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Research Postdoctoral Fellow - computational behavior analysis

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 84197

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

We are seeking postdoctoral fellow applicants with interest and experience in computational approaches and machine learning for use in quantitative measurement of human behavior. This research is conducted at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), as a part of an NIH grant. The fellow will be part of a big multidisciplinary team that develops computer vision and machine learning tools to quantify children’s and adults’ behavior in the context of a social interaction/conversation. 
 
Computational behavior analysis is an emerging and exciting domain within psychiatric research, harnessing the power of computer vision, machine learning, and mathematical modeling to better capture and quantify all observable human behavior. Developments in this domain have the potential to rapidly advance our understanding of human behavior, thereby also facilitating an extremely fruitful and rewarding career path for young computational scientists. 
 
CAR provides a unique environment for talented postdoctoral fellows to study the human mind and behavior, with collaborations between engineers, computational scientists, hardware developers, psychologists and psychiatrists. We offer expertise in computational analysis of  human behavior, with specific expertise in developmental or psychiatric disorders. A key goal of the center is to develop tools to quantify human behavior and interactions from video and audio recordings, using state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning techniques.  
 
The fellow will be responsible for: • Developing computer vision techniques (e.g., face analysis, body movement analysis, gesture analysis) • Validating developed tools using in-house clinical data, as well as publicly available datasets • Performing pattern recognition on collected data (i.e., classification, regression, clustering, feature learning) 
 
The ideal applicant will have prior experience in statistical and quantitative methods, as well as an appetite to learn.  


 Desired • Ability to make a 2 year commitment • Publications in top computer vision and machine learning conferences and journals • Research experience in quantifying human behavior (e.g., affective computing) 

 

 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
  2. Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
  3. Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
  4. Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
  5. Supervise junior lab members
  6. Assist with other research projects

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

• Developing computer vision techniques (e.g., face analysis, body movement analysis, gesture analysis)

• Validating developed tools using in-house clinical data, as well as publicly available datasets

• Performing pattern recognition on collected data (i.e., classification, regression, clustering, feature learning) 
 
The ideal applicant will have prior experience in statistical and quantitative methods, as well as an appetite to learn.  
 

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

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