Informatics Institute

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Job Description


Mentor:�Dr. Tiago Colicchio, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Informatics

Department: Informatics Institute (Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, October 2023)

About the position

Position open for Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Dr. Tiago Colicchio in the Informatics Institute (Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science).

Dr. Colicchio�s research focuses on the construction of patient-specific knowledge bases derived from data in patients� electronic health records (EHRs), and evaluating the use of these knowledge bases for improving EHR design and accuracy of clinical decision support (CDS) alerts to mitigate alert fatigue.

We are recruiting a self-motivated postdoctoral fellow with strong clinical informatics skills. An ideal candidate for this position will possess a background in electronic health records, clinical decision support systems, emerging CDS standards and data models (HL7 FHIR, CDS Hooks, CQL, OMOP) or ontologies and clinical vocabularies. As a postdoctoral fellow, the candidate will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to develop or improve algorithms for preprocessing patients� health records within and outside the institution and will lead data collection and analysis for usability and other formal evaluations of clinical informatics systems. Candidates should have high quality research experience in at least one of these research areas as evidenced by first-author publication(s) in premier peer-reviewed informatics journals.

Salary Range: Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates, please contact Dr. Tiago Colicchio by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your CV in the email.

About our Postdoc Office

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The Office of Postdoctoral Education strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university�s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

About the University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has � for more than five decades � produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

Spanning more than 100 city blocks,�UAB is the state of Alabama�s largest�single�employer with nearly 28,000 employees and has an annual,�state-wide�economic impact of $12.1 billion.�U.S. News & World Report�s 2022 �America�s Best Graduate Schools� ranks 16 UAB graduate programs among the nation�s top 25�and eight UAB specialties were ranked among the nation�s top 50 in the magazine�s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals report.�UAB research grants and awards are at a record high, totaling $715 million in FY22 � a 50% increase over the past five years. UAB ranks 33rd among all universities in federal research funding and 17th among public universities. UAB's NIH funding continues to grow among peer institutions in the Southeast and beyond, with the university ranking 25th among all universities in NIH funding and 11th among public universities.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the�UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion opens a new website, call (205) 934-8762, or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

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