JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
The candidate will help design and conduct research in biomedical natural language processing while receiving advanced training from Dr. Abeed Sarker to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The research project that the postdoc is expected work on lies at the intersection of natural language processing, social media mining and health domain specific topics such as drug abuse. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to design and evaluate NLP experiments, program reusable applications using python. The postdoctoral researcher should also be able to develop new ideas that promote current research, prepare and publish scientific manuscripts under the direction of Dr. Abeed Sarker.
The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.