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Please visit the Preventive Medicine Employment page to see all open positions in the Department of Preventive Medicine.

The division has recruited four tenured or tenure-track faculty over the past year, and we are currently working to recruit two more. We are 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 Professor in Cancer Bioinformatics

Epidemiology, Health and Biomedical Informatics

Assistant Professor in Cancer Bioinformatics, Department of Preventive Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Preventive Medicine together with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, seeks to hire an outstanding scientist with extensive experience in cancer bioinformatics with a focus on cancer genomics and epigenomics who want to join a growing, dynamic team and have a real impact on the future of cancer care and prevention. Preference will be given to individuals with previous or current external funding, a record of multidisciplinary, translational research in cancer bioinformatics, and demonstration of collaborative experience with clinical or laboratory-based scientists. This full time position is at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level.

Cancer Bioinformatics faculty in this tenure track position will collaborate on existing projects and will develop an independent research portfolio leading to tenure. This will include: publishing research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; presenting at relevant national conferences; collaborating and consulting with other investigators at Northwestern; teaching graduate-level courses; competing successfully for extramural funding; and participating 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 bioinformatics combined with a desire to translate discoveries into improvements in data handling and analysis, emphasizing application to problems in cancer genetics and epigentics. An ability to plan, staff, and execute bioinformatics 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. 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. 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.

The Department of Preventive Medicine is comprised of nationally and internationally recognized faculty with expertise in biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, behavioral medicine, chronic disease prevention, nutrition and exercise. The Cancer Center has an established and dynamic prevention and control program, involving a variety of prevention and control scientists. The Medical School recognizes this as an important area for further development. 

Interested candidates please submit a CV and a statement of research interest to Ms. Marie Lee (m-leeh@northwestern.edu).  Successful candidates can anticipate favorable startup packages, salary and benefits.

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Systems Analyst/Programmer Sr -Biomedical Information Center

Health and Biomedical Informatics

Systems Analyst/Programmer Sr

Job ID: 22556

Job Summary:

  • Oversee, design and maintain projects of varying complexity for Biomedical Information Center that are relevant to the support of the translational research mission, focusing on clinical information data management and integration. 
  • Design responsibility for the architecture, direction, design and implementation of software development projects. 
  • Work closely with team members including clinical researchers, epidemiologists, physicians and staff.
  • Technical environment:  Test driven Agile Development; Ruby on rails; PostgreSQL; GIT (distributed version control); Linux administration.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related field plus three years of experience in dynamic web programming or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field plus five years of experience in dynamic web programming required.
  • Previous experience must include programming or bioinformatics/informatics in a professional biomedical technology or research environment using Test Driven Agile Development; Ruby on rails; PostgreSQL; GIT (distributed version control); Linux administration.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

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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.

This page last updated Nov 11, 2013

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