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The VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans at the Central Texas VA Medical Center is accepting applications for the Chief of our Behavioral Science Core. In addition to conducting his/her own research, the individual in this role will supervise a team of four principal investigators, 6-8 psychology technicians, and numerous trainees, all of whom are conducting research designed to improve the lives of Veterans returning from recent deployments to warzones. Competitive applicants will demonstrate a successful track record in obtaining extramural funding and have a strong publication history. This is a full-time, permanent position with the Veterans Health Administration.
The VISN 17 Center of Excellence (CoE) for Research on Returning War Veterans is a unified scientific and educational institution of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs designed to conduct state-of-the-art research on the mental health problems associated with combat exposure, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), substance use disorders, depression, suicide, and chronic pain. Its state-of-the-art facility provides space for 75 staff members and faculty and features clinical space, observation rooms, wet labs, electrocardiography (EKG), electroencephalography (EEG), a three Tesla MRI for brain imaging, and a transcranial magnetic stimulation suite (TMS). Their team is also training the next generation of clinical scientists who will continue to improve the health and well-being of Veterans through world-class clinical care.
Please contact the Director, Dr. Michael Russell at email@example.com or 254-297-3850.
This position will be open until filled.
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC is currently searching for experienced mid- to senior-level researchers to expand our team at the Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC). Applicants for this position must possess a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) and have extensive experience in health services research in areas relevant to HEROIC foci. Candidates must have a strong track record of extramural grant funding that includes VA, DoD, and NIH sources. Prior experience leading VA HSR&D-funded studies and knowledge of VA funding mechanisms is strongly preferred.
HEROIC is one of 19 nationally funded VA HSR&D Centers of Innovation (COIN) aimed at increasing the impact of health services research on the health and healthcare of Veterans. HEROIC's mission is to improve access and equity in healthcare for all Veterans by eliminating geographic, racial/ethnic, and gender-based disparities. To accomplish this, HEROIC focuses on three areas of research: Health Equity, Access to Care, and Rural Health. HEROIC is comprised of a dedicated multidisciplinary team of 24 doctorally-trained core investigators conducting cutting-edge research through a diverse portfolio of grants.
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center enjoys a collegial and highly successful relationship with our academic affiliate, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and candidates will be eligible for faculty appointment at MUSC at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level commensurate with experience. Opportunities also exist for participation and/or leadership within the MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research housed in the MUSC Department of Medicine, as well as in other departments such as Psychiatry, Population Health Sciences, or Surgery as appropriate.
The position is located in Charleston, SC - tucked along the Atlantic coastline and amid the ever-bustling harbor. Rated America’s best travel destination by Condé Nast, Charleston houses various art galleries, boutiques, and historic sites. Interested candidates should contact R. Neal Axon, HEROIC Director, at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center:
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is conducting an open search for a Deputy Director to lead designated Center scientific and administrative responsibilities. The Seattle ERIC is based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and is 1 of 4 epidemiologic research centers in the national VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). The scientific portfolio of the Center includes 4 CSP studies: (1) Vietnam-Era Twin (VET) Registry, a register of 14,632 male-male twins with large and expanding data and biospecimen repositories; (2) National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment/Longitudinal Study (NVVR/LS), a longitudinal study of male and female Veterans; (3) Millennium Cohort VA Follow-Up Study, a Department of Defense collaboration of deployment health of those served after 2000; and (4) Pulmonary Health and Deployment to Southwest Asia and Afghanistan, a multi-site cohort study of deployment airborne hazards and pulmonary health. Also included in the portfolio are Seattle ERIC investigator-initiated research programs funded by VA and by the National Institutes of Health.
The duties of the Deputy Director are multi-fold and include the following:
Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:
The position is full-time (1.00 FTE). Candidates must be US citizens. Education and experience will be evaluated by VA Human Resources to determine if the top candidate meets the criteria for GS-13 position. Salary information for the General Schedule is available on the Office of Personnel Management website at opm.gov.
Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by January 26, 2018 will be considered first.
For more information about the Seattle ERIC, please see seattle.eric.research.va.gov.
Edith Nourse Rogers VA in Bedford, MA seeks a dynamic, academically oriented leader for its Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN) jointly based at Edith Nourse Rogers VA and VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA. The COIN - the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) - contains an extensive portfolio (in FY15) of 88 funded research projects and programs, with a total annual budget of over $13 million. The 52 doctorally-trained core investigators at CHOIR are highly productive academically and contribute to a large, vibrant pre- and post-doctoral training program for both MD and PhD researchers.
