Postdoctoral Researchers: Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Text Mining at UCLA

UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
Salaries are commensurate with experience.
February 14 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Two NIH-supported postdoctoral positions are available in the Cardiovascular Data Science Program at UCLA.

  1. The first position will receive training on clinical text data analysis (e.g., clinical case report and EHR); this position will be co-mentored by Dr. Peipei Ping and Dr. Karol Watson at Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology.
  2. The second position will receive training on machine learning supported proteomic data analysis; this position will be co-mentored by Dr. Peipei Ping and Dr. Wei Wang, Director of the Scalable Analytics Institute at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at  UCLA.

Successful applicants will have an exciting opportunity to work with a group of highly talented and creative investigators on projects focusing on one of the following of these two areas of Data Science: 1) machine learning, specifically text mining both biomedical literature and electronic health records; and 2) the development of analytics and data sharing platforms on proteomic data. Salaries are commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: Candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a PhD, a MD, or a MD/PhD. Applicants must have a strong background in quantitative biology, or a related field. Experience in computation is highly desirable, but not required. It is essential that applicants have previously demonstrated a passionate work ethic, strong enthusiasm for Big Data research, and a propensity for scientific achievement.

All Applications should include the following:

  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. Contact information of at least three references;
  3. Brief description of past research experience and accomplishments, current and future research interests, and expected availability date.

Please send inquiries to Dr. Dominic Ng: and specify the position to which you are applying. Applications will be reviewed immediately as received and are due no later than May 1st, 2019, with a flexible start date.

The University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence.

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