Michigan State University (MSU)

Research Assistant Professor

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, United States

Research Assistant Professor

The Department of Pediatrics and Human Development is now inviting applications for an open research assistant professor position with our joint big data program with Spectrum Health. This program will unite the complementary analytic skills and resources in Dr. Bin Chen’s Lab (MSUhttp://binchenlab.org) with the data acquisition and annotation services of Dr. Nick Duesbury’s team (Spectrum Health) in a hybrid academic-industrial model facilitating integration of EMR data and advanced analytic tools to quickly yield high-impact medical research. While this position will be administered by MSU, the successful candidate will work very closely with scientists and engineers at both institutions.


• Consults with clinicians and bench scientists to identify significant clinical challenges and needs, and translate them into advanced analytics solutions
• Closely collaborates with data engineers to clean, integrate and mine large amounts of structured and unstructured clinical data
• Applies statistical rigor to analyze large datasets and extract novel knowledge from large-scale data mining
• Develops and implements cutting-edge technologies such as deep learning to solve clinical problems
• Publishes high-quality papers and presents the work to business partners and peers at professional meetings
• Applies for extramural funding, builds up a partnership with companies and research labs and supervises new trainees
• Leads or assists with the following projects:
o Searching clinical evidence for drug repurposing candidates
o Stratification of response to identify responder and non-responder characteristics
o Large-scale drug-drug interaction characterization using clinical data
o Longitudinal analyses of mortality and co-morbidities to identify early points for intervention
o Longitudinal studies to compare the relative costs and risks for re-intervention for competing therapies
o Epidemiologic studies to evaluate geographic and temporal clustering of patients of interest
o AI-based studies to identify efficient algorithms for diagnosis and prognosis of disease

Required Degree:

Doctorate -Data Science, Clinical Informatics, or a related field.

Minimum Requirements:

• PhD, MD/PhD, with over three years’ experience in data science, clinical informatics, biomedical informatics, statistics/biostatistics, epidemiology, computer science, or related disciplines
• Demonstrated a track record of research
• Experience with electronic medical record data required; experience with Epic Systems in large health systems preferred
• Strong skills with relational databases and statistical programming languages required; experience with R or Python preferred
• Extensive experience with data analytics, data mining, data visualization and predictive modeling required

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience with NLP, GitHub, cloud computing preferred
• Excellent communication and writing skills required
• Knowledge in biology, pharmacology preferred

Applicants should apply on-line at https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/502883/research-assistant-professor-fixed

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.