Research Fellow - Digital Health, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 120831
POSITION TITLE: RESEARCH FELLOW-Data/Technology
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Faculty
TITLES SUPERVISED: Research Assistants; Data Analysts; Biostatisticians
TOTAL NUMBER OF FTE's DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0-4
PURPOSE OF POSITION: We are looking for a talented post-doctoral researcher focused on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML), to join our data science lab in the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Division at Cincinnati Children's. The emphasis of our research program is to employ predictive analytics and deep approaches to study the clinical and biological determinants of outcomes in children. Candidates should anticipate developing computationally efficient and scalable algorithms, using clinical data from multiple modalities, primarily electronic Health Record (EHR) data. This a opportunity to contribute to decision tools, applied patient safety and health care quality improvement efforts. The position will be co-supervised by Dr Judith Dexheimer and Dr Jasbir Dhaliwal. We welcome applicants who enjoy working in a diverse collaborative team.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.
Perform analysis and experiments Design, execute, and record analysis and experiments; apply standard scientific protocols to research, and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Develop and implement human subject research protocols, vertebrate animal research protocols and design experimental procedures and documentation in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations. Prepare, clean and analyze data. Maintain optimal protocol and accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks.
Communicate results/findings Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, and abstracts. Present information on research and department work to others at department meetings, journal clubs, and seminars. Present results and discuss relevant insights with Faculty and provide useful recommendations and analysis.
Innovate and advance departmental capabilities Independently reproduce, evaluate, research, and improve techniques currently used. Adapt new methods to existing procedures and modify current analysis/experiments through scientific knowledge and intuition. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all analysis and experiments. Develop, set-up, and verify new procedures in the department. Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques. Develop new protocols; design formats. Maintain an integral role in the department's meetings, presentations, and publications. Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with department software/equipment. Maintain and repair software/equipment; monitor proper use by personnel.
Financial/Budgeting Assist in preparing grant applications. Assist in preparing, writing, and maintaining fiscal budget. Monitor expenditures and prepare capital expenditure requests. Prepare, approve, and initiate check requests; track funding, maintain accurate balance, and resolve any discrepancies.
Staff Leadership May provide day-to-day functional leadership for a team or directly manage a minimal number of support staff. Establishes team goals. Gives input into, and performs employee performance reviews. Oversees and guides work assignments. Serves as the functional expert and provides guidance to the team.
Education and Training May serve as course master and develop new courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including appropriate plans for evaluating student performance; may deliver lectures as a guest lecturer in courses organized by other faculty. Assist in the training of new employees. Serve as a resource and/or mentor to coworkers. Assist in the development and presentation of department training. Identify training needs and provide necessary coaching.
Ph.D. in related discipline, MD, or equivalent degree
Preferred: Qualified candidates for the position have earned a PhD in biomedical informatics, computer science, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics or a closely related field. Research and work experience with Machine Learning and/or Deep Learning is a requirement, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) is preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent command of both written and oral English, strong programming skills, and familiarity with Linux + (Java or Python) + (R or Matlab) for programming. Experience of parallel computing (e.g., with GPU) and familiarity with clinical NLP are preferred. Candidates with first author peer reviewed journal publications are preferred.
Programming - Basic Working knowledge of computer programming
Organization Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
Time Management Prioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Analysis Strong analytical skills with the ability to make judgments and recommendations based on statistical analysis
Statistics - Intermediate Familiarity with statistical software, statistical techniques, statistical process control principles, and graphical data display
Research Methods Skills Designing and conducting effective research studies that address measurement, data collection, and validity issues; identifying or developing appropriate, accurate, relevant, and reliable measurement methods; drawing appropriate conclusions from study results
Communication - Advanced Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.