The Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison is seeking an informatics infrastructure expert to join a growing team of personnel who support the clinical and research needs of a prolific and innovative department.
The successful candidate for this position will contribute to many areas of research, including 1) engaging in ongoing informatics research projects with industrial partners including Change Healthcare, Flywheel, General Electric HealthCare, and others, in areas such as intelligent protocoling, application and platform evaluation and enhancement, developing diagnostic tools using artificial intelligence, etc., 2) developing tools and resources to facilitate complex research processes, including establishing data pipelines and data management methods, 3) developing, installing, and managing servers and computer networks necessary for improving the data processing and computing environment necessary for effectively performing research in a radiology and multi-disciplinary environment, 4) developing tools for searching for specific types of data necessary to conduct research projects, 5) developing tools to de-identify data (including DICOM images, non-DICOM raw acquisition data, and other types of data) and ensure HIPAA compliance of research data, etc.
It is expected that the successful candidate will 1) conduct independent, grant-funded research, 2) build collaborations with researchers in the department as well as across campus, 3) attend scientific conferences and meetings to present research results, moderate sessions, and participate on committees and in working groups, 4) write and submit manuscripts to professional journals, 5) mentor and conduct research with graduate students and other trainees, and 6) participate in other activities necessary to be a successful contributor to research.
The successful candidate for this position also will play a technical-support role for informatics initiatives that will positively impact clinical activities including, 1) developing and rapidly integrating into the clinical workflow a wide variety of informatics tools designed to enhance clinical workflows and disease diagnosis along with implementing and maintaining an infrastructure that supports such activities, 2) leveraging expert knowledge of the inner workings of imaging equipment (MR, CT, PET/MR, PET/CT, etc.) to collect and organize utilization data in order to develop analytics that may be used to aid in developing procedures to streamline workflow and optimize scanner utilization, 3) assisting in establishing the Department of Radiology as a trusted source of informatics tools and resources, 4) implementing analytics tools to monitor utilization and effectiveness of imaging protocols in order to inform changes that will lead to protocol optimization, 5) teaching clinicians and technologists about the technical aspects of the informatics resources in order to maximize clinical efficiencies, etc. Most activities will occur at the main hospital but the resulting innovations and developments will be disseminated to other local and regional facilities within the clinical network.
There will be opportunities for teaching the residents, fellows, faculty, technologists, researchers, and other staff about the technical aspects of informatics, informally, but also more formally by contributing to informatics workshops and training courses.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
OCTOBER 01, 2022
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months)
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
The city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison acknowledge that they occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land. The School of Medicine and Public Health recognizes the health inequities faced by Native communities and pledges to learn more and take action across all of its missions.
The Community: Located on an isthmus between two lakes, Madison is the capital city of the state of Wisconsin. Madison has been voted the #1 Best Place to Live (Livability, 2021), #1 City for Most Successful Women Per Capita (Forbes, 2019), #1 City for Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, 2020), #7 Best City for STEM Professionals (CEO World, 2020), #2 Best State to Practice Medicine (WalletHub, 2020), #2 Best City for Biking (People for Bikes, 2020), #4 Fittest City in the U.S. (ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020), #4 Greenest City in the US (Zippia, 2020), #1 Best Place to Retire (Money, 2020), #1 Best Place in the U.S. for Raising Children (DiversityDataKids.com 2020), and #1 Best College Football Town in America (Sports Illustrated, 2019).
Madison's technology economy is growing rapidly, and the region is home to the headquarters of Epic Systems, Exact Sciences, American Girl (Mattel), Sub-Zero, and Lands' End, as well as many biotech, healthcare IT, and health systems startups.
Madison is the second largest city in the state, with a city population of approximately 260,000 and regional population of over 1 million. The city is within easy driving range of Chicago and Milwaukee. Madison is home to one of the strongest local food scenes in the country. From April to October, the Capitol Square hosts the largest producer-only farmers market in the country. The city is rich with cultural offerings in the arts.
The city has a dedicated athletics fan base which largely centers around the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison is home to Forward Madison FC, the first professional soccer team in the city, as well as the Madison Mallards, a college wood-bat summer baseball league team. Marquee endurance sports and specialty sporting events include Ironman, Reebok CrossFit Games, Madison Marathon, and many national and international championship competitions.
How to Apply:
To ensure full consideration, please apply by September 26, 2022. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled. Applications must be received through our online UW application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.
Interested candidates are required to use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following: -Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) -A cover letter describing 1) your interest in this position, 2) what you would bring to the Department of Radiology, 3) how the Department could contribute to your career, and 4) description of your research interests and 5) how you would contribute to the Department's mission to foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace.
The department will not be able to support a request for a J-1 waiver. If you chose to pursue a waiver and apply for our position, neither the UW not UWMF will reimburse you for your legal or waiver fees.
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.