Post date: 03/20/2019

Company Information: Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

Preferred Start Date: 05/01/2019 or later this year

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Duties and Responsibilities: This opening is enabled by several NIH funded research projects.  The ideal applicant is expected to work closely with a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team including experts in clinical phenotyping, system biology, bioinformatics, translational informatics, and clinical informatics to (1) conduct innovative and reproducible research using electronic health records and public phenotype knowledge resources guided by the specific aims in the funded project and (2) disseminate results through quality publications and open-source algorithms and softwares. 

Position Qualifications: Suitable postdoctoral applicants should
1.    hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Engineering, Biomedical or Electronic Engineering, Data Science, Biostatistics, Biomedical or Health Informatics, Information Science, or other quantitatively oriented population health fields; or an M.D. with a strong computational background;
2.    be experienced with modern statistical analysis, data mining and machine learning methods
3.    be proficient with computer programming in popular languages such as Python or Java
4.    have had at least two peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals or premiere conferences;
5.    have excellent written and oral English communication skills, especially for foreign applicants

Benefits: http://postdocs.columbia.edu/compensation.html

Application Information:
*Letter of intent and CV: All applicants must submit a brief research statement, along with their CV and references to chunhua@columbia.edu with the subject line as “Postdoc Application.”

**Statement of objectives and goals:
Applicants should describe why they are interested in this opening. Please address interests and goals, related to (i) research and (ii) education, as well as (iii) career goals and career development plans.

About DBMI
Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics is recognized as one of the best and oldest programs of its kind in the world. Our large training program and diverse research fields consistently attract superb candidates for advanced degrees. Our big-picture goal is to improve health for society. At DBMI, we focus intently on discovery and impact: we develop new informatics methods, enrich the biomedical knowledge base, and enhance the health of the population. In addition to our research interests, DBMI is also dedicated to serving the healthcare community, both locally and beyond. We provide more than $2 million in information technology services annually to New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The computing infrastructure we have developed serves as a living laboratory to explore and validate cutting-edge informatics research.


Post date: 03/22/2019


Company Information: Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

Preferred Start Date: 05/01/2019 or later this year

Position Title: Program Analyst   


Duties and Responsibilities: This opening is sponsored by a couple of NIH funded research projects for curating large-scale electronic health records data and sequencing data.  The ideal applicant is expected to serve as the data architect for our rich clinical and genomic datasets and help clinicians and investigators to use these data for clinical research recruitment, outcome analysis, and disease knowledge discovery.

Position Qualifications: Suitable postdoctoral applicants
1.    Strong computational background is expected. Should hold a BS or MS in Computer Science or Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Data Science, Biostatistics, Informatics, or Information Science; or an M.D. with a strong computational or data science background;
2.    Should be proficient in common programming languages such as Java, Python, R, etc.
3.    Should be familiar with full stack development including frontend user interfaces and backend database management systems.
4.    Should have an excellent ability to collaborate and be able to work with interdisciplinary teams and support many projects simultaneously.

Salary Range: commensurate with experience 

Benefits: https://humanresources.columbia.edu/benefits

Application Information:
*Letter of intent and CV: All applicants must submit a brief research statement, along with their CV and references to chunhua@columbia.edu with the subject line as “Programs Analyst Application.”

**Statement of objectives and goals:
Applicants should describe why they are interested in this opening. Please address interests and goals, related to (i) research and (ii) education, as well as (iii) career goals and career development plans.

About DBMI
Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics is recognized as one of the best and oldest programs of its kind in the world. Our large training program and diverse research fields consistently attract superb candidates for advanced degrees. Our big-picture goal is to improve health for society. At DBMI, we focus intently on discovery and impact: we develop new informatics methods, enrich the biomedical knowledge base, and enhance the health of the population. In addition to our research interests, DBMI is also dedicated to serving the healthcare community, both locally and beyond. We provide more than $2 million in information technology services annually to New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The computing infrastructure we have developed serves as a living laboratory to explore and validate cutting-edge informatics research.