University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor – Tenure Track CHOP

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track CHOP
Perelman School of Medicine – Psychiatry

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Jun 24, 2021
Deadline: Jun 24, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. Expertise is required in the specific area of natural language processing approaches to understanding the clinical phenotypes of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Applicants with experience using quantitative behavioral imaging methods such as infrared eye tracking, and tech-based interventions including virtual reality, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.

Teaching responsibilities may include training Penn/CHOP medical students, supervising postdoctoral fellows, and providing expertise for trainees who wish to apply a computational linguistics approach to understanding and addressing neuropsychiatric variation.

Clinical responsibilities may include collaborating with clinicians on research projects to ensure that lab-based research findings will inform clinical practice.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include conducting investigations of patterns of vocalization and language among young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their siblings, and use of infrared eye tracking technology to study visual attention patterns among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Responsibilities also may include developing and supervising a research and training program focused on using methods from computational linguistics to evaluate, monitor, and ultimately inform real-world interventions to improve everyday function for individuals with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions. Expertise in natural language processing and use of behavioral imaging methods such as infrared eye tracking is required, and experience utilizing computational linguistics approaches to analyze Big Data is preferred. Successful candidates will have experience in submitting and receiving extramural funding from federal sources, such as NIH, and running clinical trials.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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