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(02/16/24) Generalist Physician Health Services Researcher – Multiple Position - Minneapolis, MN



The Center for Care Delivery & Outcomes Research (CCDOR) within the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Healthcare System is seeking highly qualified family or internal medicine physician health services researchers for two full-time positions: a mid/senior career Associate Director and an early career Physician Investigator. CCDOR’s mission is to improve Veterans’ health and well-being by designing, evaluating, and implementing healthcare interventions in collaboration with Veterans and healthcare system partners. CCDOR is a collaborative, multidisciplinary center that includes investigators focused on trauma recovery and posttraumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, opioid use disorder, implementation science, and other conditions. It houses Health Services Research and VA Quality Scholars advanced fellowships. The Minneapolis VA is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota; candidates will be eligible for a faculty appointment commensurate with their qualifications. 

Positions include substantial protected time for research; the Associate Director position includes time for administrative responsibilities. Responsibilities include obtaining grant funding as PI, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, conducting center and national service, and mentoring as appropriate to career stage. Physicians are expected to provide 20% clinical effort (primary care clinic or inpatient). At the Minneapolis VA, primary care physicians care for a panel of patients in a team-based environment that offers integrated mental health, pharmacy, and physical therapy services.

This position offers a competitive VA salary, annual performance bonuses, regularly salary increases, and support for work/life balance with 11 federal holidays, 26 days of vacation/year, and excellent federal benefits, including the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Thrift Savings Plan (401K), and federal health/vision/dental insurance.

Please contact Dr. Shannon Kehle-Forbes with questions: Shannon.Kehle-Forbes@va.gov. Please submit CV and letter of interest to Dr. Kehle-Forbes & Dr. Elizabeth Goldsmith (Elizabeth.Goldsmith2@va.gov) for consideration.

Required Qualifications:

  • MD and current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
  • BC/BE in Internal or Family Medicine
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Peer reviewed publication history
  • Demonstrated training (early career) or expertise (mid/senior career) in health care delivery improvement, implementation science, or health services research
  • Ability to obtain (early career) or demonstrated history of successfully obtaining (mid/senior-career) extramural research funding
  • For Associate Director: Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working in and fostering a diverse environment. Proven trainee and faculty mentorship skills

CCDOR strives to foster an inclusive and accessible work environment that honors its employees’ diverse identities, perspectives, backgrounds, values, and cultural practices. We believe that a diverse workforce enriches our research teams and the quality of our research to improve health and healthcare delivery for all. CCDOR is deeply committed to just treatment, equitable opportunity, accessibility, and cultivating a community based on respect for everyone.

To achieve this, CCDOR encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, abilities, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, ages, ancestries, religious practices, socioeconomic backgrounds, and various work or military experiences to apply for our center positions.

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(02/14/24) Associate or Full Professor Implementation Science - New York, NY



The Department of Population Health (DPH) at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine invites applications for faculty positions in Dissemination and Implementation Science at the level of Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates are expected to have an established portfolio of research and mentoring in implementation science. Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in relevant population sciences fields such as implementation sciences, organizational sciences, psychology, sociology, behavioral sciences, health policy, epidemiology and health services research OR a medical degree with advanced training in public health or population health sciences.  

Successful applicants will join a vibrant department engaged in highly rigorous and collaborative research with a strong and sustained focus on translation and health equity--locally, nationally and internationally. The Department of Population Health is comprised of a diverse group of faculty and staff working on pressing challenges in New York City, New York State, and around the world. The Department’s twin goals are to improve health for all while simultaneously reducing health inequities. The divisions, sections, and centers in the Department of Population Health engage in interdisciplinary research, training, and service to improve health and health equity at the population level. Together, the Department’s six divisions house numerous sections and centers, spanning diverse disciplines including implementation science, substance use, epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral economics, medical ethics, and healthcare delivery science. Interdisciplinary collaboration with clinical departments, basic science departments, public agencies and community partners is a hallmark of our work.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is one of the most dynamic and highly ranked academic medical centers in the nation. In 2009, the NYU Langone Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was launched to improve the quality, efficiency, and impact of medical research, and to improve the implementation of research findings into local communities. To advance its mission of health equity, the institution was the first in the nation to make medical school free, and an Institute for Excellence in Health Equity (IEHE) was launched in 2020 to improve health equity across research, education, clinical care and community. Faculty in the Department of Population Health collaborate closely with the IEHE and the CTSI.

