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Personalized Medicine Research Fellowship open

The Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Hospital (BIDMC) and Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI), Harvard Medical School have one research fellowship available for immediate appointment. The position is part of the Laboratory for Personalized Medicine (LPM) program to reengineer translational science and accelerate the migration of biomedical informatics methodology, analysis and applications into the clinical enterprise in support of personalized medicine.

LPM's objective is to identify clinically impactful devices, procedures, and biomedical informatics resources; test the clinical validity of those items with likely impact in the personal medicine clinical enterprise; and to execute high priority projects that translate key technologies into the clinical IT enterprise in support of personalized, preventive health care. The long-term goal is to create a translational science method and environment that supports the continuous and systematic testing and translation of highest priority technologies and discoveries into the clinical enterprise. This objective is at the heart of translational science and will support the joint HMS BIDMC initiative to bring the power of genetics to personalized, predictive medicine..

Role and Duties:
As a member of LPM, the Fellow is expected to assume important roles in prioritized LPM projects and work with LPM project leadership to identify and describe key pilot projects, participate in multidisciplinary project team projects to achieve research milestones, and support basic science, clinical researchers, and LPM's healthcare collaborations.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate has received their PhD in a biomedical informatics, biomedical science or clinical informatics field and/or MD, Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated research aptitude and a driving interest in improving the healthcare system. Scripting and programming skills (Perl/Python/Ruby, Java/C++) will be necessary, as well as familiarity with leading sequencing and variant databases, algorithms, and tools. The diversity of subject matter will require a creative mind, deploying imaginative strategies, dedicated to solving complex and challenging problems. Applicants should be highly motivated and flexible, with excellent communication skills, and work well within an interdisciplinary environment.

How to apply:
Email applications including curriculum vitae, summary statement of personal objective and research interests, PDFs of no more than three papers, and the names and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Michiyo Yamada, Michiyo_Yamada @ hms.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

posted 2010.11.25