Post Doctoral Research Associate, NCRHP - Machine Learning, AI, and Rural Medicine

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

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Posted: 23-Nov-23

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open

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Post Doctoral Research Associate, NCRHP - Machine Learning, AI, and Rural Medicine
Post Doctoral Research Associate, NCRHP - Machine Learning, AI, and Rural Medicine
Hiring Department: National Center for Rural Health Professions
Location: Rockford, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1022492
Posting Close Date: Friday, February 23, 2024, at 5:00 pm CST
About the University of Illinois Chicago
UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent 'Best Colleges' rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.
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APPLICATION WINDOW
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis and will continue to be considered until Friday, February 23, 2024, at 5:00 pm CST or until a finalist candidate is identified.
To apply, include a letter of interest detailing how your skills and experience relate to the qualifications, CV, and list of three professional references.
Position Summary
This Postdoctoral Research Associate conducts research in the area of machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and rural medicine. This innovative role will combine the expertise from the nationally and internationally recognized Rural Medical Education Program (RMED), housed in the NRHP, at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford with a mentor and support from CHEMA.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will also be affiliated CHEMA and expected to participate in monthly seminars with other postdoctoral research associates in the UIC College of Medicine. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have a mentoring committee that includes faculty and experts from the fields of rural health AI/ML, family and community medicine, and research design/analysis to support professional development. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will also participate in a research mentorship program including writing groups to provide support for grant submissions for all types of awards offered at the Rockford and Chicago campuses.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyze incoming patient data to identify trends, patterns, and insights that can inform clinical decision-making and improve patient outcomes.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to design and implement process improvement initiatives, leveraging data-driven methodologies.
  • Lead program-wide research initiatives to enhance rural healthcare delivery including data analysis, hypothesis testing, and publication of findings.
  • Develop interactive dashboards to track program metrics, visualize data, and provide actionable insights to stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with rural hospital leadership.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in AI/ML and data science in healthcare and apply relevant methodologies and techniques to solve program-related challenges.

  • Qualifications:
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Ph.D. in a relevant field such as computer science, data science, statistics, or a related discipline. Must have received a doctorate within the last five years and may only be appointed to this title for five years. Invitations to apply extend to individuals who will have their Ph.D. conferred prior to the commencement of employment.
    • Strong background in machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analysis, and statistical modeling.
    • Experience working with healthcare datasets and familiarity with relevant privacy and security regulations.
    • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and stakeholders.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Expertise using healthcare data from an electronic health record
    • Communication and writing skills with success in previous academic research

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