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Associate Research Scientist, Public Health Data Science and Data Equity

We are actively recruiting an Associate Research Scientist as part of the new schoolwide Public Health Data Science and Data Equity Initiative, with a primary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics.

The Associate Research Scientist will work with Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee, Ph.D, the inaugural Senior Associate Dean of Public Health Data Science and Data Equity, Anna M.R. Lauder endowed Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. The research involved will focus on analysis of electronic health records linked to biobanks, real-world healthcare data and data science for global health. There may also be opportunities for collaboration with faculty with experience in cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Involvement in training and mentoring will be an integral part of the position. The position is for a one-year term that is renewable based on availability of resources, satisfactory performance and progress.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing expert biostatistical/computational consultation and collaboration on study design, implementation, analysis and the preparation of protocols, grants, and manuscripts for projects related to real world healthcare data as part of the Public Health Data Science and Data Equity Initiative
  • Planning, conducting and overseeing comprehensive statistical analysis of biobank data
  • Creating digital ecosystems that enables external linkage and harmonization across global biobanks
  • Publishing and presenting research results in peer-reviewed professional journals and at scientific conferences.
  • Developing tools and processes that enable seamless integration and analysis of multiple biobanks by community researchers
  • Helping with programs and educational initiatives related to public health data science


  • Completed doctorate in Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science or a related field by August 1, 2024, the expected start of appointment is Fall of 2024.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a complex and diverse community.
  • Proficiency with statistical computing (e.g., R, Python or C/C++).Interest and expertise in large-scale data management, linkage and data integration.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to handle complex topics and explain them well to practitioners and non-quantitative audience.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, project leadership, and management skills to facilitate timely and professional deliverables.
  • Previous mentoring and teaching experiences are desirable but not required.
  • A minimum of 2-5 years of experience in a collaborative quantitative data scientist role is preferred.

Organization: Yale School of Public Health

Department: Biostatistics

Primary Location: New Haven, CT

Education Level: PhD

Shift: Days, 40 hours/week

Expected Start Date: September 1, 2024

To apply:

Applicants are asked to submit a (1) CV, (2) cover letter that addresses their specific interest in this position, (3) statement of research/professional accomplishments/interests and (4) the names and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply here.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to

Learn more about the Yale School of Public Health, the Department of Biostatistics, and the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology.

Yale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.