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Faculty Position in Biostatistics and Biostatistician for the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute
The Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences, University of Houston College of Medicine
The Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences in the newly established University of Houston College of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in the field of biostatistics and as a biostatistician within the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute. We are recruiting new faculty that have achieved excellence in education and research and are prepared to contribute to our bold vision (http://www.uh.edu/medicine/).
This faculty is expected to engage in collaborative research within the Department, Institute, College, and University, teach medical students, and, when appropriate, mentor junior faculty and students. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, or a related field, with a track record as an investigator on grants and evidence of interactive, integrative, and cross-disciplinary teaching experience. Candidates are expected to participate in funded research through active collaboration with faculty members at the University of Houston. Ideal candidates should also have interest in primary care, public health, population health, or value-based payment models and have expertise in clinical trials, observational studies, longitudinal studies, diagnostic studies, bioinformatics, surveillance, Bayesian statistics, risk prediction, geospatial analyses, or machine learning.
The faculty will be a critical force for planning, funding, promoting, and executing programs for the Department and Institute. The newly formed Institute has a mission to improve the value of healthcare, with a focus on primary care, through research, training, and community engagement. Its research will further treatment models, advance clinical sciences in areas such as primary care, nursing, social work, optometry, and pharmacy, and enhance value through high-value care and value-based payment. Its training will prepare health professions students, faculty, and practitioners to thrive in and shape health systems while its engagement activities will partner with communities in pursuit of well-being.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching (1-page) and research interests and experience (1-page), students’ evaluations, and names and contact information of three references.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences Faculty
- Supervising and executing relevant aspects of the research process, including question formulation, study design, study implementation, data analysis, and dissemination of results
- Collaborating with research partners, including the University of Houston’s Colleges, Departments, and Institutes and external organizations
- Securing extramural funding
- Developing and teaching relevant sessions within the medical school curriculum, including biostatistics, population health, and research design
- Supervising medical student scholarly projects
- Developing and implementing data management policies
- Providing feedback to mentees, staff, and students
- Contributing to relevant College of Medicine committees
- Humana Institute Biostatistician
- Participating in research, service, and educational activities that contribute to the mission of the Humana Institute
- Collaborating with Humana researchers
Salary commensurate with academic achievements and experience.
Full-Time: 1 FTE
- Doctoral degree in biostatistics, or a related field such as epidemiology, data science, or psychology with extensive statistical training or experience
- Evidence of scholarly experience and productivity
- Track record of extramural funding as a principal investigator, co-investigator
- Commitment to innovative approaches to education and learning
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Experience building partnerships across disciplines in pursuit of educational or research objectives
- Experience analyzing data from clinical trials
- Advanced analytic software skills (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, SUDAAN, or R)
- Experience with cross-disciplinary teaching in an integrated medical curricula
- Experience using different teaching methods which may include case-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, interactive large group presentation, and audience response systems.
- Experience with curricular and instructional design
- Experience teaching biostatistics for health professions students
- Experience with administrative responsibilities within an academic environment.
- Experience with student mentoring and advising
Rank and salary commensurate with academic achievements and experience.
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The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city that offers a great quality of life that includes affordable housing options in excellent school districts, world-class arts, pro sports, award-winning cuisine and employment opportunities in numerous industries throughout the region.
The University of Houston is located in close proximity to the Texas Medical Center, which is home to The MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Medical School, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, among other institutions. This environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities.
Posting expires 2/8/20
Department of Family Medicine & Population Health at VCU School of Medicine
The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health.
The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health is one of 19 clinical departments in the VCU Health System and was established in 1970 charged with the mission of preparing competent family physicians to care for the people of Virginia – and in that mission VCU School of Medicine has achieved outstanding success. Over 1,400 family medicine residents have been trained as well as thousands of medical students. The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health has furthered their mission and scope of influence through the merger with the former department of Epidemiology and Community Health in February 2013. This has allowed for expanded research capabilities in the efforts to improve population health and positions the department as potential leaders in the effective integration of primary care and public health.
The Chair will report to the Dean, School of Medicine. The Chair will serve as the department’s academic and administrative leader and will have responsibility for providing direction in research; educational programs; faculty recruitment, retention and development; budget management and oversight; and strategic planning. The successful candidate must articulate a vision that enhances the excellence of the department, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration across the University, and undertakes new initiatives while maintaining and growing the existing departmental clinical, research, and teaching missions. Successful candidates must be Board certified in Family Medicine and qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of Professor. The candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. All applications will be held in strict confidence. Virginia Commonwealth University is an EEO/AA employer.
For confidential consideration or to nominate a colleague, please submit a CV and letter of interest:
President & Managing Director
Posting expires 1/23/20
Residency Program Director
University of Oklahoma, OU-TU School of Community Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Applications are invited from high energy, results-oriented individuals for the position of Residency Program Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead and grow a successful program in a community-based academic medical setting to the next level of excellence.
