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Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics

University of Kentucky


Posted: 24-Nov-23

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Salary: Open


Other – Academic/Faculty

Internal Number: 430510

Department Name: 7H373: Internal Medicine & Div – Biomedical

Job Summary:

The University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor, tenured track, in the Division of Biomedical Informatics. This is an instrumental position in building the division, and this position will conduct research and education in one or more of the following areas:
Bioinformatics or computational biology to better understand human disease, working towards personalized and translational medicine.

  • Databases, data management, and data science with a translational or applied emphasis
  • Biomedical informatics, addressing user interfaces, data integration, or security and privacy with the development of tangible tools and systems using semantic-based and advanced software engineering methodology
  • Cancer informatics, for precision medicine using integrated data resources such as electronic health records, electronic pathology reports, clinical trials, and next generation sequencing
  • Data analytics and visualization for structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data (clinical texts, web media, imaging, signal, and sensory data)
    Qualified applicants will have a demonstrated track record of research in computational science, biomedical informatics, and/or data science, as well as productivity in research, teaching, and an aptitude for mentoring.
    The Division of Biomedical Informatics is a unique department with a multidisciplinary faculty positioned for opportunities for interdisciplinary cross-talk and collaboration. The Biomedical Informatics Division/environment is currently housed within the Department of Internal Medicine/College of Medicine and is embarking on a period of major expansion within the University. Opportunities for collaborative endeavors with many and varied units within the University of Kentucky will result from this focus. The University is committed to the development of biomedical informatics and has made this area a priority. Efforts focused on the Biomedical Informatics expansion will create direction for the academic entity and stimulate research across the campus, building relationships and infrastructure for the success of this program.
    The University of Kentucky is home to the NCI-designated Markey Cancer Center, CTSA-supported Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center, and NIA supported Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.
    The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top ranked areas in the country for quality of life. Additional information regarding the Department and the University are found at The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
    Please include a CV along with application.
  • Skills /Knowledge/Abilities:

    Productivity in research, teaching and aptitude for mentoring

    Position Time Status: Full-Time

    Required Education:

    MD or PhD Degree

    Required Related Experience:

    Research experience in computational science and/or biomedical informatics and/or data science, bioinformatics and computational biology.

    Required License/Registration/Certification :


    University Community of Inclusion:

    The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
    Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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