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Assistant Professor (Ladder Rank, In-Res) BMI

Application Window

Open date: September 1st, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Faculty Position (Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics. The Division of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) in the Department of Medicine (https://dbmi.ucsd.edu/index.html) at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is currently recruiting outstanding faculty for tenure-track positions.

DBMI is seeking current and future leaders to direct research and/or develop service programs in the following areas, as well as to teach in our training programs:
• Clinical informatics
• Clinical research informatics
• Biomedical data modeling and ontologies
• Biomedical natural language processing and information retrieval
• Human computer interaction and usability
• Global health informatics
• Translational bioinformatics

Joint appointments with other departments will be supported. Leadership roles will be considered according to the candidates' interests and prior accomplishments.

DBMI is currently involved in several ambitious initiatives. Our team is creating privacy-preserving networks to share research data and techniques to perform distributed analytics to enable comparative effectiveness research. We are also developing infrastructure to allow researchers to find available biomedical data, working with collaborators from several institutions.

Our current efforts focus on mining biomedical text, electronic health record (EHR) and 'omics data, improving utilization of laboratory tests for clinical care, improving feedback of patient outcomes to clinicians, information retrieval, integrating genome and phenotypes in quantitative models, and studying robust methods of providing informed consent for research subjects.

DBMI has a history of hosting large projects such as iDASH (integrating Data for Analysis, 'anonymization,' and SHaring), one of NIH-funded National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBC), and others such as pSCANNER (patient-centered SCAlable National Network for Effectiveness Research, a PCORI-funded clinical data research network covering over 21 million patients and 10 health systems, the NIH-funded RADx-rad Discoveries and Data Coordinator Center, and the NIH-funded California Precision Medicine Consortium. Additionally, the DBMI has a central role in clinical and research informatics at the UCSD Health System.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-220.pdf
In-Residence Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-270.pdf

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    The candidates must have a doctoral degree in biomedical informatics, computer science, or related disciplines or have a health sciences doctoral degree (MD, OD, DMD, etc.) and original, peer-reviewed publications (preferably first-authored). Strong management and interpersonal skills are required.

Preferred qualifications

    A strong record of extramural funding and teaching excellence is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02830

Help contact: nherbst@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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