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.

Assistant or Associate Professor in eHealth/mHealth Informatics

Health and Biomedical Informatics, CBITs

The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs), www.cbits.northwestern.edu, in collaboration with the Health and Biomedical Informatics Division in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, seeks an outstanding scientist, with a doctorate in Informatics, Computer Science or related degree, at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor.  CBITs is a multidisciplinary center, including faculty with backgrounds in behavioral science, computer science, engineering, statistics, and implementation science focused on developing and evaluating innovative eHealth/mHealth technologies to support behavior change related to health, mental health, and wellness. CBITs is a rapidly growing center of research in this area, with more than 25 funded NIH grants and an additional 30 projects funded through other sources.  This work harnesses our innovative “Purple Development Environment” (http://tech.cbits.northwestern.edu/), an architecture designed to support the development and deployment of mobile, web-based, and sensor-based interventions.  CBITs has strong ties to the Schools of Engineering and Communication, providing an ideal home for researchers who integrate behavioral and clinical science, engineering, computer science, and informatics.

This position will have a leadership role in CBITs, providing oversight and guidance to the programming team as well as developing a long-term strategy for the continued expansion of our technology development and deployment infrastructure.  Additional expectations are to develop successful extramural grant applications to support technology infrastructure and eHealth/mHealth research; collaborate in the writing of the informatics portion of collaborative grant proposals; and publish research results in leading peer-reviewed sources. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to plan and execute informatics research projects, and an appropriate record of scholarly productivity, funding, and independent research. Tenure status, rank, and salary are to be determined based on qualifications and experience. Please send a letter explaining your career goals, a CV, and a list of 3 references to the attention of David C. Mohr, Ph.D., c/o Lisette Rubio, at l-rubio@northwestern.edu. Please refer to job ID:22956 when applying.  Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Faculty Position, Director of Clinical Research Informatics

Health and Biomedical Informatics

The Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine seeks highly motivated individuals who want to join a growing, dynamic team and have a real impact on the future of health care and biomedical research. This scientist will serve as Director of Clinical Research Informatics within the Northwestern University Biomedical Informatics Center (NUBIC), the informatics component of Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), and will serve as an Associate Director of the Informatics Core of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (RHLCCC). This full-time, non-tenure eligible position is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The organizational culture is highly collaborative, emphasizing multidisciplinary approaches rather than silos. This scientist is expected to: provide day-to-day oversight of, and develop long-term strategy for, the Clinical Research Informatics Infrastructure of NUCATS and RHLCCC; provide technical oversight and architectural guidance to the programming team within NUBIC; compete successfully for extramural funding by developing and writing the informatics portion of collaborative grant proposals; publish research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; collaborate and consult with other investigators at Northwestern; teach graduate-level Biomedical Informatics 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.

Successful candidates for this position will have an MD, PhD or equivalent, with experience in Clinical Research Informatics combined with a desire to translate discoveries into improvements in informatics research and clinical systems. An ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently is essential. An ability to plan, staff, and execute informatics research projects is required, as demonstrated by an appropriate record of peer-reviewed publications. A record of extramural funding, peer review experience and national professional activity is a plus; however, prior experience as Principle Investigator is not required. Potential research interests might include: the design and evaluation of novel Clinical or Clinical Research Systems; Ontology development and management; Clinical Research Workflow; Data-mining of biomedical data; Translational Bioinformatics; Informatics Methodology development; or, Outcomes Research on the impact of HIT. (Upon formation of a Department of Biomedical Informatics, the position would transfer to the new department.) Salary is commensurate with experience and duties. The proposed start date is Fall 2014. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a list of 3 references, and a letter of interest including a summary of research interests and future plans to:

Justin Starren, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics
Department of Preventive Medicine
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL  60611
Search #: P-181N-14

or electronically to j-lamb@northwestern.edu.

Applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

Open Rank Professor – Non-Tenure Track, Informatics Education Leadership Faculty

Health and Biomedical Informatics

The Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in collaboration with the Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies seeks a highly motivated individual with a passion for Biomedical Informatics education. This full time position on the non- tenure Clinician Educator Track will be commensurate with experience and will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics.

This position will dedicate 50% time as Education Director of the Master’s in Medical Informatics (MMI) at the Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies (SCS). The education director will research and evaluate the curricula, teaching procedures and educational materials within the MMI.

The education director will work with the executive program director, institutional committees and advisory groups within the community to revise and maintain the most appropriate curricula to meet the needs of MMI students. The education director will advise SCS leadership on evolving trends in Biomedical Informatics and the potential for additional educational programs. Additional duties will include mentoring of faculty, teaching selected courses, supporting marketing initiatives, serving on the admissions committee, and monitoring the educational activities of the MMI program.

