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 fosters 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.
• A minimum of 5 years since initial faculty appointment • Qualify for 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
Additional Salary Information: Academic rank and salary commensurate with prior education, training and experience. OSU offers a competitive benefits package.
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