Faculty position opening

Description:  Faculty Position Opening:  Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Position Details: The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking a tenure track or tenured faculty member with expertise in clinical informatics.  This position is focused on leading the development and implementation of advanced EHR-centric clinical decision support and predictive analytics.  The DBMI is particularly interested in candidates with an interest in innovative approaches to applied data science, using state-of-the-art technologies and information management methods.

The successful applicant will be able to immediately engage in ongoing grant-funded work to develop state-of-the-art care coordination and population management tools. As a part of a highly productive, highly supportive interdisciplinary team of researchers, informatics leaders and clinical experts, this person will utilize biomedical informatics and computational methods to develop and integrate tools into real-world enterprise-wide healthcare settings.  Candidates for this position should hold either a doctorate in informatics, computer science, or a related discipline or a medical degree with demonstrated experience/training in informatics at a level suitable for subspecialty certification in clinical informatics.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of a minimum of three references. The cover letter should describe the applicant’s relevant qualifications and experience, as well as brief statements of research and teaching interests. All application materials should be sent to joyce.green@vumc.org and brought to the attention of Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 1475, Nashville, TN  37203.  Office: 615-936-6867.

Information about the Department:

DBMI is an internationally recognized leader in biomedical informatics, with strong relationships to academic departments in the university and the clinical operations of a large medical center. DBMI has an emphasis on interdisciplinary research, with a focus on health information technology development, clinical knowledge and workflow modeling, implementation sciences, machine learning and clinical decision support, biomedical data analytics (clinical, genomic, and proteomic), and natural language processing, privacy and security.  

Among more than 90 faculty are multiple members of the National Academy of Medicine and more than a dozen members of the American College of Medical Informatics. DBMI faculty hold additional appointments in various departments, including anesthesiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, computer science, hematology and oncology, human genetics, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

DBMI faculty often create and maintain readily accessible, large-scale operational clinical information systems, through which new scientific hypotheses are tested and new technologies are deployed. VUMC has benefitted from over 15 years using an integrated, longitudinal electronic patient charting system. This system, now the foundation of our enterprise architecture on which Epic EHR sits, also distributes data to a research data warehouse and DNA samples.

In addition to a robust set of conventional decision-support capabilities at the point of care, VUMC was the first center to include genetic information in EHR-driven clinical decision support through the computerized provider order-entry system and electronic prescribing application in order to guide providers to dose selected medications according to a genome-informed model.  These advances have allowed VUMC to be known as a state-of-the-art laboratory for innovations that support population health, as recognized by groups such as PCORI, CMS, and the NIH, through ongoing funding to members of our DBMI and School of Medicine faculty.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Applications from women and members of under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged. For more information, please visit the DBMI web site at https://www.vumc.org/dbmi/.