Biomedical Informatics Faculty Position

Biomedical Informatics Faculty Position
The University of New Mexico
Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (UNM HSLIC) is seeking a new biomedical informatics faculty member at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.

The candidate will be expected to support HSLIC’s new eScience (data management) initiative by providing input to the development of organizational data standards and policies that will foster better data management practices. The candidate will also be expected to support HSLIC’s BMI fellowship curriculum by providing mentoring and research project support of BMI fellows. In addition to general HSLIC faculty member duties, the candidate will be expected to teach in the BMI curriculum for the HSC Clinical and Translational Science Center (UNM’s CTSA organization) as well as in other venues throughout the HSC.

The qualified candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research portfolio in BMI (clinical or public health informatics) partnering with investigators both at UNM and other institutions to form novel interdisciplinary collaborations that leverage HSLIC’s unique resources and faculty. The qualified candidate will have a terminal doctoral degree along with formal training in BMI with research (or equivalent experience).

This faculty position is in the HSLIC BMI Research, Training and Scholarship (BioMRTS) unit and reports to the BioMRTS Director. It is a 12-month, full-time, tenure track position with an academic appointment in the UNM School of Medicine. In addition to the above, duties include those expected of all HSLIC faculty, including envoy assignment, data curation, educational activities, committee service, strategic planning team work and scholarly activities.

HSLIC is a unique blend of corporate, IT, and academic cultures which cultivates creative information technology solutions. We actively seek faculty with strong collaboration and planning skills who will help us fulfill our role within the HSC and throughout the state (

The UNM HSC has earned a national and international reputation for its integrated education, patient care, research, and partnership initiatives which address the unique healthcare needs of New Mexico's urban and rural populations ( In 2012, UNM Hospitals have been named one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) for the ninth consecutive year.

The UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The faculty will be expected to develop a portfolio of extramurally funded research and an appropriate start up package will be provided for the first three years. UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, see:

Appointment is posted as open rank, to be determined based on qualifications. Salary range: $93,000 - $160,000 based upon prior experience, academic rank, and qualifications.

• Terminal doctoral degree in the biosciences (e.g. MD, PhD)
• Experience as a biomedically trained investigator with formal training in biomedical informatics and/or equivalent experience

• A research, publication and grant funding record appropriate for academic rank
• Excellent writing skills with extramural grant writing skills in particular
• Expertise with standardized terminologies and their application for research databases
• Demonstrated awareness of both national and international trends and developments with research data curation and management
• Expertise in problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
• Experience teaching biomedical informatics at the post-doc/fellowship level
• Knowledge of data standards

Application Information:
To be considered complete, application materials must include:
• A cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications
• A complete CV
• A professional writing sample regarding an aspect of biomedical informatics
• Contact information for three professional references

For further information please contact Cathy Brandenburg, (505) 272-0634,

For complete details of this position or to apply, please visit this website: and see Posting Number 0825058. The best consideration date for this position is July 20, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

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Contact Information
Cathy Brandenburg
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, 87131