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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Institute for Informatics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Scientific Consultant will collaborate with Washington University faculty to promote, manage, and track client usage of the MDClone synthetic data generation platform in the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine.� This position requires a broad understanding of a wide variety of technologies to effectively demonstrate the platform.� This position should also have a healthcare and science background to help clients better understand the research impact of this platform.
The Scientific Consultant will interact with a broad range of researchers, physicians, and staff, requiring strong communication skills and will play a critical role in developing and implementing awareness, understanding, engagement, acceptance and adoption of the MDClone synthetic data platform in the Washington University in St. Louis community.
MDClone’s synthetic data overcomes one of the biggest obstacles facing healthcare data analysis:� balancing patient privacy and data utilization.� Washington University in St. Louis is the first academic university partner in the United States.
The Scientific Consultant will work with closely with clinicians and researchers to ask complex questions and receive data and insights in real time.� This position will also establish data sharing partnerships across both campuses.
This ideal candidate will understand the potential impact of synthetic data on healthcare data analysis, by balancing patient privacy and data utilization.
The candidate is also charged with the creation and maintenance of a user database to be used as a metric for platform success.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrate the MDClone platform and onboard WashU faculty, staff, and students as users; coordinate logistics for client visits and onboarding to ensure world-class customer experience.
Hold regular townhall-style meetings and lunch and learns to educate research and clinical community and garner interest.
Identify ideal users of the MDClone platform.�
Partner with marketing and communications on development and delivery of marketing strategy to produce campaigns that promote the MDClone platform to the university.
Build relationships to successfully connect users to the platform while also identifying potential collaborations between users, resulting in increased grant funding and peer-reviewed conference and journal abstracts.
Provide consultation to investigators and physicians to advise on current practices in MDClone platform usage.
Modify existing MDClone training manuals to suit WashU audiences.
Collaborate and engage with other sites to optimize user experience and capabilities.
Work with the Director, Center for Population Health Informatics, to develop and fine tune best practices in the creation and maintenance of a client user database.
Master’s degree in Biomedical/Health Informatics, Computer Science, Information Science, Public Health, Allied Health, Basic Science, or an equivalent field of study and 5-10 years of combined academic and/or industry experience.
The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree in Biomedical/Health Informatics, Computer Science, Information Science, Public Health, Allied Health, Basic Science, or an equivalent field of study.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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.
Washington University Institute for Informatics:
The modern healthcare and life sciences environments have experienced a fundamental shift towards trans-disciplinary, 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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
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