Director, Division of Informatics Department of Pathology UAB School of Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Pathology

Birmingham, AL USA

Post Date: 04/16/2015


Position Description:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Pathology is seeking an outstanding
candidate at the tenure/tenure‐earning Associate Professor or Full Professor level with experience in the
field of biomedical informatics to lead its Division of Informatics. Extensive experience in biomedical
informatics, or bioinformatics/computational biology and a MD or a PhD in a related professional field is
required. Candidates must have a demonstrated expertise in one of the areas of biomedical informatics
and the ability to retain extramural funding. He/she will work across departments, centers and schools to
enhance medical informatics, public health informatics and bioinformatics at UAB.

Four years ago, the UAB School of Medicine committed significant resources to the establishment of a
Division of Informatics in the Department of Pathology and to implementation of a campus‐wide clinical
informatics infrastructure. During that time the division grew to five faculty, hosting multiple informatics
resources in sequence and image analysis, and offering a suite of well attended immersive courses in
Biomedical Informatics and Computational Pathology for both medical and graduate trainees. The new
Director will be expected to continue the expansion of the Division through additional recruitment and new
investments that further advance its research, education and service portfolio. The Director will participate
in the development of two new Institutes at UAB, Informatics and Personalized Medicine.

The UAB‐School of Medicine is located in Birmingham, AL and is ranked 26th in NIH funding. The UAB
Health System is a >$2 billion/year enterprise, consisting of University Hospital (981 beds; with installed
Cerner enterprise software), The Kirklin Clinic (1,100 physician group practice), VIVA Health (a regional
HMO), UAB Highlands Hospital (specialty hospital), Prime Care (primary care network), and affiliated
hospitals in Montgomery and Bessemer. UAB has established high performance computing and high speed
connectivity to the Lambda Rail, as well as supports the Alabama Supercomputer Facility in Huntsville, AL.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, together with its partner HudsonAlpha Genomics Research
Institute in Huntsville, is a key participant in The Cancer Genome Atlas.


Qualifications:

Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. A Preemployment
background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition,
physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health
Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre‐employment
drug and nicotine screen to be hired. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed
to fostering a diverse, equitable and family‐friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and
achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history,
gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages
applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Instructions to Applicants:

The position offers an excellent and comprehensive compensation and benefits package. All inquires
should be directed to:

Kevin A. Roth, M.D., Ph.D.,
Robert and Ruth Anderson Professor and Chair,
Department of Pathology, UAB,
619 South 19th Street, WP 210,
Birmingham, AL 35233‐7331


Interested applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae
with the names of three references; and 3) a statement of research interests.

Pathologist and Clinical Informatics Researcher

VCU School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Massey Cancer Center

Richmond, VA USA

Post Date: 04/13/2015


Position Description:

The VCU School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Massey Cancer Center are seeking a Pathologist and Biomedical/Clinical Informatics Researcher. This tenure eligible, faculty position consists of approximately 70/25/5 split across research, clinical, and administrative responsibilities, respectively. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate in ongoing and developing research with Massey’s clinical and translational researchers and contribute to Massey’s vibrant, peer-reviewed research portfolio.

The successful candidate is also expected to be in a leadership role for the Cancer Informatics Core (CIC) of Massey Cancer Center. Specifically, this position will lead the biomedical/clinical informatics efforts, in partnership with the Chief Research Information Officer. This position offers a competitive salary, start-up, and relocation package.

Faculty at the Assistant Professor rank will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential of scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department of Pathology and Massey Cancer Center. Associate/Professor level faculty will be required to have a developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in Pathology and Massey.

 

About the Department of Pathology:
The mission of the Department of Pathology is to provide high-quality, cost-effective pathology services in a manner that supports the patient care, education, and research missions of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and School of Medicine.

The Department of Pathology is a diverse clinical, research, and teaching department within the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, located in Richmond, Virginia. We offer a full range of pathology services to physicians, researchers, and patients at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital, a 780-bed tertiary-care urban teaching hospital dedicated to serving the patients and physicians of central Virginia.

