Scientific Director, Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research & Policy (SHARP) The Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research & Policy (SHARP) in the Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is recruiting a Scientific Director. SHARP was launched in 2018 and is a nationally recognized surgical health services research entity, to complement the Department’s already thriving research portfolio in the basic, translational, and clinical sciences. SHARP’s mission is 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 foster 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 to 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 the 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
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
Ability to mentor biostatistical staff with professional, technical, and analytic guidance
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 Ph.D. and a strong research portfolio related to surgical topics will be considered
The Ohio State University along with its academic partner the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is located in Columbus, Ohio, the state capital and the 14th largest city in the United States. From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. With easy commutes and low cost of living relative to comparable metropolitan areas, central Ohio has a temperate climate where fall and spring delight while summers are not too oppressively hot or humid and winters are not too cold or snowy. The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry, an eclectic mix of entertainment, dining, and shopping, and easily accessible opportunities for sports and recreation for participants and fans alike. The University and Medical Center are home to an exciting, growth-oriented culture of
innovation and discovery. Together, these entities have established a bold vision to ensure that the university will be among the leading public universities in the nation for research and creative expression that drive significant advances across disciplines to address critical societal challenges and that the medical center will continue to pioneer breakthrough health care solutions improving people’s lives. The Department of Surgery, led by Dr.
Timothy Pawlik, boasts a broad array of clinical, research, and educational opportunities. The department is home to multiple R01 funded researchers, three training grants, and is ranked in the Top 10 Blue Ridge Rankings for NIH funding among departments of surgery nationally. SHARP is the newest addition to the Department’s investments in a transformative plan to ensure that the Department is in the top five nationally among academic departments of surgery.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 04162021
About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.