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Roux Post-Doctoral Education and Research Fellowship

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Portland, ME Campus
Categories: Regional Campuses

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

We are seeking one post-doctoral education/research fellow for the Northeastern Roux Institute. This unique dual fellowship will train the Fellow in evidence-based teaching practices and research principles in real world evidence generation to support regulatory science.


Education: The primary education responsibilities include learning how to develop and teach experiential graduate courses through active participation in Northeastern Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) programming, teaching two biotechnology classes, and leading 2 laboratories over the course of the year. Fellows are mentored by Roux and NU Biotechnology faculty.

The Fellow is responsible for contributing to the development of course materials and developing assessment materials, holding office hours, grading, and managing class projects.

Research: The research team focuses on developing methods and applying them in observational data from large-scale federated datasets (e.g. electronic health records and administrative claims data), with specific applications to data quality and establishing validity of real-world evidence. The Fellow will work on projects that directly improve our ability to use real world data to characterize patient populations, construct population level estimates relating exposures to health outcomes, and to enhance clinical decision making through improved patient-level predictions. The Fellow will use state-of-the-art statistical software and methods to combine and analyze large-scale federated health data from diverse sources while preserving privacy. This Fellow will have opportunities to collaborate on group projects and in “Study-A-Thons” with the greater OHDSI and Northeastern University community. There will be opportunities to mentor junior team members and provide educational support across the OHDSI Center. The Fellow will be responsible for leading at least one OHDSI research project to culminate in a peer-reviewed publication, OHDSI community meeting presentation or other conference proceedings. The Fellow will also be responsible for contributing to the development of Northeastern University’s micro-credentials for OHDSI skill development.

The project leadership includes Aileen Huang-Saad, Director of Life Sciences and Engineering Programs, and Kristin Kostka, Director of the OHDSI Center. The Fellow will be located at the Roux Institute, Portland, Maine.


Required: PhD degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution, related to biology and informatics. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently and desire to teach and pursue research in higher education.

Desired: Demonstrated experience with college level instruction evidenced by evaluations or references; strong oral and written communication skills; strong statistical and computational background; experience processing and analyzing large datasets related to healthcare and life sciences.

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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