Use this forum to advertise available positions in your program. Requests can be submitted to the VA R&D web team at ORD.Web@va.gov.
Please note that this section is updated monthly. The following positions are still open as of 05/01/13.
- (05/01/13) Clinician Researcher in General Internal Medicine - Portland, OR
- (04/22/13) Research Health Scientist (GS13/14) - Honolulu, HI
- (04/03/13) Post-Doctoral Training in Health Services Research - Pittsburgh, PA
- (04/01/13) Director of the MPH Program, The Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health - Los Angeles, CA
- (03/13/13) Statistician - Houston, TX
- (03/13/13) Hospitalist Clinician-Investigator - Houston, TX
- (03/09/13) HSR&D Director and Associate or Full Professor (WOT or Research Tracks) - Seattle, WA
- (03/03/13) Health Communication and Decision-Making Research Investigator - Houston, TX
- (02/05/13) Chief, Section of Health Disparities and International Health - Pittsburgh, PA
(05/01/13) Clinician Researcher in General Internal Medicine - Portland, OR
The Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC) is recruiting a full-time Clinician-Researcher in the Section of General Internal Medicine. A record of advanced
training in research or academic productivity as a Clinician-Researcher is required. All areas of research relevant to general internal medicine are
welcome, including health services research, quality improvement, patient safety, health disparities, mental health, chronic illness management,
patient-centered care, comparative effectiveness, informatics, clinical epidemiology, health policy, and public health.
PVAMC is a 240-bed tertiary acute and chronic care hospital and referral center for VISN 20 in the VA system, which includes Oregon, Idaho, Washington and
Alaska. PVAMC is also the major affiliate teaching and research hospital for Oregon Health & Science University. Hired physicians will join a dynamic,
collaborative group of clinicians, educators and researchers, and will be included as core investigators in the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in
Care (CIVIC), a multidisciplinary VA HSR&D Center of Innovation (COIN). We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.
The scope of clinical practice may include direct care of patients in the primary care clinic and/or hospital, as well as oversight of the education and
training of residents and medical students in the inpatient or outpatient setting.
Applicants must be US citizens and board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine. This position may require a pre-employment physical and drug test.
Applicants should submit a current CV and cover letter outlining their experience in research and clinical practice and their career goals to Karen Frank
at (503) 220-3413 email@example.com.
(04/22/13) Research Health Scientist (GS13/14) - Honolulu, HI
The Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, Pacific Islands Division, Honolulu, Hawaii, is seeking a GS-13/14 level Research Health Scientist with cross-cultural or health disparities expertise with a mental health focus. Best qualified candidate will have received
R01-level research grants as well as a publication record that has significantly impacted the field in the area of cross cultural factors or health disparities with a mental health focus, preferably with veterans or military populations.
Salary is competitive, based on credentials and experience. Position is "hard salary" not dependent upon grant reception, although maintaining an active research portfolio is expected. Position is full-time with excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision), paid leave, and a generous 401(k) plan. Staff has potential for salary to be supplemented by additional collaborations with the University of Hawaii. NCPTSD Pacific Islands Division researchers work closely with National Center for PTSD researchers at other divisions, researchers throughout the VA and DOD, and with University collaborators. VA researchers are able to apply for VA R&D funding, which more favorable rates of funding than NIH or DOD.
Minimum requirement is a doctoral degree in a relevant area (clinical, social, or experimental psychology; epidemiology, sociology, medical anthropology, etc), with demonstrated skills in research, publication, grant writing and management, and presentations - with emphasis on mental health care disparities, underserved populations, and/or preventive clinical and educational intervention modalities in underserved populations, preferably addressing culturally-appropriate factors and/or treatment of trauma-related mental health conditions in war-zone and other trauma populations. R01-level grant reception and peer-reviewed publication record is expected.
How to Apply:
Potential applicants are encouraged to send a curriculum vita with cover letter and names of anticipated professional references to contact listed below. Reviews of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
James L. Spira, PhD, MPH
National Center for PTSD
Pacific Islands Division
3375 Koapaka Street, Suite I-560
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
(04/03/13) Post-Doctoral Training in Health Services Research - Pittsburgh, PA
The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is actively recruiting qualified candidates for post-doctoral training in health services research.
Post-doctoral trainees will join a rich environment of scholars and educators in health services research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and their affiliated research centers and training programs (e.g., Center for Research on Health Care, Institute for Clinical Research Education, Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh and the Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), Geriatric Research, Education, and Training Center (GRECC), and Human Engineering Research Laboratory at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System).
