Vanderbilt University: Faculty Position in Biomedical Informatics
Faculty Position Opening: Tenure-Track / Tenured Professor
Position Details: The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Vanderbilt University is seeking candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty members. Appointments at all ranks will be considered with a preference for the level of Assistant Professor. DBMI is an internationally recognized leader in clinical and bioinformatics, with strong relationships to academic departments in the university and the clinical operations of a large medical center. DBMI has an emphasis on interdisciplinary research, with a focus on biomedical data analytics (clinical, genomic, and proteomic), clinical knowledge and workflow modeling, health information technology development, implementation sciences, machine learning and clinical decision support, and natural language processing, privacy and security. The department is particularly interested in candidates with an interest in computational methods for managing and mining big biomedical datasets, natural language processing, and translational methods that bridge the boundary between biological data processing and clinical applications.
Candidates should hold either 1) a doctorate in informatics, computer science, or a related discipline or 2) a medical degree with demonstrated experience in informatics research. Successful candidates are expected to teach and/or mentor graduate and medical students while developing an extramurally-sponsored research programs. The department encourages applicants whose interests and integrate informatics with engineering and sciences (e.g., biomedical engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering) as well as clinical domains (e.g., anesthesiology, genetic medicine, and pharmacology). Applicants with interests in joint appointments with other departments in the university will be considered on a per case basis.
Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of a minimum of three references. The cover letter should describe the applicant’s relevant qualifications and experience, as well as brief statements of research and teaching interests. All application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and brought to the attention of Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS
Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics
Rm 416 Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232-8340
Vanderbilt University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Applications from women and members of under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged. For more information, please visit the DBMI web site at http://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/.
Information about the Department:
Among more than 60 faculty are three members of the Institute of Medicine / National Academy of Sciences and more than a dozen members of the American College of Medical Informatics. DBMI faculty hold additional appointments in various departments, including anesthesiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, computer science, hematology and oncology, human genetics, internal medicine, and pediatrics. DBMI faculty often create and maintain readily accessible, large-scale operational clinical information systems, through which new scientific hypotheses are tested and new technologies are deployed. DBMI faculty lead various projects, such as:
- Synthetic Derivative: a de-identified version of all clinical data derived from the more than 1.9 million individuals who receive health care at the institution, which is connected to
- BioVU: A growing biorepository of over 100,000 patients’ DNA samples, many of which have been genotyped and applied in genome-phenome association studies.
These resources support a number of large extramural research projects that are helping define the emerging field of personalized medicine at Vanderbilt and nationally. These programs are further complemented by an array of resources supported by the Vanderbilt Institute for Translational and Clinical Research (VICTR) to form a rich environment for informatics innovation and experimentation that is available to all faculty and students.
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last updated 26-Nov-2012