|Position ID:||JHU-Whiting School Engineering in Healthcare-RS [#6950]|
|Position Title:||Research Scientist|
|Position Type:||Non tenure-track faculty|
|Position Location:||Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States [map]|
|Subject Area:||Data Science|
|Appl Deadline:||2016/12/31 filled (posted 2016/01/15)|
Research Scientist Position at the intersection of Statistical Machine Learning and Healthcare
Who are we?
The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare at Johns Hopkins University is looking to hire a research scientist with interest in data analysis for advancing healthcare applications.
Healthcare spending in the US is nearing $3 trillion per year, but in spite of this expenditure, the US is outpaced by most developed countries in terms of health and quality of life outcomes—for example, it ranks 36th internationally in life expectancy. Until recently, one of the key bottlenecks for research in care delivery was the lack of data to analyze the health system’s workings. Much of the valuable data on symptoms, treatments, services, costs, and individuals’ health states were stored as paper records that weren’t amenable to retrospective, automated analyses. Today much of this data is getting recorded digitally due to the HITECH Act.
Our mission is to develop statistical and computational tools that leverage such data to tailor decision making in healthcare, with the ultimate goal of lowering costs and improving quality. If you want to make an impact using data science and are excited about the opportunity of doing so in healthcare---an area of tremendous societal importance---we will give you a great environment to do so. You will be performing research and interacting with talented students and some of the world’s best experts in engineering, health policy and medicine.
What will your day-to-day work involve?
Here are the traits we’re looking for:
This is a full time position. Your salary will be commensurate with your experience. In addition, you will enjoy the standard perks of being in a university setting — healthcare benefits, flexible hours, and build expertise on state-of-the-art ideas through collaboration.
If you have questions about the position, please send a note to Prof. Suchi Saria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please send a copy of your CV, with a cover letter and two references. Tell us about any relevant field experiences you have (e.g., research projects with companies or research labs, projects with DARPA, DoD or other government agencies, any large software packages you’ve led or managed, any state-of-the-art algorithms you’ve developed). Position is open until filled.
For more than a century, Johns Hopkins has been recognized as a leader in medical research and teaching, with a history of successfully combining innovation at the forefront of engineering and medicine. Members of our lab frequently benefit from collaborators with the following Hopkins entities: