Postdoctoral Research Scientist of Biomedical Informatics
Columbia University New York Department of Biomedical Informatics
United States

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Job Requisition Number 0000658
Field(s) of Specialization  
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department DBM Biomedical Informatics
Location Medical Center
Summary Description

A Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is immediately available in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Columbia University Medical Center. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will work with Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti on phenotype algorithm development for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).

Responsibilities: Leading the development and validation efforts of an algorithm which identifies patients with NAFLD using information extracted from structured (diagnoses, lab measurements, medication usage, etc.) and unstructured (clinical notes from imaging and histology reports) data elements in electronic health records (EHRs) from Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)/NY Presbyterian.

Minimum Degree Required

PhD (completed or near completion) in biomedical informatics, molecular biology, human genetics, computational biology, or a related field.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will be required to regularly (weekly and monthly meetings) present progress on the algorithm to internal and external collaborators.
The candidate must be comfortable working closely with clinical experts, external industry-level collaborators, collaborators from various academic institutions, and other staff involved in the project.

The position also involves administrative components (scheduling and regularly attending meeting, transcribing meeting notes).

Preferred Qualifications  
Additional Information

- Established track record of publishing in peer-reviewed research journals
- Experience with computational, statistical and/or mathematical models
- Medical knowledge, particularly in liver disease, is a plus
- Outstanding communication and presentation skills with fluency in spoken and written English
- Database SQL experience
- Experience with Python
- Expertise in NLP approaches are a plus

RAPS posting date 05/07/2019
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EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
  4. List of References

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