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NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available at University of Michigan Schools of Medicine and Public Health. This position involves developing and applying statistical and computational methods for assessing outcomes and digital health data related to hematopoietic cell transplantation. Hematopoietic cell transplantation is an important therapeutic option for a number of malignant and non-malignant conditions. However, both the patient and his/her caregiver (e.g., spouse, sibling, parent, child, grandparent) experience significant complications after the transplant is completed. Although we have an in-depth understanding of one of the major complications of hematopoietic cell transplantation, referred to as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), we are often unable to accurately predict an individual patient’s risk for GVHD. Furthermore, very little is currently known how patient outcomes are associated with caregiver characteristics and outcomes.
Our research group, comprised of physicians, nurses, and statisticians, is focused on better understanding the biological, social, physiological, and mental contributors of transplant outcomes in both patients and their caregivers. Projects will include the application of machine learning methods to longitudinal continuous physiological data (e.g., sleep, steps, heart rate) obtained from wearable sensors in both patients and caregivers. The project will also require application of traditional statistical methods (e.g., descriptive statistics, regression, competing risks) that inform health care/decisions.
PhD or MD
Working knowledge of traditional regression modeling methods as well as contemporary machine learning methods.
Research experience in statistics, epidemiology, data science, computer science, computational biology or related health field.
Experience in research of cancer, blood diseases, and hematopoietic cell transplantation.
Experience in health care related projects.
Experience in informatics and computer programming
Ability to communicate complex analytic methods to a collaborative group of researchers.
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