Although funding is allocated year-to-year, fellows generally remain in the program for two years. Fellows are provided with an annual stipend of $43,057-$45,384 and a small research budget. There are no teaching, service, or payback requirements. Fellows are expected to engage in scholarly projects of their own design under the guidance of senior program faculty. Most fellows also participate in other projects already underway at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and/or the University of Pittsburgh. These positions are funded through the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations Associated Health Professions Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Applicants must be US citizens and must have completed a PhD in health services research, psychology, epidemiology, public health, economics, management, biostatistics, sociology, or a related field before the fellowship begins. Physicians are not eligible to apply. Applicants should send a CV as well as a letter detailing their proposed training and research program and three letters of reference to Mary Walsh, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive (151C-H), Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions may be directed to:
Mary B. Walsh
Program Specialist/Administrative Officer
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
7180 Highland Drive (151 C-H)
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(04/01/13) Director of the MPH Program, The Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health - Los Angeles, CA
The Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Director of
the MPH Program. The top-ranked Department is a full Graduate Member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and the
Fielding School of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Department’s MPH degree currently includes
both a health policy track and a health management track; the latter is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
(CAHME). The MPH Program Director is a high-profile position that has significant potential for making an impact on the Department’s students, faculty and
FSPH in advancing our mission to foster training of exemplary professionals and leaders in public health.
The Director has primary responsibility for management of both tracks within the MPH program in Health Policy and Management, providing active
developmental leadership consistent with the requirements of a CAHME-accredited program. The Director will be actively involved in all aspects of the MPH
program, including teaching masters level courses based on expertise, advising students, managing summer field placements, conducting outreach to
stakeholders in the local and state health industry, recruiting students and playing a leadership role in the admissions process, managing a mentoring
program that matches students with industry-based mentors, overseeing curriculum development, overseeing compliance with accreditation requirements and
reporting, and coordinating activities with the Department’s active alumni association. The Director supervises one full-time staff member, the MPH Program
Qualifications include a strong record of program administration and an earned doctorate in health administration, health services research, health
economics, health policy, or business administration. Exceptional individuals with an MPH, MHA, or MBA and significant experience may also be considered
for the position. Previous leadership or experience with a CAHME-accredited MPH or allied health program is preferred. Experience in conducting
extramurally funded research is encouraged, but not required, for this position.
: Negotiable based on experience. This position is intended to be a staff appointment, with the option of becoming an academic appointment for qualified
candidates who meet university requirements for appointment in either the Lecturer or Adjunct faculty series. Adjunct faculty members would be expected to
establish an active research agenda.
How to apply
: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to the Chair, MPH Search Committee. Review of
applications will begin on April 1st, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. All applications should be submitted electronically
to Anna Park at email@example.com.
For more information, please contact Anna Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCLA is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and
staff. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
(03/13/13) Statistician - Houston, TX
Salary Range: GS 1530 12/13 ($77,579 - $119,926)
Houston Health Services Research and Development, Center of Excellence
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine
The incumbent will have a wide range of responsibilities in providing data management and statistical expertise to all components of the VA Health
Services Research and Development, Center of Excellence (HSR&D, CoE) and the Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research at Baylor
College of Medicine (BCM).
Tasks and Responsibilities
Manage, analyze and interpret data obtained from administrative databases, surveys, and other data sources.
Plans data collection, analyzes, and interprets numerical data from studies, surveys, and other sources, and applies statistical methods to
provide inferences and information for the fields of health services and statistics.
Skilled in conducting primary studies as well as in secondary analyzes of extant data, including VA and non-VA medical system administrative
databases, vital and health statistics, cross-sectional surveys, retrospective and prospective cohort studies, and case-control studies.
Has the ability to evaluate the reliability of source information, adjust and weight raw data, and organized results into the format
necessary for computer analysis.
Analyzes and interprets statistics to point out significant differences between study samples, and prepares conclusions and forecasts based
on data summaries and analyses.
Evaluate data reliability and format data as needed for analysis.
Prepare data summaries and output for presentation.
Provide technical and methodological consultation to Research Investigators, including but not limited to assistance with development of
research proposals, power and sample size calculations, and co-authoring manuscripts.
M.S. degree, PhD degree preferred with a background in mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, psychometrics, or a related area.
Experience using SAS or other statistical program.
Applicants must be a United States Citizen.
Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in both written and spoken English.
Excellent computer programming skills, especially with SAS programming.
Interested applicants should e-mail resume and cover letter to Mr. Edward Pomer, HR Manager, HSR&D, CoE at Edward.Pomer@va.gov. Please
reference "Statistician Position" in the subject line.
(03/13/13) Hospitalist Clinician-Investigator - Houston, TX
The Health Services Research Center of Excellence at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Section of Health Services Research at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) seeks a tenure track clinician-investigator with a focus in hospital medicine. Desired areas of research emphasis include quality, safety, and efficiency in inpatient care, although other areas of investigation with particular relevance to Veterans and health services research will be considered.
