Senior Staff Scientist (Biomedical Informatics)
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JOB SUMMARY: Participate in the preparation and publication of outstanding manuscripts. Independently carry out and design highly sophisticated and independent experiments. Mentor and train graduate students and post doctoral fellow in developing their research projects. Ideal candidate would have strengths in computer programming or data science with a degree in statistical genetics, biomedical informatics, epidemiology, or a related field to work on electronic health record-based genetic studies in an academic research setting. The job entails working with some of the largest biomedical data sets ever put together. Responsibilities include phenotype development and validation using de-identified medical records, with the ultimate goal of understanding how environmental and genetic variation impacts human health and disease. Required skills include programming (largely in scripting languages), working with linux- and cloud-based environments, and an understanding of epidemiological and statistical methods in large data sets. A biological background or experience in environmental or genetic research is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to assist with manuscript development . Experience with working with large data sets using python, R, and/or Perl is preferred as well as familiarity with the Jupyter platform. Tools and analyses developed through our team have the potential to change treatments and improve lives. Experience in leadership and mentorship would be valuable to this position KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Doctorate/PhD (or equivalent experience) and 5 years experience
· Exempt Position/Day Shift
The mission of the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical informatics has complementary themes that include education, research, service, and a commitment to our colleagues in our own institution and around the world. Educational Mission is to educate undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate trainees in the theory and practice of biomedical informatics. Research and Service Missions is to develop and evaluate innovative technologies for the storage, retrieval, dissemination, and application of biomedical knowledge, in order to support clinical practice, biomedical research, life-long learning, and administration and as a result, to contribute to the professional body of knowledge in the field of biomedical informatics. Professional and Ethical Mission is to maintain cooperation and collegiality with all those who learn and work with us locally, nationally, and internationally; and, to develop and disseminate ethical and professional standards for the conduct of biomedical informatics research and for the use and evaluation of health care informatics applications.
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