DIRECTOR, PATHOLOGY INFORMATICS

Department of Pathology, Texas Children’s Hospital

Houston, TX USA

Post Date: 09/25/2015


Position Description:

The Department of Pathology at Texas Children’s Hospital is seeking an individual to assume the role of Director of Pathology Informatics.  This individual will provide expert leadership within Pathology and across Texas Children’s health care system to create and maintain a level of systems integration necessary to support safe and effective patient care as it relates to the professional practice of pathology. 

Responsibilities will include developing and maintaining a strategic plan for a progressive Pathology informatics program that addresses service objectives defined by the department and the health care system. In addition the role will provide oversight of Pathology results reporting to external systems including the Texas Children’s electronic health record, city, state and federal health care agencies and other entities duly authorized to receive clinical data to ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulatory guidelines; provide and foster training and education for Pathology residents and fellows in informatics and related aspects of management.  The Director will be expected to work collaboratively with Texas Children’s Information Services (IS) department and Clinical Care teams to foster a dynamic and constructive partnership. The Director will also be expected to participate, at least on a part-time basis, in a service role consistent with their training and experience in Pathology. 

Pathologists at Texas Children's Hospital have primary full time faculty appointments in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. Joint appointments in other departments are available for individuals with independent research interests, and opportunities are abundant for collaborative research at the institution. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.


Qualifications:

Candidates should have professional training and experience in Laboratory Medicine and/or Pathology, preferably both clinical and anatomical pathology, as well as laboratory and/or systems management.  The individual should have an MD, MD/PhD,  DO or a PhD with clinical fellowship training, and preferably have completed an informatics fellowship or have documented experience in managing some or all aspects of Pathology informatics.  To excel in this role, the individual should have working knowledge of the application of information technology, data analytics and other aspects of information system use and management required for the practice of Pathology


Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and personal statement of professional goals to: 

Gregory Buffone, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
Texas Children’s Hospital
6621 Fannin Street
Suite WB1100
Houston TX 77030
gjbuffon@texaschildrens.org.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Equal Access Employer.

PROJECT MANAGER, PATHOLOGY CHAIRMAN'S OFFICE

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Post Date: 09/03/2015


Position Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT: The BWHC Program in Precision Medicine, a new initiative at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, is developing tangible improvements in the delivery of precision care through projects that leverage population-based datasets and computational analyses with existing and new high-throughput technologies to identify new biomarkers, therapeutic targets, and methods for the prevention, diagnosis and management of disease.

The program seeks a Project Manager to support new projects being brought into the initiative, and oversee their progress in developing clinical applications. Funded projects are exploring the coordinated application of clinical, laboratory, imaging, genomic, and other cutting-edge technologies in order to promote improvements in patient care. Successful candidates will be motivated individuals with 2-3 years prior project management experience in a healthcare setting, with demonstrated success of projects they oversaw. This individual will report to the BWH Chairman of Pathology, and will work closely with Precision Medicine leadership, project investigators, and funded studies to ensure their success. The position offers the opportunity to work with world-class clinicians and scientists at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and to promote the development of integrated computational and diagnostic methods to advance patient care.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. In collaboration with senior leadership and project investigators, oversee project development and implementation, including design of workflows, budgets, milestones and access to supporting resources;
2. Work with existing applications in the Partners environment and associated supporting teams to insure IT infrastructure supports needed aspects of patient enrollment, specimen tracking, data collection, management, analysis and reporting;
3. Manage project plans and dashboards for ongoing work and progress on projects as needed.
4. Work with project teams to ensure compliance with IRB, HIPAA, hospital and other federal or state requirements for patient recruitment, testing and access to clinical datasets.
5. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for common activities across projects.
6. Monitor core metrics across projects for progress reports, presentations to hospital leadership and for use in publications, grant applications, or at national scientific meetings.

http://www.brighamandwomens.org/About_BWH/Careers/external-candidate-job... (job id # 2267770)

