Research Associate

The Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City is recruiting a doctoral level research associate to work closely with faculty in a team science environment to lead advanced analyses of electronic health records, administrative claims and other large secondary data sources; lead and collaborate on manuscripts and presentations reporting study results; and support data acquisition and management activities. The research associate will work under the supervision of Dr. Rainu Kaushal, Department Chair and Nanette Laitman Distinguished Professor. In addition, there are multiple outstanding faculty, postdoctoral and research staff collaborators in the department and across the institution.

The candidate will conduct population health research and provide technical expertise for preparing research datasets from PCORnet, which includes eight networks funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORI). The candidate will be a member of the PCORnet INSIGHT Clinical Research Network, which contains clinical data on 19 million unique patients drawn from electronic health records across 5 New York City health systems and Houston Methodist Hospital. The candidate will also participate in RECOVER, a NIH-funded national initiative to advance scientific knowledge of post-acute sequalae of SARS-CoV-2 that leverages national PCORnet data.

The ideal candidate will be a quantitative researcher with experience analyzing large, electronic health records and health insurance claims-based analytic files. The Department has significant data resources, including nationally representative Medicare, Medicaid and insurance claims data in addition to PCORnet data, and a state-of-the-art computing environment.

• PhD in health services research, data science, health informatics or an MD/MPH
• Experience conducting research using EHR, clinical, and claims data.
• Strong understanding of healthcare data and data sources.
• Strong programming skills in SAS, SQL, Python, R and/or Stata.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team of faculty, staff, and data engineers.
• Interest in solving complex healthcare and population-based problems and health services research embedded into healthcare delivery systems.
• Strong communication skills to present research findings to funders (NIH, PCORI, etc) as well as national research committee.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status or genetic information.

Salary established below per annum commensurate with qualifications experience:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting their research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 professional references to: Awista Hamid at

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