Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Information
Department Psychiatry - Research - 412250
Posting Open Date 09/23/2021
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003216
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Hours per week
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Position Summary
The ACM Lab ( ) in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a talented, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background in machine learning and/or biomedical image processing. The NIRAL Lab is developing software to support AI-driven techniques to rapidly diagnose, track, and treat neurodisorders. 
Responsibilities for this position include a combination of: 
  • Developing deep-learning approaches for insight and analysis about mouse behavior from video 
  • Machine Learning: use your expertise in statistics and machine learning to analyze high dimensional medical imaging data
  •  Make it easy to get high quality, automated, results without expert intervention. Build scalable products and reusable libraries in Python, Scala, and/or C++, taking advantage of Spark, Hadoop, and other tool stacks as appropriate. 
  •  Developing computational and algorithmic approaches to understanding the neurobiological mechanism of neurodisorders 
  •  Interact cross-functionally: work with people across the team to find creative solutions and deliver them 
  • Skilled at data visualization and presentation The candidate will be called upon to present work at national and international research conferences. 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, Biomedical Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related technical discipline. 
  • Experience with Computer Vision and Deep Learning architectures (CNNs, RNNs, etc). 
  • Strong foundation in machine learning and data science. 
  •  Programming skills with proficiency in Python, Java, and/or R. 
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
  • Experience with neuroimaging/neuroscience studies. 
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks such as scikit-learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch, and/or Keras. 
  •  Experience with biomedical image processing
  • Ability to present/visualize outputs to multidisciplinary audience.  
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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