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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Please send an email to Prof. Mower Provost at if you are interested in applying. Please include your CV.

Job Summary

The Computational Human Analysis and Integration (CHAI) Lab at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Prechter Bipolar Research Program at the Department of Psychiatry are offering a post-doctoral training opportunity focused on human-centered computing (HCC). HCC is the science of decoding human behavior. The candidate will have the opportunity to analyze spoken data from individuals with bipolar disorder, collected over the period of six months to a year. Our goal is to predict mood states from natural speech.


Significant opportunities exist in machine learning, speech processing, user personalization, and health-centered computing. We are currently processing our massive ecologically valid set of speech data from individuals with bipolar disorder to uncover the acoustic characteristics of speech that will allow us to intuit mood state (manic, depressed, euthymic) and mood state change. The candidate will interact with an established team including experts in affective processing (Emily Mower Provost) and psychiatry (Melvin McInnis).

Required Qualifications*

We are seeking postdoctoral candidates with experience in machine learning, speech processing, and human-centered computing. Strong knowledge in programming languages and database management are required.

Work Schedule

M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Work Locations

Bob and Betty Beyster Buiilding, Computer Science and Engineering
Rachel Upjohn Building, East Ann Arbor Medical Campus

Background Screening

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Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.