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Health Services Research, Clinical Informatics, and Healthcare Delivery Innovation Faculty Opportunities in the John T. Milliken Department of Medicine, Institute for Informatics, and Health Systems Innovation Lab

The John T. Milliken Department of Medicine, the Institute for Informatics (I2), and the Health Systems Innovation Lab (HSIL) at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis are seeking highly qualified applicants for faculty positions at all ranks (Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor) on the Research, Clinical, and Investigator tracks. Successful candidates will be engaged in both original scholarship and operational leadership related to the design, evaluation, implementation, innovation and optimization of health care delivery, health care information systems, and data analytics platforms that support and enable the clinical, research, and teaching missions of the Department of Medicine and Medicine subspecialty Divisions at Washington University, Barnes Jewish Hospital and BJC HealthCare system. Specific areas of emphasis for this opportunity include, but are not limited to:

• Health services and outcomes research using data derived from clinical and administrative systems
• Healthcare information system design, optimization, and evaluation
• Clinical decision support (CDS)
• Human-factors and workflow analysis
• Predictive analytics
• Patient safety and quality improvement
• Healthcare delivery innovation, implementation, and evaluation
• Healthcare economics, value, health policy,
• Pharmaco-economics and pharmaco-epidemiology

Qualified applicants should have an advanced degree (e.g., MD, DO, MSN/DNP, PhD or equivalent) with relevant training or experience in health services research, biomedical or health informatics, care delivery design and evaluation, or an analogous area of study. In addition, candidates at advanced ranks are expected to have a measurable track-record including some combination of clinical excellence, extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications, and trainee mentorship.

Racial, ethnic, gender, and other forms of diversity will be prioritized as part of this faculty recruitment opportunity.

Compensation, start-up packages, and other financial support will be highly competitive and commensurate with candidate rank, experience, and performance.


Washington University in St. Louis (WU), founded in 1853, is a medium-sized, private research university with approximately 12,000 full-time students, half of whom are enrolled in graduate and professional programs, and nearly 2,100 part-time students. The diverse student body represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and more than 100 countries around the world, with approximately ninety percent of undergraduates derived from outside the state. With 30,000 applicants for 1,600 places in the freshman Class of 2016, the university’s undergraduate program was the 7th most selective in the nation, and the most recent U.S. News & World Report ranks WU 14th among national universities. For 2016, WU undergraduate and graduate programs in entrepreneurship have been recognized as among the top 25 in the United States by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine survey of more than 300 schools. This strength in entrepreneurial studies complements recent St. Louis recognition as among the best startup cities in the nation, evidenced in the CORTEX Innovation District and their 20 partners.

The Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) is a world class research intensive academic health center. Since its founding in 1891, WUSM has trained nearly 9,000 physicians and has contributed groundbreaking discoveries in many areas of medical research. WUSM is internationally known for research in neuroscience, genetics, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, oncology, immunology, diagnostic imaging, and many other specialty areas. WUSM was ranked #7 by U.S. News & World Reports in its 2017 survey of the nation’s research-oriented medical schools, and #5 by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research in its 2016 survey of total NIH funding received by Medical Schools in the United States. In addition, WUSM is currently ranked #1 among the nation’s Medical Schools for student selectivity. WUSM currently has 1,983 full-time faculty members.

BJC HealthCare (BJC) system includes 13 community hospitals in Missouri and southern Illinois with 3,479 staffed beds, and is one of the largest academically-based health care systems in the country. The system serves regional residents through hospitals, nursing facilities, and a comprehensive outpatient care network. Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) and St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) constitute the academic core of BJC. BJC is recognized for its ability to integrate health services in a cost-efficient manner, while providing an innovative medical data and imaging repository to enhance physicians’ access to patient data. BJC has more than 100 sites in the St. Louis metropolitan area for medical care and services, and is the dominant health care provider in the region with a 34 percent market share – more than double that of the next largest system. BJC is the first health care system in the nation to integrate an academic medical center with suburban, rural, and metropolitan-based health care facilities. Both BJH and SLCH are on the WUSM campus and serve as regional, national, and international referral centers, offering comprehensive care and providing a full range of health services and research for complex populations across the lifespan.


