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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Chicago-Computer Science
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Jan 12, 2023
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The University of Chicago Department of Computer Science is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Rick Stevens.  The successful applicant will work within a diverse multi-institutional team to generate cutting edge artificial intelligence models to identify antigenic sites and potential vaccine targets for a several high-risk viral pathogens.  Applicants must have a conferred degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or a related field at the time of application. Applicants must have knowledge of python, and experience with associated machine learning and deep learning packages.  Familiarity with shell scripting, perl, and other programming languages is beneficial.  Familiarity with basic microbiology, virology, and molecular biology are preferred.  The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate successful code generation and publications from their PhD work.


Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted to James Davis via email at

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
  • statement describing past and current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans

The following materials are optional:

  • up to three sample publications

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.


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