The successful candidate will be an MD with prior clinical experience managing inpatients as well as appropriate academic training, e.g., post-doctoral training in quality or health services research. The applicant should have prior publications and be a suitable candidate for a career development award or other federal grant funding. Protected research time will be offered. The clinical commitment will be on the inpatient medicine service at the Houston VA Medical Center and includes supervising medicine resident teams. A faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level will be given based on experience and fit with appointment guidelines.
A major strength of this opportunity is mentoring provided by leading health services researchers and an environment that cultivates successful applications for career development awards and independent research funding. The hospitalist-investigator will be housed at our Health Services Research Center of Excellence in the Texas Medical Center. This Center has over 190 staff; 45 are research faculty from both clinical and non-clinical disciplines, such as biostatistics, epidemiology, and behavioral sciences. Center investigators collaborate with faculty at Rice University, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences and School of Public Health, University of Houston, and Texas A&M University.
A summary of all activities of our Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence are available on our website: http://www.houston.hsrd.research.va.gov. BCM and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employers. Must be a US citizen or US Permanent Resident.
Barbara W. Trautner, MD, PhD
Associate Chief of Medicine, MEDVAMC
c/o Mr. Edward Pomer
Health Services Research Center of Excellence
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite 01Y
Houston, TX 77021
Edward.Pomer@va.gov or Phone: 713-794-8657; Fax: 713-748-7359
(03/09/13) HSR&D Director and Associate or Full Professor (WOT or Research Tracks) - Seattle, WA
VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS), Seattle and American Lake WA, and the University of Washington (UW) are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director, VA NW Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence (HSR&D CoE).
The Director HSR&D is responsible for the administration of the VA Medical Center’s nationally-renowned health services research program with an extensive portfolio of more than 70 research projects, 18 core investigators, a budget of over $14 million dollars, and a training program for both MD and PhD postdoctoral researchers. More details about the Center can be found at its website: http://www.pugetsound.hsrd.research.va.gov/.
The Director also maintains a close liaison with other research Centers and investigators within the VA as well as the VA’s academic affiliate, the University of Washington, the UW School of Medicine and the UW School of Public Health. The Director advises research investigators on scientific, professional, and administrative matters, submits reports and correspondence and maintains all communications required to administer Center research program; manages Center research funds and, through the Center staff, manages other research assets such as human resources, research equipment, and facilities. The incumbent is responsible for developing administrative procedures and core infrastructure to support the research efforts, ensuring the research complies with VA and other Federal regulations, policies and directives, serving as the official liaison for the Center with VA Central Office and other agencies on all research matters.
View the complete job description and application process.
(03/03/13) Health Communication and Decision-Making Research Investigator - Houston, TX
The Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and the Health Services Research Section, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine seeks an investigator in Health Communication and Decision Making. Research will focus on employing advanced communication science to understand processes affecting health outcomes, and developing practices that improve the quality of patient care, with particular attention to veterans. The successful candidate will have an MD or PhD, publications in communication sciences, and history of project funding. This open rank position includes 75-80% protected time, and a highly competitive start-up package.
The Center, in the Texas Medical Center, has over 190 staff; 45 research faculty, both clinical and non-clinical disciplines, such as biostatistics, epidemiology, and psychometrics. Some hold joint or adjunct appointments at Rice University, The University of Texas School of Public Health, University of Houston, and Texas A&M University. See our website for additional information: http://www.houston.hsrd.research.va.gov/.
Send CV to:
Richard L. Street, PhD,
Chief, Health Communications & Decision Making Program,
c/o Ms. Cindy Nelson
HSR&D Center of Excellence
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center VAMC, HSR&D (152)
2002 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030.
BCM and the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employers. Must be a US citizen.
(02/05/13) Chief, Section of Health Disparities and International Health - Pittsburgh, PA
Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking Chief of the Section of Health Disparities and International Health. The Chief will be provided with resources including an Endowed Chair in health disparities research. Candidates must hold a distinguished record in the field of health disparities research. Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank in the tenure stream. The position includes a competitive salary, substantial resources to support research infrastructure, and a commitment to recruit up to ten additional MD and/or PhD junior to mid-level faculty researchers over the next five years. Opportunities for local collaboration exist through a wide range of affiliated research programs including the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, the Institute for Clinical Research Education, and the Center for Minority Health at the University of Pittsburgh, and RAND Health.
Please forward CV and letter of interest in confidence to: Wishwa Kapoor, MD, 200 Lothrop Street, 933 West MUH, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (fax: 412-692-4825) or e-mail: Noskoka@upmc.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
For VA contact please send inquiries to Michael Fine at email@example.com or Mary Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.