Staff Scientist

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2012223 Medicine-Genetic Medicine

About the Unit
The Section of Computational Biomedicine & Biomedical Data Science's mission is in research collaborations with the University faculty who have an interest in biomedical data science and computational biomedicine. The Section provides an intellectual home for faculty whose research interests encompass computational biomedicine; biomedical data science (data science and its applications to biology, medicine and healthcare), and biomedical informatics (bioinformatics, translational informatics, and clinical/medical informatics).

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Staff Scientist plans, executes, facilitates and promotes advanced technical/scientific research projects. Recognizes the need for innovation and develops or incorporates advances in research concepts, methodologies and approaches. Designs, develops and tests experimental protocols for research (including empirical protocols, computational, statistical methods, etc.). Collaborates with other researchers as appropriate. Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports, and co-authors scientific research manuscripts. May supervise other research staff. May present work at scientific meetings, and provide peer review of grant applications and scientific manuscripts. The individual in this role will be involved in all aspects of the design, development, implementation, and analysis of research projects focused on statistical modeling of spatial distributions of disease incidence across USA and Denmark, focusing on complex neuropsychiatric disorders.


  • Designs, develops and tests mathematical models and applies them to very large datasets efficiently.
  • Designs visualization, writes scientific prose.
  • Collaborates with other researchers as appropriate.
  • Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports, and co-authors scientific research manuscripts.
  • May supervise other research staff.

  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
  • Analytical skills required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet/database, communications, and graphics software required.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Doctoral degree required.
  • Completion of postdoctoral training program (normally 3-5 years) required.
  • Experience in developing and implementing spatial statistics models and software; writing skills required.
  • Experience with cartogram software required.
  • Experience with the analysis of very large datasets required.
  • Experience with assisting in the training, a strong publication record, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research are required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 1/8/2019
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