Postdoctoral Researcher in Health Informatics

The Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine is inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in Health Informatics. This position is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and Weill Cornell Medicine. 

The research program at Weill Cornell Medicine has strong expertise and track records in health informatics, data science, and clinical decision support. We are actively building our research portfolio on using large datasets, including administrative healthcare claims data and electronic health records to develop and implement data-driven clinical decision support.  

The postdoctoral researcher will work alongside a team of health informaticians, computer scientists, statisticians, and clinicians in a 5-year NIH R01 study to develop and implement a clinical decision support tool for the emergency department. The role will provide close mentorship to help develop the postdoctoral researcher's independent research career in health informatics, data science, and medicine. 

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for conducting research and development in areas including but not limited to:  

  1. Machine learning  
  2. Clinical decision support 
  3. Software development 
  4. Emergency medicine 

Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent degree in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Health Information Technology, Data Science, or a related field. A record of significant research accomplishments demonstrated through work experience and publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and conferences in related fields is also required. Applicants must possess strong working experience with electronic health records and insurance claims data, and have a working knowledge of programming with Python, R, and Javascript. Finally, the successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Salary established below per annum commensurate with qualifications experience:

Interested applicants should submit a C.V. and a letter of interest highlighting their research interests and career goals to Yiye Zhang, Ph.D. (, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences and Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. 

 Weill Cornell Medicine and the Department of Population Health Sciences are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. We ensure all employment activities are conducted in a fair and equal fashion, without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, status as a domestic violence victim, individual with a disability, citizenship, protected veteran, or other characteristics as protected by law.


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