The Dexheimer Lab is a Data Science Laboratory at Cincinnati Children's. The emphasis of our research program is to employ predictive analytics and deep approaches to study the clinical and biological determinants of outcomes in children. Candidates should anticipate developing computationally efficient and scalable algorithms, using clinical data from multiple modalities, primarily electronic Health Record (EHR) data. This is an opportunity to contribute to decision tools, applied patient safety and health care quality improvement efforts. The position will be supervised by Dr. Judith Dexheimer and Stacey Liddy-Hicks. We welcome applicants who enjoy working in a diverse collaborative team.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.
Design, execute, and record analysis and experiments
Apply standard scientific protocols to research, and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques.
Prepare, clean and analyze data.
???Communicate results/findings Draft, write, and edit scientific journal articles, protocols, grants, and abstracts.
Maintain accurate and detailed records of all analysis and experiments. Develop, set-up, and verify new procedures in the department.
Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques.
Maintain an integral role in the department's meetings, presentations, and publications.
Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with department software/equipment.
???Financial/Budgeting Assist in preparing grant applications. Assist business office in preparing grant budget. Work with business office to track funding, maintain accurate balance, and resolve any discrepancies.
???Staff Leadership May provide day-to-day functional leadership for a team or directly manage a minimal number of support staff. Establishes team goals. Gives input into, and performs employee performance reviews. Oversees and guides work assignments. Serves as the functional expert and provides guidance to the team.
Research and work experience with Machine Learning and/or Deep Learning
Preferred: PhD with 3+ years of training in biomedical informatics, computer science, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics or a related field. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent command of both written and oral English, strong programming skills, and familiarity with Linux + (Java or Python) + (R or Matlab) for programming and database development.
Unique Skills: ???Scientific Writing Strong scientific writing abilities ???Programming - Basic Working knowledge of computer programming ???Organization Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently. ???Time Management Prioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment ???Analysis Strong analytical skills with the ability to make judgments and recommendations based on statistical analysis ???Statistics - Intermediate Familiarity with statistical software, statistical techniques, statistical process control principles, and graphical data display ???Research Methods Skills Designing and conducting effective research studies that address measurement, data collection, and validity issues; identifying or developing appropriate, accurate, relevant, and reliable measurement methods; drawing appropriate conclusions from study results ???Communication - Advanced Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.