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Job ID: 131844

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Loyola University Chicago

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
University Loyola University Chicago
Maywood, IL, United States
Department Health Informatics & Data Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Informatics - All Categories

The Department of Health Informatics and Data Science and the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR) at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for an immediate postdoctoral research position opening in medical informatics. We are encouraging applicants with strong research background in the area of data science, machine learning, and natural language processing with a focus on healthcare applications.


The selected candidate will collaborate with Dr. Modave and Dr. Tootooni, faculty members of the Department of Health Informatics and Data Science and CHOIR to form research questions, help writing grant proposals, and publish in top-tier clinical/informatics journals. This is a wonderful opportunity for junior scientists to get involved with applying artificial intelligence models on healthcare practice and join collaborative projects with Mayo Clinic, Loyola University Medical Center, etc.

Qualifications Requirements:

Candidates must have a doctorate degree in Medical Informatics, Computer Science, or other related field. Other expected requirements are having advanced knowledge in computer programming (preferably R or Python), machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and applied statistics. Having experience in working with raw EHR data is a plus.


Interested individuals should submit the required application materials (C.V., letter of interest, and contacts of three references) using the following link: Please send all inquiries about the position by email to Dr. Samie Tootooni (mtootoonilucedu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Health Informatics and Data Sciences is one of four departments hosted in the brand new Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health. It is a highly multidisciplinary department with a strong focus on using informatics approaches and data science to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities. CHOIR, a part of Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences Division, serves to educate and engage clinical faculty, healthcare professionals, resident physicians and health sciences students in the fundamentals of health outcomes research and data-driven healthcare delivery. CHOIR’s primary objective is to create a data-driven culture in the service of improved outcomes and health equity.

Other Statements

Please note that this is a one-year postdoctoral research position; however, it is extendable on yearly-basis depending on the budget availability and performance. Also, we do not offer H1 work visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates who are already eligible to work in the US or eligible for J1 visa are preferred.

  • Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Samie Tootooni
    Health Informatics & Data Science
    Loyola University Chicago
    Maywood, IL 60153
  • mtootooni[at]LUC[dot]edu


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