Opportunities

This page is dedicated for postings of faculty positions, leadership positions, fellowship opportunities, and analyst recruitment. To post an ad on this page, please contact SOC Administrator, Ashley Duby, at agay@umich.edu


Associate Director, Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research & Policy (SHARP) (posted 12/2019) The Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research & Policy (SHARP) in the  Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is recruiting an Associate Director. SHARP was launched in April 2018 under the leadership of founding Director Dr. Heena Santry, a nationally recognized surgical health services researcher, to complement the Department’s already thriving research portfolio in the basic, translational, and clinical sciences. SHARP’s mission to empower surgeon scientists to determine the biopsychosocial underpinnings of surgical disease, measure surgical outcomes and test innovative approaches to improving surgical care in central Ohio and beyond, through robust health services research methods. Intended to be the intellectual home for funded surgical health services researchers, SHARP is a vibrant think tank for surgeon-scientists and other researchers across relevant disciplines (e.g., epidemiology, public health, palliative care, patient preferences) whose research aims to improve the quality, equity, and cost-effectiveness of surgical care delivery. SHARP project coordination, research management, and analytic staff provide necessary day-to-day research and grant support. SHARP’s format and structure foster collaboration with researchers and research units across campus for necessary expertise in areas such as geographic information systems, survey research, qualitative research, social network analysis, among others. As part of SHARP’s strategic plan we are pleased to have an opportunity for a funded surgical health services researcher join the team to continue to foster a rapid pace of grantsmanship and research growth. The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to continue to develop an individual research portfolio while working with the Director on continued strategic growth of the center, research dissemination and advocacy to loco-regional and national policymakers, mentorship and sponsorship of junior faculty members on the research funding pathway, and successful application for a health services research training grant-based within SHARP.

Qualifications
  • A minimum of 5 years since initial faculty appointment
  • Qualify for an academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure
  • Active surgical health services research program focusing on any clinical/policy area of interest
  • Proven track record of extra-mural funding from the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare, Research, & Quality, Department of Defense, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or equivalent competitive funding mechanism
  • History of successful research mentorship of students, trainees, post-doctoral students, and/or junior faculty
  • Desire to contribute to cutting-edge, policy-bending health services research and research training to improve the care and outcomes of surgical patients
  • Commitment to recruitment, development, and retention of women, underserved minorities and those with a disability status
  • Clinical focus on any area of surgery with additional formal training at the Masters or Doctoral level in a health services research discipline desired; however, researchers with PhD and a strong research portfolio covering surgical topics will be considered
Environment & Culture  The Ohio State University along with its academic partner the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is located in Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol and the 14th largest city in the United States. From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. The University and Medical Center are home to an exciting, growth-oriented culture of innovation and discovery. Together, these entities have established a bold vision to ensure that the university will be among the leading public universities in the nation for research and creative expression that drive significant advances across disciplines to address critical societal challenges and that the medical center will continue to pioneer breakthrough health care solutions improving people’s lives. The Department of Surgery, led by Dr. Timothy Pawlik boasts a broad array of clinical, research and educational opportunities. The department is home to multiple R01 funded researchers, three training grants, and is ranked in the Top 10 Blue Ridge Rankings for NIH funding among departments of surgery nationally. SHARP is the newest addition to the Department’s investments in a transformative plan to ensure that the Department is in the top five nationally among academic departments of surgery. For more on Columbus, please visit https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/careers/about-columbus

For consideration, please send CV, 5 page NIH-biosketch, along with a cover letter to: 
Tiffany Bauman, MBA | Physician and Faculty Recruitment Tiffany.Bauman@osumc.edu
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Surgical Health Services Clinical-Investigator
The University of Texas at Austin: Dell Medical School: Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care
Location: Austin, TX   Open Date: Nov 4, 2019

Description

Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a highly motivated physician to join our rapidly growing team as a clinician-investigator focused on surgical health services and patient-centered outcomes research. We seek individuals with excellent clinical skills, demonstrated scholarly contributions, a passion for research and education, and a commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion to join a dynamic department in an innovative, growing medical school.
 Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applications to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

The clinician-investigator position will be primarily focused on developing a successful research career that will progress from early or mid-career development through to independent funding. Dell Medical School will provide mentorship and shared resources to ensure the greatest opportunity for advancement as a clinician-investigator.

As part of the University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, the Dell Medical School pursues innovation in the redesign of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education. It is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable the development and success of the Dell Medical School. The School is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community’s underserved population.

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care is comprised of faculty in diverse specialties (anesthesiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery and urology) with a focus on delivering outstanding care to the community.

The Department’s priorities are:
  • To develop new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value.
  • To educate and train future health care leaders.
  • To develop research programs to evaluate new care delivery paradigms.
Essential Functions:
  • Conduct surgical health services and patient-centered outcomes research, including the development of grant proposals and dissemination of new learning and innovations.
  • Provide high-quality clinical care and clinical teaching.
  • Mentor or collaborate with other researchers or researchers in training, including medical students, residents, and fellows.
  • Publish work in high-impact journals; present work at national and international meetings; work with care providers and health care delivery networks to implement research in practice.
  • This position will include approximately 50% clinical and educational effort, with the specific responsibilities to be negotiated.
For qualifications and additional information, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/71033
If you have any questions, please contact Alex.haynes@austin.utexas.edu

 
Assistant Professor, Surgical Outcomes and Health Services 
Rush University Medical Center 
Chicago, Illinois 

The Department of Surgery at Rush University Medical Center is seeking a non-clinical investigator, at the Assistant Professor or above, focused on Surgical Outcomes and Health Services to join its team. The selected candidate will partner with clinical faculty in Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Urology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Minimally-Invasive & Bariatric Surgery to develop, design, implement and publish high quality research in the areas of surgical outcomes, health services, access to care & health disparities, quality & efficacy and cost effectiveness. The investigator will mentor 1-2 residents per year, which shall include training in developing hypotheses and specific aims, designing retrospective and prospective research plans, identifying resources, carrying out the research plan, and publishing/presenting. The selected candidate is expected to compete for external funding, both independently and in collaboration with other faculty.

