Visiting PostDoc Res Assoc

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

Visiting Postdoc Research Associate

Hiring Department: Emergency Medicine

Location:  808 S. Wood, Chicago, IL 60612

Requisition ID: REQUISITION. ID 1018925

Posting Close Date: June 9, 2023

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.


The Department of Emergency Medicine (EM), through the Center for Health Equity using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (CHEMA), at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) is seeking applications for a Post-Doc to conduct research in the area of machine learning and natural language processing for the detection of substance use disorders. This position will be focused on using natural language processing and machine learning to develop classifiers for substance use disorders to aid clinical management and developing data pipelines using the electronic medical record.

Duties & Responsibilities

Applicants are expected to have a strong background in machine learning and natural language processing. Candidates with expertise using healthcare data from the electronic health record are preferred. Communication and writing skills are required along with success in previous academic research. Selected candidates will be expected to collaborate with team members, design and manage research projects, and present reports and publish peer-reviewed journal articles.


PhD in a relevant field, including computer science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, or related fields

For fullest consideration, resumes should be received by June 9, 2023

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