Assistant Professor

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) of Columbia University seeks exceptional junior-level faculty members in the tenure track.

The positions are open to researchers interested in developing and applying informatics theory and achieving tangible benefits to health care and biology. Three particular foci are machine learning for healthcare, health information technology-based interventions to improve health care and population health, and translational informatics research that links our clinical and computational biology strengths.

The ideal candidates will have a strong record of accomplishments and publications in research areas spanning the boundary between life sciences and computational sciences. The candidates must have a doctorate in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Computational Biology, or a related computational or health field. DBMI is also especially interested in recruiting informaticians with a medical degree.

DBMI is an interdisciplinary department, comprising 45 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 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, including a 5-million-patient, 12,000-user electronic health record.

Applications are due by January 15, 2021. Use this link to view posting and submit an application. Contact Noémie Elhadad, PhD, Associate Professor, (

Columbia University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.