Openings in DBDS

Assistant, Associate, or Professor; Biomedical Data Science

The Department of Biomedical Data Science (DBDS) and the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine (SoM) are recruiting a joint clinical faculty member at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the University Tenure Line (UTL) and we are particularly interested in candidates who have clinical and research expertise in Biomedical Data Science and Dermatology.  The candidate will contribute to the research and educational activities of both Departments. This will be a joint appointment with DBDS as the primary department. 

Two postdoctoral positions in microbial genomics and single cell genomics (Salzman Lab)

We are recruiting two postdoctoral scholars to conduct research in: 

  1. Microbial and host-microbial genomics: To study the mechanisms or RNA processing and those underlying microbial evolution and its relationship to host response in the context of disease. 
  2. Single cell genomics: To study RNA splicing and noncoding RNA regulation in single cell genomic experiments using novel statistical and electrical engineering algorithmic design.

Candidates with the best fit will have a strong foundation in quantitative methods and will be familiar with or able to learn statistical genomic approaches taken in our lab as well as general statistical modeling. These projects will entail collaborative work or optional direct work on biochemical validation of computational predictions.

Post-Doctoral Positions in Genetic Epidemiology and/or Statistical Genetics (Witte Lab)

The Witte lab has openings for enthusiastic post-docs to work on the development of analytical methods and their application to cancer and other diseases / traits. We offer flexibility to pursue projects broadly related to the lab’s efforts in:   

1) Developing and applying novel approaches for the analysis of polygenic risk scores in diverse populations

2) Evaluating pleiotropy and co-heritability of different phenotypes

3) Incorporating genetic information to improve biomarker screening for disease (e.g., prostate specific antigen in cancer)

4) Analyses of sequence data and rare variants

Assistant or Associate Professor (BASE Initiative)

We are seeking up to two new faculty members in biological or engineering research to join the Basic Science and Engineering (BASE) Initiative at the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center at Stanford University. Faculty members will have a primary appointment as Assistant or Associate Professors in the University Tenure Line in one of the basic sciences or engineering departments at Stanford University. Applications will be open for receipt on October 10, 2021. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials by the initial review date December 1, 2021. However, these positions will remain open until filled.

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.

DBDS on Diversity

We are committed to our historical and ongoing mission to use biomedical data science to improve human health. A cornerstone of this mission is diversity, reflected in embracing a breadth of complementary research interests, research styles, and a diverse and inclusive community. DBDS recognizes that we have significant work to do in shaping our future as we work towards achieving justice, equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our work and operations, our research and activities, and our professional relationships and partnerships.

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