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
 
National Clinician Scholars Program Online Application for Cohort 2018-20 is now open! (posted 05/2017)
The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Academic Affiliations (OOA) have partnered to offer a two-year inter-professional fellowship offering research training to postdoctoral nurses and physicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research to improve health and health care. 
The goal of the program is to cultivate health equity, eliminate health disparities, invent new models of care, and achieve higher quality health care at lower cost by educating nurses and physicians researchers who work as leaders and collaborators embedded in communities, health care systems, government, foundations, and think tanks in the US and around the world.

There are four sites, along with their affiliated VA Medical Centers, offering this unique training opportunity; the University of California Los Angeles, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. 

Applications are now being considered for the 2018-2020 cohort, which will start July 1, 2018. Physicians and doctorally trained nurses are eligible to apply. For all applicants, relevant research experience is a particular strength in the application evaluation process. Application Deadline: August 1, 2017 
Visit nationalcsp.org for more information or to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Position at The Ohio State University (posted 04/2017)
Job Description: Conduct research to understand and improve patient and provider decision making about surgical treatments, especially breast cancer treatments. The research involves qualitative methods, survey research methods, preference elicitation, and the development and testing of decision support interventions. We collaborate closely with investigators in psychology, behavioral economics, systems engineering, sociology, communications, and clinical epidemiology. Most of the research involves primary data collection in cancer patients and providers, with some experimental investigation in healthy subjects.
Responsibilities include developing grant proposals, performing data analyses, writing reports, supervision of research assistants and students, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. Additional opportunities exist for teaching, developing new studies, and collaborating on other ongoing studies. The scholar will be given the opportunity to develop their own projects based on specific interest as long as they are related to the broader research of the supervisor.
Educational Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in psychology, economics, clinical investigation, health services research, or related field. 
Required Experience: The successful candidate must have evidence of training and research productivity in behavioral, clinical, or health services research. Experience with primary data collection and strong analytical and writing skills are required. As the work involves collaboration with clinicians and investigators at multiple sites, effective team-building and interpersonal skills are essential.

Click here for more information on how to apply for the Postdoctoral Research Position at The Ohio State University.  If you have any question, please contact Amanda Grady at amanda.grady@osumc.edu or Clara Lee at clara.lee@osumc.edu 

Assistant/Associate Professor Health Services - University of Buffalo(posted 04/2017)
The University at Buffalo, School of Public Health and Health Professions (CEPH accredited) is recruiting for a state funded, 12-month, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor to join the faculty as a health services researcher with expertise in the areas of outcomes research, health policy or health economics. The successful applicant will be part of the Division of Health Services Policy and Practice in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (EEH). The successful candidate will develop independent, funded research programs and contribute to graduate student teaching and service. The ideal candidate will have research interests in the areas of healthcare quality, patient-centered care, patient outcomes, resource utilization, and/or healthcare economics. The duties and responsibilities for this position include teaching, participation in collaborative research and the training and mentoring of trainees in the MPH Health Services Administration concentration, and the MS/PhD program in Epidemiology. This is a strategic hire within an expanding Division. We are seeking a faculty member who is interested in the opportunity to help grow the department and its programs.

Click here for more information about the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, For more information about the position, please contact search committee chair: Dr. Katia Noyes, HSPP Division Director, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, enoyes@buffalo.edu, (716) 829-5386. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Applicants must apply online Required documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Research Statement.

Recruitment: Medical University of South Carolina, Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, GI/Surgical Oncology/ Health Services (posted 8/2016)
The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina is recruiting for a General Surgeon at the Assistant/ Associate Professor level. We anticipate this surgeon will reside within the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery or Surgical Oncology depending on expertise. The clinical and academic practice is located in the MUSC medical complex. This faculty position will have shared clinical responsibilities at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. The successful candidate is expected to be a board certified surgeon with at least 1 year of clinical fellowship training and a graduate degree in health services research (an MPH or equivalent). Demonstrated medical student and resident teaching excellence and scholarly interests demonstrated by substantive publications in the surgical literature are expected. An excellent environment exists within the department, the medical school and a newly formed state surgical collaborative network to build an academic career. We anticipate that the successful candidate will also have a management role in the MUSC surgical collaborative. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate in a city known for its enviable lifestyle. 
Interested candidates should apply online and send a letter with a statement of interests and goals, current curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:
Adam Taylor; Human Resource Coordinator II 
Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina 
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 613; Charleston, SC 29425 
Phone: 843-792-2391; Email: taylorar@musc.edu


Fully Funded Outcomes & Health Services Research Fellowship through the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) (post 3/2016) 

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 05/2015) 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:

Northwestern Outcomes Research Fellowship Website 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