Prospective Faculty

The Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington in Seattle is recruiting 7 faculty in 2016 and 2017. We are seeking faculty with diverse backgrounds in foundational and/or applied biomedical informatics research who are interested in working and teaching in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary academic setting. The departmental vision is to use biomedical information to improve health through research, training, and the practice of informatics in healthcare and research operations. We are focusing our recruitment on further expanding our existing research, education and practice in five broad areas: Analytics, Clinical Research Informatics, Genomic Medicine/ Translational Bioinformatics, and Clinical Informatics including Fellowship training. We are seeking faculty with foundational and applied expertise relevant to, but not restricted to these broad areas.

If you are interested in applying for or in finding out more information about specific searches, please contact us at bhihires@uw.edu. Also please explore this website further for information about our current events, people, educational programs, research programs, and service activities of our department.

The University and the Department

The Department currently has 32 core faculty and 57 extended faculty representing 24 schools and departments across the University. The University of Washington is ranked number one among public universities nationally to receive federal research and training funds and is home to a number of top ranked programs including the School of Medicine (nationally known both for research and primary care), the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health, the College of Engineering, the Information School and the Departments of Linguistics and Computer Science. We collaborate with regional academic and industry partners including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Center for Infectious Disease Research, the Washington Department of Health, Microsoft, Intel and Caradigm.

Department faculty are engaged in a broad range of foundational and applied biomedical informatics research, as well as scholarship and practice activities around medical education. Department faculty are also responsible for the operation, evaluation and refinement of the Biomedical Informatics research training program (MS, PhD, Postdoc), which has at steady state 65 full-time enrolled students and postdoctoral fellows. In collaboration with the School of Nursing, an applied MS in Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies is offered which at steady state has ~55 enrolled students. Where appropriate, our faculty aims to translate our foundational and applied scholarship into practice at the University of Washington, with our partner institutions, within our medical school curriculum, and with UW operational and clinical research computing groups.

Please contact us or explore this website further for information about our current events, people, educational programs, research programs, and service activities of our department.

Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, M.D., FACMI
Professor and Chair
pth@uw.edu

Heidi Kelm
Administrator
heidi5@uw.edu

Precision Medicine

2 Positions (1 to start 2017-18), Assistant or Associate Professors

Join our current faculty in building the biomedical informatics/computational biology (BMI) core of the recently established Center for Precision Diagnostics at the University of Washington. The Center will focus on translating cutting-edge technologies into clinical applications integrating fully into healthcare delivery. The BMI core will enable this activity by harnessing computational biology and biomedical informatics methods and tools both for discovery and to be used at point of care. The faculty in the core will be expected to both engage in their own research projects and collaborate with other Center for Precision Diagnostics faculty and participate in research projects that are driven by the mission of the Center. 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 positions are WOT positions that are primarily scholarship with a small (10%) service role. A full position description can be found here.

Clinical Informatics and Translational Bioinformatics/Clinical Research Informatics

3 Positions, Assistant or Associate Professors

Join our current faculty including our Chief Research Information Officer and Chief Analytics Officer in expanding our foundational and applied research in the area related to clinical informatics, analytics, clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics. Relevant foundational and applied research experience includes but is not limited to:

  • Database research, data integration, data modeling
  • Knowledge representation/ontologies
  • Data visualization, human-computer interaction
  • Text mining and natural language processing
  • Predictive analytics, decision support analytics, pattern recognition
  • Data security, Honest Broker systems, systems evaluation
  • Secondary use of EHR data for research, clinical care, operations, accountable care, and the learning healthcare system
  • Clinical decision support, clinical systems, electronic health records
  • Clinical trial management, biorepository systems, research data warehouses and other systems for clinical/translational researchers
  • EHR data for phenotyping, data warehousing
  • Translational bioinformatics

The positions are WOT positions that are primarily scholarship with a small (20%) service role. A full position description can be found here.

Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program

2 Positions, Assistant or Associate Professors

Join our current faculty including our Director of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship in growing our ACGME-accredited clinical informatics fellowship program.  This program builds on an existing UW applied clinical informatics and patient centered technologies online Masters program with fellows each year rotating on inpatient, outpatient, enterprise and priority project rotations. We seek multidisciplinary faculty with backgrounds in foundational and/or applied biomedical informatics research who are interested in informatics scholarship, teaching and practice in the area of clinical informatics in a highly collaborative academic setting, with informatics service in our UW clinical computing groups. Responsibilities for these WOT positions include: a) expanding our basic and applied biomedical informatics research program (approximately 40-60% effort), b) serving as core faculty in the clinical informatics fellowship program (approximately 20% effort), c) working within UW Medicine Information Technology on operational clinical informatics projects within the health system (approximately 20% effort), d) clinical practice if applicable (approximately 20%, e.g. for physician applicants).  A full position description can be found here.