Assistant Professor at CUMC

Assistant Professor at CUMC

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) of Columbia University seeks an exceptional junior-level Assistant Professor in the CUMC track.

The position is open to a researcher interested in developing and applying nonlinear theory and achieving tangible benefits to healthcare and biology. Two particular foci are use of data assimilation in physiological modeling and use of information theory to process electronic health records.

DBMI is an interdisciplinary department, comprising 40 faculty members and 50 students and postdoctoral fellows. The Department has amassed a large, diverse research portfolio, breaking new ground in several areas of informatics research. Its mission is to improve the health of the population and to make biomedical discoveries using information and computational techniques. It runs a diverse portfolio of clinical applications for New York-Presbyterian Hospital including a 5-million-patient, 12,000-user electronic health record and a number of vendor products. The Department is known for its work on informatics to support clinical care and clinical research, medical language processing, and translational bioinformatics.

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of accomplishments and publications in research areas spanning the boundary between life sciences and the computational sciences. The candidate must have a doctorate in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Computational Biology, or a related computational or health field.

If you seek a challenging research career in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary department, please send a description of your research interests, a curriculum vitae, a set of no more than 5 relevant publications.  Also, the names of at least three references to Soumitra Sengupta, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Biomedical Informatics, PH20, 622 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032 (


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