Biomedical Informatics Research Specialist

University of Illinois Cancer Center

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is seeking candidates for an Biomedical Informatics Research Specialist position. This position contributes to the conceptualization, design, development and delivery of biomedical informatics research projects, addressing all areas of clinical and translational science for the University of Illinois Cancer Center. This position conducts and manages advanced biomedical informatics research projects, analyzes results and processes and develops innovative approaches to refine project design and outcomes based on the research project needs. This position works collaboratively with research projects along the scientific pipeline, from discovery through the study of patients and populations to improve public health by advancing the deployment of information and computation in healthcare; interpret critical biological findings; and translate biological discoveries into clinical utility.

• Designs and develops biomedical informatics research platforms and tools for evidence based, data driven clinical research projects including the design of systems for processing of extremely large volumes of primary and derived data, data mining, statistical analysis and reporting the results/findings.
• Proposes new research agendas and programs based on independent analysis and in-depth understanding of the field of clinical & translational research.
• Contributes to the conceptualization, design, development and delivery of biomedical informatics research projects.
• Conducts and manages advanced biomedical informatics research projects, analyzing results, processes, and develops innovative approached to refine project design and outcomes based on the research project needs.
• Writes and publishes scientific manuscripts and grants based on primary research topics. Presents original research and represents UIC and UICC at national scientific meetings and conferences.
• Researches core literature in the biomedical informatics field to identify appropriate advances and new trends.
• Interprets critical biological findings and translates biological discoveries into clinical utility. Outcomes from projects provide resources and technologies that facilitate clinical and translational science research at the University, partner institutions and the national CTSA consortium.
• Creates new theories, typologies, representations, methods and processes to address biomedical and informatics problems. Identifies, modifies and applies existing bioinformatics and computational tools for clinical and translational research projects, keeping aligned with changing trends and requirements.
• Serves as collaborator and primary consultant with research and clinical faculty on design, optimization of research aims, suggesting alternative approaches for identifying elements from data and consulting on approaches for data retrieval, aggregation and interpretation.
• Develops and provides data reports and charts, including but not limited to Tableau visualization. Performs some data mining using tools like SQL, MS Access, Excel etc. connected to a standard databases like Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL etc.
• Develop and maintain SOP’s for 21CFR11 compliance, conducts regular reviews to maintain 21CFR11compliance.
• Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned. Qualifications:
• A Master’s Degree in Biomedical Informatics, Clinical Informatics, sciences or a related field required.
• A minimum of 2 years of related experience in clinical research informatics.
• Requires excellent communication, organization, presentation, analytical and computer/pc skills, to include Microsoft Office and other related software.
• Advanced skills in data analytics and data mining. Excellent problem solving skills and abilities.

For fullest consideration please apply by: 9/7/18

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the State of Illinois offer competitive wages, benefit programs and resources for employees. UIC is strongly committed to providing equitable benefit options throughout each stage of employment. Many benefits become effective on the first day of employment. Benefits offered by UIC include health care options, wellness programs, educational opportunities, tuition assistance, vacations, holidays and other leave benefits, and University retirement plans. Detailed information on specific employee benefits may be found online at: The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.