Post Doctoral Fellow, Machine Learning Researcher

Updated: about 19 hours ago
Location: Atlanta, GEORGIA
Job Type: FullTime

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

 

We at the HITI (Healthcare Innovations and Translational Informatics) lab pride ourselves in working collaboratively with multiple researchers to bring innovation into healthcare. Our broad themes of work are on datasets curation, testing of machine learning models, developing AI models for computer vision and natural language processing, and exploring fairness, explainability and bias of algorithms. With 6 core faculty in radiology , perception/psychology studies and computer science, we push the boundaries of our research work to ensure we support the AI ecosystem to grow and develop AI products that are clinically useful.

For example, we are curating a large diverse mammographic dataset of 100,000 patients that has imaging, pathology and clinical outcomes for AI model development and inference. We are developing a fusion model combining EHR data and imaging data for COVID-19 management, and are translating the models into clinical care for triage. We are also curating a large dataset for hepatocellular carcinoma using semantic labeling across multiple institutions. We are an implementing center for the American College of Radiology ACR AI lab, which provides a platform to perform federated learning across multiple sites in the USA. We are also a core research center for the newly funded MIDRC initiative to curate large ML datasets with RSNA and ACR. Our work with Georgia Tech with Dr Mark Riedl is pushing the application of socio technical approach to AI explainability, allowing us to prioritize human values in the design of AI systems. Working with Dr Ayer Turgay from Georgia Tech, we are analyzing large datasets to advance operations research and policy work like trauma care in the USA. With Dr Purkayastha from Indiana University we are funded by the NSF to explore the future of work, and are applying the concept of machine teaching with assemblage learning to explore the future of work augmented with AI systems. With Dr Lungren and the Stanford AIMI lab we provide an opportunity for frequent conversations on current AI topics, as we work together on joint dataset curation and global health informatics. With Dr Leo Celi from MIT we are pushing the boundaries where we use our expertise to assess bias in clinical systems and look at trust and the healthcare experience for patients. As we survive 2 pandemics , one for COVID and another for systemic racism, we have refocused our efforts on studying bias in algorithms, and are excited for our collaborations with Dr Ziad Obermeyer to get better algorithmic measures that reduce bias in AI algorithms.

 

We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D./postdoc candidate to work in one of the following areas of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for Healthcare:
•Human-machine interaction for decision making
•Use of knowledge representation and data curation for ML in Healthcare
•Computer Vision in Radiology imaging.
•Natural language processing in Radiology reports and clinical notes

We look favorably on applicants who can demonstrate a knowledge of computer vision, machine learning, data curation using semantic web, ontologies, knowledge graphs, and who have strong programming and mathematical skills



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