Postdoc Position in Machine Learning in Healthcare

University of Zurich Department of Quantitative Biomedicine


Department of Quantitative Biomedicine

Postdoc Opening in Machine Learning in Healthcare
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The University of Zurich together with the University Hospital of Zurich are embarking on a concerted effort to develop informatics programs to advance biomedical research and healthcare using cutting edge computational approaches. As part of these efforts, the newly created Chair of Medical Informatics will establish a research group that will investigate topics in clinical data science and translational bioinformatics, such as knowledge discovery from Big Data sources (Electronic Medical Record), development of Natural Language processing, information retrieval and extraction routines, as well as the analysis of human Omics data. One key goal is the building of predictive algorithms for guiding patient therapy across all disease stages. The group is headed by Prof. Michael Krauthammer who is joining the University of Zurich after having led a research group in biomedical informatics at Yale University.

Your responsibilities

For this position, we are looking for a motivated PostDoc candidate who is interested in applying his/her computational skills to real world medical problems.

Your profile

  • PhD degree in computer science (focused on machine learning), optimization, statistics, applied math or closely related discipline
  • Strong publication record with at least one first-author paper in top-tier conferences (such as NeurIPS, ICML, ACL, CVPR, AISTATS, AAAI, ICLR, etc.)
  • Proficient in Python and the scientific computing stack (SciPy, Numpy, Scikit-learn)
  • Proficient in one of the deep learning frameworks (PyTorch, Tensorflow)

What we offer

  • Access to state-of-the-art computational resources infrastructure, clinical datasets and medical expertise domain-knowledge (excellent medical doctors and research scientists)
  • Ability to make a real and tangible impact in healthcare research, solve real-world problems and improve hospital-related processes and workflow
  • Stimulating research environment and a place to grow academically and professionally
  • An interdisciplinary research environment, the possibility to direct your own research
  • Outstanding working conditions at the University of Zurich

Place of work

Zurich, Switzerland

Start of employment

Employment start date to be mutually agreed. Please submit your application by 31.03.2020.

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