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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000788

Field(s) of Specialization Phenotyping

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department DBM Biomedical Informatics

Division Biomedical Informatics

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Columbia University is accelerating clinical knowledge through large-scale observational research. With a deep departmental history in phenotyping research, DBMI is embarking on tackling the issues of phenotyping holistically in order to make substantial impact in improving our ability to discover new insights and generate real world evidence from data in electronic health records. We have an immediate opening for a talented and self-motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist who has a strong computational background and solid programming skills with a passion for advancing large scale observational research.

Current available position is grant-funded.

Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics is internationally recognized as one of the best programs of its kind. Our mission is to improve health for society by focusing on discovery and impact: we develop new informatics methods, enrich the biomedical knowledge base, and enhance the health of the population.

Minimum Degree Required

PhD or MD in education

Minimum Qualifications

Training in computer science, data science, epidemiology, statistics, or a relevant field for developing computational phenotypes.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information


•Collaborate with other research members in the department to develop new phenotypes

•Contribute and implement methods for computational phenotyping leveraging existing and new work

•Develop a pipeline for large-scale phenotype creation

•Develop open-source code to be contributed

•Great communication skills and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Experience with Agile development a plus.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the faculty members leading the project. He/she will work closely with the project’s team, including members of other labs within the department. Candidate must have excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and ability to work under deadlines. The position requires exceptional programming skills, oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and experience and comfort working independently. We are seeking individuals with a passion for advancing large scale observational research.

RAPS posting date 06/07/2019

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • List of References

    Optional Documents