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Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University in New York City, New York
Date Posted 03/03/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00002263
Field(s) of Specialization Machine learning, natural language processing, EHR data
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department DBM Biomedical Informatics
Division Biomedical Informatics
Location Medical Center
Summary Description

A Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Columbia University Medical Center. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will work with Dr. Sarah Rossetti to conduct research within the fields of (EHR) data integration, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), and clinical decision support (CDS) using a large amount of electronic health records data.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will participate in using innovative methods and advanced machine learning tools to conduct text and data mining for predictive pattern recognition of patients at risk of deterioration in the hospital to develop and implement a CDS alert using a SmartApp. Additionally, the Postdoctoral Research Scientist will work on evaluation of the CDS alert within our clinical trial.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will work within a multidisciplinary research team to explore and advance areas in health information technology. He/she will both contribute to ongoing research projects and propose research projects that will be suitable for external funding and will be encouraged to prepare and submit a career development award proposal, as well as other research proposals as appropriate, and to lead publications.

Minimum Degree Required

PhD or an MD/PharmD with demonstrated strength in Biomedical Informatics research.

Minimum Qualifications

Training in biomedical informatics, nursing informatics, computer science, information science, computational linguistics, data mining, or a closely related field;
Experience in biomedical informatics research; ability to plan and carry out research experiments and projects.

Experience in the areas of machine learning, natural language processing/
computational linguistics and data modeling are strongly encouraged to apply.

Programming experience in computer programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C#, etc).

Experience with statistical informatics methods.

Experience with SQL and data warehouses.

Experience with healthcare interoperability standards, such as FHIR.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Information

Analytical and problem solving skills, including a creative and self-motivated mindset.

Strong written and oral communication skills required.

Works independently and participates productively as a team player.

RAPS posting date 03/03/2021
Search Closing Date
Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please send application materials to Dr. Sarah Rossetti (sac2115@cumc.columbia.edu).

Proposed Start Date
EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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