The University of Michigan seeks outstanding applicants for tenure-track and tenured clinical and biomedical informatics faculty positions. UM hosts a Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) Biomedical Informatics Program, 48 current Bioinformatics PhD students and NIGMS bioinformatics and NCI proteome informatics pre-doctoral training grants. We have active national outreach for minority candidates, in partnership with the NIH Research Centers for Minority Institutions (RCMI) program.
We are currently recruiting up to 3 senior and 5 junior faculty members to establish independent individual and team-based research programs. Informatics research teams are also welcome to apply as a unit. Recruitments in the areas of basic bioinformatics and computational biology and the more applied biomedical/clinical informatics specialties are encouraged to apply. Specific joint appointments may be considered, for appropriate candidates, with the Dept. of Human Genetics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Information, School of Public Health, School of Nursing or other appropriate units. In addition, affiliation with Centers, including the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Depression Center, Cardiovascular Center and Metabolomics and Obesity Center will be encouraged. There are extensive computational and information infrastructural resources are available to individual recruits and teams. For appropriate individuals, opportunities exist for faculty leadership roles in Research Information Technology management and operations and to influence institutional priorities in clinical and biomedical informatics.
Successful candidates will have a PhD and/or MD degree, or equivalent, with post-doctoral training, on topics such as biomedical data mining and machine learning; multi-scale integrative analysis; natural language processing (NLP) and ontologies applied to biomedicine; informatics related to healthcare delivery and personalized medicine (e.g. clinical decision support or pharmacogenomics). Publications and funding, as evidence of research productivity, a detailed research plan as well as evidence for an interest in in graduate and post-doctoral education will be essential components of the application. The rank of selected candidates will depend upon experience and qualifications.
Applicants should send a letter of interest with:
For appropriately qualified candidates, simultaneous application to the UM Biological Sciences Scholars Program, BSSP, is strongly encouraged (for more information see: www.med.umich.edu/medschool/research/bssp/). Applications will be reviewed through March 2013 beginning September 2012.
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