Potential candidates will be senior MD investigators with scholarly expertise in health services research and/or one or more of its many constituent fields, with leadership and administrative experience, and with a strong, proven track-record of obtaining peer-reviewed funding. The position will be a full-time appointment based at the Bedford campus. Candidates should hold, or be eligible for academic appointment as a Professor or Associate Professor at Boston University or University of Massachusetts Medical School. Full salary and benefits package are competitive and commensurate with experience. A recruitment incentive is approved.
Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled.
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The Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center in Durham, NC is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Statistician. The incumbent will have a wide range of responsibilities in providing data management and statistical expertise, as well as management of the Center’s Computational Sciences Core.
We offer a full benefits package and competitive salary. U.S. citizenship required. Please e-mail, mail or fax resume to:
Assistant Director-Operations, CSPEC-Durham
Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center – Durham
Durham VA Medical Center
508 Fulton Street (152)
Durham, NC 27705
VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC, is currently searching for a new Associate Director for its Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC). HEROIC is one of 19 nationally funded VA HSR&D Centers of Innovation (COIN) aimed at increasing the impact of health services research on the health and health care of Veterans. HEROIC's mission is to improve access and equity in healthcare for all Veterans by eliminating geographic, racial/ethnic, and gender-based disparities. To accomplish this, HEROIC focuses on three areas of research: Health Equity; Access to Care; and Rural Health. HEROIC is comprised of a dedicated multidisciplinary team of over 20 doctorally-trained core investigators conducting leading edge research through a diverse portfolio of grants.
The Associate Director will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Center in collaboration with the COIN Director and support staff as well as support from the Medical Center’s R&D leadership and administrative staff. She/he will provide scientific guidance to COIN colleagues, mentor junior investigators, ensure high quality grant development and submission, collaborate effectively with VA operational partners, and continue to elevate the profile of HEROIC on a national level.
Applicants for this position must possess a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) and have extensive experience in health services research in areas relevant to HEROIC foci. Successful candidates will have a strong track record of extramural grant funding that includes VA, DoD, and NIH sources and mentorship of junior investigators. Prior research center leadership experience and knowledge of VA funding mechanisms is preferred.
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center enjoys a collegial and highly successful relationship with our academic affiliate, the Medical University of South Carolina, and candidates will be eligible for faculty appointment at MUSC at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level commensurate with experience. Opportunities also exist for participation/leadership within the MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research housed in the MUSC Department of Medicine, or in other departments including Psychiatry, Population Health Sciences, or Surgery as appropriate.
The position is located in Charleston, SC - tucked along the Atlantic coastline and amid the ever bustling Harbor. Historic Downtown Charleston is the mecca of this historic city rated America’s best travel destination 3 years running by Condé Nast, housing various art galleries, boutiques, and historic sites.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. R. Neal Axon, HEROIC Director, at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center:
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843)577-5011, ext. 5526 (phone)
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Women's Health (WH) Fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is recruiting associated health professionals for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship program. The goal of the program is to cultivate women's health research professionals to develop careers that will contribute to the VA's core missions of: 1) delivering high quality gender specific care to women veterans, 2) educating the next generation of providers to provide this same high quality of care and, 3) evaluating both the delivery and quality of care for women veterans.
Program Description: This interdisciplinary program aims to train associated health professionals for an academic research career with a focus on women's health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery. Mentoring involves a VA-based investigator and (as appropriate) a co-mentor from our academic affiliate, the University of Pittsburgh. All Fellows, regardless of discipline, will be expected to: 1) have a clinical presence of at least 25% in the VA Pittsburgh Women's Health Center, if appropriate 2) attend and participate in the weekly WH Seminar series and the twice yearly VA WH Update; and 3) attend (with mentor) and present at the Interdisciplinary Fellowship Seminar where progress in meeting goals is reviewed and feedback is given by the Fellowship Advisory Committee. Fellows must be U.S. citizens.
How to Apply: Interested associated health professionals who meet the eligibility requirements should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and transcripts to Karin Daniels PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in this particular fellowship training program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and research experiences, and how you see this program promoting your professional and career goals. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly from the letter writers. The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer.
