Geisinger’s Department of Imaging Science and Innovation is seeking a highly talented and self-motivated bioinformatics postdoctoral fellow.
A successful candidate has a PhD with experience in bioinformatics and computational biology, genomics, metagenomics, and machine learning and seeks to apply these skills to challenging real-world problems. The individual will conduct and manage multiple research and innovation projects under the supervision of a faculty principal investigator (PI). These projects will leverage world-class data resources at Geisinger:
• 20+ year longitudinal electronic health record encompassing over 1.8 million patients
o Extensive longitudinal clinical data on population with low out-migration
• Prospective genome project with rapidly growing exome sequence database
o 200k consented, 130k sampled, 90k participants sequenced from large biobank
o linked to the electronic health record and imaging data
o clinical return of results program
• 18+ year clinical image Picture Archiving and Communication System [PACS]
o 10 million radiological studies and 1.3 petabytes of clinical images
§ 500k echocardiograms
§ 400k abdominal CTs
§ 200k brain MRIs
• Fully accessible imaging archive
o Research PACS and automated image de-identification pipeline
• GPU (DGX-1) resources and coding environment within the clinical network
• Extensive healthcare claims database
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Proficiency with the theory and applications of common machine learning and computational intelligence algorithms, strategies, and methods.
Proficiency with coding machine learning / computational intelligence applications in common mathematical / scientific computing languages (e.g. Matlab, R, Python).
Proficiency with statistical analysis of biomedical data including GWAS and PheWAS techniques.
Proficiency with graph mining algorithms and system biology is preferred.
Proficiency with data integration/fusion techniques is preferred.
Demonstrates extensive knowledge base in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics or related field.
Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
Demonstrates the ability to work in an independent manner and complete increasingly complex assignments.
Demonstrates strong teamwork skills and the ability to work effectively in a group environment.
Demonstrates exceptional organizational, planning, and analytical skills.
Demonstrates competence in written, oral, and electronic communication skills (interpersonal/communication and technological effectiveness competencies).
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science or related field is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
HENRY HOOD CENTER FOR HEALTH RESEARCH (HHCHR):
Located on Geisinger Medical Center’s campus in Danville, Pa. was founded in 2003 and is a comprehensive enterprise that promotes traditional health services and clinical, epidemiologic and translational research.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
To apply please submit a cover letter and your CV.
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