Post-Doctoral Research Associate

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Critical Care Medicine (ICU) Data Science Lab

Drs. Matthew Churpek, MD, PhD, Anoop Mayampurath, PhD, and Majid Afshar, MD, MS, of the University of Wisconsin Critical Care Medicine (ICU) Data Science Lab, are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of clinical informatics with a focus in applied machine learning, natural language processing, and health outcomes analysis. Join a unique lab of physician-scientists, clinical informatics experts, biostatisticians, engineers, and computer scientists to innovate and develop models that are closely linked to healthcare practice with opportunities to implement your work into real-time and impact patient outcomes.

Job Duties:

The individual will use machine learning and computational methods for representing and analyzing data from the electronic health record for clinical applications to improve health outcomes in hospitalized patients. The diversity of subject matter will require a candidate with a background in machine learning, statistics, health information technology, and data management to derive and validate clinical decision support tools for the electronic health record. We are looking for a candidate who could fill an applied machine learning role in our lab, with a focus on Deep Learning and/or Natural Language Processing (NLP). The Research Associate will be expected to lead manuscripts and participate in multicenter collaborations under close mentorship.


§  PhD degree in data science, biomedical informatics, computer science/engineering, information science, computational linguistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field;

§  Experience in healthcare research; ability to plan and carry out research experiments and projects in the clinical arena.

§  Experience in the field area of deep learning and/or NLP.

§  Additional experience in medical terminologies/ontologies is encouraged.

§  Strong programming experience (e.g., Python, Java, R, STATA).

§  Strong written and oral communication skills required.

§  Ability to work both independently and as a team player and proficiency with Git for project management.

Begin Date: May 1, 2023 or thereafter. The position is renewable annually.

Percent Time: 100%

Salary: Competitive for the field of health informatics and computer science

Interested candidates should email the following application materials to Madeline Oguss,

§  Cover letter/summary statement of personal objective and research interests.

§  Curriculum Vitae

Note: Two letters of reference or reference contact information will be requested of finalists