Candidates should hold a PhD, DrPH, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree; have attained the rank of Associate or Full Professor or be eligible to be appointed at that rank; be able to demonstrate scholarship through mentoring, teaching, publications, and extramurally-funded research in implementation science and related fields. The successful candidate must demonstrate interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate, collaborate, and establish and maintain good working relationships with a diverse population of multi-disciplinary researchers, faculty, staff, and community partners. Strong desire and commitment to research, teaching and practice in areas including but not limited to racial/ethnic minority and immigrant health, health disparities, discrimination and structural racism, social determinants of health, and related topics.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest in electronic form. The letter of interest should speak to research interests in implementation science, teaching experience/approach to mentoring trainees, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Candidates must apply through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/115439.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/or parental status, national origin, age, religion, citizenship, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

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(02/01/24) Research Data Manager - Portland, OR



Expected starting salary: $93,543 (GS-12) + Benefits
FTE: 1.0

Position Summary

We seek a motivated and independent Data Manager for a full-time position to assist Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Denise Hynes and her team in the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC) at the VA Portland Health Care System (Portland, Oregon). The Data Manager will provide support to multiple research projects focused on care management and outcomes for chronic conditions that affect military veterans. Studies are led out of the Portland VA and involve collaboration with other VA and academic partners across the US.

Specific research projects topics are related to care coordination impacts on outcomes for patients with high-risk conditions, Veteran and provider perceptions of integrated care, and long-term outcomes of COVID-19. These research projects employ a health systems research framework and typically include use of both quantitative and qualitative methods. Current projects are observational and future intervention projects are planned.

Responsibilities

Tasks for the Data Manager would include following, depending on skillset:

  • Accessing the VA’s electronic health records in the Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) and using SQL to obtain and join original data in preparation for analysis
  • Cleaning CDW data as needed (e.g., for laboratory tests)
  • Creating analytic variables using CDW and other large data
  • Cleaning and managing claims data
  • Presenting preliminary summary information and statistics of the analytic variables to the team
  • Executing preliminary analyses under the direction of the investigators, such as frequencies and initial regression analyses, and presenting the results to the team
  • Communicating with other study analysts and study investigators to relay results and optimize analytic plans

Experience and Qualifications

Required:

  • Master’s or PhD-level training with a background in biostatistics, epidemiology, data science, health science or closely related field. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree will also be considered if they can demonstrate that they have the necessary practical experience.
  • Desired skills include processing large data bases from electronic health records, creating analytic variables, and executing some analyses under the direction of the study’s senior biostatisticians, other analysts, and co-investigators.
  • Experience using data management tools such as SQL, and statistical software such as STATA, SAS, R applied to healthcare data is required.

Additional Skills:

  • Experience with research in the VA and/or
  • Experience with health systems research is preferred

Candidates must be US citizens to be eligible for VA employment.

This position may be eligible for partial teleworking, a transit pass if applicable, as well as paid vacation, sick leave, and a range of healthcare and retirement benefits

CIVIC values individuals at all points in their career trajectories, and CIVIC is committed to fostering the professional growth of its staff. Within CIVIC and the broader VA and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) communities, there are many opportunities for continuing education, didactic and training related to a broad variety of topics. Such opportunities include OHSU Departmental Grand Rounds or larger events, research in progress meetings, CIVIC conferences, analyst drop-in sessions, qualitative forums, and more.

The deadline for applications is 4/1/2024.

We are committed to a welcoming and inclusive culture, and we seek to incorporate diverse perspectives into our work. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume/CV to Holly McCready, by email at holly.mccready2@va.gov with the subject line ‘Research Data Manager’.

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(01/03/24) Associate Director for Data Knowledge & Documentation (Social Science Analyst, GS-13) - Hines, IL



VIReC is looking for a skilled VA data analyst with management experience to lead and oversee our Data Knowledge and Documentation program in supporting the use of VA electronic health record (EHR) data and other national VA databases. This position requires experience leading and managing teams, familiarity with the use of data in health services research, experience working with large databases, and advanced SQL skills.

As Associate Director, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the production of data documentation and field education.
  • Developing and managing VIReC’s data knowledge portfolio.
  • Leading and managing data knowledge and documentation specialists throughout all phases of data knowledge production.
  • Serving on national boards as a data expert and advocate.
  • Delivering high-quality presentations and consultations tailored to a range of audiences.
  • Working with VIReC's director and other leadership to establish and advance Center direction and priorities.

Necessary skills and experience:

  • Degree and/or direct experience in health services research, epidemiology, health economics, or related social sciences.
  • Experience managing and directing teams.
  • Experience leading research projects or large database evaluations.
  • 5+ years of experience managing and analyzing VA data sources such as the CDW, Vital Status File, and/or other commonly used VA databases.
  • Demonstrable expertise in data management and/or data analysis using SQL.
  • Experience examining the quality and utility of large databases.

Interested in Applying?

Email your resume and a cover letter summarizing your work experience to Melissa Joyce, Associate Director for Administrative Operations, at Melissa.Joyce@va.gov.

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