Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Biomedicine in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Statistics, or other relevant quantitative field.
• Ability to use and advance machine learning / deep learning methods
• Knowledge of relevant statistical methodologies
• Strong programming skills, including knowledge of version control (git)
• Ability to prototype analyses and algorithms in a high level language (R, python)
• Experience with UNIX/LINUX and high-performance computing (HPC) environments
• Ability to interact with RESTful APIs and SQL databases
• Knowledge of biomedical data types - molecular or clinical health data.
Strong research skills, work ethic, and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently, but a willingness to collaborate in a highly inter-disciplinary environment. Candidate is expected to have a strong publication record in major machine learning conferences or journals.
Primarily sitting at a desk and moving through offices.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Little travel load. No extraordinary requirements.
The Postdoctoral Fellow responsibilities will include:
• Evaluation and application of machine learning methods to identify biomarkers of disease and disease subtypes
• Construction of predictive models of disease for subtyping and/or progression to advance Precision Medicine sciences
• Deployment of deep learning models to other data domains, such as Genotype-to-Phenotype (G2P) resources, to help elucidate disease model underpinnings
• Advancement of a computational framework for integrating relevant analytical methods
• Publications in medical informatics or clinically oriented journals; presentations at relevant conferences
We seek a driven and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Computational Biomedicine group within Genome Sciences and Technologies (GST) unit of Pfizer's Worldwide R&;D (WRD) division in Cambridge, MA. The successful candidate will pursue research on applying deep learning and machine learning methodologies to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and complementary Genotype-to-Phenotype (G2P) resources, to better understand profiles of disease progression and underlying disease pathobiology.
We are looking for an enthusiastic computational scientist with expertise in machine learning and data mining, who is eager to learn and apply these methods in the context of biomedical research. Research will involve techniques such as unsupervised learning, causal inference, deep learning, time-series modeling, and probabilistic inference to address questions related to disease progression, including understanding of disease onset, characteristics of disease stages, rate of progression, and progression trajectories.
This position offers an opportunity to execute cutting-edge computational research within one of the world's leading developers of human therapeutics, at the Pfizer Biomedical Institute based in the Cambridge Innovation Hub.
The Postdoctoral Fellow position will be appointed for an initial period of two years, with an option for two annual extensions, based on research needs and progress.A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.
All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.