Tenure-track faculty position in computational psychiatry

Iowa City, Iowa
To Commensurate
September 14 2018
http//jobs.uiowa.edu, reference requisition #73310
Health Sciences, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seeking candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in computational psychiatry. Candidates must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) and a research program that applies the methods and principles of informatics, data science, and machine learning to solve problems in psychiatry. Areas of particular interest include interpretable machine learning, data-driven validation of RDoC constructs, digital phenotyping of behavioral and psychiatric traits (including linguistic/speech analysis), and health informatics with an emphasis on psychiatric research. Other areas of computational psychiatry research, especially those that involve innovative applications of informatics to either molecular or imaging data, will also be considered. Candidates must show evidence of or strong potential for federal and foundation funding. Candidates with R01 level funding (or equivalent) are preferred.

The successful applicant will benefit from competitive start-up funds, salary and benefits, as well as membership in the Informatics cluster, which includes guaranteed research funding by the UI Provost’s office. The selected applicant will receive a primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and affiliations in the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI), with opportunities for secondary appointments in other departments and programs. The research community at the University of Iowa is composed of basic and clinical scientists working in a collaborative and supportive environment. In particular, UI has a thriving computational psychiatry collaborative group, with a multi-disciplinary mix of over 50 investigators across six colleges. The University of Iowa also has strong graduate training programs in neuroscience, genetics, and informatics. 

Iowa City is part of a cosmopolitan area offering cultural and recreational opportunities within its college-town charm. The city and university are part of a historic campus community offering an array of cultural and athletic activities, including outstanding theatre and music venues, well-recognized art collections, a thriving literary tradition, ethnically diverse restaurants and a full menu of Big Ten sports. Iowa City has the diverse atmosphere of a much larger city while having the feel of a small, friendly campus town: you can attend world-class musical and theatrical events at Hancher, or take a 10 minute drive and pick apples in the picturesque countryside. The area also boasts a multitude of local, state and national recreation areas, with many hiking and biking trails as well as water-related activities. Location is approximately 4-5 hours by car from Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha and Kansas City and within 20 minutes of the Eastern Iowa airport. The Iowa City area is often ranked as one of the most livable communities in the nation (Livability.com). To learn more about our great community visit https://www.thinkiowacity.com/ and https://vimeo.com/148167202.

Letters of application should include a CV, statement of career goals, research plans, and the names and addresses of three individuals who can provide letters of reference. For a complete listing of job qualifications and to apply for this position, please visit our website at http//jobs.uiowa.edu, reference requisition #73310.

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