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The mission of the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical informatics has complementary themes that include education, research, service, and a commitment to our colleagues in our own institution and around the world. Educational Mission is t o educate undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate trainees in the theory and practice of biomedical informatics. Research and Service Missions is t o develop and evaluate innovative technologies for the storage, retrieval, dissemination, and application of biomedical knowledge, in order to support clinical practice, biomedical research, life-long learning, and administration and as a result, to contribute to the professional body of knowledge in the field of biomedical informatics. Professional and Ethical Mission is t o maintain cooperation and collegiality with all those who learn and work with us locally, nationally, and internationally; and, to develop and disseminate ethical and professional standards for the conduct of biomedical informatics research and for the use and evaluation of health care informatics applications.
About the Job :
Develops and modifies software with some guidance.
Designs, codes, performs benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs.
Under general supervision, a person in this position will develop, test, implement, and support natural language processing (NLP), data mining, data modeling, and other software applications. These applications will support clinical and genomic research, the Precision Medicine Initiative, and medical education.
One focus is to work with the web programmers to develop internal data science tools in order to process, analyze, display, and graph data and perform quality control and testing. The other primary focus is assisting with design and carry out experiments using EHR-based data sources. The unique data resource for these applications enables researchers to perform research on records with clinical information derived from actual patients, without revealing the individual identities of those patients, and is linked to one of the largest DNA repositories in the world.
This program is of critical strategic importance to the institution. The overall effort for this position will have significant contribution to acceleration of biomedical research and discovery particularly in the areas of genetics, pharmacology, biomedical informatics, and personalized medicine.
Develops or modifies software.
Ensures appropriate documentation for all development and modification.
Ensures integrity and security of institutional data.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (NOVICE): - Demonstrates the ability to conduct programming to build or enhance simple programs. Has conducted the basic phases of programming including program design, coding from specifications, testing according to test specifications, debugging, and program documentation. In terms of structured programming, if applicable, demonstrated knowledge of the basic coding constructs. Awareness of the importance of proper formatting of source code for its readability and to facilitate maintenance. Effectively incorporates utilities where needed.
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has received training and/or has a solid understanding of the standards and procedures required regarding applications development such as basic security considerations, coding, development and design guidelines and methodologies, etc. Adheres to the established standards, procedures, guidelines and methodologies within the work area.
APPLICATIONS SYSTEM DESIGN - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has knowledge of or light exposure to basic systems design tasks such as designing system architecture and flow, preparing functional design and file specifications, designing new documents, screens and reports, preparing program requirements and specifications, and preparing implementation and testing plans. Worked with transaction, object oriented, graphical user interface and other concepts and architectures. In terms of structured systems design, if applicable, has had classroom training or independent study in principles of structured design. Has an understanding of concepts such as cohesion, coupling, data flow graphics, etc.
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:
· PTO · Health Plan · Parental Leave · Life Insurance · Retirement · Short-Term Disability · Long-term Disability · Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) · Dental Insurance · Group Discounts · Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) · Vision
** Minimum Requirement for Consideration **
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant industry
Applicants must have proven experience with developing programs for data analysis and visualization. Programming skills in Perl, Python, R or other languages are preferred and a working knowledge of SQL, statistics, NLP and clinical medicine is a plus but not required. Experience in working with large-scale projects is preferred. Other duties include assisting the principal investigator with grant and manuscript preparation
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