The John T. Milliken Department of Medicine has maintained a proud tradition of excellence for over a century. Its three-part mission of research, education and patient care has formed an important core which ultimately brings the latest in medical technology and doctors of the highest standard to the patients in our hospitals and clinics. The Department of Medicine has a long and proud history of research and discovery in the basic, clinical and translational sciences. The research not only pursues the development of better drugs to treat diseases, but also delves into the DNA of these diseases and develops the means to attack them on a genetic level. Through our Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) programs and the Washington University community, we are consistently bridging medicine from the bench to the bedside, and clinical research evaluations of new drugs and devices. The educational mission of the Department of Medicine is to train exceptional care providers and future leaders in all aspects of academic medicine. The Department has a long tradition of providing training of the highest caliber to internists in the early stages of their careers either as research oriented physician-scientists or more clinically oriented clinical researchers or practicing internists. Further, the Department of Medicine also takes great pride in providing unparalleled, comprehensive and innovative patient care. The department’s clinical excellence is continually recognized by U.S. News and World Report, which ranks Washington University School of Medicine as one of the top five in the nation.

The Institute for Informatics (I2) is a comprehensive home for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science research, education, and services spanning WU, BJC, and affiliated entities. I2 was created in response to the changes currently being experienced across the modern healthcare and life sciences environments wherein there has been as fundamental shift towards trans-disciplinary, integrative, and data-intensive approaches to basic, clinical, translational, and population level research. These developments have been coupled with the widespread use of information technology platforms to re-engineer of healthcare delivery and achieve greater value alongside improved outcomes and safety. The complex data, information, and knowledge needs associated with these trends requires a comprehensive and systems-level approach to Biomedical Informatics and Data Science research, education, and practice. In response to these trends, and as noted above, WU created I2 to provide an academic and professional “hub” for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science research, training, and practice. I2 engages faculty, staff, and trainees, as well as external partners, drawn from The School of Medicine as well as the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Institute for Public Health, the Brown School of Social Work, the Olin School of Business, the Health Systems Innovational Laboratory and Center for Clinical Excellence at BJC HealthCare, and the Cortex Innovation Community. I2 pursues innovative research, workforce development, and dissemination activities targeting a variety of critical areas of need, including:

• The integration and dissemination of heterogeneous data, information, and knowledge resources;
• Computational approaches to the interpretation of bio-molecular, image, and clinical phenotypes to inform precision medicine;
• The acceleration of clinical and translational research through the systematic management of study protocols, data resources, and analytical    pipelines;
• The creation of learning healthcare systems in which cyclical evidence generation and application becomes integral to care delivery;
• The use of ubiquitous computing and sensing technologies capable of facilitating population health monitoring and intervention strategies; and
• Methodological and technical approaches to enable and enhance research reproducibility and rigor.

The Health Systems Innovation Lab (HSIL), a partnership between BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine, develops innovative ways to deliver care and improve the health of individuals and communities. Cross-disciplinary in nature, HSIL spurs the invention of health delivery solutions by bringing together clinicians, patients, informaticians, designers, researchers, public health experts, and private industry. These groups will identify and develop novel methods of care delivery, incorporating insights from a variety of health data, both within and beyond the traditional healthcare delivery system. As promising care delivery innovations are identified and developed, HSIL helps cultivate, spread, and evaluate their impact across BJC HealthCare and Washington University care delivery sites, the broader St. Louis community, and beyond. HSIL also serves as a conduit to the national and international healthcare innovation community, facilitating a bidirectional conversation that will accelerate collaborative innovation.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and at least three professional references to Cynthia Marich at cmarich@wustl.edu.

Candidates will be evaluated on an ongoing basis, consistent with the needs and priorities of this search.

Cynthia Marich



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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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