Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health
Department:32050000 - PH-PHARM OUTCOMES & POLICY

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Description:

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is immediately available for highly ambitious, independent, and motivated candidates in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida ( ). The position will require collaborations with faculty, scientists, health professionals and students in the Department and across the UF campus on the design, coordination, and implementation of research using real-world data (RWD), such as those in electronic health records (EHRs) and administrative claims data, for federal and state-funded projects.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to lead research projects that involve activities including but not limited to:

(1) Design and implement studies using RWD

(2) Extract and process RWD data for analysis

(3) Develop and apply novel data science methods including statistical and machine /deep learning methods

(4) Develop and apply novel causal inference, especially causal AI methods.

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.

In recognition of its efforts to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment, the College of Pharmacy was the recipient of a 2021 Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Have a Ph.D. in related fields (epidemiology, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, and computer science/engineering).

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Doctoral training in data science will be a plus.

2. Research experience with EHRs and claims data is a plus.

3. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Have at least two first-author papers in

peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings.

4. Be proficient with programming (e.g., python, R and SAS).

5. Practical experience in data science, predictive modeling, deep learning, and causal inference will be a plus.

6. Be able to successfully interact with diverse stakeholders, including clinicians, basic

scientists, and translational researchers.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and list of references. As a part of our review we look for a full CV which includes all professional appointments/engagements, all post-secondary education, and all publications from post-secondary education and all respective dates. 

This is a time-limited position.

For additional information, you may contact:

Serena Guo, MD PhD

Assistant Professor

Department Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

University of Florida

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 the National Associated of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at 

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

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No


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