Lecturer in Biomedical Informatics

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7092648

Posted: January 21, 2022

Job Description

Job Summary
The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is hiring a Lecturer in Biomedical Informatics to support the educational mission of its Master of Biomedical Informatics program. Founded in 2015, the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is one of 11 basic and social science departments of Harvard Medical School. It is home to the Master of Biomedical Informatics Program (MBI) and the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics. The responsibilities of the Lecturer in Biomedical Informatics include teaching, leading the MBI capstone experience, curriculum development, participation in student affairs activities such as mentoring and career advising.

If interested, the successful candidate is welcome to develop their own research projects or participate in ongoing research in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. The Lecturer will be part of a diverse team of biomedical informatics faculty, researchers, and administrators and will work closely with a dedicated education team that includes the MBI Program Manager, the DBMI Associate Director of Education, and the MBI Curriculum Fellow. They will report to the Program Director of the Master of Biomedical Informatics and will be appointed as Lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

The initial appointment will be for one year and can be extended. The salary range for this position will be at the level of a starting Assistant Professor.

Core Duties
Teach introductory courses in programming, statistics, and data science with applications to biomedicine. If interested, one of the courses may be an advanced graduate course in biomedical informatics Lead execution and development of the Master of Biomedical Informatics capstone experience, including developing and offering lectures on scientific writing, research methods, and other relevant skills Develop and update course curricula in collaboration with the Program Director and the Curriculum Fellow and Course Directors Provide general mentoring and career advising to MBI students as needed Participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts as needed Help organize and participate in educational events, such as seminars, workshops, and conferences, as well as recruitment events as needed

Basic Qualifications
Doctoral degree in a relevant field, such as biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, medical informatics, computational biology, computer science, data science, or (bio)statistics Aptitude teaching introductory classes Experience and/or strong interest in the application of quantitative methods to biological sciences

Additional Qualifications
Ability to effectively track details regarding day-to-day and longer-term initiatives Strong comfort with technology and the ability to self-teach programs and processes that are not part of the current skill set. Familiarity with some of the following programs and processes would be helpful: online learning platforms (Canvas, Panopto), website editing (Drupal, HTML) Ability to demonstrate leadership, program management, and strong communication skills (both written and verbal) Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in cooperation with a diverse constituency, from administrative staff to students and faculty

Remote Work Notice
The Master of Biomedical Informatics program has resumed in-person instruction during the 2021-2022 academic year. Remote work arrangements are possible, however, the successful candidate will be required to teach and conduct related activities in person. To comply with Harvard employment policies, the Lecturer must reside in one of the following states: MA, CA, CT, ME, MD, NH, NY, RI, VT.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit an expression of interest, their CV, a detailed teaching statement, a diversity statement, a brief research statement (optional), and contact information for three references to Dr Lilen Uchima, DBMI Associate Director of Education ([email protected]) with [LECTURER] in the subject.


Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.


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