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Research Assistant Professor, Cancer Informatics Position

Position Summary: 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 the area of research focus in Cancer Informatics, Clinical Informatics, Translational Informatics, Pathology Informatics and/or Database Networking. The candidate will be responsible for advancing informatics infrastructure and research activities for The University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC), along with the collaboration on cancer informatics research projects. The candidate will also be expected to teach courses for graduate students in biostatistics and other disciplines.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work as an independent informatician to provide collaborate research support related to the development of informatics solutions for KUCC researchers and affiliates.
  • Possess the ability to design/develop key components of the informatics infrastructure, including terminology, data models, knowledge resources, dynamic end-user interfaces, and aggregations of data designed to support cancer research initiatives.
  • Participate in team based software development and system management.
  • Contribute to the writing of grants to support new projects and the writing of manuscripts to publish findings from ongoing project and system evaluations.
  • Teach informatics courses for graduate students in biostatistics and other disciplines.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director, Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource or Department Chair.

Qualifications: The candidate should have a PhD in Biomedical Informatics or an M.D. degree with a fellowship or Masters in Biomedical Informatics; or a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or a related Field.  The candidate must have strong domain expertise in cancer/oncology informatics, pathology, database design and data integration. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to develop collaborations with investigators and be able to independently and successfully initiate and develop research projects. He or she must have proficiency in scripting language and/or programming language. Flexibility, creativity, and excellent communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:  It is preferred that the candidate have postdoctoral experience. Research experience in translational informatics targeted at cancer research and in clinical informatics is 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


To Apply: http://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/jobs-at-kumc.html

Position Number: M0203809


Last modified: May 06, 2015
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