We have 37 full-time Pathology faculty based at the MCV Campus and four additional faculty based at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans' Affairs Hospital. Currently, 14 Residents and seven Fellows are in our training programs. Our post-graduate programs are comprehensive and integrated, offering outstanding career preparation. Many of our trainees go on to complete academic fellowships.

Within the department, there are 14 clinical laboratories including Histopathology, Neuropathology, Cytopathology, Autopsy Pathology, Molecular Diagnostics, Cytogenetics, Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunology, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, and Transfusion Medicine. Our clinical laboratories are staffed by 296 full-time equivalent hospital employees who perform more than 2.6 million billable tests this year.

Our scientists are supported by numerous research grants, primarily from NIH, with extramural funding in excess of $1.2 million in 2012. We have funded research programs in molecular diagnostics, liver disease, hepatobiliary cancer, infectious disease, obesity, diabetes, and breast cancer. There is also a wide variety of clinical and applied research in all areas of pathology and laboratory medicine.

About Massey Cancer Center:
VCU Massey Cancer Center is one of only 68 National Cancer Institute-designated institutions in the country that leads and shapes America’s cancer research efforts. Working with all kinds of cancers, Massey conducts basic science, translational and clinical cancer research, provides state-of-the-art treatments and clinical trials, and promotes cancer prevention and education. Since 1974, Massey has served as an internationally recognized center of excellence. It offers one of the largest selections of cancer clinical trials in Virginia and serves patients at multiple sites throughout the state. Its 1,000-plus researchers, clinicians and staff members are dedicated to improving the quality of human life by developing and delivering effective means to prevent, control and ultimately cure cancer.

Massey Cancer Center has several shared resources that represent an essential component of the infrastructure required to support the extensive research portfolio of Massey scientists. Once of shared resource cores include the Cancer Informatics Core (CIC). The CIC was developed to automate personnel-intensive manual methods for data acquisition, integration and processing through the use of novel informatics systems that support and enhance research activities across VCU Massey Cancer Center. The CIC has focused on the development and support of clinical informatics to a) directly address through automation limitations experienced by investigators and research staff in accessing and processing the data required for evaluating patients for studies, b) integrate, process and store large volumes of disparate clinical data that is not feasible through traditional manual methods, but is essential for performing research; and c) consolidate and link these data in systems that are accessible and useful to investigators. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program in informatics, genomics medicine, computational biology, or image analysis and to participate in informatics training initiatives. Applicants with a focus on precision medicine are of particular interest.


Qualifications:

• MD/PhD, MD or PhD; pathologist with board-certification in his/her area of expertise
• Track record of scientific achievement reflected by both sustained and recent publications and extramural peer-reviewed research funding
• Documented expertise in biomedical/clinical informatics in an academic setting
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU


Instructions to Applicants:

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please reference Position # F39340 and advertisement source then submit cover letter, CV, and 3 references to:

David Clemmons,
MBA Faculty Recruiting
804.628.1885

Biomedical Informatics Faculty Positions: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY USA

Post Date: 03/30/2015


Position Description:

The Stony Brook University Department of Biomedical Informatics is inviting applications for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor tenure-track faculty positions in Biomedical Informatics areas, primarily in Clinical Informatics, Translational Informatics, Bioinformatics, as well as Public Health Informatics, Pathology Informatics, Imaging Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Database Networking, and Computational Science.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. To qualify for an appointment as Associate Professor or Professor, the candidate must meet the School of Medicine’s criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure located at http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/facultysenate/committees/appointmentsor the college of Engineering and Applied Sciences criteria located at http://www.ceas.sunysb.edu/ppp/.   FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.


Qualifications:

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree 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.

Preferred Qualifications: To be considered at the Associate Professor/Professor level, candidates should have active funded research programs in their area of expertise. Strong record of interdisciplinary collaborative research with a demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead team science efforts. Research experience in translational informatics targeted at cancer research and in clinical informatics.  


