Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education – Senior Fellow (NN10491)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Title : Senior Fellow

Search Number : NN10491

Position Details

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, as well as an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education provides training, research, and service in education and informatics across the breadth of health sciences and health care. Faculty interests and activities include: physician performance assessment, evidence based medicine, physician/patient communication skills, systems for clinical decision support, case based instruction, knowledge representation, retrieval and analysis, health professions diversity, public health informatics, health workforce projections, teaching and program evaluation and competencies for primary care. University of Washington faculty engages in teaching, research and service.

The Mooney laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral Senior Fellow (Job Code 0445) with interests in data mining and personalized and precision medicine. We are in tailoring treatment to knowledge of genetics throughout the clinical pipeline from interpretation to clinical decision support. This postdoctoral position will leverage the research data platforms supported by Professor and Chief Research Information Officer, Dr. Sean Mooney and collaborate with diverse scientific disciplines.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Collaborating with clinical and genetic researchers on interpretation of whole genome and whole exome sequencing.
• Initial projects will include analysis of de novo variants in autism spectrum disorder and metabolic diseases that are part of newborn screen programs.
• Must be interested in developing novel machine learning methods and applying them to genetic data annotated with rich clinical features.
• Work to author and/or co-author scientific publications and formal presentations related to this research.
• Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Bioengineering, Computer Science, Biostatistics, Genetics or Biomedical Informatics.

Additional Requirements:

• Ability to develop scientific software
• Ability to work with diverse teams including clinical computing, laboratory medicine and clinical data warehousing

Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

This is a full time position with a 12 month appointment for an indefinite term.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

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How to Apply:

Submit your CV via email directly to Dr. Sean Mooney,