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Research Associate, Biomedical Informatics

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


A part-time (24 hours/week) Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Danny Wu, PhD in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. This lab, named Innovative Clinical Data Collection and Use Lab (iCDCU Lab), aims to develop highly usable and effective informatics solutions (e.g., information systems and dashboards) to improve care delivery and quality, support clinical and translational research, and facilitate learner-centered medical education. The lab applies principals and techniques in human-computer interaction, machine learning, visual analytics, information retrieval, and natural language processing, and work closely with clinicians and domain experts to develop such informatics solutions. The lab welcomes self-motivated, team-oriented, and dedicated individuals to apply. The candidate will pay a significant role in planning and conducting research projects.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the coordination of research studies in clinical and health informatics.
  • Solve problems using combined research knowledge.
  • Make independent contributions to projects and studies based on professional training or functional experience.
  • Organize data collection and analysis procedures.
  • Perform statistical and visual analysis of data, interpret data, and assist in judging validity of data.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of complex data capture and processing systems.
  • Serve as a seasoned level researcher.
  • Contribute to the collective team effort.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.) as well as student workers.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field.

Required Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs. 

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master’s Degree in health informatics, information science, or a related field.
  • Practical knowledge and experience in the following areas: Querying data from relational databases through Structure Query Language (SQL); Developing R statistical computing scripts and R-shiny applications;  Analyzing electronic health records (EHRs) and patient-generated health data (PGHD); Developing ASP.NET Core or Flask web applications.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 87582 


Research Associate, Biomedical Informatics

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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