UAB Seeks Distributed Informatics Analytics Core (DIAC) Director


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks a Director to oversee its new Distributed Informatics Analytics Core (DIAC).  DIAC consists of a central group of biomedical informatics analysts who provide collaborative support to researchers working with clinical and biological data, coordinated with a set of collaborators (distributed throughout UAB) who work in these areas. The primary focus of support will be in bioinformatics, but will also include clinical and translational analytics as well.

Reporting to the Director of the Informatics Institute, the Core Director will manage the day-to-day operations of analysts, scientists and faculty who report directly to the Core Director or work in cooperation with the Core to meet the needs of researchers in the School of Medicine and other university schools.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Oversee and coordinate activities of analysts assigned to established research projects
  • Personally carry out bioinformatics analytics in direct collaboration with researchers
  • Assist in acquiring research funding, including contributing to proposal and manuscript preparation
  • Work with the Informatics Institute, the UAB Center for Clinical and translational Sciences, and Departments for staff recruiting
Applicants must have a terminal degree in bioinformatics or related field, 5 or more years of experience in the use of wide variety of the latest bioinformatics techniques and technologies, management experience, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a proven ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students in a variety of disciplines.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of analytic areas in which you have worked in the past three years, to the Informatics Institute Director, James Cimino, MD (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.