Senior Director Scientific Computing

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Responsible for providing strategic scientific and medical leadership at the intersection of technology, for Scientific Computing. Partner closely with researchers and clinicians to understand needs and capabilities for research and clinical data. Partner with administrators and senior leaders throughout the organization to help develop strategic and tactical plans. Develop advocates for Scientific Computing. Must know state-of-the-art approaches, modern computing and data trends and best practices for the extraction, management and analytics of clinical data for reuse in research and translational science. Lead the implementation of modern approaches for data science. This person will provide leadership and biomedical context for data analysts with a team science approach. The incumbent will chair advisory boards, manage informaticists, and represent Sinai nationally and internationally with publications and presentations. Familiarity with grant-writing and scientific publishing desired. 
  • Develops strategic guidance on biomedical informatic/computational and data science approaches based on best practices from the national/international community, and as appropriate for Sinai researchers.
  • Partners with researchers and clinicians to develop and continually update an understanding of the Sinai’s biomedical informatics, computational and data science needs. Works with senior administration and leadership to understand, develop and implement goals and capabilities needed by the research and translational science community.
  • Acts as the chair of the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse and Research Data Services advisory boards. May lead town halls for maximal user engagement and feedback. Develops advocates for Scientific Computing.
  • Serves on data and other service committees.
  • Participates in the national/international community through presentations and publications.
  • Directs, supervises, and coordinates all biomedical informatics activities for Scientific Computing, including operational policies and procedures, in accordance with standards as established by institutional, governmental and other regulatory bodies. 
  • Provide leadership, training and biomedical context for data analysts and developers using a team science approach.
  • Contributes to the development of division's mission, goals, policies and procedures, budget, work standards in coordination with the Senior Associate Dean. Assists with marketing initiatives including the website, strategic plan and newsletters.
  • Assists in the selection, employment, development, and management of employees. Manages clinical informaticists. Responsible for personnel policies and practices. Provides oversight of the performance appraisal process, disciplinary action, and interactions with all applicable bargaining units. Attends administrative labor grievances as requested.
  • Evaluate and develop staff based on job-specific competencies. Evaluates how staff resources are allocated to support researchers most effectively.
  • Coordinates with senior management on monitoring data delivery and software deployment and development activities to ensure cost-effective, high-quality computational and data services and support for researchers consistent with the mission and resources of the school. 
  • Reviews and interprets operational problems/policies to managers. Resolves problems and recommends changes to senior leadership.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments regarding biomedical informatics and computational and data science activities. 
  • Assists with operating and capital budgets. 
  • Represents the department at international and external national and international public and professional meetings and conferences. Facilitates communication and ensures proper flow of information. Participates in public relations programs. Assists in training efforts and the development of slides and other materials for communication.
  • Collects data, metrics, prepares reports, analyzes statistics, and responds to correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior reflective of leadership best practices. 
  • Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional development to keep pace with biomedical informatics, computational and data science and health care trends. 
  • Handles special projects.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality 
  • PhD and/or MD in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science or related field
  • 5-10 years experience in an academic research healthcare organization. Experience with research and healthcare data required. Experience developing, communicating and implementing strategic goals desired.
  • Collaborative team science approach.
  • Knowledge of modern computational and data science tools and approaches including natural language processing, machine learning, R, Tableau, tools for imaging/phenotypic/genomic data, i2b2, TriNetX, OMOP, Clinithink, etc.
  • Experience with research.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Customer focused.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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