Senior Principal Research Scientist and Center Director of the Biomedical Research Informatics at The Nemours Foundation in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in General Business 23 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

 The Senior Principal Research Scientist and Center Director of the Biomedical Research Informatics Center (BRIC) coordinates with the center Director to set center research goals and oversee staff data scientists, analysts, and bioinformaticians ensuring proper execution of their duties, and alignment of activities with the Nemours research department’s overall vision and objectives. In this role, the Center Director helps to ensure that the center is constantly building effective working relationships with other Nemours units and seeking external funding to promote center growth. The Center Director participates in departmental leadership decisions, provides mentorship and guidance to junior faculty, and works to ensure the integrity, accuracy, and adequacy of research projects within the center.

****A comprehensive CV and detailed Cover Letter are required in order for your application to be considered.***


  • Co-manage BRIC , liaise, as appropriate, with department leadership. hospital divisions and other research laboratories and with other hospital and community physicians and scientists

  • Undertake independent and collaborative research, including the development of new data analytic procedures. 

  • Design, conduct, and publish original research in peer reviewed journals.

  • Actively pursue external funding by initiating grant applications as PI and collaborating in submission of grant applications with others.

  • Supervise staff of the laboratory; ensure that staff receive adequate training.

  • Ensure the facility meets all regulatory requirements; update policies and procedures as appropriate

  • Prepare and manage the annual laboratory budget; identify equipment needs; submit facility activity reports as required.

  • Prioritize projects; ensure accuracy of design and analysis, interpretations and that deadlines are met. Serve on designated department committees and work groups.

  • Obtain appropriate academic appointments with the University of Delaware or Thomas Jefferson University Medical School, or both, and maintain professional development plan.


  • PhD in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or related field with a concentration in machine learning focused on biomedical informatics, computational biology, or bioinformatics required.

  • Demonstrated experience in machine learning using deep neural networks and related technologies as applied to biomedical informatics and/or bioinformatics.

  • Demonstrated success in conceiving, directing, and obtaining grant funding for projects in these areas.

  • Experience with Unix/Linux command shells, job scheduling systems for high performance computing, programming with Python, R, MatLab, or other scientific programming languages.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.