Eligible candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field, ideally from an integrated health program. Candidates must demonstrate experience in the field through successful grant applications and/or peer-reviewed publications in surgical outcomes, health services or related fields. Candidates must have formal training in biostatistics and research design & methodology. Candidates must also show potential for establishing an externally funded research program and, preferably, demonstrate a history of successful grant proposals. Ideal candidates will be familiar with national databases (ex. NIS).

Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in 7 of 16 specialties in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2018, Rush was named a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.

Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:
Rose Sprinkle
Manager, Faculty Recruitment

Faculty_Recruitment@rush.edu



Seeking Investigators in Surgical Health Services Research
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 

The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine seeks investigators with expertise in surgical health services research. Desired areas of research emphasis include making surgical care safe, effective, efficient, and equitable, using both patient and population-level data.

Each successful candidate will be an MD or PhD at the associate professor or professor level who has an established independent research program in health services research. Active federal funding is essential, with emphasis on NIH funding. The investigator’s research program should show a strong history of interdisciplinary collaboration, and the investigator should have a track record of mentoring students and post-doctoral fellows. Prior relevant academic training in public health, bioinformatics, implementation science, database studies, or qualitative techniques is a plus. Protected research time will be offered. A faculty appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level will be given based on experience and fit with appointment guidelines.

The surgical investigator will join a robust center for health services research at IQuESt, the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety. IQuESt is a VA Center of Excellent Excellence, affiliated also with Baylor College of Medicine. Currently IQuESt is the largest center for health services research in the Southwest and houses over 200 faculty, post-doctoral fellows, trainees and research staff. Investigators are supported by programming personnel, administrative personnel, and a full range of research support staff. IQuESt faculty represent seven BCM departments: Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Opthalmology, and Neurology. Center investigators collaborate with faculty at Rice University, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences and School of Public Health, University of Houston, and Texas A&M University. IQuESt and the Department of Surgery are linked through a joint training program, the Surgical Health Services Academy for Research and Education (SHARE).

Interest candidates should submit a personal statement and a curriculum vitae to the search committee at trautner@bcm.edu.

Barbara W. Trautner, MD, PhD
Director of Clinical and Health Services Research
Director of Research Administration
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
trautner@bcm.edu

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Fully Funded Outcomes & Health Services Research Fellowship through the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) (post 08/2018) 

Northwestern University’s Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) is offering a funded two-year onsite fellowship in surgical outcomes, health services, and health care policy research for surgical residents to pursue during their research years. The goal of the research fellowship is to help prepare surgical residents for a successful career in academic surgery by developing an expertise in surgical health services and outcomes research. Research fellows will spend a minimum of two years with the SOQIC research team conducting research, taking advanced degree courses, and working on developing a robust, meaningful research agenda. Research fellows will earn a Master’s or PhD degree that bests suits their needs through one of the programs offered at Northwestern. The SOQIC Research Fellowship is a unique opportunity that allows the surgical resident to gain firsthand experience in outcomes and health services research methodology, as well as in practical quality and process improvement work. The program also prepares the Fellow for a career in academic surgery with a focus on national surgical healthcare issues. Strong preference will be given to candidates with prior research experience. One-year fellowships will not be considered. To apply contact: Remi Love remi-love@northwestern.edu


Link to SOQIC Publications in the last year (Display the 38 citations in PubMed )
Link to all SOQIC Publications on PubMed: http://1.usa.gov/1AMAn7x

Northwestern University Research Fellowship (post 08/2018) The Northwestern Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in health services, outcomes, and quality improvement research.  This is particularly geared to surgical residents taking two years after their second or third year of residency to focus on developing a research career. Full details are available at:



For more information please contact Karl Bilimoria, MD MS at kbilimoria@facs.org

UCLA joins with three other Universities to create National Clinician Scholars Program (posted 3/2015)  We are happy to report that the National Clinician Scholars Program launched with a press release.  The new Program’s website and on-line application are live!

We are grateful to RWJF for their support of the Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA over the past 40 years.  With the new National Clinician Scholars Program, we honor this legacy and continue this important work of training clinicians to be change agents and solve our communities’ most pressing health and healthcare concerns.  For the first time ever, this new program brings together nurses and physicians to train in interdisciplinary teams.  We hope you will join us in finding the best candidates to fill these positions at UCLA and the three other program sites at the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. 

We are happy to answer questions or talk more about this new program and can be reached at (310) 794-2268 or by email (cpunzalan@mednet.ucla.edu).


American College of Surgeons Clinical Scholars in Residence Program Announcement (posted 3/2015)  The American College of Surgeons (ACS) offers a two-year onsite fellowship in surgical outcomes research, health services research, and healthcare policy.  The Clinical Scholar will work in multiple areas within the ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care to advance the quality improvement initiatives of the ACS, offering opportunities to perform research relevant to ongoing projects within the ACS. Participants will also earn a Masters degree through Northwestern University during their two years in Chicago at the ACS.  Strong clinical, statistical, and health services research mentorship will be provided through the ACS.  The prior participants since 2005 have had excellent, productive experiences. For more information, go to:  www.facs.org/ropc/clinicalscholars.html

If you have additional questions, please contact Karl Bilimoria, MD MS at kbilimoria@facs.org