The Health Natural Language Processing Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to contribute to cutting edge research in the field of health natural language processing. This project will develop deep neural network methods for representing and summarizing the text in electronic health records, with high impact clinical applications.

The diversity of subject matter will require a creative candidate with the passion and diligence to solve challenging problems in an interdisciplinary environment. The Research Fellow will be expected to lead publications, and will receive enthusiastic mentorship with the goal of preparing and submitting a career development award proposal, as well as other research proposals as appropriate.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for the Research Fellow to work within a multidisciplinary research team to explore advanced areas in health information technology. CHIP is home to 20 faculty working at the forefront of research areas extending beyond clinical NLP to digital epidemiology, clinical genomics, and app ecosystems for health records. CHIP and the Health NLP Lab value diversity and believe that it is essential to achieving excellence. We therefore strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. The fellowship includes an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School, as well as a hospital appointment at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Admissions

The position is available immediately and is renewable annually.

Qualifications
  • PhD degree in computer science, information science, computational linguistics, biomedical informatics, data mining,
    or a closely related field.
  • Experience in research; ability to plan and carry out research experiments and projects.
  • Candidates with experience in the areas of machine learning, natural language processing/computational linguistics, and medical terminologies/ontologies are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Programming experience in computer programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, etc).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player. 
How to apply

Interested candidates should email a CV, three letters of reference, and a sample publication to
Prof. Timothy Miller, PI Natural Language Processing Lab tim.miller@gmail.com

Publications

Levy S, Wisk LE, Chadi N, Lunstead J, Shrier LA, Weitzman ER. Validation of a single question for the assessment of past three-month alcohol consumption among adolescents. Drug and alcohol dependence 2021.

Wu F, Xiao A, Zhang J, Moniz K, Endo N, Armas F, Bonneau R, Brown MA, Bushman M, Chai PR, Duvallet C, Erickson TB, Foppe K, Ghaeli N, Gu X, Hanage WP, Huang KH, Lee WL, Matus M, McElroy KA, Nagler J, Rhode SF, Santillana M, Tucker JA, Wuertz S, Zhao S, Thompson J, Alm EJ. SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentrations in wastewater foreshadow dynamics and clinical presentation of new COVID-19 cases. The Science of the total environment 2021.

Weber GM, Zhang HG, L'Yi S, Bonzel CL, Hong C, Avillach P, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Palmer NP, Tan AL, Wang X, Yuan W, Gehlenborg N, Alloni A, Amendola DF, Bellasi A, Bellazzi R, Beraghi M, Bucalo M, Chiovato L, Cho K, Dagliati A, Estiri H, Follett RW, García-Barrio N, Hanauer DA, Henderson DW, Ho YL, Holmes JH, Hutch MR, Kavuluru R, Kirchoff K, Klann JG, Krishnamurthy AK, Le TT, Liu M, Loh NHW, Lozano-Zahonero S, Luo Y, Maidlow S, Makoudjou A, Malovini A, Moal B, Morris M, Mowery DL, Murphy SN, Neuraz A, Ngiam KY, Okoshi MP, Omenn GS, Patel LP, Pedrera-Jiménez M, Prudente RA, Samayamuthu MJ, Sanz J, Schriver ER, Schubert P, Serrano-Balazote P, Tan BW, Tanni SE, Tibollo V, Visweswaran S, Wagholikar KB, Xia Z, Zöller D, Kohane IS, Cai T, South AM, Brat GA. International Changes in COVID-19 Clinical Trajectories Across 315 Hospitals and 6 Countries: a 4CE Consortium Study. Journal of medical Internet research 2021.

Mandl KD, Perakslis ED. HIPAA and the Leak of "Deidentified" EHR Data. Reply. The New England journal of medicine 2021.

Rees CA, Monuteaux MC, Herdell V, Fleegler EW, Bourgeois FT. Correlation Between National Institutes of Health Funding for Pediatric Research and Pediatric Disease Burden in the US. JAMA pediatrics 2021.