Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Artificial Intelligence

at Atrium Health
Published September 14, 2023
Location Winston-Salem, NC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Description


The postdoctoral researcher will assist PI Oguz Akbilgic on artificial intelligence and statistics method developments as well as their applications in clinical decision-making problems. The major focus is the detection and prediction of cardiovascular disease, however, Akbilgic's Lab carries out informatics research in other domains too, such as neurodegenerative diseases, outcome research, and sickle cell disease. The candidate will be responsible for all steps of data analysis ranging from data extraction and curation, analysis to reporting. The reporting will include drafting documentations of analysis in the form of white paper, journal articles, and abstracts. Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to create code repositories/libraries with associated user's guides to enable reuse of the analysis by third parties.


  • PhD in mathematics, statistics, computer science, quantitative methods, biomedical informatics, or related fields.
  • MD candidates are welcome to apply acknowledging that this is a 100% data science position with no clinical duties/training and requires excellent computational skills.
  • Fluent writing and communication skills.
  • Advanced computing skills with Python programming for deep learning, machine learning, and signal processing.
  • Experience with survival analysis is a plus.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are already authorized to work in the U.S.


About Us

Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) is a U.S. News and World Report top 50 ranked medical school, integrated with a world-class health system, Atrium Health. WFUSM, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise, is a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery. WFUSM, has over $300M in annual, extramural funding that drives a cutting-edge Academic Learning Health System by integrating innovative research with excellent patient care across our enterprise.

Atrium Health is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. AHWFB is an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem - that includes Brenner Children's Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,700 physicians.

Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improving health, elevating hope, and advancing healing - for all.

It should be noted that while you are applying on the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Career Site, you will receive communications from the Atrium Health Recruitment Team. Please know that this is an expected process. Thanks in advance for your flexibility.

About the Team

Mission, Vision and Culture Commitments


To improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all.


To be the first and best choice for care.

Culture Commitments

We create a space where all Belong

We Work as One to make great things happen

We earn Trust in all we do

We Innovate to better the now and create the future

We drive for Excellence - always