Summary Description: The Data Mining Lab at Columbia University's Department of Biomedical Informatics seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Research Scientist interested in mining large clinical data sets such as electronic health records. The group applies algorithms drawn from biomedical informatics, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, and applied physics to the 4 million patient Columbia University Medical Center database to learn about physiology, drug side effects, drug repurposing, patient safety, and optimal care delivery. The candidate will be part of a team including MDs and PhDs in a diversity of fields working on problems ranging from data-driven phenotype definition to natural language processing including the development of new fundamental data-analysis techniques motivated by real problems in applied biomedical areas. (See "Discovering and applying knowledge in clinical databases" at http://people.dbmi.columbia.edu/~hripcsa/PhysicsEHR.html)
Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must have a doctoral degree in biomedical informatics, or a related field. The candidate should: (i) have worked with clinical data bases or clinically collected data, (ii) be able to program, and (iii) have a basic understanding of statistics and machine learning.
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