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Clinical Informatics – Open Rank, Tenured Positions

Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is seeking to recruit faculty in clinical informatics for tenure track and tenured positions in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. DBMI has twenty primary and nearly 50 affiliated faculty with considerable strength in bioinformatics, machine learning, public health informatics and translational informatics. We are looking to add additional clinical and translational informatics faculty with skills in natural language processing, research data warehousing, computational phenotyping and clinical analytics to improve health. We are particularly interested in clinicians with developed informatics research programs and would greatly value oncologists, pediatricians, internists, surgeons and medical specialists interested in joining our team, particularly in the area of clinical genomics and microbiomics applied to precision medicine in practice.  The successful faculty recruits will be expected to grow an independently funded research program and leverages our exceptional infrastructure.  The DBMI environment includes a funded CTSA Informatics Component with a research data warehouse, a PCORnet informatics hub site, and an NIH-funded Big Data to Knowledge Center for Causal Discovery.  There are six additional team science initiatives at DBMI funded in the areas of public and global health informatics (NIGMS), biorepository informatics (CDC), translational microbiomics (NHLBI), cancer informatics for precision medicine, and deep clinical phenotyping from electronic medical records (both from NCI). DBMI, the health sciences, and the university promote and excel at team science among investigators in the computational, biomedical, healthcare, and other translational disciplines. We also have close working relationships with investigators at Carnegie Mellon University as exemplified by our Center for Causal Discovery (http://www.ccd.pitt.edu) and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (http://www.psc.pitt.edu). DBMI is home to an active NLM-funded Biomedical Informatics Training program that has over 30 trainees and we are establishing a Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Fellowship Program. The environment is exceedingly rich for developing a translational clinical informatics program.

Candidates will be expected to develop funded research programs and to participate in instruction and mentoring in our training program. Physician faculty have the opportunity to pursue clinical practice and participate in the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Fellowship Program that is under development. Faculty also have ample opportunity to explore commercialization and entrepreneurship, particularly through DBMI’s leadership in the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (http://healthdataalliance.com), which supports partnerships between researchers and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, toward the goal of commercializing innovative research. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have professional health degree (MD, RN, PharmD) with informatics training or a PhD in their field, which may include (but is not limited to) biomedical informatics, health informatics, bioinformatics, computer science, or information sciences.  

About the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) ranks fifth nationally in federally financed research and development expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Calling Pitt "a world class research university" with an "unwavering commitment to excellence," a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation report in September 2012 reaccredited the University for a 10-year period, without qualification, the maximum permissible time for an extension of accreditation. Pitt consistently ranks in the top 20 among U.S. public universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" listing, and Pitt graduate schools and programs perennially earn high grades in U.S. News' "Best Graduate School" rankings. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

Pitt is associated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) which is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. and is the dominant regional provider of medical services. UPMC has electronic patient data dating back to 1987 and funds innovative initiatives such as the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance and our newly formed Microbiomics Center.

Interested candidates please send cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements to either:

Michael J. Becich, MD PhD
Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics,
The Offices at Baum
5607 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3701
Phone: 412.648.9244 or E-mail to becich@pitt.edu

 

Shyam Visweswaran, MD PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics,
The Offices at Baum
5607 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3701
Phone: 412.648.7119 or E-mail to shv3@pitt.edu

 

 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biomedical Informatics

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Informatics seeks to recruit Assistant/Associate/Full Professors.  A history of more than forty years of innovation makes the University of Pittsburgh a national leader in biomedical informatics research.   DBMI is one of the best-funded departments in the field, with highly-visible participation in collaborative national efforts including PCORNet (http://www.pathnetwor.org), NCATS/ACT (http://www.act-network.org), and the NIH Big Data 2 Knowledge consortium (http://www.ccd.pitt.edu).  Our training program has been continually funded by the NLM since 1988, with many alumnae and former faculty currently leaders at prominent universities nationwide. 

We are now seeking candidates with skills in clinical informatics and population informatics.  In addition we highly value academic biomedical informaticians with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. A track record of high impact publication and focus on developing independent funding will weigh heavily in our selection of successful candidates. Faculty are also encouraged to explore commercialization and entrepreneurship, particularly through DBMI’s participation in the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, Center for Commercial Application (CCA) of Healthcare Data (http://cca.pitt.edu) which supports partnerships between researchers and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as well as Carnegie Mellon University, toward the goal of commercializing innovative research.

