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Research position open for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows

  • 1.  Research position open for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows

    Posted 9 days ago
    Edited by Adel Guitouni 9 days ago
    Area: Machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare
    Duration: six months (renewable for another year)
    Start date: Immediately
    Condition: Full or part-time
    Salary: $3,000 to $6,000/month for full time and depending on qualifications
    Location of work: Working remotely at the University of Victoria, Victoria (BC), Canada

    Job Description:
    The successful candidate will be part of a partnership research project to work on the modelling of healthcare resource management in response to a pandemic such as the COVID-19. Our goal is to model the capacity of the healthcare system in British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic based on different infection disease models.

    The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary national research team involved in the investigation of health supply chain across provincial health systems in response of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this research is to increase knowledge and capacity of health care supply chains to meet the emergent needs for quality care of COVID-19 patients and public health efforts to prevent future outbreaks.

    The successful candidate will lead research activities, develop deep learning and machine learning algorithm to improve the data analytics capability of health care supply chains. The initial appointment is for six months, starting as soon as possible. The renewal of the appointment for a full year will depend on mutual consent, satisfactory performance, and funding availability.

    Applicants must
    1. be a graduate student or hold a Ph.D. (a post-doctoral position will be considered for Ph.D. graduate if the Ph.D. degree is not older than three years by the application deadline) in a relevant field such as computer sciences, computer engineering, management sciences, data analytics or business intelligence.
    2. demonstrate merits and excellent scientific production in deep learning, machine learning or other artificial intelligence relevant fields,
    3. be proficient with tools such as Matlab, Simulink, Python, Jupyterlab, Pandas and similar data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence packages,
    4. have strong research skills relevant to supply chain modelling and data analytics,
    5. be proficient in English, both spoken and written, and
    6. have team working abilities.

    Application details:
    We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Interested individuals should submit an application package by e-mail to Dr. Adel Guitouni at The application package should include:
    • An application letter and motivation for the position. The application letter should include an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement. In this letter, applicants should identify their strengths and experiences with EDI in research.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a complete list of publications and research projects when appropriate,
    • Samples (max 3) of originally authored research publications and/or technical reports relevant to the position,
    • Names and contact information for three persons willing to act as references, and
    • Any other information relevant for the position, such as a description of software development experience, or previous industry experience.
    The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your application material as soon as possible, but no later than March 5, 2021.

    Adel Guitouni
    Associate Professor
    University of Victoria
    Victoria BC