University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

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Position ID:UMASSMED-QHS-19018 [#12013]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map]
Subject Area: Informatics
Appl Deadline:2019/03/18 finished (2018/09/18, finished 2019/02/26, listed until 2019/03/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Faculty Position in
Health Informatics and Implementation Science

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is recruiting outstanding candidates for an Assistant Professor faculty position with a primary appointment in a rapidly growing Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to establish a record as an independent investigator with federal grant funding.

Position responsibilities:
Individuals will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded health informatics research program, teach in graduate courses, and engage in health informatics activities on campus. Major divisional thematic areas with current federal funding include patient facing technology research (personal health records, data mining, drug surveillance, and mobile health), translational research, and innovations in phenotypic data warehousing, natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning.

We are interested in candidates who are in the area of Big Data Science - natural language processing, machine learning, agent-based modeling, information extraction and retrieval, with a particular interest and experience in applying these skills in the area of implementation research and the “Learning Healthcare System.” Prior training and experience in biomedical informatics, patient technology, and implementation research is desirable.

Required Teaching/Research/Clinical Specialty:
Successful candidates should have a PhD, or equivalent degree, experience with biomedical informatics, computer science, and implementation science.

Information about UMMS, the Department, and the Division:
Health Informatics and Implementation Science is one of four divisions within the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, founded in 2009.

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing medical schools in the country, attracting more than $300 million in research funding annually. A perennial top finisher in the annual US News & World Report ranking of primary care medical schools, UMMS comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health sciences education, research and public service. A doctoral program in Clinical and Population Health Research is housed in the Department. The clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is UMass Memorial Health Care, the main provider of healthcare services in Central Massachusetts.

We offer highly competitive salaries and a generous start-up and benefit package.

Information about our location:
The University of Massachusetts Medical School campus is located within an hour’s drive of Boston, Providence and Hartford.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information for three references to Inquiries, but not application materials, may be directed to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
UMass Medical School
QHS Department
368 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

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