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The Tufts University School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Health Informatics and Analytics Program invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical and Health Informatics. Special areas of research interest are the health informatics education research, learning health systems, clinical research informatics, interoperability and standards, and population health science.

The Fellowship provides opportunities to work with Tufts University faculty members, as well as faculty members whose primary affiliation is with Tufts Medical Center, on a variety of applied projects related to biomedical and health information/data science in the fields of population health, public health, and medicine.

This position also requires formal teaching of 1-2 asynchronous online courses in our new Health Informatics and Analytics program (MS and Certificate). Therefore, we particularly welcome applicants with a desire to evolve their teaching skills.

This is a two-year appointment beginning January 7, 2018.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a PhD (in health informatics or closely related field), DrPH, MD, DVM, DDS, or similar degree
  • Coursework in statistics, epidemiology, and/or data science
  • Strong background in computational approaches to scientific problems in biomedical and health informatics
  • Experience and ability to formulate research hypotheses and independently conduct hypothesis-driven research in the health data sciences
  • Teaching experience in degree programs at the graduate level; online teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with statistical software and programming packages/languages (e.g., SAS, STATA, R, Python) to manage and analyze quantitative data
  • Strong record of productivity, motivation, and adaptability
  • Ability to work collaboratively with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, understand and follow policies and procedures, and accommodate change
  • Ability to take responsibility for assignments, work independently, and as part of a team
  • Commitment to ethical conduct in patient-related research

Trainees must be citizens or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a list of three recommenders (name and contact information), and a brief statement describing their background and research training. These materials should be submitted to Dr. Olaf Dammann at: olaf.dammann@tufts.edu by November 15, 2018.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at

Johny.Laine@tufts.edu.  Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.