work under supervision of Drs. Robert Davis and Oguz Akbilgic to implement statistical modeling, machine learning, and deep learning for discovery and for clinical diagnosis and prediction. These problems include, but not limited to, prediction of organ failure in patients with sickle cell disease, atrial fibrillation detection and prediction, and early identification of cardiotoxicity induced cardiomyopathy. The candidate is expected to have experience in the classification, clustering, and prediction algorithms to carry out such research. However, experience specifically on aforementioned clinical problems is not a must.

The candidate will work closely with Drs. Robert Davis and Oguz Akbilgic and other PIs in the projects to carry out analysis, report the results, and prepare manuscripts for peer reviewed journals and conferences.

The Center for Biomedical Informatics provides the UTHSC research community with customized biomedical and clinical informatics applications to help manage complex translational and clinical research needs. Our mission is to facilitate innovative biomedical informatics research, big-data epidemiology and health services research across UTHSC in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory through provision of cutting-edge clinical research informatics and data management.


Ideal candidate will have doctorate degree in statistics, applied mathematics, computer science or a closely related field. The candidate is expected to have strong background in most of the following methodologies.

  • Statistical Modeling: Linear Regression, Logistic Regression
  • Machine Learning: Decision Trees, Random Forest, Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, KNN, k-means, Self-Organizing Maps, Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks.
  • Signal Processing: Noise removal, artifact detection, and feature extraction.
  • Python programming language is a must. Experience in Keras and Tensorflow is a plus.
  • Experience in Matlab, R, and SQL is a plus.

Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Job Postdoctoral Fellows

Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis

Organization Pediatrics-Cbmi

Campus/Institute – Memphis

Schedule – Full-time

Job Posting Apr 8, 2019, 9:11:07 AM

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 19000000PG