Minimum Objective Qualifications: Candidates must have professional health degree (MD, RN, PharmD) with informatics training or a PhD in their field, which may include (but is not limited to) biomedical informatics, health informatics, bioinformatics, computer science, or data sciences.

Interested candidates please send cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee:

Michael Becich, MD, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics
The Offices at Baum
5607 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3701
Phone: 412.648.9244 or E-mail to becich@pitt.edu
 

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

About University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh ranks fifth nationally in federally financed research and development expenditures, according to the National Institutes of Health. Calling Pitt "a world class research university" with an "unwavering commitment to excellence," a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation report in September 2012 reaccredited the University for a 10-year period, without qualification, the maximum permissible time for an extension of accreditation.

Pitt consistently ranks in the top 20 among U.S. public universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" listing, and Pitt graduate schools and programs perennially earn high grades in U.S. News' "Best Graduate School" rankings.

 

 

Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) – Open Rank, Tenured / Non-Tenure Positions

Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is seeking to recruit a Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) for tenure track or non-tenure position in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. DBMI’s current clinical and healthcare data portfolio includes the NIH-funded Precision Medicine Initiative, a CTSA Informatics Component with a research data repository, a PCORnet informatics hub site and data repository, an informatics and data hub for the NCATS-funded Accrual of patients to Clinical Trials (ACT), and a CDC-funded  National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank. These programs represent DBMI’s Healthcare Data Platform and represents over $135M in current translational informatics initiatives. There are six additional data science initiatives at DBMI funded in the areas of causal discovery (BD2K), population health and global health informatics (NIGMS), translational microbiomics (NHLBI), cancer informatics for precision medicine (NCI), and deep clinical phenotyping from electronic medical records (NCI). Additional data initiatives include the Pittsburgh Genome Research Repository (http://www.pgrr.pitt.edu/ ) that houses The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the development of a Pitt Data Commons to serve teaching, research and library needs for information and informatics in the greater Pittsburgh region, and the Institute for Precision Medicine (IPM)  that focusses on translating biomedical research into personalized clinical care. We also have close working relationships with investigators at Carnegie Mellon University as exemplified by our Center for Causal Discovery (http://www.ccd.pitt.edu) and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (http://www.psc.pitt.edu). DBMI is home to an active NLM-funded Biomedical Informatics Training program that has over 30 trainees. These Data Science initiatives represent another $35M which is transforming the regional and national landscape through informatics.

The candidate will be responsible for coordinating the healthcare data, infrastructure, and services for DBMI and the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences. The CRIO will:

  • Make decisions for long-term support of software, service staff, and hardware/cloud computing services for the health sciences
  • Develop a financial support plan for chargebacks and sustained growth of the healthcare data component of the Pitt Data Commons and link it to initiatives across the campus
  • Coordinate activities the Center for Clinical Research Informatics (http://www.ccri.thevislab.com/) and the Center for Clinical Informatics (http://www.cci.thevislab.com/) that are focused on healthcare data science research activities
  • Coordinate activities with the new Healthcare Data Initiative launched by the Chancellor for the new School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of accomplishments, experience and publications in clinical data management and clinical informatics. Clinically trained faculty have the opportunity to pursue clinical practice and participate in the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Fellowship Program that is under development. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have professional health degree (MD, RN, PharmD) with informatics training or a PhD in their field, which may include (but is not limited to) biomedical informatics, health informatics, bioinformatics, computer science, or information sciences.  

About the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) ranks fifth nationally in federally financed research and development expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Calling Pitt "a world class research university" with an "unwavering commitment to excellence," a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation report in September 2012 reaccredited the University for a 10-year period, without qualification, the maximum permissible time for an extension of accreditation. Pitt consistently ranks in the top 20 among U.S. public universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" listing, and Pitt graduate schools and programs perennially earn high grades in U.S. News' "Best Graduate School" rankings. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

Pitt is associated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) which is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. and is the dominant regional provider of medical services. UPMC has electronic patient data dating back to 1987 and funds innovative initiatives such as the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance and our newly formed Microbiomics Center.

