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Please note that this section is updated monthly. The following positions are still open as of 10/01/22.



(09/06/22) Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research - Minneapolis, MN



We are currently seeking candidates for the two-year CCDOR Health Services Research (CCDOR-HSR) postdoctoral fellowship. The CCDOR-HSR fellowship provides two years of training for eligible physicians, associated health or nursing professionals, and those with a PhD or equivalent in health services research, public health, the social sciences, statistics, bioscience, or related fields. Candidates interested in trauma recovery, chronic pain and opioid harms reduction, health equity, implementation science, Learning Health Systems (LHS), and cancer prevention and screening may find CCDOR a particularly good fit, but other candidates are encouraged to apply.

Fellowship description: Fellows spend approximately 80% of their time in research and education and 20% in clinical care (or health care system improvement activities for non-clinicians) at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. All fellows are paired with a Primary Research Mentor, selected from a talented cadre of CCDOR investigators, and an Operations Mentor. Operations Mentors are clinical or operational leaders who will help fellows address high priority research questions, navigate systems barriers to change, and ultimately conduct more impactful research. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes experiential mentored learning, embedded research, and formal methodologic training.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter stating career interests and fellowship goals, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to ccdor.fellowship@va.gov. We are accepting applications for PhD fellows until November 1 each year. Off-cycle PhD applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. MD applicants may submit applications at any time. To learn more, visit www.ccdor.research.va.gov or email ccdor.fellowship@va.gov.

 

CCDOR strives to create an atmosphere where differences are valued, learners are supported, and coworkers are welcoming. Our mission, to improve the health and health care of Veterans and US community members, will only be achieved through a diversity of perspectives and an environment of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect. CCDOR encourages qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, ages, ancestries, religious practices, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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(07/14/22) Post-Doctoral Fellows - Durham, NC



Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) at the Durham VA Health Care System is looking for:

Post-Doctoral Fellows Who Can Conduct Independent, Innovative Health Services Research

Including:

  • Ensuring optimal delivery of health care
  • Improving care quality
  • Evaluating programs and health polices
  • Implementing evidence-based innovations
  • Systematically describing or improving patient or provider health behavior

The primary goal of the post-doctoral fellowships is to perform high-quality, mentored health services research and quality improvement science. Projects often include: analysis of existing data, either from health services clinical trials performed by investigators in the Center or from large administrative VA databases; evidence syntheses, including meta-analyses; pilot tests of interventions; and/or brief, focused studies that collect qualitative or quantitative primary data from health system stakeholders (e.g., patients, clinicians, and administrators).

Duration: 2 years

Deadline: We will accept applications on a rolling basis until the fellowships are filled. 

You’ll work at the Durham VA’s Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT), participate in ongoing ADAPT faculty research, initiate your own research, and prepare grants and manuscripts. Please contact ADAPT Education Coordinator with any questions at Elizabeth.Strawbridge@va.gov. Note that this is a mentored fellowship. Interested candidates will need to Ms. Strawbridge in order to be matched with a faculty mentor in order to apply.

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We aspire to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, equity, and inclusion. We work to recognize and mitigate our own biases. Our collective success depends on a robust exchange of ideas - an exchange that is best when we see rich diversity in our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To achieve this, we are committed to diversity in the staff and faculty we hire, equity in the policies we create, and justice in the decisions we make.

Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply. 

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(03/23/22) Elizabeth Dole Center of Excellence Fellowship in Health Services Research - Palo Alto, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Miami, FL; and San Antonio, TX



The Veterans’ Health Administration-funded Elizabeth Dole Center of Excellence for Veteran and Caregiver Research is seeking postdoctoral and post-residency fellows for a 2-year research fellowship in health services research focused informal caregiving, home and community-based care, long-term support services, and other aspects of aging in place.

Application Materials Due November 1.

See http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/centers/dole/Elizabeth-Dole-CoE-Fellowship.pdf for details.

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(03/22/22) VA Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research - Providence, RI



The Center for Innovation in Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS-COIN) at the Providence VA Medical Center invites applications for our postdoctoral fellowship in health services research. We seek candidates interested in improving access, quality, and value of long-term services and supports for older Veterans in a learning healthcare system.

