Faculty Opportunities

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Director, Surgical Genetics/Genomics for the Section of Surgical Sciences

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Section of Surgical Sciences (Section) seeks a
Director to build and enhance our research programs in Genetics/Genomics relevant to the care of surgical patients. This individual will exhibit the leadership skills, values, and vision to grow and enhance ongoing efforts in this area. The Section is comprised of seven Departments and ten Divisions with more than 240 clinical and research faculty, 118 residents and 19 fellows.

Advances in genetics and genomics including techniques to rapidly and accurately sequence and analyze multiple tissues promise to revolutionize surgical care for a variety of diseases.
Applications include molecular profiling of tumors, genetic predictors of surgical outcomes, and early detection of cancer, with the potential to develop personalized approaches to patient care to improve outcomes. 

The Director will leverage the existing world-class genetic and genomic resources at Vanderbilt to understand and treat surgical disease. S/he will have an independent research program and be committed to developing the next generation of scientists in this field. Our goal is to benefit patients, develop new knowledge to improve patient care across the country and the world, and create an environment conducive to training the next generation of leaders in the field.

VUMC supports an extensive infrastructure for genetics research. The flagship of this effort is
BioVU, Vanderbilt’s biorepository of DNA extracted from discarded blood collected during routine clinical testing and linked to de-identified medical records. This resource provides an outstanding platform for genotype-phenotype associations. BioVU currently contains more than 250,000 DNA samples. Our medical record database contains over three million patients. 

In addition, Vanderbilt is home to The Center for Precision Medicine (CPM), a multidisciplinary team of basic research investigators, clinicians, data scientists, application developers and support personnel whose objective is to build a research platform that amasses, extracts and curates information from healthcare records and integrates it with genetic information derived from a DNA repository. The CPM develops and applies advanced bioinformatics tools to identify genotype/phenotype associations and genotype/treatment relationships in order to facilitate discovery and signally improve healthcare outcomes through the personalization of diagnostics, treatment and disease prevention.

The ideal candidate will have a record of outstanding accomplishment in the field, either an M.D. or Ph.D., and be prepared to lead a multidisciplinary group. Clinical activity is welcomed but not required. S/he should be collaborative, collegial, and comfortable working across diverse environments. This successful individual should run her/his own independent research program and also be dedicated to supporting and mentoring projects and people across the Section. Academic rank, tenure, additional leadership opportunities and resources will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:
Seth J. Karp, M.D., Professor of Surgery
Chair, Section of Surgical Sciences, Surgeon-in-Chief
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South, D-4316 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2730


Director, Surgical Outcomes for the Section of Surgical Sciences

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Section of Surgical Sciences (Section) seeks a
Director to build and enhance our research programs in surgical outcomes. The Director will
expand the existing collaborative, multidisciplinary research and training in surgical outcomes. Our overall goals are to improve the quality of care and support clinical innovation. Outcomes Research in surgery has a long history at Vanderbilt stretching back more than 30 years with one of the first formal programs in patient-reported outcomes. 

The Section is comprised of seven Departments and ten Divisions with more than 240 clinical and research faculty, 118 residents and 19 fellows. The Section’s Center for Outcomes Research in Surgery is a multidisciplinary, collaborative group with a broad range of projects.

The ideal candidate will have a record of outstanding accomplishment in the field, either an M.D. or Ph.D., and be prepared to lead a multidisciplinary group. Clinical activity is welcomed but not required. S/he should be collaborative, collegial, and comfortable working across diverse environments. This successful individual should run her/his own independent research program and also be dedicated to supporting and mentoring projects and people across the Section. Academic rank, tenure, additional leadership opportunities and resources will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

At the institutional level, VUMC supports outcomes research through a number of mechanisms including the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research (HSR), a critical component of the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health. The Center brings together over 160 scientists and other professionals from across Vanderbilt to solve problems in health care delivery and quality, all within an innovative multidisciplinary research infrastructure. Additional resources include the VA Quality Scholars Program which has a long partnership with our surgical residency. There is robust set of core facilities including database management and analysis, implementation science, and qualitative research. The Section also partners with the Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics and the Center for Quantitative Sciences. A key role of the new Director will be to leverage these resources to support surgical investigation.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:
Seth J. Karp, M.D., Professor of Surgery
Chair, Section of Surgical Sciences, Surgeon-in-Chief
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South, D-4316 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2730


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