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The Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education provides training, research, and service in education and informatics across the breadth of health sciences and health care. Faculty interests and activities include: physician performance assessment, evidence based medicine, physician/patient communication skills, systems for clinical decision support, case based instruction, knowledge representation, retrieval and analysis, health professions diversity, public health informatics, health workforce projections, teaching and program evaluation and competencies for primary care.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist to work with The Mooney Group, an established research group led by Sean Mooney, applying informatics and data science to a number of projects at UW School of Medicine. The focus of the initial projects is a COVID19 project to characterize social determinants of health for patients and HMC Injury Prevention and Trauma Care center project to characterize and visualize patient data for research projects.
The goal is to hire a Research Scientist that supports research projects in advanced data analytics. For example, Social Determinants of Health in the area of COVID19 research on the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) project; research the health disparities that influence COVID19 outcomes across the nation. This position will contribute to pre-award support for electronic medical record-based data science research and data engineering to make the center’s data use more efficient within the HMC Injury Prevention and Trauma Care center. The Research Scientist will also advise other projects.
Major role and responsibilities will leverage expertise in data science, data visualization, data engineering, and electronic medical record use and data science support for ongoing research projects.
Data Preparation and Analysis •Perform the role of biomedical informatics analysis to collaborative researchers using clinical data. This includes intake, problem definition, solution design, execution, and delivery of datasets in a compliant manner. •Communicate with investigators to determine scope, requirements, deliverables, and timing for consultation. •Analyze, code, and test complex database and software components to support successful delivery of data for consultation and develop analytics methods including machine learning. •Document technical specifications. •Exercise and adhere to team coding standards and development/validation practices to ensure high-quality, maintainable technical deliverables. •Learn and understand the UW Clinical Data Repository and other clinical datasets.
Scientific Writing •Support proposal and manuscript development. •Prepare figures. •Review text for accuracy and content. •Work with investigator teams on writing.
Advise on project direction and support manuscript development •Consult with investigators on the funded projects to help advise on scientific direction and project development. •Advise on analysis methods and study design. •Attend meetings and provide input on proposals and manuscripts. •Participate in all aspects of improving the team, including education/training. •of other team members and contributing to process/communication improvement initiatives. •Work with manager to set professional goals for career development. •Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Doctoral degree in biomedical informatics, biomedical health informatics or related field •Two years of relevant laboratory research experience. •Has established technical expertise; serves as a resource to research unit/department. •Experience managing multiple or significant projects which may require the use of sophisticated project planning techniques. •Ability to provide innovative problem-solving approaches to enhance organizational capabilities. •Experience using peer network to expand technical capabilities and identify new research opportunities. •Experience performing work that involves conventional types of plans, investigations, systems, structures, or equipment with relatively few complex features or for which there are precedents. •Experience in taking the lead in preparation of reports, papers, presentations, new proposals, etc. •Experience presenting papers at technical meetings. •Experience implementing new systems/approaches for moderately difficult tasks/projects. •Has established networks in internal peer group; part of identifiable external peer network.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Three to five years of relevant postdoctoral laboratory research experience. •Experience with grant/project extensions and persuading customers/grantors to fund. •IRB submission, grant writing, etc. •Knowledge of the injury prevention and care domain, including commonly used data sources (electronic medical records, the Washington State Trauma Registry, the National Trauma Data Bank, etc.)
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