Interested candidates please send cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements to either:

Michael J. Becich, MD PhD
Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics,
The Offices at Baum
5607 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3701
Phone: 412.648.9244 or E-mail to becich@pitt.edu

 

Shyam Visweswaran, MD PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics,
The Offices at Baum
5607 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3701
Phone: 412.648.7119 or E-mail to shv3@pitt.edu
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Scholars for July 2017

The Biomedical Informatics Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh is recruiting for four (4) postdoctoral research scholar in biomedical informatics. Be part of a rich collaborative environment with excellence in the areas of public health informatics, bioinformatics, clinical informatics and translational informatics

Research areas represented by our faculty include:

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating an integrated set of tools that support causal modeling and discovery of biomedical knowledge from very large and complex biomedical data
  • Addressing gaps in clinically useful evidence on drug-drug interactions
  • Algorithms for predicting hospital readmission
  • Cancer deep phenotype extraction from electronic medical records
  • Deciphering cellular signaling system by deep mining a comprehensive genomic compendium
  • Development and evaluation of a learning electronic medical record system
  • Modeling of infectious disease study information
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Requirements:

  • Post-graduate degree (MD or PhD) and training in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics, or a related discipline. US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Ability to independently perform research in one of the above areas of biomedical informatics with mentoring from a faculty member.
  • Ability to write and publish journal articles.

How to apply:

To apply, please go to https://apply.dbmi.pitt.edu/ and complete the online application.  You will need to include the following: 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement - description of your research interests and faculty member(s) you would be interested in working with at DBMI
  • Contact information for three references
  • One writing sample - preferably a published or accepted paper
  • The application fee will be waived – please contact Toni Porterfield (tls18@pitt.edu)

Current postdoctoral stipend levels can be found at http://www.dbmi.pitt.edu/training-programs/funding.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

 

Data Curator and Outreach Coordinator, Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

 
The Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is recruiting a data curator and outreach          
coordinator to contribute to improving and creating awareness for the Project Tycho global health data repository and to help research to prevent epidemics.
 

Position Summary
As part of the PHDL, the Data Curator and Outreach Coordinator will have a two-fold work package. The first part consists of supporting new data acquisition, data digitization, processing, standardization, curation and documentation. This work will support the Project Tycho workflow of expanding our data collections from countries around the world. The second part consists of improving awareness for Project Tycho data products through the Project Tycho website, related websites, and a social media campaign. This outreach includes writing news messages and other content for the Project Tycho website, creating social media accounts and pages for Project Tycho, and maintaining a steady stream of social media posts for Project Tycho. In addition, the Data Curator and Outreach Coordinator will coordinate in-person outreach to students, researchers, and the general public through conferences, lectures, and similar activities.

Environment
The PHDL is a world-class, inter-disciplinary modeling institute at the University of Pittsburgh focused on the development of agent-based simulators to represent transmission of infectious diseases. The PHDL coordinates various large-scale international modeling grants including an NIH funded Center of Excellence of the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) and the Gates Foundation funded Vaccine Modeling Initiative (VMI). In addition to world-class modeling, the PHDL hosts a comprehensive data infrastructure named Project Tycho that aims to improve access and use of public health data for decision making. The PHDL has strong links to the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative through collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biomedical Informatics. The PHDL is at the center of international modeling and data science, maintaining collaborations with academic institutions and health authorities in Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America, and with various global health agencies such as the US Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

Responsibilities

  • Acquire data on global population health from online country sources
  • Digitize data from source documents
  • Standardize data from heterogeneous formats and content into the common Project Tycho data format
  • Write news and other sections for the Project Tycho website and maintain a lively, interesting online Project Tycho environment
  • Create Project Tycho pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and accounts on Twitter and other relevant social media and profession nework web pages
  • Maintain social media pages for Project Tycho through regular posts and sharing relevant information with the Project Tycho community
  • Coordinate outreach activities for the Project Tycho team, including interactions with the research and student communities through conferences, lectures, and other outreach activities.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in a relevant field
  • 1-2 years of experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Very strong English writing skills
  • Strong social media skills
  • Foreign language skills preferred (especially Spanish)
  • Knowledge of biomedical data/topic preferred
  • Software skills preferred (Adobe suite, Software programming, Contact/project management)
  • Ability to work independently, creative and proactive work attitude
  • Strong inter-personal skills

What we offer

  • A dynamic, exciting work environment at the cutting edge between population health and data science
  • Personal development and enrichment opportunities through hands-on work experience.
  • A multidisciplinary, international network of partners and collaborators
  • A competitive benefits package
  • Annual salary between $23,868 - $37,752, depending on level of experience and skills.

Send inquiries to: Dr. Wilbert van Panhuis
Apply at: https://www.pittsource.com
University of Pittsburgh position listing: 0135456

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