Fellow (Post Doc) - Anatomy & Physiology

Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of Anatomy & Physiology with the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc) position. The incumbent to this position would be responsible for initial configuration and implementation of a prototype of the SEADS platform in the Cerner Inc. computational environment. The SEADS is envisioned as a multipurpose platform that will integrate disparate sources of animal health data (veterinary electronic medical records, FDA regulatory drug submissions, pharmacogenomic data, preclinical toxicological data, pharmacological and diagnostic laboratory data, etc.) into a single platform using tools developed by Cerner (CODE, Ignite, FHIR, etc. ) to create and manage their integrated human health databases. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Design the Structured Environment for Animal Data Simulation (SEADS)

• Define data elements, approaches to data quality assessment and validation for creating SEADS platform prototype. This involves assessing the detailed structure of initial databases that would feed into the integrated database.

• Closely interact with SEADS initiative co-directors and partners.

• Make presentations on SEADS progress and future directions

• To review literature, classify appropriate databases, references, and documents

• To prepare reports for research and granting agencies and to write up research findings for publication

Required Minimum Qualifications: • PhD in a biomedical informatics core discipline.
• Self-motivation, attention to detail, persistence, diligence, and the ability to work in a distributed team are essential attributes for the individual undertaking this position. 
• Familiarity with animal health data structures would be beneficial, as would experience with Cerner data programs.  Preferred Qualifications: • Design and implement distributed scaled-out data processing clusters by virtualization technology.
• Analyze medical records to detect and monitor abnormal behavior.
• Propose and implement graph databases (e.g., MongoDB and OrientDB …) for representing models.
• Optimize data collection procedures and generated reports on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
• PhD in a biomedical informatics core discipline familiar with animal health data structures  Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.    Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.