Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
Job Location
622 W 168 Street, PH-20
New York, NY 10032
$50,000 - $60,000
Job Description


Duties and Responsibilities: This opening is enabled by an NIH funded research project ( for developing a biomedical data translator.  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. 



Position Qualifications: Suitable postdoctoral applicants should

  1. hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, 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. have prior experience with data mining and large-scale data analytics
  4. have had at least two peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals or premiere conferences;
  5. have basic computer programming skills
  6. have excellent written and oral English communication skills, especially for foreign applicants
  7. be able to visit NYC for interviews without requiring visa applications
How to Apply

Application Information:

*Letter of intent and CV: All applicants must submit a brief research statement, along with their CV and references to 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 relative priority you place on each of these as you envision your future career. The statement should describe career goals and career development plans for the postdoctoral training, including a) the skills, knowledge or certifications the applicant seeks to obtain; b) expected effects on career goals. 

About Our Organization

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.

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