Job no: 232866-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking an Informatics Data Scientist who will work under the direction of Dr. John Garrett and will work closely with other staff, medical school groups, UW Health, and the Radiology Informatics team. Dr. Garrett's research focuses on developing novel tools for radiological imaging, leveraging new tools and technologies such as deep learning, and a particular emphasis on translation of novel techniques into clinical practice. Deep learning and machine learning has seen a meteoric rise in applications within Radiology. This growth is both driving the need for high quality curated datasets and mechanisms to introduce these tools into clinical practice. The Radiology Informatics Data Scientist will be responsible for data cleaning and management, the development and maintenance of clinical research databases, helping develop and deploy novel imaging tools, and disseminating new knowledge through abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts. They will be also involved in project monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, oversight of trainees, and dissemination of program results and will work closely with the Department of Radiology's Informatics Analysists.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Medical Physics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Two or more years of experience with programming languages (C++, Python, Matlab) and database languages (such as SQL) required.
-Comfortable working in a Linux environment.
-Must be familiar with containerized environments such as Docker
-Familiarity with medical imaging data and standards such as DICOM and HL7
-Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as effective interpersonal skills

-Familiarity with data management and lifecycle platforms such as Flywheel
-Experience in developing deep learning models for medical imaging, genetic and/ or biological data and knowledge of deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.
-Relevant work experience with Radiology data and standards
-Previous experience working with medical imaging and electronic health record data is preferred.
-Previous grant writing experience; manuscript writing; program management and/or development experience.
-Experience contributing to clinical research projects
-Outstanding communication across all members of the team in order to facilitate strong professional connection and understand/translate data management and analysis needs to all members of the team.

Prefix determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of seven years' experience required for appointment at the senior level.

A criminal and/or caregiver background check will be conducted.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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.

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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).

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Applications Open: Apr 22 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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