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University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 11/17/2020
Admin-Computing-Database Administration
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

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How to Apply

To be considered, a cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be the leading page of your resume and should:

* Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position and

* Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position

* Provide a list of your 3 most significant publications

Starting salaries will vary depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate

Job Summary

Are you wicked smart? Do outer joins and random forests make you giddy like when you were a kid at the toy store? Do we ever have a position for you! We are in search of a Postdoctoral Data Scientist to develop predictive analytics that will help improve the treatment of patients in critical care areas such as neurologic emergencies, sepsis, cardiac arrest, and combat casualty care.

This position offers a fast track to a Research Faculty position while providing a unique opportunity in the areas of data science and analytics at the University of Michigan’s Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC). Research in our center focuses on developing clinical decision support systems and a real-time analytics platform for developing and translating advanced data science into critical care.

We are looking for an ambitious, talented, and self-motivated individual with an interest in solving problems as an analytical thinker. Therefore, the candidate is expected to be a dynamic problem solver who is not afraid to “fail fast” as we look to develop the best analytics possible.

This role requires active collaboration with our Data Science team as well as with other clinical collaborators within the school and in other institutes. This collaboration will include requirements gathering to ensure we fully understand exactly what “done” looks like before we start the development of a project.

In addition to being our go-to predictive model designer and developer, this role will have the opportunity to be the primary lead in developing grants and to provide oversight on the projects being worked on by our team.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Mission Statement

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all.  We strive to value the unique contributions of individuals, and support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners and larger community.  This includes supporting the development of a  diverse workforce across identities such as the race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer.

Who We Are


The U-M Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) is one of the world’s first comprehensive research enterprises devoted to transforming critical care medicine by accelerating science and moving it from bench to bedside. To do this, MCIRCC brings together integrative teams comprised of world-class U-M scientists, clinicians, and engineers with industry partners and funding

sources to develop and deploy cutting-edge solutions that elevate the care, outcomes, and quality of life of critically ill and injured patients and their families.

Our Data Science team is composed of Data Scientists, Machine Learning Specialists and Engineers that build diagnostic and predictive models for various clinical conditions such as critical deterioration, sepsis, heart failure, etc. To facilitate our research, the MCIRCC Data Science Team has developed a critical care big data platform. The platform collects real time streaming data from Michigan Medicine units, including electronic health records, clinical waveforms collected by patient monitors, and medical images such as x-rays.


* Develop cutting edge machine learning algorithms to predict deterioration in a patient’s condition long before the deterioration is detectable

* Write grant proposals to obtain funding from federal, private and university sources.

* Identify data sets needed to develop analytics through consultation and collaboration with faculty, researchers, clinicians, and team members.

* Translate customer use case requirements into MCIRCC solution designs, demos, and project proposals

* Communicate clearly and consult with our multi-disciplinary team of scientists, developers, and clinicians.

* Be an expert on the latest machine learning techniques, methods, and research, and how each of these apply to our use cases

* Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results

* Write technical patent applications explaining our unique innovations to a diverse audience

* Write manuscripts to summarize research findings

* Mentor junior team members while providing insight on the projects they are developing

Required Qualifications*

* PhD Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or Data Analytics

* Data science related publication record

* 5+ years minimum demonstrated technical knowledge of commonly used data science Python packages including numpy, pandas, and scikit-learn.

* Proficiency using relevant tools (Python, R, MATLAB, MySQL)

* Willingness to learn and quickly adjust to new tools and systems

* Capable of converting ambiguous problem statements into concrete project requirements

* Passion for data-driven results and customer initiatives

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues and stakeholders.

* Ability to understand and explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

* Confident teaching and coaching abilities

Desired Qualifications*

* Model design and development (25%)

* Innovative research idea generation (20%)

* Grant writing (20%)

* Mentoring (20%)

* Writing manuscripts to summarize work (15%)

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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