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Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Portland, ME Campus
Categories: Enrollment Management

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:

The Roux Institute at Northeastern University has one opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to start between now and September 2022. The fellow will have an opportunity to conduct observational and administrative database research (e.g., analysis of existing datasets) on health outcomes for older adults with HIV or LGBT older adults, under the supervision of the PI. The fellow will devote most of their time to independent research aligned with the PI’s interests and across federated and local research models. Position offers exceptional opportunity for collaboration at the OHDSI center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas. This research will directly improve our ability to use real world data to characterize under-represented and marginalized patient populations, construct population level estimates relating exposures to health outcomes, and to enhance clinical decision making through improved patient-level predictions. The term of fellowship appointment will be for two years, contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH.
The main research areas specific to older people with HIV or in the LGBTQ+ communities are as follows:
• Measurement of comorbidities, care quality, health outcomes and healthcare utilization patterns
• Risk assessment of multimorbidity, healthcare and prescription access

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 are also opportunities to mentor junior team members and provide educational support across the Center.




The ideal candidate will have a strong statistical and computational background, experience processing and analyzing large datasets, and outstanding communication skills.
Applicants must have:
1) MD or Ph.D. or equivalent in medicine, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, public policy, computer science or other related field by the start date
2) Demonstrated experience working with large observational health databases and/or medical claims data;
3) Advanced experience in statistical programming languages such as SAS, R or Python;
4) Track-record in aging, HIV, or LGBT health research, evidenced by peer-reviewed original publications
5) Self-motivated and goal-driven individual who can work independently and as a team
6) Exceptional organization and multi-tasking skills
7) Superb oral and written communication skills



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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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