The Director will be responsible for overseeing the ongoing development of the residency program and maintaining current competencies to meet the ever-changing requirements of the ACGME. Constant tweaking and updating of curriculum, processes, procedures and educational modalities will be encouraged to remain on the cutting edge of graduate medical education and to attract the best possible candidates.
The position will have a dual reporting relationship to the Chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine and the Dean for Graduate Medical Education & Designated Institutional Official.
The successful candidate will be an M.D. or D.O. who is board certified in Family Medicine, with successful prior educational leadership experience in a Family Medicine Residency Program and will meet the requirements as determined by the ACGME. He/she will demonstrate scholarship, research, clinical and service accomplishments that would merit the rank of Associate Professor or higher. He/she will have a record of successful experience in academic leadership and mentoring, outstanding clinical and teaching skills, a track record of productive collaborative research efforts, and the demonstrated ability to create and build programs in a vibrant academic family and community medicine environment.
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications, including an individual curriculum vita and a letter of interest, should be submitted in confidence to:
Alexander, Wollman & Stark
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Posting expires 2/14/20
Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
The University of Hong Kong, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Applications are invited for appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care (Ref.: 499125), to commence as soon as possible, on a four-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
The Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care aims to produce doctors to practise medicine of the highest standard and in the best interests of their patients and the community, and to inspire them to strive for and achieve academic excellence. It is the mission of the Department to promote quality primary care through education, patient-centred service and research in family medicine.
Applicants should possess a medical degree registrable with the Medical Council of Hong Kong, and preferably a higher qualification in general practice/family medicine. Special consideration will be given to holders of the F.H.K.A.M. (Family Medicine) or equivalent specialist qualifications in general practice/family medicine. They should have proven capacity and potential in research; demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in clinical services and training; and have experience in undergraduate teaching. They should also be fluent in Cantonese and English (including Putonghua), although teaching, research and professional activities are conducted in English. The appointee is expected to participate in the planning and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Family Medicine; conduct research; develop and provide clinical services in primary care in the Department and the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital; and contribute to administrative duties in the Department and the Faculty. Information about the post can be obtained from Professor Cindy Lam at email@example.com.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. A monthly cash allowance will be offered to the successful candidate. Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on January 2, 2020 and continue until January 31, 2020 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency
Posting expires 1/10/20
Family Medicine Research Faculty
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
The Department of Family Medicine at Rush University Medical Center is recruiting experienced Research Faculty to advance its research core. Faculty in this new core will conduct translational studies and health services research to improve primary care and enhance health equity. Three full-time positions are open, including one for the Vice Chair for Research (at the Associate or Full Professor level), and two additional researchers. The Chair of the Department is a successful NIH-funded investigator with multiple behavioral clinical trials addressing chronic disease health inequities. We are seeking individuals who will conduct innovative, rigorous, grant funded research, engage in scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications, presentations, etc.), and can mentor other faculty members.
Rush University partners with the University of Chicago and other local health systems and universities in the Institute for Translational Medicine (www.chicagoitm.org), a NIH translational sciences center. With DePaul University, Rush established the Center for Community Health Equity (https://www.healthequitychicago.org/ ) to advance public health and reduce health disparities through community-engaged inquiry, scholarship, and service. Rush is also a participant in the PCORI-funded Chicago-Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network, or CAPriCORN (http://capricorncdrn.org/). These networks, combined with Rush’s own internal culture of interprofessional collaboration, make this a rich environment in which talented researchers can thrive.
Ideal candidates would be Family Physicians, but we also welcome doctoral-level candidates with training in Behavioral Sciences, Translational Basic Science, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, or other related fields.
Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in 7 of 16 specialties in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2018, Rush was named a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.
Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:
Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer
Posting expires 3/4/20
College of Family Physicians of Canada, Research Department
The CFPC is seeking a visionary leader to oversee and enhance academic family medicine research services on behalf of the College. Join their leadership team as Director, Research.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Academic Family Medicine, the Director, Research, is responsible for all Research Department activities including building the capacity for family medicine research among the College’s membership and in the Canadian health care system. The Director, Research, will also support the CFPC’s growth as a national leader in family medicine research.
Working closely with the CFPC’s Section of Researchers and its Council, the Director, Research, supports the implementation of the strategic plan—Section of Researchers Blueprint 2018–2023—and builds relationships with key stakeholders in clinical, academic, and government environments at all levels.
The successful candidate will be a family physician who holds the CCFP Special Designation or a health care executive leader from the clinical, academic research, or health care sectors. Ideal candidates will have master’s-level preparation in a relevant field and/or equivalent research leadership experience. This position is available as full-time or part-time to provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to continue with external clinical/research pursuits.
Please forward a CV in confidence to Robb Callaghan: email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 289-238-9079.
Posting expires 12/31/19