Postdoctoral Associate

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 13, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

A postdoctoral researcher position studying artificial intelligence in brain dynamics is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ruogu Fang (https://www.bme.ufl.edu/labs/fang/ruogu/index.html). This position is for an initial one-year appointment, and has the potential to be renewed for an additional year based on performance and funding availability.

The postdoctoral research will work on NSF-funded project designed to build artificial intelligence (AI) models for brain dynamics. Research will involve design, implementation, validation of neuroimage analysis pipeline and build deep learning models for neurological disease diagnosis and intervention. Multiple medical imaging modalities will be used to build predictive intelligent models.

Attributes of UF and Gainesville: The BME Department is housed in a state-of-the art building that is located in the medical school and steps from engineering. The University of Florida is one of only a few comprehensive universities, having medical, veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, and engineering disciplines all co-localized on the same, contiguous campus. UF is a highly collaborative environment that provides researchers with many opportunities for learning (e.g., top seminar programs, excellent core research facilities) and research collaborations. Gainesville is located in the northern region of Florida, within 1-1.5 hours of each coast, and just 1.5-2 hours to Orlando and Tampa. It is a small to medium-sized city with a low cost of living, excellent public and private schools, and southern hospitality.

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering is one of only a few departments in the nation to be co-localized with a top-ranked medical school, veterinary school and dental school. The department is housed in a new state-of-the-art building (completed in 2010) that is co-located with the medical school and steps from engineering. Biomedical Engineering at UF partners with many local research centers and institutes including the McKnight Brain Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.

Expected Salary:

$47,500

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or a related biomedical science area. Applicants must have experience with manuscript preparation and submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Python, Pytorch/Tensorflow, MATLAB, FSL/FreeSurfer/SPM is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of interest, and contact information for two references to Dr. Fang at Ruogu.Fang@bme.ufl.edu. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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