Postdoctoral position in Precision Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center

Postdoctoral position in Precision Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center

Keywords: precision medicine, deep phenotyping, translational genomics, clinical data mining

Description: A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM). The position is to lead our efforts to identify and clinically characterize patients with rare conditions and drug reactions with clinical and genomic analysis. The postdoctoral scientist will have the opportunity to work with the Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW) at NYP/CUMC.  The CUMC CDW contains electronic health record data (diseases, diagnoses, treatments, pathology reports, etc.) for more than 4 million patients treated at a top academic hospital in one of the most diverse communities in the world. The research lead by this position will be integral to the efforts of our genomic medicine initiative.

Primary responsibilities include designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, preparing research results for publication, presenting at national and international meetings, and assisting in the preparation of grant proposals. The focus of the research will be on the integration of clinical data science and human genetics.

This position will be co-mentored by Drs. Nicholas Tatonetti (DBMI) and David Goldstein (IGM). Informal inquiries regarding the position are welcome and can be sent to either Dr. Tatonetti ( or Dr. Goldstein (


  • PhD (completed or near completion) in biomedical informatics, molecular biology, human genetics, computational biology, or a related field
  • Less than five years of postdoctoral experience
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills with fluency in spoken and written English
  • Established track record of publishing in peer-reviewed research journals
  • Experience with computational, statistical and/or mathematical models
  • Familiarity with experimental molecular biology protocols and sequencing technology

The Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University seeks to comprehensively integrate genetics and genomics into research, training, and patient care and to develop programs that prepare students for careers as researchers and clinicians in the expanding field of genomic medicine.

To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, and statement describing their research interests to the following website: Columbia University Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Visit to apply.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.