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Machine Learning and NLP for Social Media Analytics

A postdoctoral position is available in Population Health Intelligence Lab at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center–Oak Ridge National Lab (UTHSCORNL), Center for Biomedical Informatics. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Arash Shaban-Nejad on utilizing knowledge representation, machine learning, NLP and (Social) Network Theory to develop novel algorithms, tools and methods for Web content analytics, and mining large-scale online social media data (e.g. sentiment and trend analysis, opinion mining, network dynamics) to make valuable causal and probabilistic inferences about population health and enhance public health surveillance.

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Machine Learning and NLP for Social Media Analytics

A postdoctoral position is available in Population Health Intelligence Lab at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center–Oak Ridge National Lab (UTHSCORNL), Center for Biomedical Informatics. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Arash Shaban-Nejad on utilizing knowledge representation, machine learning, NLP and (Social) Network Theory to develop novel algorithms, tools and methods for Web content analytics, and mining large-scale online social media data (e.g. sentiment and trend analysis, opinion mining, network dynamics) to make valuable causal and probabilistic inferences about population health and enhance public health surveillance.
A successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Medical Informatics, etc.) and a strong research track record. Strong programming and communication skills are required.

Interested applicants please send CV and the names and the contact information for at least two references to Dr. Arash Shaban-Nejad (ashabann@uthsc.edu). Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

This appointment will initially be for 12 months with a possibility of an extension subject to performance and availability of funding.

Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and based on the prevailing wage for postdoctoral research trainees set by the U.S. Department of Labor. The position includes an excellent benefits package (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Title VI/IX/ Section 504/ ADA/ADEA Employer.

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