Postdoc position in ML at the Yale School of Public Health

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Kokil Jaidka

Mar 25, 2021, 9:39:59 PM3/25/21
Dear all

Please see info about a postdoc position at the Yale School of Public Health. Could you please share with students in your group? This could work with a H1B1 visa etc. 





Postdoctoral Fellow in Machine Learning and Statistical Approaches – Yale School of Public Health

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health, starting Summer 2021. We are primarily interested in developing and applying machine learning and statistical approaches to vapers’ (e-cigarette users) online social networks.

The research program at the Yale School of Public Health has strong expertise and track records in substance use research, development of cutting-edge machine learning and other health informatics approaches to conducting population-based substance use research, using social media and mHealth data. The post-doc will join a vibrant team of substance use researchers, informaticians, statisticians, psychologists and clinicians and will receive close mentorship for developing an independent research career as well as team science.

We are recruiting for a research study focused on understanding how mental health outcomes and preventative health behaviors are transmitted through online social networks of vapers. The goal of this research project is to use machine learning, statistical modeling, and natural language processing to analyze vapers’ online social networks. These projects involve large-scale data resources and local initiatives. There is ample project flexibility depending on applicant interests. We seek to publish in computer science conferences and public health/medical journals. There are also opportunities for applicants to lead projects and to mentor PhD, MS, and undergraduate students.

Qualifications: Applicants must have trained with a strong emphasis on machine learning and text mining using Python and/or R programming. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in big data/modeling and those with an interest in healthcare. The position is open to graduating Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. students in computer science, bioinformatics, health informatics, or a related discipline. Current postdoctoral fellows with less than three years of postdoctoral experience are also welcomed. Applicants must be able to legally work in the US.

Appointments are initially for one year. The positions may be extended for one additional year at the end of the first year based on performance and funding availability. Stipends are commensurate with research experience and education.

Interested applicants please email Navin.kumar[at] with CV.

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