Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 21, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Observational Health Data Science and Informatics (OHDSI) Center housed within the Roux Institute at Northeastern University (NU) is a new administrative hub of the largest observational health research community in the world. The OHDSI Center @ Roux works to advance OHDSI's research mission of improving health by empowering a community that collaboratively generates evidence that promotes better health decisions and better care. As part of a multi-institution team, the OHDSI Center is participating in a project to provide support to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Biologics Effectiveness and Safety (BEST) program. The mission of the BEST program is to conduct safety and effectiveness surveillance of biologic products, such as vaccines, tissues, and advanced therapeutics.

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to join our team focused on developing methods and applying them to observational data from large-scale federated datasets (e.g. electronic health records and administrative claims data), with specific applications to the safety of biologics. This research will directly improve our ability to use real world data to characterize patient populations, construct population level estimates relating exposures to health outcomes, and to enhance clinical decision making through improved patient-level predictions.

This fellow will have opportunities to collaborate on group projects and in “Study-A-Thons” with the greater OHDSI and Northeastern University community. There will are also opportunities to mentor junior team members and provide educational support across the Center. The ideal candidate will have a strong statistical and computational background, experience processing and analyzing large datasets, and outstanding communication skills.

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biostatistics, Data Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Computer Science, or related fields;

  • Research experience in observational health data theory/methods;

  • Demonstrated experience working with large observational health databases and/or medical claims data;

  • Advanced experience in statistical programming languages such as R or Python;

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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