The Women's Health (WH) Fellowship at VAPHS is one of four Advanced Fellowships housed within the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP).
The Greater Los Angeles VA Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) is recruiting psychiatrists for a one-year post-residency training program in quality and safety, to begin Summer, 2018. The VA Chief Residents in Quality and Patient Safety (CRQS) program is a national program that redesigns medical education and patient care to include quality and patient safety. Positions are funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) in partnership with the VA National Center for Patient Safety. The Greater Los Angeles VA Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center has positions in Psychiatry. This program aims to train physicians for an academic research career with a focus on quality and safety. Candidates must have completed their residency training and be U.S. citizens. The CRQS provides specialized training and experience, including a national curriculum and boot camp, a mentored project, and opportunities to participate in affiliated research training programs and seminars. More information about CRQS can be found at https://www.va.gov/oaa/crqs.asp. Interested professionals who meet the eligibility requirements should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Alexander Young at Alexander.Young@va.gov. The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in this particular training program, a brief overview of your previous experiences, and how you see this program promoting your professional and career goals. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly from the letter writers.
The Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (CINDRR) will provide content expertise, mentoring, and educational infrastructure in Gainesville, FL (affiliated with the University of Florida) and Tampa, FL (affiliated with the University of South Florida) for PhDs interested in pursuing careers in VA health services research in rehabilitation. CINDRR is dedicated to conducting research that identifies, develops, and tests strategies for improving Veteran rehabilitation services across the continuum of care and providing long term support for Veterans with disabilities and their families, including issues related to access, utilization, cost, quality, and health outcomes. Focus areas include (1) Innovative rehabilitation through the use of technology and engagement among Veterans, families, clinicians and communities; (2) Rehabilitation Analytics Research and (3) Implementation Research.
CINDRR offers a 2 year HSR&D post-doctoral fellowship for researchers and physicians interested in pursuing careers in VA Rehabilitation Health Services Research.
In addition, the Tampa location of CINDRR provides a 1 year Patient Safety post-doctoral fellowship to develop leaders with vision, knowledge, and commitment to lead patient safety efforts in collaboration with the James A. Haley VA Hospital and the University of South Florida.
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Overview: The Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research (P/TBI) Fellowship at the Washington DC VA Medical Center (DC VAMC) is recruiting associated health professionals for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship program. The P/TBI Fellowship at the DC VAMC reflects the high VA priority to address the complex rehabilitation of injured active duty service members. The primary goal of this fellowship program is to develop clinician-investigators with the appropriate research skills and clinical expertise to advance P/TBI rehabilitation who may assume positions of leadership across the country in the service of Veterans with polytrauma.
Program Description: This interdisciplinary program aims to train associated health professionals for an academic research career with a focus on the rehabilitation of Veterans with polytrauma and/or acquired brain injury. These aims will be achieved by providing: 1) structured career development training, 2) formal clinical and research mentorship, 3) access to the equipment, human capital, and other resources associated with a strong clinical research environment, 4) a comprehensive, individualized fellowship training curriculum, and 5) protected research time in close collaboration with a P/TBI investigator. Fellowship candidates with professional licensure will allocate 25% of their time to participate in clinical rotations within the PM&R Service. Additional program guidance is provided by the P/TBI Fellowship Directors and Advisory Board, and peer-to-peer interaction is facilitated through the Fellows’ Forum seminar series. Fellows will receive a salary, health benefits, and an annual research stipend.
How to Apply: Interested associated health professionals who meet the eligibility requirements should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Michael Harris-Love, DSc (Michael.Harris-Love@va.gov). The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in the fellowship program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and research experiences, a succinct statement of your research interest, and how the fellowship program may aid your professional and career goals. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Associated health professional fellows must be U.S. citizens.
Unique interdisciplinary fellowship training opportunities in Health Services Research are available in Providence Veterans Affairs' Center of Innovation (COIN) for Long-Term Services and Support (LTSS) for Vulnerable Veterans.
Funded by the Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) service of the Department of Veterans Affairs, our Center's vision is to stimulate and develop partnered health services research that will enhance access, quality and value of LTSS for Veterans with medical and/or psychosocial vulnerabilities and facilitate the implementation of programs to support the mission of VA's GEC service in maximizing Veterans' social participation and quality of life in the least restrictive setting possible. The primary goal of the COIN-LTSS is to advance the science in LTSS for Veteran and other populations with medical and/or psychosocial vulnerabilities.
