Openings in DBDS

Administrative Associate 2

The Department of Biomedical Data Science (BDS) seeks an administrative associate to serve as the Front Desk and Facilities Administrator.  This position will primarily serve as the Department’s first point of contact in the Medical School Office Building Suite responsible for triaging visitors and general internal requests, as well as processing purchasing, PCard, and reimbursement transactions, scheduling conference rooms and events, maintaining office supplies, as well as other general administrative duties.  In addition, this position will partner with the Department Director of Finance and Administration to manage the department’s space, emergency plan, property database, and other facilities related tasks.  Excellent written skills are required, a cover letter is expected to accompany the resume.

Research Assistant for Software Development

Duration: Sept. 2021 – Dec. 2021

Description: A research assistant (RA) position is available in Prof. Sylvia Plevritis’ Lab of the Department of Biomedical Data Science. This position is for a candidate with strong software development skills. The candidate will develop a web-based user-interface for tissue image analysis. The interface will be developed from existing R scripts for multiplexed in situ imaging analysis algorithms developed in the lab. The duration for the position is one quarter, but it can be extended to two quarters depending on the work scope.

Job responsibilities include:

  • (1)  Creating a user-interface from R scripts
  • (2)  Debugging and improving the R package
  • (3)  Documentation for user tutorials/vignettes


  • The programmer needs to be proficient in user-interface development. The programmer has the flexibility to choose the development language. Standard languages such as Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript are desired. The programmer also needs to be advanced in R.
  • Excellent communication ability with computational biologists to understand the needs of the tool and to provide integration suggestions with the R scripts of the algorithms.
  • The research assistant position is a 50% position, which requires working time of 20 hours/week.

Applicant please e-mail your resume to Veronica Liew ( and Weiruo Zhang ( under the following subject line: “Plevritis Lab RAship application”.

Research Administrator 1

Located at the intersection of computer science, biology, medicine, and statistics, the Department of Biomedical Data Science seeks to promote research and training in the design of novel methods to solve challenging problems in the biomedical domain. We are recruiting a Research Administrator 1 who will in partnership with the Associate Director of Research Development be responsible for submitting all sponsored research proposals (~ 60/year), and partnering with the Department Finance Manager and Student Services team will be responsible for the postaward management of the Department’s training grants.  

Executive Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program

Located at the intersection of computer science, biology, medicine, and statistics, the Biomedical Informatics (BMI) graduate program in the Department of Biomedical Data Science seeks to promote research and training in the design of novel methods to solve challenging problems in the biomedical domain. We are recruiting an Executive Director who will be responsible for the operational management and strategic growth of the BMI program. The program currently trains over 100 students, both masters and PhD, local and remote, and includes over 20 affiliated faculty across many departments, all of whom will interact with the Executive Director and Director of Graduate Studies to continue the successful interdisciplinary research and educational mission of the program.  

Postdoctoral Positions in Cancer Genomics/Computational Biology

Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (SCBRMI)

The Newman Lab, in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, is seeking to recruit creative and driven postdoctoral fellows interested in working at the intersection of biomedical data science and cancer/stem cell biology. A major goal of the lab is the development of innovative computational methods that illuminate the cellular hierarchies and stromal elements that underlie tumor initiation, progression, and response to therapy. Recent work from our group includes papers describing CytoTRACE (Gulati et al., Science 2020) and CIBERSORTx (Newman et al., Nature Biotechnology 2019). We are also interested in devising approaches that address pressing analytical needs related to emerging genomic technologies. Successful applicants will be expected to develop and/or apply computational tools to address basic or clinical research questions within our areas of focus, including tumor differentiation and development, the cellular composition of the tumor microenvironment, and cell lineage relationships in malignant and normal tissues. Key results are further explored experimentally, both in our lab and through collaboration, with the ultimate goal of translating promising findings into the clinic.

Two Open Postdoctoral Positions in Rivas lab

Rivas Lab is recruiting: 1) A postdoctoral fellow to work on the genetics of common diseases across multiple disease efforts and population cohorts. We will be leveraging genome and exome sequencing data from multi-ethnic populations. Furthermore, we will be developing methods for the analysis of rare variants and their relevance to complex traits. 2) A postdoctoral fellow to work on the genetics of disease progression. This work will be done with datasets from multiple cohorts including the UK Biobank and FinnGen. The research will include novel methods development and application with large disease datasets.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science, PhD; Python and R

Required Application Materials: CV, Letters of Recommendation, and Publication Records

Send questions to Dr. Manuel Rivas at 

Learn more about the Rivas Lab at:

Open Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Medical AI

Department of Biomedical Data Science
Stanford University School of Medicine

The Laboratory of Quantitative Imaging and Artificial Intelligence (QIAI) in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University is searching for a postdoctoral scholar. The QIAI Laboratory is led by Dr. Daniel Rubin, who is also affiliated with the Departments of Radiology and Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research) at Stanford University. The lab focuses on cutting‐edge research at the intersection of imaging science and biomedical informatics, developing and applying AI methods to large amounts of medical data for biomedical discovery, precision medicine, and precision health (early detection and prediction of future disease). The lab develops novel methods in text and image analysis and AI, including multi-modal and multi-task learning, weak supervision, knowledge representation, natural language processing, and decision theory to tackle the challenges of leveraging medical Big Data. Our exciting work is bridging a spectrum of biomedical domains with multidisciplinary collaborations with top scientists at Stanford as well as with other institutions internationally.

The QIAI lab provides a unique multidisciplinary environment for conducing innovative AI-based healthcare research with a strong record of scholarly publication and achievement. Core research topics in the laboratory include: (1) automated image annotation using unsupervised methods of processing associated radiology reports using word embeddings and related methods; (2) developing methods of analyzing longitudinal EMR data to predict clinical outcomes and best treatments, (3) creating multi-modal deep learning models integrating multi-dimensional EMR and other data to discover electronic phenotypes of disease, (4) developing AI models with noisy or sparse labels (weak supervision), and cross-modal, multi-task learning, and observational AI approaches, and (5) developing and implementing algorithms for distributed computation for training deep learning models that leverage multi-institutional data while avoiding the barriers to data sharing.

The postdoctoral scholar will be working on two core research topics: (1) develop foundational AI methods for analyzing and extracting information from clinical texts; (2) develop clinical prediction models using multi-modal and longitudinal electronic medical records (EMR) data. The scholar will deploy and evaluate these methods as clinical applications to transform medical care.