Health Outcomes/ Health Services Researcher and Director
The University of California, Davis Health, Department of Surgery
Health Outcomes/Health Services Researcher and Director
The Department of Surgery and Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine seeks to recruit a full-time (1.0 FTE) academic position at the rank of Full Professor in the Regular (Ladder) or Full Professor in the In-Residence series. This position is designed to attract someone willing and able to build, grow and lead Health Outcomes / Health Services Research / Clinical Epidemiology efforts. The successful candidate will report to the Chair of Surgery and to the Chair of Public Health Sciences.
The selected candidate will be the Director of the Department of Surgery's Outcomes Research Group. The individual will work closely within the Department of Surgery and collaborate with other departments, research centers and institutes at UC Davis. The individual will lead the efforts to advance scholarship and practice related to areas such as surgical outcomes, healthcare access, quality, costs, patient-reported outcomes, health services research, health economics and/or clinical epidemiology. The individual will be expected to promote the educational mission by mentoring a diverse multidisciplinary team of investigators as well as participating in curriculum development for trainees and junior faculty. The successful candidate will have substantial opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and will be expected to build the Outcomes Research Group in a way that leverages the strengths of UC Davis in comparative effectiveness research, as well as the Department of Surgery's core surgical clinical trials data coordinating center.
Applicants must be at the Full Professor level or near promotion to that level. They must also be able to demonstrate a record of scholarship and have evidence of successful extramural multidisciplinary funding. Experience working with physicians and leading teams is essential. Applicants must also have leadership experience at the Associate Director, co-Director or Director level. Cross appointments with other Divisions or Departments will be explored at the preference of the candidate (e.g., with the Division of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Public Health Sciences).
Candidates must be able to demonstrate 2 or more years of experience in generating and leading new clinical/population-based research studies; and have evidence of successful multidisciplinary funding, preferably NIH, AHRQ, PCORI or other equivalent federal, peer-reviewed agencies. Research focus should be in epidemiology (including clinical epidemiology, applied epidemiology and/or disease domain epidemiologic research, including a focus on health services research, big data analysis, comparative effectiveness research, and/or surgical outcomes).
Candidates must possess a Masters in Public Health (or equivalent), or a PhD in epidemiology; a PhD is preferred. Teaching, research , university and public service is required. The ability to manage and support post-doctoral scholars and other trainees is expected. All candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.
Salary will be based upon experience and qualifications.
Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: https;//recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02771 by uploading a Letter of Interest outlining research, educational, and administrative experience; curriculum vitae with bibliography; statement of contributions to diversity; completed Authorization to Release Information form, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.
For full consideration applications must be received by June 27, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled through May 26, 2020.
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