Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

The full-time post-doctoral Research Fellow position is supported by research grants funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and NIH. The successful candidate will conduct research within the field of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning using a large amount of electronic health records. The Research Fellow will participate in designing innovative methods to conduct text and data mining using comprehensive clinical knowledge bases and advanced machine learning tools.

These studies provide an excellent opportunity for the Research Fellow to work within a multidisciplinary research team to explore advanced areas in health information technology. The Research Fellow will both contribute to ongoing research projects and propose research projects that will be suitable for external funding.

The Research Fellow will be encouraged to prepare and submit a career development award proposal, as well as other research proposals as appropriate, and to lead publications.

The fellowship includes an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School, as well as a hospital appointment at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Teaching opportunities are also available.



  • PhD degree in biomedical informatics, computer science, information science, computational linguistics, data mining, or a closely related field; or an MD/PharmD with demonstrated strength in Biomedical Informatics research.

  • Experience in biomedical informatics research; ability to plan and carry out research experiments and projects.

  • Candidates with experience in the areas of natural language processing, computational linguistics, and machine learning are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Programming experience in computer programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C#, etc).

  • Familiar with machine learning and statistical informatics methods.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.

  • Highly motivated, ability to identify potential problems and develop solutions.

  • Works independently and participates productively as a team player.

Application materials:

  • Cover letter

  • CV

  • Three letters of reference preferred, or contact info of references

  • Sample publication with clearly stated individual contributions

Please send application materials to Li Zhou,

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.