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

EEO Statement Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelors’ degree in a biomedical or quantitative science, or public health. Candidates with bachelor’s degrees in other areas may be considered if they have substantive prior project management experience in a healthcare environment.
• Minimum of 2-3 years prior project management experience including development of Gantt charts, management of complex projects and timelines.
• Knowledge of clinical research regulatory processes and regulations, including those associated with IRBs and HIPAA.
• Prior experience with high-throughput clinical or research laboratory operations highly desirable but not required.
• Applicants must have US citizenship, green card status, or appropriate work visa status for the US.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
1. Well-developed project management and organizational skills.
2. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
3. Excellent computer skills with word processing, database, project management and presentation programs. Capacity to learn and use Partners Healthcare-specific research and clinical applications that will support projects.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills. The position will work with investigators, clinicians, trainees and staff who have different backgrounds and communication styles.
5. Proven critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills; ability to identify common needs across projects and implement solutions to improve operations and further streamline support of new projects.
6. Team player who can work independently in a fast moving, deadline-driven environment while balancing multiple tasks simultaneously.


Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please provide your CV and a cover letter responsive to this posting that describes your role in projects on which you’ve worked and experience relevant to the goals of this initiative.

Please submit applications to:

Jeff Golden, MD, Chairman of Pathology
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Ramzi S. Cotran Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
c/o Susan Marone
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Smarone1@partners.org

Tenure track position: Experimental Pathologist

University of Buffalo Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Buffalo, NY, USA

Post Date: 08/04/2015


Position Description:

The University at Buffalo Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences is actively seeking a cell biologist.  Research focus is open, but use of quantitative methods is expected, as this is a newly adopted theme of the department. Commitment to this theme has included incorporation of engineers into the faculty, and creation of a new graduate program with emphasis on quantitative methods of analysis.

Led by a new Chair, PAS is undergoing a transformation to integrate cell biology, genomics, anatomy, pathology, and data analysis, and seeks multiple candidates capable of anchoring a novel program in quantitative modeling and analysis of biological structure and function. These positions have been newly created


Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a PhD or MD/PhD in a closely related field.  Effective teaching is expected at one or more levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a research program that trains students at all levels, with collaborations extending throughout various departments and centers within the University and with its partners, and help promote a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms to make the work of the Department more inclusive and productive.


Instructions to Applicants:

 For more information or to apply for this position, interested candidates should visit www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57449

 at www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu.  Only applications submitted through UB Jobs will be accepted.   The University of Buffalo is EOE/AAE.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact our Recruitment Committee at ubpathad@buffalo.edu . PAS Web:  http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/path/

Tenure Track Position: Anatomist/Vertebrate Functional Morphologist

University of Buffalo Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Buffalo, NY USA

Post Date: 08/04/2015


Position Description:

 The University at Buffalo Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences is actively seeking a vertebrate anatomist/vertebrate functional morphologist investigating form and function of anatomical structure. Taxon of vertebrate is open as is level of structure, but use of quantitative methods is expected, as this is a newly adopted theme of the department. Commitment to this theme has included incorporation of engineers into the faculty, and creation of a new graduate program with emphasis on quantitative methods of analysis.  

Led by a new Chair, PAS is undergoing a transformation to integrate cell biology, genomics, anatomy, pathology, and data analysis, and seeks multiple candidates capable of anchoring a novel program in quantitative modeling and analysis of biological structure and function. These positions have been newly created.


Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a PhD or MD/PhD in a closely related field.  Effective teaching is expected at one or more levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a research program that trains students at all levels, with collaborations extending throughout various departments and centers within the University and with its partners, and help promote a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms to make the work of the Department more inclusive and productive.


