The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Columbia University has an immediate opening for a talented and self-motivated student to work as a short term casual. The student should have strength in collaborative work in a medical/healthcare setting and an interest in electronic health record research.
At DBMI, we are building the infrastructure of the future to support and enable better research and dissemination. As part of the NIH's All of Us Research Program, which is trying to build the largest and richest research data set that combines clinical and genomic data, DBMI is responsible for curating electronic health record (EHR) data from a network of health provider organizations across the country. With the current pandemic, we are focused on reviewing and analyzing COVID data from the network.
The incumbent will work under the direction of the faculty members leading the project. He/she will work closely with the project's team, including members of other labs within the department and external partners.
Current available position is grant-funded.
Note that this is a temporary position for the summer and ideal for students.
Use SQL to analyze data quality - checking for conformance, completeness, and plausibility of EHR data.
Develop programs in Python to automatically detect, organize, quantify, display, and communicate data quality issues.
Conduct research to determine future means of assessing data quality.
Facilitate interaction between CUMC and data partners and between different data partners.
Great communication (both verbal and written) skills and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Experience with agile development is a plus.
Bachelors' degree or equivalent in education and training in computer science, data science, epidemiology, statistics, or a relevant field for analyzing large data sets.
The incumbent must have excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and ability to work under deadlines. The position requires exceptional programming skills, oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and experience and comfort working independently. We are seeking individuals with a passion for advancing large scale observational research.
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Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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