Director of Biomedical Informatics
Medical College of Wisconsin 76 reviews - Milwaukee, WI

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1. Work with the CTSI Director, Dean of the Medical School, Senior Associate Deans, Chairs, Institute/Center Directors and faculty to drive the biomedical informatics infrastructure initiative
  • Foster scientific excellence, collaboration and innovation, and promote an active user program
  • Lead implementation of MCW biomedical informatics priorities, and work with partner institutions and departments to implement strategies and assess outcomes
  • Work collaborative to educational goals with Deans of the graduate schools to bring to bear the strength of existing programs and develop programs as needed to attain national recognition in the field and foster faculty development in biomedical informatics
  • Lead the research efforts to increase the strength of existing research programs across CTSI institutions to attain national recognition
  • Provide strategic oversight for the Clinical Research Data Warehouse and oversee expansion of i2B2 in an academic research setting
  • Manage Clinical Data Repositories and Interface with Bio-specimen repositories, CTMS (Clinical Trials Management System) and other campus databanks
  • Develop and integrate research tools using an open source platform and restful web services

2. Serve as external representative for CTSI and MCW’s biomedical informatics
  • Proactively identify opportunities to represent the CTSI and the College at the local and national level
  • Resolve problems, coordinate communication and collaborate in trouble-shooting situations in biomedical informatics
  • Strengthen existing partnerships and seek out new connections at the local, regional and national CTSA level
  • Oversee the extension of the Faculty Profiling System for research networking opportunities across the CTSA consortium through ontologies like Vivo
  • Increase collaboration opportunities by contributing to a national core resource facilities environment ( eagle-i ) by providing access to the CTSI of Southeast Wisconsin research cores.
3. Position CTSI and MCW as a national leader in the field
  • Work with faculty colleagues to strengthen MCW’s leadership nationally
  • Increase visibility and provides leadership at the CTSA level
  • Lead Evaluation and Metrics reporting of biomedical informatics tools
  • Work to disseminate MCW biomedical informatics efforts locally, statewide, and nationally
  • Serve on national committees focused on biomedical informatics

The successful candidates will have an MD or PhD in health or life sciences or related appropriate field; demonstrated experience developing software tools for clinical and/or translational data; proven track record of initiating and securing extramural funding for multidisciplinary bioinformatics research; experience in grant development, execution and project management as project investigator; significant experience with ontologies; experience working in a collegial environment as a project investigator or co-project investigator; credentials consistent for appointment to rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor; demonstrated record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and the ability to compete for grant funding; experience in managing professional research staff in a research; evidence of good project management and communications skills and strong knowledge of electronic medical records and large data warehouse environment


§ Strong understanding of community partners, programs, and leaders

§ Makes appropriate decisions based on education, analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgments.

§ Uses methods that effectively solve difficult problems, and explore available resources for answers.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

§ Foster scientific excellence, collaboration and innovation, and promote an active user program

§ Displays sensitivity, patience, diplomacy and tact in relationships. Builds rapport. Is approachable. Listens.

§ Relates appropriately to a variety of people in all positions. Creates effective team relationships. Diffuses high stress situations.

§ Writes clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings. Create effective documents and messages.

§ Identifies personal strengths and areas for improvement. Seeks feedback. Is receptive to discussing areas for improvement.


§ Fosters a positive morale. Encourages collegiality and civility. Inspires confidence.

§ Is an excellent steward of organizational resources.

§ Provides mentorship to others.

§ Responsibilities in the development/implementation of strategy for the academic IT needs of the institution will be considered in partnership with the incoming Chief Information Officer.


§ Adheres to ethical principles. Is widely trusted, direct and truthful. Maintains confidentiality. Keeps confidences. Owns mistakes.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education: MD or PhD

Experience: Prior experience in a significant leadership role in a complex, multi-faceted university or academic medical center, with demonstrated strategic and implementation skills. Significant experience working with biomedical informatics and demonstrated strong knowledge in biomedical sciences. Significant experience with the EPIC medical record system, RedCap, OnCore Clinical Trials Management System, bio specimen repositories (ie caTissue, OnCore’s BSM). An academic and professional career, including significant teaching, research and/or clinical experience.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

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