Sanford Health

Lead Computational Medical Informatics Analyst - Imagenetics

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Mar 07, 2018
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The Lead Computational Medical Informatics Analyst at Sanford implements computational methodologies using data collected within the electronic medical record and directly from patients using patient portal. The intent is to support decision support, computational description of human phenotypes, the integration of genomic data into the electronic medical record, and the integration of phenome, genome and other omics datasets (e.g. metabolome, glycome, lipidome, inflamome, transcriptome, epigenome, etc). Responsible for contributing to the planning, implementation and support of information systems for the Imagenetics Initiative and Medical Genetics; this includes electronic consenting and a process management system integrated with the electronic medical record, medical genetics laboratory (biobank, molecular, cytogenetics, functional divisions) and specialty clinic operations. Must have a proven track record of innovation in these areas. The information systems developed and overseen by this individual will be used to gather, generate, and track patient data and to develop medically actionable hypotheses including differential diagnoses. Familiarity with security and privacy requirements applicable for working with patient data in a medical environment and in the development of appropriate ethically and legally compliant policies is desirable.


Facility with collection of the human phenome and application of it to analysis of human sequence data and disease description is required. Experience should include demonstrated data management, process management, and clinical informatics skills. Also, experience with electronic medical record (EMR) APIs and interfaces and movement of data out of and into EMRs is required. Experience programing in Python, Perl, R, and Java highly desirable. Experience with the integration and management of multiple data sources, workflows and enabling integrated management of and reporting on those data and processes through graphical user interfaces is desirable. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in database vitalization and medical and/or research informatics experience. Essential to the applicants successful fulfillment of this role is a documented track record of fiscal, managerial, academic and technical leadership and productivity; measures will include publications and funding. The successful candidate will support the medical informatics group at Sanford and its clinical and research obligations. Will have full membership in Sanford Research and access to its infrastructure. The successful candidate will be eligible for academic appointment at South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota at a level appropriate for his or her academic credentials. Will report to the Director of Computational Medical Informatics.


MD, Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree(s) is required. At least 3 years experience in medical informatics or bioinformatics or a closely related field is required and at least 2 of those years must have been in a leadership/managerial position.

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