Overview

The Mount Sinai Institute for Health Equity Research (IHER) is seeking a skilled and motivated Director for IHER’s Data Science Core.  The successful candidate will be part of the IHER leadership team, play a key role in developing the Data Science Core within the Institute, and contribute actively to addressing disparities in health and healthcare through research, leadership, and mentorship. The candidate must have a demonstrated track record and interest in health equity research and capacity to grow and sustain a team of data scientists who will oversee work related to clinical trials and large-scale database analyses. The successful applicant will be given a faculty appointment at the professor or associate professor level within the Department of Population Health Science and Policy.

The Mount Sinai Institute for Health Equity Research (IHER) brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts to address the longstanding disparities in health and health care that are pervasive in our country. IHER’s mission to promote health equity has never been more critical.  Our work is informed by four Core areas: health care delivery science, community engagement, data and research, and research workforce. Each Core encompasses multiple projects and initiatives led by our team of nationally renowned health equity researchers. Initiatives range from ensuring that non-English speakers have access to the very best emergency care in their native tongue, to community-driven studies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in mental health treatment, to engaging and recruiting diverse populations for clinical trials. Our multi-pronged approach allows IHER to conduct clinical, translational, and health services science that transforms practice and policy in a comprehensive and enduring way.

We expect the candidate to possess the experience, commitment, and ability to foster quantitative equity scholars across numerous disciplines, including clinical trials, comparative effectiveness, program evaluation, large-scale data analysis with data from multiple sources, machine learning, health informatics and simulation modeling. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills as well as a commitment to health equity research and promoting diversity in research. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Data Science, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Computer Science, at least 10 years of research experience including NIH funding, a strong publication record and hold the rank of late associate of full professor. We value diversity of all kinds.

 

If you wish to apply or have questions regarding this opening, please contact the IHER faculty search manager at iher@mountsinai.org using “Data Science Faculty Search” in the subject line.

Requested Application Materials:

  •  1-page cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Description of research and teaching experience – including accomplishments and plans, (maximum of 3 pages)
  •  1-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  •  References