The Department of Biostatistics within the School of Medicine at The University of Kansas Medical Center is seeking applications for a Research Assistant Professor Faculty position, with research focus in Cancer and Oncology (i.e., Cancer Informatics, Translational Informatics, Pathology Informatics). The candidate will be responsible for advancing informatics infrastructure and research activities for The University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC), along with collaboration on cancer informatics research projects. Principally, the candidate will be responsible for the architecture, development and management of an oncology outcomes database to support cancer research. The candidate will also be expected to teach courses for graduate students in biostatistics and other disciplines.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
The candidate should have a PhD in Biomedical Informatics; or an M.D. degree with a fellowship or Masters in Biomedical Informatics. The candidate must demonstrate a strong understanding of EMR systems, standardized ontology coding schemes (e.g., NAACCR, ICD-10-CM, Snomed) and processes of converting medical narratives into quantitative information. The candidate must also demonstrate understanding of the importance of various data collection and abstraction methods, optimal database architecture and effective end-user interface design. The candidate should have demonstrated the ability to develop collaborations with investigators and be able to independently and successfully initiate and develop research projects. Flexibility, creativity and excellent communication skills are required.
Research experience in clinical informatics, particularly targeted at cancer research, is highly desirable. The preferred candidate will have published research work on Biomedical Informatics, and should have experience preparing and submitting proposals for extramural funding, and experience presenting research findings at regional, national, or international conferences.
Applications should include: cover letter; CV; names and contact information for three references qualified to evaluate your professional experiences and skill; and a statement of research interests.
Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:
Brooke L. Fridley, PhD
Director, Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Site-Director for K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66106
Position Number: M0203809