The 2-year fellowship program, administered by AcademyHealth, offers fellows interdisciplinary scientific and career development training necessary to become independent research investigators in health services research. Fellows are expected to participate in didactic training, team-based research, and quality improvement experiences to meet their individualized career development goals. LTSS-COIN investigators hold joint appointments at Brown University and are internationally renowned for their work in health services research and policy lending to a robust mentoring program to promote the career development of our fellowship trainees. To learn more, visit https://www.va.gov/oaa/advancedfellowships/advanced-fellowships.asp.

VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected Veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Eligibility Requirements

  • US Citizenship
  • PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in relevant health and social sciences
  • MD candidates must have:
    • Board eligibility (any specialty)
    • Completed clinical training prior to entering fellowship program
    • Full medical license (or currently applying)

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Application Materials

Send the following to Ms. Elizabeth Archambault (Elizabeth.Archambault@va.gov):

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter/statement of interest (Indicate research interests and experience, fellowship goals, and proposed mentors.)
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Writing sample

Deadline: We will accept applications on a rolling basis until the fellowships are filled. Please contact Ms. Archambault with any questions.

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(02/17/22) Advanced Fellowships in Health Services Research & Development - Portland, OR



The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Portland Health Care System is one of 14 sites offering Advanced Fellowships in Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D). The goal of this program is to provide two years of advanced interdisciplinary training to physicians, psychologists, epidemiologists, and doctorally-prepared social scientists and nurses in research and quality improvement methods in HSR&D. VA HSR&D works to identify and evaluate innovative strategies that lead to accessible, high-quality, cost-effective care for Veterans and the nation. Upon completing this training program, Fellows may proceed on to research career development awards, positions in VA that bridge research to policy and operations, or other positions outside of the VA.

Application deadline: January 7th, 2023

See https://www.portlandcoin.research.va.gov/CIVIC_Post_Doctoral_Fellowship.asp for details.

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(02/01/22) Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research for Associated Health Professionals - Washington, DC



Overview: The Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research (P/TBI) Fellowship at the Washington DC VA Medical Center (DC VAMC) is recruiting associated health professionals for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship program. The P/TBI Fellowship at the DC VAMC reflects the high VA priority to address the complex rehabilitation of injured active duty service members. The primary goal of this fellowship program is to develop clinician-investigators with the appropriate research skills and clinical expertise to advance P/TBI rehabilitation who may assume positions of leadership across the country in the service of Veterans with polytrauma.

Program Description: This interdisciplinary program aims to train associated health professionals for an academic research career with a focus on the rehabilitation of Veterans with polytrauma and/or acquired brain injury. These aims will be achieved by providing: 1) structured career development training, 2) formal clinical and research mentorship, 3) access to the equipment, human capital, and other resources associated with a strong clinical research environment, 4) a comprehensive, individualized fellowship training curriculum, and 5) protected research time in close collaboration with a P/TBI investigator. Fellowship candidates with professional licensure will allocate 25% of their time to participate in clinical rotations within the PM&R Service. Additional program guidance is provided by the P/TBI Fellowship Directors and Advisory Board, and peer-to-peer interaction is facilitated through the Fellows’ Forum seminar series. Fellows will receive a salary, health benefits, and an annual research stipend.

How to Apply: Interested associated health professionals who meet the eligibility requirements should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Michael Harris-Love, DSc (Michael.Harris-Love@va.gov). The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in the fellowship program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and research experiences, a succinct statement of your research interest, and how the fellowship program may aid your professional and career goals. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Associated health professional fellows must be U.S. citizens.

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(01/26/22) Women’s Health Fellowship - Pittsburgh, PA



Overview: The Women’s Health Fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is recruiting candidates for a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship program. The goal of the program is to cultivate women’s health researchers to develop careers that will contribute to the VA’s core mission of delivering high quality, equitable care to women Veterans.

Program Description: This interdisciplinary program trains associated health professionals for academic research careers focused on women’s health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training (if appropriate) is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes research best practices, study design, statistical analysis, and grant preparation. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, and limited support for training and research activities. There are no teaching, service, or payback requirements.

Qualifications: To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be US citizens. Clinical (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers) and non-clinical associated health professionals (e.g., anthropologists, sociologists, health economists) with doctoral degrees (or nearing the end of their doctoral training) are eligible to apply. Candidates who are people of color or from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates who meet the eligibility requirements should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to VHAPHICHERPFellowship@va.gov. The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in this particular fellowship training program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and/or research experiences, and how you see this program promoting your professional and career goals. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly from the letter writers. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer.

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