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POST DATE 8/11/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
DU02349
AJE Ref #
575850592
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY

A graduate research assistant position is available in the area of consumer health technology at University of Kentucky Division of Biomedical Informatics. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Sujin Kim on the development and implications of consumer health technology, systems engineering, and machine learning algorithms focusing on problems from biomedical informatics. These researches are intended to lead to both publications in high-quality peer reviewed journals as well as successful grant submissions. The initial appointment will be for 12 months. Depending on the performance and funding availabilities, an extension may be considered for up to six more months.
The Division of Biomedical Informatics is a unique department with a multidisciplinary faculty positioned for opportunities for interdisciplinary cross-talk and collaboration. The Biomedical Informatics Division/environment is currently housed within the Department of Internal Medicine/College of Medicine and is embarking on a period of major expansion within the University. Opportunities for collaborative endeavors with many and varied units within the University of Kentucky will result from this focus. The University is committed to the development of biomedical informatics and has made this area a priority. Efforts focused on the Biomedical Informatics expansion will create direction for the academic entity and stimulate research across the campus, building relationships and infrastructure for the success of this program. Paid tuition and a reasonable stipend are provided with this position.

The University of Kentucky is home to the NCI-designated Markey Cancer Center, CTSA-supported Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center, and NIA supported Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.
The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top ranked areas in the country for quality of life. Additional information regarding the Department and the University are found at http://www.uky.edu. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Please include along with application:
1) Current Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application (why you apply this position based on your qualification)

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

n/a

DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
No

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

n/a

DEADLINE TO APPLY
09/30/2016

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.