Associate or Full Professor of Biomedical Informatics
August 11, 2017
Full-time - Experienced
Higher Education Institution
School: Harvard Medical School
Department/Area: Biomedical Informatics
The Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics is recruiting tenure-track faculty to join us in transforming medicine and biomedical science.
We seek outstanding candidates who share our vision and goals for transforming biomedicine: In the near future, the state of an individual will be characterized with increasing precision from the molecular, to the organ-system, to the population level, incorporating data modalities that assess the effects of behavior, therapeutics, nutrients, the microbiome, and the environment. The size and complexity of high-dimensional characterization of patients will lead to far more complex diagnostic and prognostic categories than are currently in use, requiring information infrastructure for medical decision making accessible to the individual patient and to entire populations. The multivariate descriptors of large populations will allow stratifications only seen in the most recent genomically-informed clinical trials. Complex, but empirically validated, algorithms will be embedded in electronic health record systems as decision support tools to assist in everyday patient care. Those management algorithms will evolve and be modified continuously based on inputs from ongoing clinical experience and from new research. Whether developing basic computational methods, modeling molecular mechanisms, or engineering new clinical applications, we expect all successful recruits to share our focus on transforming biomedical science and healthcare delivery. All faculty are expected to contribute substantively to our educational programs through teaching and mentorship.
Candidates must have strong quantitative backgrounds and must demonstrate substantial innovation and methodological rigor in their approach to scientific inquiry in biomedicine or in the translation of computational methods to engineering/software applications in medicine. Candidates must also demonstrate scientific leadership and the ability to develop sustainable projects with the potential for significant impact in biomedicine.
All qualified applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) and a strong publication record.
Susanne Churchill, PhD, Executive Director
Contact Email: Susanne_Churchill@hms.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer:
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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