Group Supervisor, Health Data Science and Analytics

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is dedicated to providing critical contributions to the critical challenges of our nation. The Health & Biological Sciences Branch is seeking a Group Supervisor for a new group within the Research and Exploratory Development Department focused on Health Data Science and Analytics.

Provide leadership, vision, and strategic guidance to the Biological Sciences Group within the Research and Exploratory Development Department. The Group Supervisor will recruit, develop, and oversee a diverse and highly skilled workforce with expertise in the core technical areas of the Group including Data Architectures, Health Informatics, Population Health, Precision Medicine, Analytics, and Software Systems. The Group Supervisor will work closely with Department and Laboratory Leadership to create and sustain a culture conducting essential research, development, and systems engineering to address national challenges.

Job Summary

Duties of the Group Supervisor encompass Strategic Planning, Effective Communications, Staff Development, and Technical Execution.

1.Develop and maintain a vision and strategy for the Group that is forward looking and aligns with the strategies and objectives of the Department and Mission Areas. Develop and maintain effective and synergistic working relationships across the Department Mission Areas, Laboratory, and with external sponsors. (15%)

2.Provide technical leadership for the Group. Establish and promote a climate conducive to intellectual curiosity, creativity, innovation, collaboration, growth, productivity, and respect for others. Ensure that the highest standards of technical excellence are met on every project. Participate in key technical efforts; identify emerging opportunities and challenges; review and track technical tasks; ensure that staff members are applying best-practices to supported programs, including quality management practices and timely completion of deliverables. Serve as a thought leader to define APL's role in Health Data Analytics, identifying grand challenge problems and formulating approaches to solutions, engaging with senior level research sponsors to influence direction both within and outside the Lab. (35%)

3.Ensure the professional and technical development of staff, including the development of future leaders. Create an environment that stimulates professional growth and encourages staff to make significant contributions to their field. Provide mentorship and coaching for staff as they develop their careers to make impactful contributions to national challenges. Seek out diverse and innovation talent that strengthens the group's ability to respond to current and emerging needs. (25%)

4.Ensure effective execution of technical tasks within the Group while managing workload and coverage. Develop and maintain premier laboratory and capital capabilities. Maintain close Program-Line interaction to develop opportunities for direct funding for the Group and the Department. (25%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties describes the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.


Required Qualifications:

•BS in relevant scientific or engineering discipline with at least 10 years of relevant professional experience, including work in Electrical Computer or Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

•Strong demonstrated skills in: leadership, organization, planning, and communication.

•Demonstrated ability to establish relationships and effectively interact with all levels of staff and management, and with external sponsors.

•Prior formal line management experience and proven track record of successfully leading staff in solving complex problems, developing current and future leaders, and cultivating collaborative relationships within and across organizational boundaries.

Desired Qualifications:

•Advanced degree in relevant scientific or engineering discipline.

•Current Secret clearance.

•Previous APL experience as a Group Supervisor, Assistant Group Supervisor, Section Supervisor, or Program Manager.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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