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Application deadline is December 6, 2022.

The JAMIA SEB was created in 2003, and has provided outstanding informatics trainees with opportunities to receive in-depth exposure to the peer-review process and the operation of a scientific medical journal. Additional details about this program may be found in a published editorial (Johnson and Miller, JAMIA 2004; 11:87-8).

Under the leadership of Jessica Ancker, PhD, FACMI and Kirk Roberts, PhD, SEB members will be assigned approximately 6 manuscripts per year to review, and will assist with moderating or managing the monthly online JAMIA Journal Club. They will receive feedback about their reviews from the journal editors, and will be invited to attend annual Editorial Board meetings. Reviews from SEB members will be used in the standard JAMIA review process, and SEB members will be expected to treat manuscripts with the same strict confidentiality employed by full reviewers and Editorial Board members. Names of SEB members will be listed on the official Editorial Board page of the journal.

The selection process will be highly competitive. We will choose up to six (6) SEB members from the group of applicants. SEB members will be expected to serve for a two-year term. Applicants must be trainees in good standing in an informatics or informatics-related degree or training program when they apply, and if selected, throughout the duration of their term on the SEB. The strongest candidates will be those: (a) with experience as a first author of a peer-reviewed published (or in press) paper; (b) research experience in informatics, data science, health care, public health or computer science; (c) solid knowledge of study design and quantitative and/or qualitative research methods; and (d) strong skills in written English. 

Consistent with AMIA and JAMIA’s ongoing initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, we will consider these values in our selection of SEB members.

Please direct questions about eligibility to jessica.s.ancker@vumc.org and kirk.roberts@uth.tmc.edu.

Applications are due December 6, 2022. As described in the application materials, please send the following to mail@amia.org, and include your name followed by “SEB Application” in the subject heading: (1) Completed application form, (2) Curriculum vitae, and (3) Letter of reference (sent directly from a faculty member at the student’s institution to mail@amia.org). We will make decisions by mid-December for a start date of January 1, 2023.

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