Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Large Scale Computational Epidemiology Research

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7123088
Posted: February 6, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Center for Computational Biomedicine (CCB) at Harvard Medical School is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in biomedical data science or a related field, such as population genetics, biostatistics, or epidemiology. You will work with Robert Gentleman, Executive Director of the Center, to analyze large datasets, merging epidemiological, environmental exposure, social determinants, and genetic data. The goal of our efforts is to usher in a new age of precision medicine through combining demographic, environmental, and epidemiological data to enable the study of disease trajectories, comorbidities and environmental effects that modify risk. We will use AI/ML methods, multiple imputation and data integration on complex (e.g. NHANES) and very large health insurance data sets. Approaches will include Environment-wide Association Studies (EnWAS), statistical modeling and visualization.

• Proficiency with big data analytics including scripting languages such as R and python;
• Proficiency in the use of SQL databases;
• Familiarity with HPC clusters and distributed computing architectures

• An earned doctorate in a Biomedical Informatics-related field (epidemiology, statistics, computational biology, computer science, etc.)

Job Skills and Competencies
• Self-motivated and highly detail oriented
• Strong technical/systems design and development skills
• Strong problem solving, testing, and debugging skills
• Solid understanding of research data systems and database design
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• A solution focused attitude and ability to apply their skills to multiple projects at a time
• Interest in warehousing of large patient and cohort databases

Start Date
As soon as possible

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please email a single PDF document containing a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position, and a curriculum vitae. Please include the names and contact information of three references, who will be asked to supply letters or will be contacted by phone early in the application process. This is a one-year term appointment with options for renewal. The position is available now at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Address applications to:
Robert Gentleman
Executive Director CCB

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

Contact Information:

Jaclyn Mallard
[email protected]
Director of Administration and Education
United States