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The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on-site)
26 days ago
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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26 days ago
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About the University of Illinois Chicago:

U.I.C. is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. U.I.C. serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (A.A.N.A.P.S.I.), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (H.S.I.). Through its 16 colleges, U.I.C. produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate, and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, U.I.C. embodies the dynamic, vibrant, and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report found U.I.C. climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. U.I.C. has nearly 260,000 alumni and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

An important overarching goal at UIC is to attract world-class faculty and trainees to enrich the educational experience of our bright and motivated students and trainees and provide high quality care to our diverse and vulnerable patient populations. UIC is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, and those with a passion for social justice and serving the underserved. Rockford, a progressive mid-sized metropolitan area in northern Illinois, is located approximately 85 miles west of Chicago. The city features an award-winning park system, several gardens showcasing diverse flora and landscapes, a prominent art museum along with other art-related attractions, a vibrant theater scene, a revitalized downtown, a river walk, a minor league hockey team, numerous golf courses, affordable living, a diverse dining scene, and convenient access to other major Midwest cities.


The National Center for Rural Health Professions, through the Center for Health Equity using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (CHEMA), at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research in the area of machine learning, artificial intelligence and rural medicine. This innovative role will combine the expertise from the nationally and internationally recognized Rural Medical Education Program (RMED) at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford with a mentor and support from CHEMA.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will also be affiliated with the Center for Health Equity using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (CHEMA) and expected to participate in monthly seminars with other postdoctoral research associates in the UIC College of Medicine. Both the Rockford and Chicago campus offer a research mentorship program including writing groups to provide support for grant submissions for all types of awards.

The primary work location for this position will be at the College of Medicine Rockford with travel expected to the College of Medicine Chicago based on project requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities

· Analyze incoming patient data to identify trends, patterns, and insights that can inform clinical decision-making and improve patient outcomes.

· Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to design and implement process improvement initiatives, leveraging data-driven methodologies.

· Lead program-wide research initiatives to enhance rural healthcare delivery including data analysis, hypothesis testing, and publication of findings.

· Develop interactive dashboards to track program metrics, visualize data, and provide actionable insights to stakeholders.

· Collaborate with rural hospital leadership.

· Stay updated on the latest advancements in machine learning and data science in healthcare and apply relevant methodologies and techniques to solve program-related challenges.

Required Qualifications:

· Ph.D. in a relevant field such as computer science, data science, statistics, or a related discipline. Must have received a doctorate within the last five years and may only be appointed to this title for five years. Invitations to apply extend to individuals who will have their Ph.D. conferred prior to the commencement of employment.

· Strong background in machine learning, data analysis, and statistical modeling.

· Experience working with healthcare datasets and familiarity with relevant privacy and security regulations.

· Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights.

· Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Expertise using healthcare data from an electronic health record

· Communication and writing skills with success in previous academic research

To apply, you must visit and include a letter of interest detailing how your skills and experience relate to the qualifications, CV, and list of three professional references.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID: 73235073

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