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Roux Summer Research Internship - Health Data Science

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

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Data Science
Portland, ME, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

Summer Research Internships at The Roux Institute

The Roux Institute Summer Research Internship Program is a 10-week full-time internship for graduate and undergraduate learners on-site at the Roux Institute campus of Northeastern University in Portland, ME.


  • Stipend: $5,000 for Undergraduate Research Interns $7,500 for Masters & PhD Research Interns.
  • Gain interdisciplinary research experience and mentoring from Roux Institute Researchers.
  • Access professional development seminars on topics including networking, communication, entrepreneurial thinking, and more.
  • Network with other Roux Institute researchers and partner organizations
  • Explore the Greater Portland area and build community with other researchers in your cohort and entrepreneurs from our Founder Residency programs.

Program Dates

INTERNSHIP DURATION: June 3 – August 16, 2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN: December 15, 2024


About The Roux Institute

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent-building, and economic growth for Portland, Maine, and northern New England. We are nurturing an environment for high-impact research and innovation in computer and data science, digital engineering, the advanced life sciences and medicine, and other tech fields. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high- growth sectors. Together, we envision an innovation corridor that in the coming years will stretch from Boston to Portland and beyond.

Research Internship – Health Data Science

Are you passionate about health data and its potential to drive impactful research that can improve health outcomes? Join our team as a research intern this summer and immerse yourself in the world of Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) at Northeastern University. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute directly to community projects focused on advancing open and reproducible science. You will have opportunities to learn R or advance your R programming skills as you contribute to open-source packages used by OHDSI researchers, contribute on an OHDSI software development team, and carry out your own mentored research study using the OMOP Common Data Model and healthcare data accessible at Northeastern University. Work alongside esteemed researchers, gain hands-on experience in big data analysis in the cloud, and play your part in shaping the future of health data research.

About The OHDSI Center at Northeastern

The Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) Center is Northeastern’s hub for global collaborations in large-scale observational health research. The OHDSI Center’s goals include founding, creating, and spinning out health-related innovation with real-world utility in life science and medicine domains. Through collaborations with academia, industry, and government worldwide, we generate study results that serve as accurate, reliable guides for healthcare decision making. As part of a central service to Northeastern, the OHDSI Center is focused on achieving a broader and stronger presence for Northeastern as an academic leader in health data sciences worldwide. Educational programs include a master’s degree in Real-World Evidence and close collaborations with the Population Health PhD program.


  • Learn how to conduct OHDSI research using the OMOP Common data model and OHDSI tools such as ATLAS and HADES.
  • Contribute to 1 or 2 in-development R packages maintained by researchers at the Northeastern OHDSI Center.
  • Participate in the software development lifecycle for the OHDSI Lab, an on-demand, scalable research lab for conducting real world evidence / health services research within the OHDSI community.
  • Identify a research question and conduct a small-scale research study with mentorship from the Northeastern OHDSI team.
  • Attend and contribute to OHDSI Center team meetings, research projects, and events as needed.


  • Currently pursuing a degree in a relevant field (e.g. Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Data Science, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Computer Science, Applied Health Sciences, or related fields)
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • A desire to learn new tools and skills and collaborate with other interns, students, and researchers at the Roux Insitute.
  • R programming knowledge and skills are not required, though some programming experience (e.g., R, Python, SQL) will be useful

Application Materials

  • A resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position.

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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