Instructions to Applicants:

For more information or to apply for this position, interested candidates should visit www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57449
 at www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu.  Only applications submitted through UB Jobs will be accepted.   The University of Buffalo is EOE/AAE.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact our Recruitment Committee at ubpathad@buffalo.edu . PAS Web:  http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/path/

Tenure Track Position: CELL BIOLOGIST

UIniversity of Buffalo Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Buffalo, NY USA

Post Date: 08/04/2015


Position Description:

 The University at Buffalo Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences is actively seeking a cell biologist.  Research focus is open, but use of quantitative methods is expected, as this is a newly adopted theme of the department. Commitment to this theme has included incorporation of engineers into the faculty, and creation of a new graduate program with emphasis on quantitative methods of analysis.

Applicants must possess a PhD or MD/PhD in a closely related field.  Effective teaching is expected at one or more levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a research program that trains students at all levels, with collaborations extending throughout various departments and centers within the University and with its partners, and help promote a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms to make the work of the Department more inclusive and productive.

 

Led by a new Chair, PAS is undergoing a transformation to integrate cell biology, genomics, anatomy, pathology, and data analysis, and seeks multiple candidates capable of anchoring a novel program in quantitative modeling and analysis of biological structure and function. These positions have been newly created.


Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a PhD or MD/PhD in a closely related field.  Effective teaching is expected at one or more levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a research program that trains students at all levels, with collaborations extending throughout various departments and centers within the University and with its partners, and help promote a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms to make the work of the Department more inclusive and productive.


Instructions to Applicants:

For more information or to apply for this position, interested candidates should visit www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57449

 at www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu.  Only applications submitted through UB Jobs will be accepted.   The University of Buffalo is EOE/AAE.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact our Recruitment Committee at ubpathad@buffalo.edu . PAS Web:  http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/path/

 

Faculty Position in the Pathology Informatics Division as the University of Michigan

University of Michigan Health System

Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

Post Date: 07/07/2015


Position Description:

The Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan is seeking an M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. trained pathology informaticist to join our Division of Informatics. The UM Pathology Informatics Division is noteworthy for stewardship of its own IT support and development staff, including the running of state‐of‐the‐art clinical data centers and oversight of all the software
associated with the operations of the department.

Preference will be given to a mid‐career pathology informaticist, who is either board‐eligible or boardcertified as a diplomat of clinical informatics, with added qualification in data architecture and LIS stewardship. Appointment will be at a senior faculty level commensurate with the candidate’s experience, accomplishments, and track record of academic achievement.  The successful candidate must be comfortable in the practice of pathology informatics in a complex academic tertiary care environment. Specific responsibilities will include: operational support, major project oversight and executive sponsorship, liaison activities with enterprise information technology initiatives, participation as a teacher and mentor in the division’s active Informatics fellowship program, original research and application development.


Instructions to Applicants:

Ann Arbor offers a quality of life and amenities found in few other comparably sized communities. In
2011 alone, Ann Arbor was ranked #2 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the “10 Most Educated
Cities”, #6 on Forbes Magazine’s list of the “25 Best Cities for Retirement”, and #1 on Bizjournals.com’s
list of the “Smartest Big Cities”, just ahead of Cambridge and Berkeley.

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing experience and future
interests, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Kathleen R. Cho, M.D.
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Department of Pathology
1506 Taubman A. Alfred Biomedical Science Research Building
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109‐2200
kathcho@med.umich.edu

Technical Sales Specialist

Indica Labs

West Coast - Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

Post Date: 05/19/2015


Position Description:

Company

Indica Labs provides software solutions for fast, quantitative evaluation of digital pathology images using HALO, our flagship image analysis platform.  Pharmaceutical, healthcare, and research organizations worldwide are using HALO for high-throughput, whole-slide image quantification in areas such as neuroscience, ophthalmology, metabolism, oncology, respiratory, and toxicological pathology.

