Biomedical Informatics Research Fellow
University of New Mexico Biomedical Informatics Research Fellowship Program:

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (UNM HSLIC) invites applications for a three-year research fellowship in Biomedical Informatics (BMI). The fellowship begins in July 2019 and comes with a stipend, health benefits and limited support for research project expenses. This fellowship also provides time and support for the fellow to complete a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research, as well as a certificate program in BMI. Approximately a third of the fellow’s time is allocated for performance of a mentored research project in BMI, culminating in submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal. The fellowship position also comes with a Visiting Instructor faculty appointment in the UNM HSLIC, through the UNM School of Medicine. This academic appointment enables the fellow to gain experience as a faculty member in a vibrant department in the UNM Health Sciences Center.


The fellow reports to the HSLIC Director of Biomedical Informatics Research, Training and Scholarship, who acts as the fellow’s primary mentor. Soon after starting the fellowship and establishing a research project direction, other UNM faculty will be identified to compose a mentor panel (usually two to three mentors total). The mentor panel provides guidance and expertise in domains outside of BMI but relevant to the fellow’s area of research interest. The mentor panel also provides the opportunity for the fellow to obtain perspectives from several domains of expertise. The fellow meets with the primary mentor weekly and with other mentors as needed. The mentor panel convenes every six months to monitor the fellow’s overall progress. An appointment as Visiting Instructor, non-tenure track is anticipated and salary of approximately $80,000 per year plus benefits, based upon qualifications.


• Successful attainment of all the competencies in the UNM BMI Training Program’s competencies-based curriculum.
• Successful attainment of all the competencies in the UNM Clinical and Translational Sciences Center, MS in Clinical Research Program. (There is considerable overlap between the BMI and MSCR curricula). For detailed information about the MSCR curriculum, see:
• Successful completion of an online eight-course certificate program in BMI from Oregon Health and Sciences University
• Successful completion of a mentored research project in BMI with a manuscript submitted to a peer-reviewed journal
• Participation as an active HSLIC faculty member, including participation on appropriate informatics-related faculty projects and committees
• Devotion of approximately 20 percent of his or her time to clinical service, teaching, a UNM BMI Program administrative project or some combination based on the fellow’s prior background and research interests
• Assistance in coordinating the UNM Biomedical Informatics Seminar Series (BioMISS). For a list of all the past seminars of speakers and topics, see
• Presentation about a biomedical informatics topic at two BioMISS seminars per year
• Submission of a grant application for research support

Required/Minimum Qualifications:

• Terminal degree in a biomedically relevant field (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, DPT). Those with PhDs in areas not traditionally considered to be “biomedically relevant” will be considered if the fellow has a research interest in the biosciences (e.g., electrical engineering, computer science). Must have the terminal degree by the start of the fellowship.
• A three-year, full-time commitment
• Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Subject knowledge or the quality of the training in the area related to the candidate's
terminal degree
• Subject knowledge of computer science or a related field
• Prior scholarship (e.g., publications, grants funded, talks at major meetings,
software/websites developed)
• Project-management skills and experience
• Motivation and commitment demonstrated in the field of biomedical informatics
• Experience or formal training in the use of some information and communications technologies in a biomedical domain
• Teaching experience and skills
• Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills

Institutional Information:

Located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, UNM’s HSLIC serves the School of Medicine, undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Population Health, seven allied health programs, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a Master’s in Clinical Research Program and a university teaching hospital. The university has a state-of-the-art medical simulation center and a University Hospital system that is a tertiary referral center with a Level 1 trauma center to serve the state of New Mexico. The UNM University Hospitals System uses an electronic health records system with computerized physician order entry. Multiple clinical and epidemiological databases are available for research and there are many opportunities for biomedical informatics research in a wide spectrum of clinical and research venues.

Application Information:

To be considered complete, application materials must include the following:

• A letter of interest addressing the required and preferred qualifications
• A complete CV
• A one-page personal statement that describes the applicant’s interest in biomedical informatics
• Complete contact information for three professional references

To Apply:

To apply, please visit this website: and see the faculty job posting for REQ#7160.

For details about the biomedical informatics program at UNM, please see: For further information about applying for this position, please contact the hiring coordinator, Patti Brammer at, or at 505-272-0634.

Application and related materials must be received no later than March 1, 2019, for best consideration for a start date of July 1, 2019. (The start date is negotiable).

The following directs you to a brochure regarding the fellowship award:

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Contact Information
Tamara Wheeler
University of New Mexico
1 University of New Mexico MSC09 5100
Albuquerque, 87131