Clinical Informatics Faculty Position

Clinical Informatics Faculty


The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) of Columbia University seeks an exceptional junior- or senior-level faculty member in clinical informatics.

The candidate will oversee clinical informatics innovation for the department in its $2M portfolio for clinical information systems at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP). The department seeks someone with a vision for the future of clinical information systems who can position the department in a modern hybrid model, in which the institution relies on vendor products but also uses local expertise to innovate and accommodate new models of care, especially addressing care coordination and patient engagement.

The department’s current portfolio includes the design and maintenance of iNYP, the successor to the well-known WebCIS system developed at DBMI. iNYP is used monthly by 10,000 clinical staff and provides a platform of innovation for clinical decision support, data visualization, and care coordination. The department leads the development of new applications within NYP’s commercial electronic health record using the extensive API that is available to DBMI software developers. Examples of novel applications created by DBMI using this platform include tools that support patient handoff, electronic documentation, a tablet-based inpatient portal, and various quality improvement initiatives. These applications are used across all the NYP campuses and at other hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The department is responsible for the institution’s Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW), which aggregates data from all NYP campuses. Data from CDW are made available to research investigators and to hospital administrators to support multiple operational and quality improvement initiatives. The department participates in external data sharing projects, such as the national Clinical Data Research Networks funded by PCORI and the Advance Clinical Trials project funded by NCATS.


The candidate is encouraged to advise PhD and Masters students and to carry out independent research. Having an independent research program will allow the candidate to keep the clinical system operations innovative. Examples of relevant research areas include engaging patients in their healthcare, using information technology to improve patient safety, summarizing complex clinical data, implementing precision medicine displays, and developing new approaches to documentation. The ideal candidate will conduct his or her own research and collaborate on projects led by other faculty members.


DBMI is an interdisciplinary department, comprising 40 faculty members and 50 students and postdoctoral fellows. The Department has a large and diverse research portfolio, and is considered an international leader in several areas of informatics research, including clinical informatics, medical language processing, clinical research informatics, and translational bioinformatics. Its mission is to improve the health of populations and to make biomedical discoveries using information and computational techniques.


Both junior and senior candidates will be considered, and the department will mentor a junior candidate to grow into the role. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of accomplishments and publications in clinical informatics. The candidate must have a doctorate in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, or a related health or information field. The level of appointment will be commensurate with experience.

If you seek a challenging clinical informatics career in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary department, please submit your application for the position of Clinical Informatics Faculty; job requisition number 0008044.  Cut and paste the link below to your browser, this will take you to position.


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