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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in AI in Healthcare (Semantic Web)

 A postdoctoral position is available at the NICHE Research Group, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) for conducting research in the field of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. In broad terms, the research program will cover research in AI methods, particularly state-of-the-art Semantic Web (knowledge graphs, reasoning) and machine learning (inclusive of deep learning) methods, to investigate a range of health-related questions, including outcome predictions, survival analysis, health system optimization, patient phenotyping, precision medicine, and clinical decision support. The research program offers excellent opportunities for pursuing innovative and practical interdisciplinary research at the cross-section of AI and health informatics/digital health. This is a collaborative research program that includes researchers and practitioners from multiple medical specialties.


Applicants are required to hold a recently completed PhD degree in Computer Science, with particular focus on Semantic Web. The applicant needs to demonstrate expertise to conduct both theoretical and applied research in the development and application of state-of-the-art data- and knowledge-driven solutions to a range of health-related problems. In addition, the candidate will be required to take part in application development activities (as the solution will be implemented as a system) and is required to demonstrate both interest and experience in application development using Java technologies.


Interested candidates are requested to send an application by e-mail to Dr. Raza Abidi ( The application should consist of a curriculum vitae, letter of intent describing research interests and future research plans, and contact information for 2 referees (they will be contacted after the applicant has been interviewed). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position initially will be for one-year with the possibility for renewal. The position is available from Feb 15 2022, although start time is somewhat flexible. The application process is now open and will conclude with the hiring of the postdoc.


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