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Stanford AI for Healthcare Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity

The Stanford ML Group is looking for a full-time postdoctoral scientist interested in research at the intersection of AI and healthcare. The postdoc will work with Professor Andrew Ng as well as Professor Curtis Langlotz, Professor Matthew Lungren, Professor Nigam Shah, and other medical faculty to lead cutting-edge AI for healthcare research projects. Past AI for healthcare research projects can be found here. The role will begin on January 3, 2022.

In this role, you will: 

  • Conduct research at the intersection of AI and healthcare

  • Work with a variety of medical data including medical imaging, electronic health records, genomics

  • Collaborate closely with medical school faculty to lead the research projects

  • Recruit and lead teams comprising, as well as provide mentorship to, PhD, Master’s, and undergraduate students

A strong background in computer science and AI is required. More specifically, we assume you have practical, hands-on experience with carrying out a machine learning project including problem scoping, data preparation, modeling, and ideally model deployment. Prior publications at AI conferences are strongly preferred. Prior experience in medicine is not necessary so long as you are eager to dive deeply into this field and spend a significant amount of time learning it. 

Leading teams comprising Master’s and undergraduate students is a key part of this role, and you are expected to provide mentorship to these students who will be working with our team to execute a variety of projects. Thus, strong communication and leadership skills are must-haves, so prior experience leading teams, teaching, and/or mentoring others is a significant plus.

Our group’s primary focus is doing academic work that makes an impact---that is, we emphasize doing work that helps with patient care and improves the healthcare system---and we prioritize impact over merely publishing lots of papers. So please apply only if you similarly have an impact-oriented mindset.  

Researchers who would like to apply should fill out this Google form. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching, and clinical missions.

Applications are due by November 22, 2021 at 11:59pm PST. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.