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

Posted in Other 21 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

General Summary/Overview Statement


The full-time post-doctoral Research Fellow position is supported by research grants funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). The successful candidate will conduct research within the field of biomedical informatics using longitudinal electronic health records. They will participate in designing, developing, and evaluating innovative methods to conduct data mining and analytics, using comprehensive clinical knowledge bases and advanced natural language processing and machine learning techniques, to improve clinical decision making, patient safety and quality of care.


The study will be conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Mass General Brigham (MGB). This study provides 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.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities



For all positions that include direct patient care, indicate with an "X" the age(s) of all patient populations served



No Direct Patient Care



X



All age groups


Adolescence (13 to 17 years)


Neonates (birth to 1 month)


Young Adult (18 to 25 years)


Infant (1 month to1year)


Adult (26 to 54 years)


Early Childhood (12 months to 5 years)


Senior Adult (55 to 64 years)


Late Childhood (6 to 12 years)


Geriatric (65 years and up)


The exact roles and responsibilities will vary by project and may include the following:


  • Participate in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the proposed system and methods.

  • Lead/participate in the design and development of novel informatics methods and applications.

  • Participate in data analysis and system evaluation.

  • Lead/participate in manuscript preparation and writing.






Qualifications

Qualifications





  • PhD degree in biomedical informatics, computer science, information science, computational linguistics, statistics, 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 medical terminologies/ontologies, 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.

Application materials:

  • Cover letter

  • CV

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

  • Sample publication with clearly stated individual contributions


Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required



  • Programming skills in computer programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, or C).

  • Experience in machine learning and statistical methods.

  • Strong interpersonal skills required for working with clinicians, research leadership and study staff.

  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect.

  • Regard for patient privacy essential.



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.



  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.



  • Strong work ethic, industrious.

  • Ability to accept and adjust to feedback from supervisors.

  • Ability to complete work and to meet deadlines.




Working Conditions



Professional office setting, mostly at MGB Assembly Row with occasional travel to BWH.



Supervisory Responsibility



None.



Fiscal Responsibility


None.




Approval




Name: _____________________ Title: ________________________ Date: ____________


Department Manager


Name: _____________________ Title: ________________________ Date: ____________


Other, As Appropriate


The above is intended to describe the general conditions and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills required of personnel so classified.


Job Title: Research Fellow Date: 04/06/2023


Department/ Unit/ Section: Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care Job Code:


BR#: 0332


Please check the appropriate physical requirements of the position in the course of a shift.



GENERAL ACTIVITY



AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT



75% or more 50% to 75% 25% to 50% Less than 25% None


STAND/WALK • • X • •


SIT • X • • •


DRIVE • • • • X


MOTION



Bending Squatting Crawling Climbing Reaching


NEVER • X X X •


OCCASIONALLY X • • • X


FREQUENTLY • • • • •


CONTINUOUSLY • • • • •


Lifting Carrying Pushing Pulling


NEVER • • • •


OCCASIONALLY X x X X


FREQUENTLY • • • •


CONTINUOUSLY • • • •


GROSS FUNCTION PRECISE FUNCTION



USE OF HANDS (Grip/Grasp) (Fine Manipulation)



RIGHT HAND • X


LEFT HAND • X


USE OF FEET



RIGHT FOOT • •


LEFT FOOT • •


HEARING X YESNO



SENSE OF SMELL REQUIRED •YES X NO



ABILITY TO DISTINGUISH X YESNO



OCCUPATIONALLY EXPOSED TO BODY FLUID:YES X NO



Please check the degree of work you feel this position requires overall to perform the essential functions:


None



Sedentary Work: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools.


Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.


X Light Work: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it involves sitting most of the times with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls, or when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree.


Medium Work: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.


Heavy Work: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.


Very Heavy Work: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 50 lbs. or more.


Please list any other physical requirements.



OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



1 Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners.


2 Follows safe practices required for the position.


3 Complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures.


4 Fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate.


5 Brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.


The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills of personnel so



EEO Statement

BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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