Postdoctoral Fellow

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available in Dr. Yifan Peng’s laboratory in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine, starting Fall 2024. Our laboratory is primarily interested in developing and applying computational approaches to biomedical text data and medical images. Our research has focused on biomedical text mining (e.g., information extraction, text summarization), medical image analysis (e.g., chest x-rays, fundus photographs), and their combination (e.g., radiology report generation, VQA).

Applicants must have trained with a strong emphasis on text mining or medical image analysis. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in big data/modeling and those with a keen interest in healthcare or life sciences. The position is open to graduating Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. students in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Health informatics, or a related discipline. Current postdoctoral fellows with less than three years of postdoctoral experience are also welcomed.
Appointments are initially for two years. The positions can be extended for one or two additional years at the end of the first year based on performance.

Salary established below per annum commensurate with qualifications experience:

To Apply
Please submit a CV and a one-page research statement to Dr. Yifan Peng at Shortlisted candidates will have an online interview.

Yifan Peng, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Sciences Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine. His main research interests include BioNLP and medical image analysis. He has published in major AI and healthcare informatics venues, including ACL, CVPR, MICCAI, and ICHI, as well as medical venues, including Nature Communications, Nucleic Acids Research, npj Digital Medicine, JAMIA, JBI, ACL, CVPR, and MICCAI. He is also a section editor for PLoS Digital Health, a guest editor for JAMIA, and an editorial member for JBI. He serves as a reviewer for major journals/conferences, including Nature Medicine, Nature Communications, PAMI, and ACL. His research has been funded by federal agencies, including NIH and NSF and industries such as Amazon and Google. He received the AMIA New Investigator Award in 2023.

Cornell University's Weill Cornell Medicine is located in Manhattan, New York, immediately adjacent to the Sloan Kettering Institute and Rockefeller University, and as such offers the exposure to a dynamic and vibrant scientific environment that provides unique and unparalleled research training opportunities, including seminars given by scientific leaders from throughout the world, exposure to diverse research programs, highly sophisticated core facilities, grant writing workshops, career exploration events, and professional development workshops. Weill Cornell Medicine provides subsidized housing for eligible Postdocs.

Weill Cornell Medicine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.

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