Assistant Scientist (71925)



A research Assistant Scientist position is available in the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. The ideal candidate is an energetic, motivated, and highly skilled Ph.D. in Data Science, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or an equivalent field. A candidate with hands-on experience with large-scale high-dimensional predictive analytics, probabilistic graphical models such as Dynamic Bayesian Network models, deep learning models, and reinforcement learning is desired.

The PRISMA-P research group is interested in a candidate who will work on a wide range of topics in medical informatics and data science in healthcare with a current focus on developing artificial intelligence platforms for augmented decision-making in healthcare. The candidate will work on applying cutting-edge techniques in machine learning and deep learning to develop intelligent, accurate, and robust systems that serve to improve patient care in perioperative environments. The candidate will work on annotation and adjudication of all electronic health records datasets for clinical outcomes and data standardization and harmonization. The candidate will assist in the development of projects such as capturing high-frequency ICU data, the development of clinical trajectory prediction, and the implementation of algorithms in the OneFlorida Consortium. The candidate will lead Ph.D. and Master students in all research activities related to developing sensing, deep learning algorithms, data optimization, and physiologic time series data. Research activities will also involve intelligent perioperative systems and data analysis, development and maintenance of the intelligent cloud platform and database, and federated learning. The candidate will write progress reports and contribute to research manuscripts. The successful candidate will have access to many opportunities for collaborative research at one of the top medical schools in the USA.

Programming proficiency in some languages is required (e.g. Python, R, SAS, Java, C). Strong communication skills, analytical and multi-tasking skills, and a dedication to teamwork are essential for this position.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with education and experience.

Ph.D. in Data Science, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or an equivalent field.

Please attach curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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