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Assistant Professor (Ladder Rank, In-Res) Biomedical Informatics

Position overview

Position title: Biomedical Informatics
Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $100,000-$300,000. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/2022-23-academic-salary-scales.html.

Application Window

Open date: July 28, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Sep 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 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

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.

The Division of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) seeks world-class talent in biomedical informatics to advance data-powered health and is recruiting outstanding faculty for Assistant Professor (tenure-track). DBMI advances a strong commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and seeks faculty with shared commitment academically to this cause.

UC San Diego Health is the region’s only academic medical center, with hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla that support acute inpatient care and a spectrum of outpatient primary and specialty medical and surgical services, including ambulatory and emergency patient care. Our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Longevity Science are located within the UCSD campus located in La Jolla.

DBMI has research and/or service programs in the following areas: Clinical informatics, clinical research informatics, biomedical data modeling and ontologies, biomedical natural language processing and information retrieval, medical artificial intelligence, privacy technology, global health informatics, equity in informatics, and translational bioinformatics. Its annual extramural funding exceeds $23M/year. It is currently involved in several ambitious initiatives, including creating privacy-preserving networks to share research data and techniques to perform distributed analytics to enable comparative effectiveness research. Its faculty also play major roles in large NIH programs such as the All of Us Research Program (California Precision Medicine Consortium), RADx-rad Data Coordinating Center, and Bridge to AI Coordinating Center. Its educational portfolio includes pre-and post-doctoral training, supported by three training grants.

The selected candidates will be responsible for teaching and conducting research in the areas of biomedical informatics, including the design, implementation, and application of innovative tools, algorithms, and techniques that advance discovery, equity, and health outcomes. Areas of biomedical informatics that candidates may focus on include the following:
• Vital records informatics, public health informatics, and global health informatics
• Health data integration, privacy, security, and data sharing (i.e. Blockchain, FHIR/API )
• Health imaging informatics
• Artificial intelligence and predictive analytics in health (i.e. Machine Learning, Large Language Models, Natural Language Processing )
• Translational and applied biomedical informatics in precision medicine, bioinformatics, and genomics (i.e. PheWAS, GWAS, )
• Population health, quality, and health operational improvement informatics (i.e. Registries, Quality Improvement)
• Health data organization, modeling, standards, storage, retrieval, and mapping (i.e. Cloud-computing, )
• Health research informatics
• Whole genome/exome sequencing analysis, or next-generation sequencing analysis with high throughput functional genomics assays like RNAseq
• Sophisticated computational methods to analyze and interpret high-resolution biological data sets with clinical relevance
• Clinical decision support, electronic health record applications, human-computer interaction, and workflow
• Digital health, wearables, and patient engagement
• TechQuity and equity

The successful candidates will also be able to build on their academic research career at UCSD with the potential for additional collaborations with other Departments in the School of Medicine, as well as across campus with the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, and Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health.

The appointment at the Assistant Professor level will be based on the candidate’s background and experience. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank.

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)

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.).

Candidates must have evidence of training and published research that demonstrates their success in securing extramural funding (e.g., NIH, NSF).

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.

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03601

Help contact: nherbst@ucsd.edu

About UC San Diego

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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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