The Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME) at the University of Washington (UW) is looking for two full-time faculty at the Assistant Professor Without Tenure (Job Code 0113) or Associate Professor Without Tenure (Job Code 0112) levels to serve as core biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, and computational biology faculty for the Center for Precision Diagnostics within UW Medicine which was established in 2013. Joint or adjunct appointment in the Department of Genome Sciences (GS) are possible. These faculty will join the other faculty of the Center for Precision diagnostics as well as the numerous faculty and graduate students engaged in scholarship (primary effort, approximately 90% effort) in translational bioinformatics, bioinformatics and computational biology in the Departments of BIME and GS. The new faculty will also be expected to engage in the service and operational aspects of the Center (approximately 10% effort) with other potential related service roles. Overall the Center activities are to: a) Transform cutting-edge technologies into clinical applications, b) Integrate fully into healthcare delivery, c) Educate the next generation of UW Medicine-trained physicians and scientists who will need to be fluent in these transformative technologies, and d) Inform local, state, national, and international audiences on the fundamental role of advanced diagnostics in precision medicine. The three positions we are recruiting for will focus in particular on the translation and integration into clinical care. These positions are part of a) a broader effort to recruit faculty to the Center and within the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The department is seeking multidisciplinary faculty with backgrounds in foundational and/or applied biomedical informatics bioinformatics, or computational biology research who are interested in scholarship, teaching and practice in a highly collaborative academic setting. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant discipline or an M.D. (or foreign equivalent) with relevant biomedical informatics or bioinformatics or computational biology related training, scholarship. MD Practitioners will be appointed to the appropriate clinical department with a joint appointment in BIME. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B Visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Candidates must have documented research experience relevant to the Center for Precision Diagnostics in the broad area of translational bioinformatics, bioinformatics or computational biology. Relevant foundational and applied research experience includes but is not limited to: computational biology, bioinformatics, translational bioinformatics, machine learning, variant annotation, database research, data modeling, knowledge representation/ontologies, data integration, decision support analytics, advanced decision support systems, Electronic Health Record embedded decision support systems, genomic decision support. Experience deploying production systems in a clinical or translational environment is welcomed. Experience mentoring and/or teaching MS, PhD and postdoc students in the biomedical informatics domain is also welcomed, though the positions do not have required teaching responsibilities. Successful candidates will have a track record of multidisciplinary collaboration spanning discovery to application.
The BIME Department consists of 32 core faculty and 57 extended faculty representing 24 departments across the University engaged in a broad range of foundational and applied biomedical informatics research, as well as scholarship and practice activities around medical education. In addition to an active informatics research program, the Department faculty are responsible for the operation, evaluation and refinement of the Biomedical Informatics research training programs (MS, PhD, Postdoc with currently 64 trainees), the NIH NLM informatics research training grant, and the joint (with School of Nursing) applied MS in Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies (CIPCT, currently 55 active students). The CIPCT program is a fully on-line program that serves as didactic foundation of our clinical informatics fellowship. Where appropriate, our faculty aim to translate our foundational and applied scholarship into practice at the UW and partner institutions within our operational clinical and research computing groups. It is expected that new faculty will engage in a similar range of activities including informatics research, teaching, and the practice of translational bioinformatics, bioinformatics or computational biology. Research in Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington encompasses both genetic and genomic analysis of humans and model organisms. The department also has a significant focus in technology development and in computational biology across all levels including sequence, expression, proteomics, network, and genetic analysis.
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A letter of intent/personal statement highlighting their interests, background, practical experience and career goals pertaining specifically to the research and service/practice roles in the area of translational bioinformatics, bioinformatics or computational biology outlined above.
The letter should include experiences with diversity in training, professional work, previous teaching, and/or in service, and describe the candidate's potential to foster diversity in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education and the field.
A CV (including references/letter writers)
A statement of teaching interests or teaching philosophy.
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