The Biomedical Informatician in this position will also conduct high quality original research. This scientist is expected to: compete successfully for extramural funding; publish research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; collaborate and consult with other investigators at Northwestern; develop multi-institutional collaborations; and, participate in Departmental and national scientific duties, such as committee membership, presentations at professional conferences, and peer review of research proposals and publications.

Successful candidates will have an MD, PhD or equivalent, with training in Biomedical Informatics combined with a desire to translate discoveries into improvements in informatics research, education and clinical systems. Experience with production clinical system or in the Health Information Technology industry is a plus. An ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently is essential. An ability to plan, staff, and execute informatics research projects is required, as demonstrated by an appropriate record of peer-reviewed publications. A record of extramural funding, peer review experience and national professional activity is expected for senior candidates. Potential research foci might include: the design and evaluation of novel Clinical or Systems; Clinical Workflow; Global Health Informatics; Data-mining of biomedical data; Translational Bioinformatics; Informatics Methodology development; or, Outcomes Research on the impact of HIT. For physician informaticians who currently practice, a part-time clinical appointment is a possibility. 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.) Salary is commensurate with experience and duties. The proposed start date is flexible. Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a list of 4-6 references, and a letter of interest including a summary of research interests and future plans to j-lamb@northwestern.edu.

Applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

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Associate Professor or Professor (Tenure Track)

Health and Biomedical Informatics

The Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine seeks highly motivated individuals who want to join a growing, dynamic team and have a real impact on the future of health care and biomedical research. This full time position with tenure is at Associate Professor or Professor level. The organizational culture is highly collaborative, emphasizing multidisciplinary approaches rather than silos. The Biomedical Informatician in this tenure track position will conduct high quality original research. This scientist is expected to: compete successfully for extramural funding; publish research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; collaborate and consult with other investigators at Northwestern; develop multi-institutional collaborations; teach graduate-level Biomedical Informatics 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. 

Successful candidates will have an MD, PhD or equivalent, with training in Biomedical Informatics combined with a desire to translate discoveries into improvements in informatics research and clinical systems. An ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently is essential. An ability to plan, staff, and execute informatics research projects is required, as demonstrated by an appropriate record of peer-reviewed publications. A record of extramural funding, peer review experience and national professional activity is expected for senior candidates. Potential research foci might include: the design and evaluation of novel Clinical or Clinical Research Systems; Ontology development and management; Clinical Research Workflow; Global Health Informatics; Data-mining of biomedical data; Translational Bioinformatics; Informatics Methodology development; or, Outcomes Research on the impact of HIT. 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.) Salary is commensurate with experience and duties. The proposed start date is Fall 2014 or soon thereafter. Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a list of 4-6 references, and a letter of interest including a summary of research interests and future plans to:
 
Justin Starren, MD, PhD       
Chief, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics
Department of Preventive Medicine
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL  60611
Search #: 17365
 
or electronically to j-lamb@northwestern.edu

Applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Health and Biomedical Informatics

The Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine seeks highly motivated individuals who want to join a growing, dynamic team and have a real impact on the future of health care and biomedical research. This full-time position is at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The organizational culture is highly collaborative, emphasizing multidisciplinary approaches rather than silos. The Biomedical Informatician in this tenure track position will collaborate on existing projects and will develop an independent research portfolio leading to tenure. This will include: publish research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; present at Biomedical Informatics conferences; collaborate and consult with other investigators at Northwestern; teach graduate-level Biomedical Informatics courses; compete successfully for extramural funding; and, participate in Departmental and national scientific duties, such as committee membership and peer review of research proposals and publications.

Successful candidates will have an MD, PhD or equivalent, with training in Biomedical Informatics combined with a desire to translate discoveries into improvements in informatics research and clinical systems. An ability to plan, staff, and execute informatics research projects is required, as demonstrated by an appropriate record of peer-reviewed publications. A strong potential to become independently funded is expected of junior candidates. An ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently is essential. Potential research foci might include: the design and evaluation of novel Clinical or Clinical Research Systems; Ontology development and management; Clinical Research Workflow; Global Health Informatics; Data-mining of biomedical data; Informatics Methodology development; Translational Bioinformatics; or, Outcomes Research on the impact of HIT. 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.) Salary is commensurate with experience and duties. The proposed start date is Fall 2014 or soon thereafter. Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a list of 3 references, and a letter of interest including a summary of research interests and future plans to:

Justin Starren, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics
Department of Preventive Medicine
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL  60611
or electronically to j-lamb@northwestern.edu

Applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

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