Two Postdoctoral Positions in Data-Science

The University of Chicago, Department of Medicine, the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society are announcing the availability of up to two postdoctoral positions in data-science, focusing on data-driven model discovery from massive clinical-social-and other datasets to uncover predictive analytics and reverse-engineer complex multi-scale spatiotemporal phenomena spanning the biological and the social sciences.
With support from the Neubauer Collegium and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) within the new program on Data-Driven Discovery of Models (D3M), the candidates will have the opportunity to investigate problems in diverse fields and develop cross-domain task-agnostic next generation learning algorithms that address hard open-ended data-intensive problems. Of particular interest is the etiological understanding of complex disease at the molecular and population levels, translating inferred analytics to clinical decision-making, and distilling predictive models for human behavior particularly in the context of criminal infractions transpiring in the city of Chicago.
Minimum qualifications for this position are a PhD or expected PhD in computer science, informatics, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, computational biology, or a related field. The candidate must have a strong background in the theory and practice of machine learning principles, statistical analysis, stochastic processes, and some experience working with large datasets/databases. Proficiency in scripting languages (for example python, and use of machine learning libraries available in python) is required. Familiarity with C++ and use of associated standard template libraries, e.g. STL and Boost, is a plus. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should forward documents to Ishanu Chattopadhyay, ishanu@uchicago.edu, which include: 1) cover letter, describing interest in and qualifications for pursuing interdisciplinary research; 2) curriculum vitae (including publications list); 3) contact information for two scholars who are willing to write letters of reference; 4) (optional) one or more examples of software written.
Positions can begin immediately. Compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits plan and assistance with relocation to Chicago.