Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Postdoc Opening

Can machines learn from longitudinal patient records to predict patients' disease progression? Can we automatically discover diagnostic criteria or phenotypes of patients from Electronic Health Records? Can we use the insights obtained from machine learning to suggest new interventions or treatments?

We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to conduct research described above, under guidance from Dr. Yuan Luo, Assistant Professor in Departments of Preventive Medicine and (by courtesy) Industrial Engineering and Management Science, as well as Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The fellow will also have the opportunities to work closely with top-notch clinicians from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and strong supporting staff from Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse Team.

The successful candidate will have PhD in EECS, Biomedical Informatics, IEMS, Linguistics, Physics or related fields with solid programming skills. Experiences in some of the following areas are desirable: Machine Learning (ML) and/or Natural Language Processing (NLP) and/or time series analysis. The candidate should demonstrate good communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment, to coordinate and supervise part of the research project.

We offer a competitive salary and an initial appointment of 12 months, starting ideally Fall of 2017 but negotiable. Extension of the postdoctoral position for up to 3 years is possible. Northwestern University is an exceptional research institution that has a world-class medical school and is an emerging hub in biomedical informatics; our department is located in downtown Chicago, one of the most vibrant cities in the US. Be part of a prestigious institution that offers great benefits, and enjoy our lakefront working environment.

Please send your application to Yuan Luo <>, which should include:
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications (attach a copy of one of your strongest papers)
- Contact details for 2 to 3 references

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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