The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Institute for Informatics will engage in mentored research programs focusing upon healthcare data, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and trainees to help define study questions, conduct hypothesis testing, and enable operational insights. Individuals will develop, execute, and report on complex evaluation projects involving the generation, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of synthetic data derivatives obtained via the MDClone platform under the supervision of faculty mentors. In addition, such individuals will: 1) participate in the development of publications, presentations, and funding applications; 2) manage and instruct graduate and undergraduate trainees; and 3) work closely with MDClone product and customer success teams.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in the design of research experiments, including data generation, analysis, and interpretation of synthetic data derivatives.
Prepares and submits peer-reviewed conference and journal abstracts and papers resulting from data analysis.
Assists in the preparation and submission of extramural funding proposals.
Provides mentorship and instruction of undergraduate and graduate trainees.
Attends to conscientious discharge of his/her responsibilities and maintenance of conformity with legal and ethical standards in research.
Maintains compliance with appropriate data management and analysis best practices including the maintenance of adequate documentation of all relevant tasks and activities, as well as the deposition and sharing of all data sources and types generated via research activities.
Conducts themselves collegially toward co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Adheres to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.
The appointee will have earned a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree in Biomedical/Health Informatics, Computer Science, Information Science, Public Health, or an equivalent field of study.
Demonstrated ability to implement data management and analysis procedures, conduct research and record findings.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience and within the NIH-NSRA salary levels.
This position is in the Institute for Informatics on the Medical School Campus.
The modern healthcare and life sciences environments have experienced a fundamental shift towards transdisciplinary, integrative, and data-intensive approaches to basic, clinical, and translational research. These developments have been coupled with the widespread use of information technology platforms in order to re-engineer healthcare delivery and achieve greater value alongside improved outcomes and safety. The complex data, information, and knowledge needs associated with these trends requires a comprehensive and systems-level approach to Biomedical Informatics research, education, and practice. In response to the aforementioned factors, Washington University (WU) has created the Institute for Informatics, providing an academic and professional home for informatics science and practice. The Institute spans The School of Medicine (SOM) as well as partnerships with the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Institute for Public Health, the Brown School, the Olin School of Business, the Innovations Incubator at BJC HealthCare, and the Cortex Innovation Community. The institute engages in innovative research, workforce development, and informatics service delivery targeting a variety of critical areas of need, including:
The integration and dissemination of heterogeneous data, information, and knowledge resources;
Computational approaches to the interpretation of bio-molecular, image, and clinical phenotypes to inform precision medicine;
The acceleration of clinical and translational research through the systematic management of study protocols, data resources, and analytical pipelines;
The creation of learning healthcare systems in which cyclical evidence generation and application becomes integral to care delivery;
The use of ubiquitous computing and sensing technologies capable of facilitating population health monitoring and intervention strategies; and
Methodological and technical approaches to enable and enhance research reproducibility and rigor.
The Institute for Informatics is led by Dr. Philip Payne, and draws upon a multi-disciplinary team of faculty investigators, technical staff, and trainees as well as he departments and institutes comprising the SOM and partnering academic units from throughout WU. In this way, the institute spans traditional organizational boundaries and provides for a crosscutting community-of-practice that enhances and extends the academic and operational strengths of WU and that leverages the unique living laboratory afforded by the WU, BJC HealthCare, and the Cortex Innovation Community.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Institute for Informatics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting. Interested candidates should send a cover letter (brief) and curriculum vitae to Andrea Krussel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.