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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Applied Research Informatics

Applications are invited from ambitious, independent and motivated candidates for a post- doctoral position in the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics. The position will focus on clinical research informatics and precision medicine under Dr. Firas Wehbe, Chief Research Informatics Officer for the Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) and Director of the Applied Research Informatics Group in the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS).

The Applied Research Informatics Group (ARIG) is a collaborative group that aims to further the research mission of FSM by developing, implementing, supporting, and scaling research informatics methods and software. Working within ARIG will offer the postdoctoral trainee the opportunity to collaborate with a large variety of collaborators from across FSM and to develop organizational and informatics skills that could lead to a future leadership position such as CRIO of an academic research organization.

Examples of projects in ARIG that the postdoctoral trainee may participate in include:

  • Custom CRI support for complex projects
  • The All Of Us Research Program
  • Combining clinical EHR data with NGS sequencing to support precision medicine
  • Development of CRI infrastructure and tools
  • Integration and interfacing of clinical research system across multiple academic and clinical

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be able to work in a highly collaborative fast-paced
  • Be able to successfully interact with diverse stakeholders, including clinicians, IT staff, basic scientists, and translational researchers

The postdoctoral trainee will be involved in the day-to-day operations of a large research informatics group. As a collaborative team scientist, they would contribute to: research protocol development; project data manipulation and analysis; authorship of resultant manuscripts, including opportunities to publish on the development, implementation, or evaluation of novel research informatics methods.

Ideal Candidate will likely have one of two backgrounds:

  • Doctoral training in a computation domain, such as informatics, computer science, or data science, with an interest in applied research and/or integration of clinical and research systems;
  • Doctoral training in a biomedical domain, such as biology, genetics, biochemistry, etc., with experience and/or postdoctoral training in a computational area (such as an NLM postdoc).

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and institutional guidelines.

Interested individuals should send the following to Dr. Firas Wehbe at

  • Detailed CV
  • Description of research interests and career goals
  • Contact information for three references

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.