This article was written on 03 Mar 2011, and is filled under Volume 15 Number 1.

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Location: East Lansing, MI

The Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC) in the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) at Michigan State University is seeking a biomedical informatics or health services research professional to assume the new position of Associate Director with potential advancement into the Director’s position. Michigan State University, the nation’s original land-grant university, has annual research expenditures of more than $405 million. The Institute’s research is well funded by NIH and other sources.

BRIC’s mission is to provide high-level informatics and information technology support to clinical and translational researchers. Having a mature foundation and solid reputation for performance makes implementation of planned new initiatives straight forward and orderly. BRIC’s core capabilities, its role as Data Coordinating Center for a substantial national autism research program funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and its experience in the development of clinical research management systems, position BRIC to provide the type of research informatics support necessary to be a driving force in MSU’s strategy emphasizing distributed community-based research.

Michigan State University provides a unique environment and wealth of resources including four health colleges (Human (MD), Osteopathic (DO), Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing), a research-oriented state health department, an established network of community-based clinical partnerships, and collaborations with several large community hospital systems, which includes Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System, Trinity Health, and Karmanos Cancer Center. BRIC is the lead Biomedical Informatics unit for the Michigan Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science, and has research collaborations with many other universities and institutions, including the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids.

The Associate Director will be responsible for leading research projects; overseeing the delivery of data management and clinical research informatics services and consulting; engaging in the units program of collaborative research; promoting a collegial and collaborative environment; and developing his or her personal portfolio of funded research and peer-reviewed publications in an informatics or health services discipline.

The candidate must have a doctoral degree and a track record of research and/or research infrastructure development demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, grant funding, teaching, or experience overseeing the development of biomedical informatics infrastructure in one or more of the following areas:  biomedical informatics, health services research, clinical research informatics, comparative effectiveness research, and data mining (including natural language processing or clinical research data warehouse development). For a more detailed position description please visit


The Search Committee is committed to respecting confidentiality.  Applicants should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae with at least three professional references.  The application deadline is March 31, 2011; late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline.  Applications can be made via email to Phil.Reed@hc.msu.edu. Materials that cannot be emailed may be sent to: Philip Reed, Director, MSU, Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute, 218 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824.

For more information regarding CTSI please go to https://ctsi.msu.edu/

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.

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