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Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time
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Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow

About the Opportunity

The Roux Institute at Northeastern University has one opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow beginning on or about September 1, 2022. The fellow will have an opportunity to conduct observational and administrative database research (e.g., analysis of existing datasets) on health outcomes for older adults with HIV or LGBT older adults, under the supervision of the PI. The fellow will devote most of their time to independent research aligned with the PI's interests and across federated and local research models.

Position offers exceptional opportunity for collaboration at the OHDSI center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas. This research will directly improve our ability to use real world data to characterize under-represented and marginalized patient populations, construct population level estimates relating exposures to health outcomes, and to enhance clinical decision making through improved patient-level predictions. The term of fellowship appointment will be for two years, contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH.

The main research areas specific to older people with HIV or in the LGBTQ+ communities are as follows:
  • Measurement of comorbidities, care quality, health outcomes and healthcare utilization patterns
  • Risk assessment of multimorbidity, healthcare and prescription access


RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have:
  • MD or Ph.D. or equivalent in medicine, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, public policy, computerscience or other related field by the start date
  • Demonstrated experience working with large observational health databases and/or medical claims data;
  • Advanced experience in statistical programming languages such as SAS, R or Python;
  • Track-record in aging, HIV, or LGBT health research, evidenced by peer-reviewed original publications
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven individual who can work independently and as a team
  • Exceptional organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Superb oral and written communication skills


The following application materials are required:
  • Cover Letter which should include a statement on Diversity, equity, and inclusion that describes your demonstrated knowledge about and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and population science through research, teaching, or service/engagement. (1-2 pages).
  • Curriculum Vitae - which must include citizenship status on the first page
  • Statement of research interests - A 1-2 page statement describing current research interests and activity, and a potential research plan for the postdoctoral fellowship period. Applicants should describe their background or interest in aging/HIV/LGBTQ+ research, and propose a related research project that focuses on the health of the elderly LGBT or HIV populations. Alignment with NIH priority areas will be considered in the selection process.
  • Examples of written work
  • Recommendations - The names and contact information for three professional and research references

The Roux Institute is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and recognizes the strength that diversity in all its forms brings to the research endeavor. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and enthusiastically welcome applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Position Type

Research

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.


To apply, visit https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Portland-ME/Observational-Health-Data-Sciences-and-Informatics-Postdoctoral-Fellow_R105484 jeid-62680812dd15c248865e49c3eb50bc9c
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