Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine

Employment

The division is looking for excellent candidates across the spectrum of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Potential areas of emphasis could include: the design and evaluation of novel Clinical or Clinical Research Systems; Ontology development and management; Global Health Informatics; Clinical Research Workflow; Data-mining of biomedical data; Informatics Methodology development; Translational Bioinformatics; or, Outcomes Research on the impact of HIT.

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Assistant or Associate Professor, Team Science Track, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

Health and Biomedical Informatics

The Center for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI) at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (http://nucats.northwestern.edu/centers-programs/cdsi) seeks an outstanding, collaborative Biomedical Data Scientist to serve as the Director of Data Science Services. The CDSI is a component of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). The CDSI is the nexus for both data science strategy and services across Feinberg and NUCATS. This full-time faculty position is at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in the Team Scientist faculty track.

The Director of Data Science Services will contribute to the evolving vision for CDSI and the growth of data science at Feinberg. This position will be highly collaborative with a focus on developing and applying leading data science and analytics methodologies to the large collection of clinical data available in Feinberg’s nation-leading Enterprise Data Warehouse.  It will also involve developing systems biology resources by integrating multi-scale and heterogeneous data types, such as integrating genomic, clinical and exposome data.  This data scientist is expected to: provide day-to-day oversight of data science activities within CDSI; work closely with the CDSI Director on the CDSI long-term strategy; collaborate with the high performance computing group of Northwestern University IT and other groups to advance computation support for data science; compete successfully for extramural funding by developing and writing the data science portion of collaborative grant proposals; publish research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; collaborate with and support Principal Investigators through the application of data science methods to a variety of projects; teach graduate-level data science courses; and, participate in Departmental and national scientific duties, such as committee membership, presentations at professional conferences, and peer review of research proposals and publications. The Director of Data Science Services will also develop strategic relations with government, healthcare, and industry partners to develop collaborations. With a finger on the pulse of new innovations and the needs of a broad range of investigators, this position will have unique and valuable input into the evolving vision for the center.

Successful candidates will have an MD, PhD or equivalent, with training in Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Data Science, Computer Science, or similar computational domain, combined with a desire and ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently. Experience applying Data Science methodologies to large clinical data expected.  Successful candidates will have record of extramural funding through collaborations with PIs. Experience managing the Data Science components of large U- or P- grants is a plus. An ability to plan, staff, and execute data science research projects is required. Formal project management experience is a plus. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, mentoring, and communications skills are required. Demonstrated experience in education and training is important. This full-time position is based in the Feinberg School of Medicine at the Chicago lakefront campus. Primary academic appointment would be in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics. (Upon formation of a Department of Health and Biomedical Informatics, the position would transfer to the new department.) The Director of Data Science Services will report to the CDSI Director. Salary is commensurate with experience and duties. The proposed start date is as soon as the position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please send a letter explaining your career goals, a CV, and a list of 3 references to the attention of Dr. Justin Starren, MD, PhD., c/o Lindsay Varasteh (lindsay.varasteh1@northwestern.edu). Please refer to job ID: 27489 when applying.  We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

Health and Biomedical Informatics

The Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics (HBMI) at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with a focus on Clinical Informatics.

We are searching for an exceptional scientist to help build our research capacities by leveraging the unique Health IT and Clinical Informatics resources at Northwestern Medicine. Northwestern Medicine represents a unique opportunity for clinical informatics research.  The rich collaborative environment includes nation-leading projects in: Enterprise Data Warehousing, Precision Medicine, Patient Reported Outcomes, Healthcare Quality and Outcomes, and Multi-site Data Integration, to name a few.  The Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics is the nexus of informatics and data science research at Northwestern Medicine. Research foci may include areas such as: data integration, data mining and machine learning, natural language processing, EHR design and implementation, clinical decision support, data science and analytics, clinical workflows or informatics support for clinical genomics.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated an innovative programmatic approach to his/her research, an outstanding record of scholarly publication, and a history of extramural funding. 

Successful candidates will have an MD, PhD or equivalent, with training in Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Data Science, Computer Science, or similar computational domain, and must have a strong record of federal funding and scholarly productivity, combined with a desire and ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently. An ability to plan, staff, and execute informatics research projects is required, as demonstrated by an appropriate record of peer-reviewed publications. While not a requirement, special consideration will be given to candidates who combine deep domain knowledge through clinical practice with leading-edge informatics research.

This full-time position is based in the Feinberg School of Medicine at the Chicago lakefront campus. Primary academic appointment would be in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics. A secondary appointment in a relevant clinical department will be available for practicing clinicians.  Rank and salary are to be determined based on qualifications and experience. The proposed start date is mid-2017. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please send a letter explaining your career goals, a CV, and a list of 3 references to the attention of Dr. Justin Starren, MD, PhD., c/o Lindsay Varasteh (lindsay.varasteh1@northwestern.edu). Please refer to job ID: 30977 when applying.  We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. 

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