Post-Doctoral Associate (83887)

University of Florida (Gainesville)

United States

November 11, 2021


Job Description

The Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (POP) and the Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety (CoDES) at the University of Florida seek candidates for a post-doctoral position in clinical and pharmaceutical applications of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Candidates will have PhD level training in health sciences, clinical informatics, computer science, engineering, or related disciplines, with knowledge of deep learning models and tools for NLP and AI. Candidates will work on developing novel NLP methodology on clinical text data and Electronic Health Records, to answer important questions about clinical and pharmaceutical outcomes.

The successful candidate will support POP and CoDES AI core activities, including ongoing research projects, and work on grant applications to prepare for an independent research career. They will join our large group of trainees in POP at the University of Florida, the flagship academic research institution of the State of Florida. POP and CoDES are housed on the UF Health Science Campus in Gainesville, forming with all Health colleges and UF Health Hospital, the largest academic health center in the Southeast.

The successful candidate will also support the University of Florida's vision to become a national leader in the application of AI. This vision is supported by a $70 million initial investment and implementation of the most powerful AI supercomputer in higher education in the world, which will elevate the university's reach and impact in research, teaching, and economic development.

The University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, strives to stimulate a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion within an exceptional community of students, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and are committed to developing leaders who respect, support and have a positive impact on all individuals.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral Degree in health sciences, clinical informatics, computer science, engineering, or related disciplines with knowledge of deep learning methods for NLP.

Preferred Qualifications:

Research or training background in pharmacy or related clinical fields is preferred but not required.


The position is available beginning immediately. Applications will be accepted until an applicant pool has been established. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three individuals willing to serve as professional references.

For additional information, you may contact:

Masoud Rouhizadeh, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A.

Assistant Professor UF College of Pharmacy

PO Box 100496; Gainesville, FL 32610-0496

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at https:// www.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.



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