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The Division of Health & Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in collaboration with the Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies seeks a highly motivated individual with a passion for Biomedical Informatics education. This full-time position on the nontenure Clinician Educator Track will be commensurate with experience and will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the Division of Health & Biomedical Informatics.
This position will dedicate 50% time as Education Director of the Master’s in Medical Informatics (MMI) at the Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies (SCS). The education director will research and evaluate the curricula, teaching procedures and educational materials within the MMI.
The education director will work with the executive program director, institutional committees and advisory groups within the community to revise and maintain the most appropriate curricula to meet the needs of MMI students. The education director will advise SCS leadership on evolving trends in Biomedical Informatics and the potential for additional educational programs. Additional duties will include mentoring of faculty, teaching selected courses, supporting marketing initiatives, serving on the admissions committee, and monitoring the educational activities of the MMI program.
The Biomedical Informatician in this position will also conduct high quality original research. This scientist is expected to: compete successfully for extramural funding; publish research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; collaborate and consult with other investigators at Northwestern; develop multi-institutional collaborations; and, participate in Departmental and national scientific duties, such as committee membership, presentations at professional conferences, and peer review of research proposals and publications.
Successful candidates will have an MD, PhD or equivalent, with training in Biomedical Informatics combined with a desire to translate discoveries into improvements in informatics research, education and clinical systems. Experience with production clinical system or in the Health Information Technology industry is a plus. An ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently is essential. An ability to plan, staff, and execute informatics research projects is required, as demonstrated by an appropriate record of peer-reviewed publications. A record of extramural funding, peer review experience and national professional activity is expected for senior candidates. Potential research foci might include: the design and evaluation of novel Clinical or Systems; Clinical Workflow; Global Health Informatics; Data-mining of biomedical data; Translational Bioinformatics; Informatics Methodology development; or, Outcomes Research on the impact of HIT. For physician informaticians who currently practice, a part-time clinical appointment is a possibility.
This full-time position is based in the Feinberg School of Medicine at the Chicago lakefront campus. Primary academic appointment would be in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Health & Biomedical Informatics. (Upon formation of a Department of Health & Biomedical Informatics, the position would transfer to the new department.) Salary is commensurate with experience and duties. The proposed start date is flexible. Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a list of 4-6 references, and a letter of interest including a summary of research interests and future plans to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.
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