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Postdoctoral Fellow, SemAnTICA Lab

The SemAnTICA (Semantic Analysis of Text for Informing Clinical Action) Lab, housed in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Informatics (DBEI), is led by Danielle Mowery PhD, Assistant Professor of Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania and Chief Research Information Officer of Penn Medicine through the Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI). Our mission is to develop natural language processing (NLP) solutions that support clinical and translational research studies for improving patient care by learning actionable knowledge from electronic health records.

We are currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow. An ideal candidate will develop novel natural language processing and computational methods for extracting study variables and inferring actionable knowledge from clinical text-based resources including clinical notes, audio transcripts, chatbots, and more. These methods will address use cases that span a variety of clinical specialties e.g., oncology, neurology, nutrition, dermatology and cardiology. As a member of the SemAnTICA Lab, the candidate will primarily participate in NLP research. The candidate may also collaborate with clinical data scientists from the IBI Clinical Research Informatics Core (CIC) within the Institute for Biomedical Informatics that serve the needs of clinical investigators throughout Perelman School of Medicine.

For this position, we seek a self-motivated candidate with a Ph.D. in computer science, biomedical informatics, computational linguistics, or related field. This position requires proficient skills in Python or Java, machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representations, and ontologies. Some experience using deep learning is a plus. This position is supported for 1 year with a possible 2nd year upon review.

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 exemplar manuscripts of their work to

 The University of Pennsylvania was founded by Benjamin Franklin and is centrally located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Perelman School of Medicine is one of the top-ranked medical schools for research and National Institute of Health (NIH) funding. The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply for this position.