The Oregon Clinical Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) at OHSU is a catalyst for scientific collaboration, translation of biomedical advances into the community, innovation and research growth in Oregon and beyond. OCTRIs mission is to enhance the efficiency and quality of rigorously translating research ideas into impact. To accomplish our mission, our 80-90 employees spread across 13 teams provide a broad expanse of clinical and translational services that include training, funding, research support, and community engagement. OCTRI is part of the National Center for Translational Sciences (NCATS)-funded CTSA consortium that encompasses 50+ hubs around the country. Visit our website to learn more: octri.org.
The OCTRI Informatics Core has transformed the way researchers generate, collect, and use data to drive discovery. This includes development of novel approaches and methods, strategic investments (such as the OHSU Research Data Warehouse) and national partnerships (such as REDCap, NCATS CD2H and NC3). The Informatics Core has a transformative approach to developing and applying informatics tools by specifically targeting research bottlenecks, which has catalyzed informatics and translational research at OHSU. The informatics core includes 2 managers and 15 staff.
The OCTRI informatics program utilizes a co-director model to reflect the values of our organization with regard to collaboration and team science. This position will provide strategic direction and oversee OCTRI informatics operations, as well as serve as the leader for the OHSU Research Data Warehouse. Co-Director Dr. Shannon McWeeney leads efforts to develop informatics infrastructure and methodology to support early translational research and precision medicine interventions, as well as coordination with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Together, the co-Directors support CTSA network and regional informatics consortia activities and report to the OCTRI Director, Dr. David Ellison. They also shape the vision and roadmap for research informatics, working closely with the OHSU Chief Research Information Officer, Dr. David Dorr, and serve on the OHSU Informatics Governance Group.
The OCTRI Informatics co-director will play a key leadership role in all aspects of research informatics, data science and analytic strategy, infrastructure planning as well as implementation and execution of the platforms to advance data discovery at OHSU. The co-director will assist in setting and operationalizing priorities and objectives, and tactical analytic efforts to continuously advance OHSU as the leader in healthcare.
PhD in informatics, computer science, bioinformatics/ computational biology, statistics/biostatistics, or related discipline
Minimum 7 years of experience with progressive leadership responsibilities
Track record in developing and implementing research informatics enterprise-level strategies and infrastructure
An analytical mindset capable for out-of-the-box thinking to solve key problems
Demonstrated knowledge and application of Informatics theory and principles in a healthcare / biomedical setting
Extremely organized self-starter with strong sense of priority, urgency, attention to detail, and commitment to deadlines
Proven ability to engage effectively with a broad range of stakeholders within and outside the organization and in an interprofessional environment
Superior communication (written, verbal, and presentation) and people skills and skilled in process management and group dynamics
Demonstrated experience leading and/or authoring research grants and contracts
Epic Clarity Proficiency or Certification in a specific subject area (Inpatient, Ambulatory, HB, PB, etc.)
Epic Caboodle Data model Proficiency or Certification
Apply online here. To be fully considered for this position, please upload both a cover letter and a resume or CV.
Working conditions: Occasional evening and weekend work. Primary location will be the OCTRI offices at the OHSU School of Nursing.
Physical demands & equipment usage: Ability to sit and use a computer for 3-4 hours at one time. Must be comfortable with using Tram on a regular basis or shuttles, if available
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