The Department of Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Calgary, invite applications from outstanding investigators for a full-time position with tenure to lead the Cumming School of Medicine’s Health Informatics and Bioinformatics Platform. The successful candidate will be an academic researcher at the Professor level and a member of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health and/or the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. In addition to the platform leadership role, the successful candidate will have at least 50% of his/her time protected to pursue an internationally leading research program.
Qualifications include a PhD in epidemiology, computer science or a related discipline, an MD degree or equivalent, and experience in health informatics related disciplines such as drug discovery, electronic health records, and/or pharmacogenomics. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized scientist with expertise in health informatics, epidemiology or both, as reflected by strong bibliometric indices and a sustained history of publication in high impact clinical journals. A strong track record of obtaining peer reviewed funding from national and/or international granting agencies is required. The successful candidate will articulate a compelling vision for health informatics that aligns strongly with the strategic research priorities of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health and the School’s strategic plan, including the Dean’s signature Precision Health initiative. The candidate’s interests should also align with the University of Calgary’s university-wide strategic research plan and Platform Strategy for Clinical, Health Services and Population Health Research.
The Platform Strategy identifies health informatics as one of three key enablers that are needed to enhance the success of University of Calgary scientists in Clinical, Health Services and Population Health Research. Similarly, bioinformatics capacity and expertise are essential for success of the Precision Health initiative. Therefore, the successful candidate will lead the Cumming School of Medicine’s health informatics and bioinformatics initiative, which supports Cumming School of Medicine scientists from all disciplines to use informatics-based tools in their research. The successful candidate will have the skills needed to integrate precision medicine approaches into clinical care and study their impact – including but not limited to –omics technologies, capture and analysis of administrative data and/or electronic medical records, machine learning, and data visualization.
Alberta Health Services operates five teaching hospitals in the city of Calgary, including the new South Health Campus acute care facility. AHS serves 1.8 million residents of Southern Alberta, Southeastern British Columbia and Southwestern Saskatchewan. The Department provides academic and clinical services in an integrated manner across all of the hospital sites and in several ambulatory care settings.
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Please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, a statement of research interests, and the names of three referees by June 16, 2017, to:
Dr. Todd Anderson
Clinical Department Head of Cardiac Sciences, AHS
Department Head, Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary
Director, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
C849 – 1403-29 St. N.W.
Calgary AB, Canada T2N 2T9
Mr. Andrew Jenkins
Zone Clinical Department Manager – Cardiac Sciences
Room C804, Foothills Medical Centre
1403 29th St NW
Calgary AB Canada T2N 2T9
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
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