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Graduate Research Assistant Position

Center for Translational AI Excellence and Application in Medicine (TEAM-AI)

 Graduate Research Assistant

Location: McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Role Overview:

We seek a dedicated and skilled Graduate Research Assistant to join the Center for Translational AI Excellence and Applications in Medicine (TEAM-AI) at McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics. This position is ideal for a student with a passion for clinical natural language processing, artificial intelligence, cancer informatics, and pharmacovigilance (dietary supplement outcome mining), looking to apply their skills in a real-world setting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the end-to-end natural language processing development and evaluation lifecycle, including assisting in the design and oversight of gold standard evaluation processes, implementing the OHNLP toolkit, and developing and evaluating rule-based and machine-learning NLP algorithms.
  • Data mining for clinical outcomes of drug and/or dietary supplements using diverse data sources, leveraging NLP and AI models.
  • Assist in clinical data retrieval tasks using SQL.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Python and SQL programming.
  • Have basic knowledge in natural language processing and data science.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cancer domain knowledge
  • Drug and dietary supplement knowledge
  • Familiarity with OMOP
  • Have prior clinical NLP or AI model development research experience.


Minimum commitment of one year.

Students interested in this position should submit a resume/CV, as well as a paragraph outlining unique qualifications and ability to contribute to this position to Dr. Liwei Wang via email [email protected]