The Position

This is a hybrid sales and technical position which would suit a MS or PhD level scientist with experience in digital pathology and image analysis who wishes to move into a more mainstream commercial role. The position involves the following essential customer support and sales functions:

Pre-sales and post-sales customer support
• Work with customers to determine which software solutions best meets needs
• Demonstrate software capabilities through remote conferencing or on-site visit
• Manage software trials and proof-of-concept studies
• Support commercial efforts by participating in seminars and tradeshows or giving technical presentations or posters as required
• Install software and train customers using remote conferencing or on-site visit
• Provide ongoing technical and scientific support to existing customers

Sales & database management
• Identify researchers within different target markets and establish strategies to reach them
• Qualify new leads, issue quotes, report back on quotations made and outcomes
• Keep the customer database up-to-date, importing new data, updating records and performing the necessary cross checks
• Assist in the preparation of sales statistics & reports
• Perform ongoing account management duties for assigned accounts

Location

The company is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but the position is flexible (preferably Colorado, New Mexico, California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona) and must be in close proximity to a major airport.

Compensation

Full-time employees are offered very competitive salaries and 100% company sponsored medical and dental insurance.


Qualifications:

Required Skills
• PhD or MS in pathobiology or related biomedical science
• Experience with pathology, digital pathology, histology, microscopy, and image analysis
• Ability to travel globally up to 50% of the time
• Experience delivering presentations to large and small scientific audiences
• Excellent people skills with a passion for providing superior customer service

Desired Skills
• Understanding of laboratory workflow
• Basic IT/network knowledge
• Previous customer service or application experience
• Previous sales or marketing experience


Instructions to Applicants:

Please contact our Administrative Associate,  Liz Amdahl at liz@indicalab.com for more info.

Clinical Pathologist

eLab Solutions Corporation

Atlanta, GA USA

Post Date: 05/01/2015


Position Description:

Seeking a dynamic professional with a strong Clinical Pathology background for a rapidly expanding clinical
laboratory in the Atlanta area. The ideal candidate will have a passion for laboratory research and development in
the areas of wellness, antiaging, and pharmacogenomics.

Experience is desired in the following areas:
  • Hematology
  • Serum Chemistry
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pharmacogenetic testing related to cardiology and oncology
  • WellnessAnti-aging
Clinical Consultant Responsibilities include:

1. Available to laboratory clients to provide consultation and to assist in ensuring that appropriate tests are
ordered
2. Ensure that test reports include pertinent information required for specific patient interpretation
3. Consult and communicate with the laboratory’s clients on matters related to the quality of test results
and their interpretation concerning specific conditions


Technical Consultant Responsibilities include:
Works alongside the Director, Associate Director, and Lab Manager to ensure that:

1. Test methodologies are appropriate for the clinical use of the test menu
2. Test procedures are performed in accordance with the laboratory’s performance criteria, including
accuracy and precision of each test and test system
3. The Laboratory is enrolled in an approved PT program commensurate with services offered
4. An appropriate Quality Control Program is established for testing performed
5. Acceptable levels of analytic performance are established, and that these levels are maintained
throughout the testing process
6. Technical problems are resolved and remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from
the laboratory’s established performance specifications
7. Patient test results are not reported until all corrective action has been taken and the test system is
functioning properly

Fulfills the following responsibilities if delegated by the Lab Director, Associate Director and/or Lab Manager:
1. Resolving technical problems and ensuring remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate
from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
2. Ensuring patient test results are not reported until all corrective action has been taken and the test
system is functioning properly
3. Review of QC, Validation, and Patient Data
Part-time or full-time position will be considered.

Instructions to Applicants:

Email Elizabeth Brunelli [elizabeth.brunelli@elabsolutions.com] to apply.

