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Clinical Data Science

National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The National Library of Medicine has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Jeremy Weiss to develop and evaluate machine learning methods for clinical informatics problems.  Research directions may include but are not limited to: increasing performance and trustworthiness of deep longitudinal methods, solving challenges posed by electronic health records, and translating clinical needs into algorithmic solutions.
Of particular interest is a fellow focusing on clinical data science.  We are seeking to improve the methods that underlie trustworthy use of EHRs for clinical decision making that accounts for properties of machine learning methods, longitudinal data, and that integrates fairness and ethics in its assessments.  Relevant experience includes R/tidyverse, survival analysis, machine learning, sensitivity analysis, meta-learning, causality.
Please review the following for additional information:


  • PhD, MD, or equivalent in related subject areas, including machine learning, computer science, medicine, biomedical informatics, and statistics/biostatistics
  • Excellent programming skills in either Python or R;
  • Publishing experience with peer-reviewed journals and/or conferences in the above areas.
  • Appointees may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals (visa requirements apply).
Timing: the position is for 1 year with the possibility for extension. Candidates are subject to a background investigation. 

To Apply:

Applicants should email the materials below to:
Jeremy Weiss, MD, PhD
Care Health and Reasoning Machines (CHARM) Lab
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
c/o Virginia Meyer, PhD
  • Cover letter with a short research statement and preferred starting date,
  • CV
  • Link(s) to published artifacts (packages, github repos, etc)
  • Contact information for 3 references.
Application Deadline Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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