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The Center for Data Science in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University seeks a post-doctoral scholar to work with Dr. Vicki Hertzberg. The post-doctoral scholar will participate in the development and application of novel machine learning methods and tools to characterize and predict nursing outcomes. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals as well as on grant proposals to funding agencies.
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: Candidates must have a PhD in nursing, computer science, biostatistics, statistics, or related quantitative field, required in hand by appointment start date. Experience in modeling and predictive analytics is preferred, including proficiency in R and Python. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as is the ability to work in a cross-functional team.
Initial appointment will be for one year, beginning September 1, 2022. Re-appointment for a second year is dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
For further information about the position, please contact Vicki Hertzberg via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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