Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education – Senior Fellow (NN22670)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Title : Senior Fellow

Search Number : NN22670

Position Details

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education provides training, research, and service in education and informatics across the breadth of health sciences and health care. Faculty interests and activities include physician performance assessment, evidence-based medicine, physician/patient communication skills, systems for clinical decision support, case-based instruction, knowledge representation, retrieval and analysis, health professions diversity, public health informatics, health workforce projections, teaching and program evaluation and competencies for primary care.

The Luo Lab in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education has a postdoc position opening in machine learning, (Senior Fellow, Job Code 0445). The postdoctoral fellow will work on automatic machine learning model selection and automatically explaining machine learning classification/prediction results.

The Luo lab is located in UW Medicine’s South Lake Union campus near the city center of Seattle. The University of Washington, and the Seattle area in general offer an excellent community and programs in computer science, medical informatics, and related fields.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in machine learning from computer science or related areas, be proficient in Java programming, and be familiar with Weka source code. Experience with Spark/Hadoop is desired.

The initial appointment is for one year with the expectation of extension given satisfactory performance. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Fellow positions in the School of Medicine at the UW are considered full-time employment and potentially renewable for a maximum of six years based on academic performance/progress and availability of funding. Applicants must be appointed within 6 years of receipt of terminal degree for Ph.D. and ten years for MD.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create a welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a CV (listing programming skills, publications, and a list of 3 research references) and statement of research interests directly to Dr. Gang Luo ( in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, School of Medicine.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.