Postdoctoral Research Position in Patient-Level Predictive Modelling
Full time: 36 hrs per week
The Department of Medical Informatics is looking for a Postdoc to perform cutting edge research in massive-scale, patient level predictive modelling. This type of big data analytics is becoming reality due to initiatives like the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) program which is a multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary collaborative to bring out the value of health data through large-scale analytics (www.ohdsi.org), and the European Medical Information Framework (www.emif.org) which develops a collaborative framework for data sharing.
The Postdoc will be responsible for developing novel methods and techniques to leverage the valuable information contained in the growing pool of Electronic Health Records (HER) data. This includes research in feature selection and feature engineering methods to deal with the by nature sparse and irregular-spaced data.
The department of medical informatics is specialized in using routine healthcare data to study the effects of drugs. Large expertise has been built in using GP medical record data on more than a million patients in the Netherlands (the IPCI database: www.ipci.nl). Currently the department is coordinating and collaborating in several projects that aim at building EU and global wide linkage of databases.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, computer science, or statistics. Curriculum in and/or experience with data mining and machine learning as well as experience in programming and software development will be necessary for this opportunity. The candidate interested in this position must be highly motivated, willing to learn and demonstrate initiative in assigned tasks. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are crucial.
Terms of employment
Our institute is internationally at the forefront of medical informatics and pharmacoepidemiology and offers a dynamic, challenging, and cooperative research environment. As a Postdoc you will get a temporary position of two years (full-time). The terms of employment are according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Dutch University Medical Centers (CAO UMC). The Erasmus University propagates an equal opportunities and diversity policy. The qualifications of the candidate determine the academic level in which he/she will be ranked.
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