Instructions to Applicants:

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a complete application including their curriculum vita, statement of research, teaching philosophy, and names/addresses of three or more professional reference to https://bmi-hiring.cs.stonybrook.edu (electronic submission is highly preferred). Alternatively application materials may be submitted to:

Tahsin Kurc, Ph.D.
Vice Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Health Sciences Center, Level 3, Room 043
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8322

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Academic Informatics Pathologist

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee,WI USA

Post Date: 03/17/2015


Position Description:

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine of the Medical College of Wisconsin is seeking a diagnostic pathologist with fellowship training in and/or demonstrable expertise gained on the job in pathology informatics. Physician candidates should be qualified for an unrestricted medical license in the State of Wisconsin. The job description includes: designing, building, deploying and maintaining information management solutions that produce up-to-date, integrated information from a variety of sources, delivered and displayed in ways that provide decision support at the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases of testing for both pathologists and clinicians; the design of information systems to extract, process, and apply information related to improving patient safety and outcomes; database design and management; and knowledge and skills in the handling of large, complex data sets, including next generation sequencing data and health system patient data for the purposes of population health management. This will require working closely with the hospital lab managers and technical personnel, as well as interfacing with hospital administration as appropriate. The successful candidate will also have major responsibilities for the instruction of pathology residents and medical students in informatics, and thus demonstrable achievement in medical and/or graduate medical education is highly desirable. The candidate will also have a track record or clear potential for development of an independent program of scholarly achievement.


The Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin consists of 48 faculty members that serve five hospitals, including Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital West Bend and the Zablocki V.A. Medical Center. The Laboratories at Froedtert Hospital processes an annual volume of about 8 million tests, utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to provide a full menu of routine and esoteric laboratory testing (including molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics). In addition to providing the on-site laboratory services for Froedtert Hospital, Dynacare Laboratories also functions as a reference laboratory serving patients and physicians throughout Wisconsin.


The candidate will be based at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, which is the main adult medical facility at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, a comprehensive 225-acre medical campus located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a culturally diverse city on the shores of Lake Michigan, 90 miles north of Chicago, which supports urban, suburban and semi-rural lifestyles with excellent school systems and a vibrant, cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse community. Music, sports, education, and a variety of cultural affairs are available.


Qualifications:

The successful candidate will also have major responsibilities for the instruction of pathology residents and medical students in informatics, and thus demonstrable achievement in medical and/or graduate medical education is highly desirable. The candidate will also have a track record or clear potential for development of an independent program of scholarly achievement.


Instructions to Applicants:

Please send a copy of curriculum-vitae plus names/addresses of 4 references to the attention of:

Steven Kroft, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman of Clinical Pathology
Department of Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Tel. (414) 805-8459               

 


Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Stony Brook Cancer Center

Department of Biomedical Informatics and Stony Brook Cancer Center

Stony Brook, NY USA

Post Date: 02/17/2015


Position Description:

The Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Stony Brook Cancer Center are inviting applications for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor tenure-track faculty positions in Cancer Biomedical Informatics, including but not limited to: Cancer System Biology and Bioinformatics, Clinical Cancer Informatics and Cancer Imaging.


Qualifications:

It is required that the chosen individual have either: a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics, a M.D. degree with a fellowship or Master’s Degree in Biomedical Informatics, or a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics or a related field (a candidate with a Ph.D. in other areas who has substantial postdoctoral experience in Biomedical Informatics will also be considered). Candidates must also have a published track record in at least one area of Cancer Biomedical Informatics.

It is preferred that the candidate have postdoctoral experience. To be considered at the Associate Professor/Professor level, candidates should have active funded research programs in their area of expertise and have a strong record of interdisciplinary collaborative research with a demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead team science efforts. Research experience in translational informatics targeted at cancer research and in clinical informatics is desirable.

The successful candidates are expected to maintain competitive extramurally funded research programs, teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and serve the University, the Department and the professional community.

To qualify for tenure and/or a senior faculty appointment, the candidate must meet the criteria established by the School of Medicine (School of Medicine's Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure ).


Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, submit a State employment application including their curriculum vitae, statement of research, teaching philosophy and names/addresses of three or more professional references to: https://bmi-cactr.cs.stonybrook.edu

Alternatively, submit above mentioned materials to: Yi Gao, Ph.D, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Health Sciences Center Level 3, Room 043, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8322.

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 

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