Research Assistant Professor, Cancer Informatics Position

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

Post Date: 05/01/2015


Position Description:

The Department of Biostatistics within the School of Medicine at The University of Kansas Medical Center is seeking applications for a Research Assistant Professor faculty position, with the area of research focus in Cancer Informatics, Clinical Informatics, Translational Informatics, Pathology Informatics and/or Database Networking. The candidate will be responsible for advancing informatics infrastructure and research activities for The University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC), along with the collaboration on cancer informatics research projects. The candidate will also be expected to teach courses for graduate students in biostatistics and other disciplines.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Work as an independent informatician to provide collaborate research support related to the development of informatics solutions for KUCC researchers and affiliates.
  • Possess the ability to design/develop key components of the informatics infrastructure, including terminology, data models, knowledge resources, dynamic end-user interfaces, and aggregations of data designed to support cancer research initiatives.
  • Participate in team based software development and system management.
  • Contribute to the writing of grants to support new projects and the writing of manuscripts to publish findings from ongoing project and system evaluations.
  • Teach informatics courses for graduate students in biostatistics and other disciplines.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director, Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource or Department Chair.

Qualifications:

Qualifications: The candidate should have a PhD in Biomedical Informatics or an M.D. degree with a fellowship or Masters in Biomedical Informatics; or a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or a related Field.  The candidate must have strong domain expertise in cancer/oncology informatics, pathology, database design and data integration. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to develop collaborations with investigators and be able to independently and successfully initiate and develop research projects. He or she must have proficiency in scripting language and/or programming language. Flexibility, creativity, and excellent communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:  It is preferred that the candidate have postdoctoral experience. Research experience in translational informatics targeted at cancer research and in clinical informatics is desirable. The preferred candidate will have published research work on Biomedical Informatics, and should have experience preparing and submitting proposals for extramural funding, and experience presenting research findings at regional, national, or international conferences.


Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include: cover letter; CV; names and contact information for three references qualified to evaluate your professional experiences and skill; and a statement of research interests.

Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:

Brooke L. Fridley, PhD

Director, Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource,

      The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Site-Director for K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core

University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd

Kansas City, KS 66106

bfridley@kumc.edu

To Apply: http://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/jobs-at-kumc.html

Position Number: M0203809

Pathologist Informatician

University of Colorado

Denver, Colorado USA

Post Date: 04/30/2015


Position Description:

The Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine seeks a pathologist to serve as the department’s Pathologist Informatician.  We invite applications at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.   Applicants should be board certified or board eligible in anatomic and clinical pathology with additional board certification or eligibility in clinical informatics.

The Pathologist Informatician will collaborate with pathologists and staff at professional, technical, and administrative levels to provide informatics support for AP laboratory services at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, as well as CP laboratory services at the University of Colorado Hospital.   The Pathologist Informatician will be expected to lead and coordinate changes associated with upgrading to a new AP LIS, as well as a molecular information system, and to optimize pathologists’ and laboratory personnel’s use of such systems.   The Department owns and operates its own AP labs, which must be effectively interfaced with the Hospital’s newly installed Epic EHR.

The Pathologist Informatician will initiate and support activities related to:

  • Establishing and validating electronic interfaces between laboratory information systems, instrumentation, the EHR, financial and other information systems
  • Anticipating and resolving issues with transmission and handling of laboratory test orders and results/reports
  • Applying data standards for storing laboratory and pathology information
  • Creating accurate, usable health care data sets and tools that integrate complex data such as genomic information and unstructured free text
  • Exploiting patient identification and asset tracking systems
  • Employing digital imaging systems such as whole slide imaging, telemicroscopy and image analysis software
  • Ensuring that information technology satisfies relevant regulatory requirements

Qualifications:

Regular participation as an attending for one or more clinical services of the department is required and will be based on the Pathologist Informatician’s interests and departmental needs.  The successful candidate will have principal responsibility for the education of pathology residents in informatics and is also expected to contribute to scholarly presentations, publications, editorial works, and independent research activities. 


Instructions to Applicants:

Please contact Dr. Greg Bocsi (gregary.bocsi@ucdenver.edu) or Gary Brown (gary.brown@ucdenver.edu) for further information.  Preliminary inquiries can be scheduled during the upcoming API meeting.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Attendees at the meeting may text Gary (303-709-0389) or Greg to set up a meeting.  Inquiries may also be made at their office phones:  Gary (303-724-3700) or Greg (720-848-7050).

The University of Colorado is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.  We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans.  The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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