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Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Mental Health Services Research and Data Science

The Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine is inviting applications for 2-3 post-doctoral researcher positions in the area of mental health services research and data science. These positions will be funded by multiple sources including the NIH, the Veterans Health Administration, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Data science is transforming mental health services and outcomes research. The research program at Weill Cornell has strong expertise and track records in mental health services and outcomes research, development of cutting-edge machine learning and other health informatics approaches to conducting population-based mental health research, using large administrative healthcare claims databases, electronic health records, social media and mHealth data. The post-doc will join a vibrant team of health services researchers, computer scientists, informaticians, statisticians, psychologists and psychiatrists and will receive close mentorship for developing an independent research career as well as team science.

Specific areas of research and development interests for the position include, but not limited to:

(1) Mental health services and outcomes research
(2) Data mining and machine learning methods
(3) Study design and implementation using large administrative (claims) and EHR data
(4) Natural language processing
(5) Clinical decision support

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent in health economics/services research, biomedical informatics, computer science, health information technology, biostatistics, or a related field. Applicant will have a record of significant research accomplishments as evidenced by work experience and publications in top-tier journals and conferences in informatics, computer sciences, and mental health research. Strong working experience with electronic health records and insurance claims data, and programming with SAS/STATA, Python, R, or MATLAB is a plus. The successful candidate will also have a track record of working with an interdisciplinary team, and excellent oral and written communication skills. 

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 characteristic as protected by law.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting their research interests and career goals, and a curriculum vita to:

Jyotishman Pathak, Ph.D.
Frances & John L. Loeb Professor of Medical Informatics
Professor of Psychiatry
Chief, Division of Health Informatics
Department of Population Sciences
Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University
425 East 61st Street, Suite 300
New York, NY 10065

Population Health Sciences 402 E. 67th St. New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8078