This position focuses on recruiting an established scholar with a focused, innovative research program examining biomedical informatics strategies to understand IDDs. Biomedical informatic approaches are increasingly necessary to understand complex etiological processes and their associations with clinical outcomes in IDDs. One issue that persistently has confounded IDD researchers is the extreme genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity among individuals that share a common diagnosis. The ability to leverage large-scale national and international initiatives to combine biospecimen data repositories linked with electronic health record (EHR) and other data sources will be essential for making significant progress in understanding genetic and phenotypic variability in IDDs, and for predicting individual outcomes. Expertise in cutting edge biomedical informatics strategies for integrating and analyzing genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and phenotypic data will be vital to allowing KU to collaborate within larger national/international initiatives and to lead our own large-scale initiatives that leverage ongoing efforts by current IDD investigators at KU. This position will be expected to lead and grow these approaches at KU and KUMC and collaborate with a range of scholars across disciplines and research foci. Notably, investigators also will have access to resources at KUMC including the Division of Medical Informatics (MI; https://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/academics/departments/internal-medicine/divisions/medical-informatics.html) which provides capabilities and expertise in software engineering, data warehousing, data management, data integration, and administration of clinical trial and electronic data capture systems. MI works closely with the University of Kansas Health System in making clinical, administrative, research, and payer data available for research purposes.
Closing date: 12/01/2022