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Postdoctoral in Health Informatics
Lakehead University

Date Posted Jun. 7, 2018
Title Postdoctoral in Health Informatics
University Lakehead University
Department Software Engineering
Application Deadline Jul. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Thunder Bay, ON
  • Post-Doc
  • Computer/Information Sciences

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to work in the area of Health Informatics. In this position, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a team of multi-disciplinary researchers to design, develop and deploy Semantic Web and data analysis algorithms on big clinical data sets, addressing semantic interoperability challenges posed by current healthcare information systems. This position will prepare the postdoctoral fellow for an independent career in informatics research.

Duties include:

  • Conduct innovative research and software development in heath informatics
  • Develops analytical and/or software solutions for research questions.
  • Publish in journals and conferences, and present at national and international venues
  • Collaborate with engineers, physicians, and scientists across many disciplines
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related engineering or science discipline
  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: Semantic Web, Big Data Analytics, Intelligent Information Systems, and Natural Language Processing.

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong journal publication record in any of the above-mentioned areas.
  • PhD conferred within 5 years prior to employment.
  • Experience with High Performance Computing Platforms
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Experience developing and deploying large scale software
  • Experience working in collaborative software teams

Position Information
This postdoctoral position is for one year contract, which may be renewed subject to funding. You will join a research team from the department of Software Engineering and the department of Computer Science, investigating semantic interoperability issues for healthcare big data, clinical pathways deployment, and big data analytics for disease management. There may be teaching opportunity of one course per term, if needed. Interested applicants are invited to submit a single PDF document containing a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by July 1st, 2018 to professor Rachid Benlamri at

  • Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

    We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334,

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Contact Information

  • Rachid Benlamri
    Software Engineering
    Lakehead University
    955 Oliver Rd
    Thunder Bay, ON P7B5E1


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