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Lecturer in Biomedical Informatics

Posted on Aug 8, 2022 by HMS - Department of Biomedical Informatics

Newton, MA 02458
Research
Immediate Start
Hourly Salary
Full-Time
Job Description
The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is hiring a Lecturer in Biomedical Informatics to support the educational mission of its Master of Biomedical Informatics program.

Founded in 2015, the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is one of 11 basic and social science departments of Harvard Medical School. It is home to the Master of Biomedical Informatics Program (MBI) and the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics PhD program (BIG), with a combined student body of over 100 graduate students. Additionally, the department hosts a 9-week undergraduate summer internship program.

The responsibilities of the Lecturer in Biomedical Informatics include teaching, leading the MBI capstone experience, curriculum development, participation in student affairs activities such as mentoring and career advising. If interested, the successful candidate is welcome to develop their own research projects or participate in ongoing research in the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

The Lecturer will be part of a diverse team of biomedical informatics faculty, researchers, and administrators and wIll work closely with a dedicated education team that includes the MBI Program Manager, the DBMI Associate Director of Education, and the MBI Curriculum Fellow. They will report to the Program Director of the Master of Biomedical Informatics and will be appointed as Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. The initial appointment will be for one year and can be extended. The salary range for this position will be at the level of a starting Assistant Professor.
About our Educational Programs

The Master of Biomedical Informatics Program is designed to advance the use of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem-solving, and decision making. This program is created for students who are looking to develop skills in data science in the context of medicine and biological sciences to improve human health. It enrolls both post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral students. Post-baccalaureate students come from a wide range of undergraduate backgrounds but generally have strong quantitative and computational skills. Post-doctoral students are most often MDs who pursue the Master s degree during their research fellowship or PhDs with a degree in a biomedical subject.

The Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics PhD Program offers interdisciplinary training aimed at producing leading researchers in these areas. Most of our students come with a very strong background in a quantitative field and significant experience in molecular biology and genetics.

The department supports students in these programs through training grants from the National Library of Medicine and the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Core Duties

Teach introductory courses in programming, statistics, and data science with applications to biomedicine. If interested, one of the courses may be an advanced graduate course in biomedical informatics
Lead execution and development of the Master of Biomedical Informatics capstone experience, including developing and offering lectures on scientific writing, research methods, and other relevant skills
Develop and update course curricula in collaboration with the Program Director and the Curriculum Fellow and Course Directors
Provide general mentoring and career advising to MBI students as needed
Participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts as needed
Help organize and participate in educational events, such as seminars, workshops, and conferences, as well as recruitment events as needed

Basic Qualifications

Doctoral degree in a relevant field, such as biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, medical informatics, computational biology, computer science, data science, or (bio)statistics
Aptitude teaching introductory classes
Experience and/or strong interest in the application of quantitative methods to biological sciences

Additional Qualifications

Ability to effectively track details regarding day-to-day and longer-term initiatives
Strong comfort with technology and the ability to self-teach programs and processes that are not part of the current skill set. Familiarity with some of the following programs and processes would be helpful: online learning platforms (Canvas, Panopto), website editing (Drupal, HTML)
Ability to demonstrate leadership, program management, and strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in cooperation with a diverse constituency, from administrative staff to students and faculty

Remote Work Notice

The Master of Biomedical Informatics program has resumed in-person instruction during the 2 academic year. Remote work arrangements are possible, however, the successful candidate will be required to teach and conduct related activities in person. To comply with Harvard employment policies, the Lecturer must reside in one of the following states: MA, CA, CT, ME, MD, NH, NY, RI, VT.
How to Apply

Candidates should submit an expression of interest, their CV, a detailed teaching statement, a diversity statement, a brief research statement (optional), and contact information for three references to Dr Lilen Uchima, DBMI Associate Director of Education () with LECTURER in the subject. Please apply by March 10th, 2022. Job Requirements
Basic Qualifications

Doctoral degree in a relevant field, such as biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, medical informatics, computational biology, computer science, data science, or (bio)statistics
Aptitude teaching introductory classes
Experience and/or strong interest in the application of quantitative methods to biological sciences

Additional Qualifications

Ability to effectively track details regarding day-to-day and longer-term initiatives
Strong comfort with technology and the ability to self-teach programs and processes that are not part of the current skill set. Familiarity with some of the following programs and processes would be helpful: online learning platforms (Canvas, Panopto), website editing (Drupal, HTML)
Ability to demonstrate leadership, program management, and strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in cooperation with a diverse constituency, from administrative staff to students and faculty Additional instructions and information:
Candidates should submit an expression of interest, their CV, a detailed teaching statement, a diversity statement, a brief research statement (optional), and contact information for three references to Dr Lilen Uchima, DBMI Associate Director of Education () with LECTURER in the subject. Please apply by March 10th, 2022. Please do not forget to mention Bio Careers when applying.

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