Our program aims to train both physician and non-physician researchers to become successful independent investigators in health services research and health system improvement, to give trainees didactic as well as "hands-on" supervised experience in health services research, and to teach health services research methods as well as content material relevant to gerontology, long term care, and chronic disease management. Post-doctoral fellows will have the opportunity to participate in on-going research in one or more substantive areas, including chronic disease management, long-term care, quality of care, community-based systems of care, organization of health care delivery, health care disparities, and methodological approaches to comparative effectiveness research. We have a robust mentoring program to promote the career development of our fellowship trainees.
Located at the Providence VA Medical Center in Rhode Island, the COIN-LTSS works closely with its partners, the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service (GEC), the GEC Data & Analysis Center (GEC DAC) and the Brown University Center for Gerontology & Healthcare Research. Many of our faculty hold joint appointments with Brown University and are nationally and internationally renowned for their work in health services research and policy.
The COIN-LTSS Fellowship program welcomes applications from those with a previous doctoral degree, such as a PhD or MD. The position requirements for a post-doctoral fellowship are: MD and continuation of basic clinical training, or PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in health services research, sociology, epidemiology, economics or other related field. Term of appointment is for one year, renewable contingent upon funding.
For more information, please contact Dawn Mello 401-273-7100 ext. 6222 or Dawn.Mello@va.gov.
CHERP is a VA HSR&D Center of Innovation (COIN) co-located at the VA Medical Centers in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pennsylvania. Our primary research focus is on detecting, understanding, and reducing disparities in health and health care among a broad range of vulnerable populations. We also support two additional research foci designed to: (1) improve the effectiveness, safety, and value of clinical therapeutics (i.e., medications, procedures); and (2) apply the principles and techniques of behavioral economics to improve the health and health care of Veterans and other populations. Our post-doctoral training program encompasses these three focus areas.
CHERP's 2-year post-doctoral training program is designed to provide fellows with: (1) advanced interprofessional training in health services research, implementation science, and health system quality improvement; (2) mentored research experiences leading to peer-reviewed publications; and (3) competency in interprofessional collaboration. Didactic and experiential training plans are tailored to the interests and needs of selected fellows. Ultimately, our program aims to prepare fellows to become national leaders in health services research and health care improvement.
The training program is co-directed by Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD and Galen Switzer, PhD in collaboration with Associate Directors Michael Fine, MD, MSc and Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH. Selected fellows will be mentored by these program leaders and other CHERP faculty who have broad expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methodology (e.g., clinical trial development, QI, large database analysis, pharmacoeconomics, psychometrics, econometrics, decision and cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, technology assessment, and implementation science).
Fellows receive an annual stipend, health insurance, and limited support for training and research activities. There are no teaching, service, or payback requirements. Fellows will engage in scholarly projects of their own design under the guidance of senior program faculty. They will have opportunities to enroll in and/or audit Masters' level courses and/or certificate programs and to serve as Teaching Assistants at the University of Pennsylvania or the University of Pittsburgh. These fellowship positions are supported by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations.
Fellows must be US citizens and have obtained a PhD, medical degree (MD), or other professional doctoral degree. Physicians and other clinical and non-clinical professionals are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a CV, a letter detailing their proposed training and research program, and three letters of reference to Carson Clark (Philadelphia) at VHAPHICHERPFellowship@va.gov or Karin Daniels (Pittsburgh) at Karin.Daniels@va.gov
The Central Arkansas Veterans' Healthcare System at Little Rock, AR invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in mental health research and treatment. Duration: August 2018 to September 2020. This fellowship is associated with the South Central VA Mental Illness, Research, and Education Center and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The training program is designed to prepare psychologists for future leadership roles in research, education, and clinical services, particularly in academic and medical care settings such as the Veterans Health Administration. Fellows will have opportunities for collaboration and mentoring with national leaders to develop a research career in a wide variety of research topics, including implementation science, telehealth, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, suicide prevention, primary care mental health integration, mental health stigma, and health services research on access and quality of mental healthcare. Individualized mentored research is combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum including statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, and innovative research strategies and methods. Psychology fellows spend 25% of their time developing advanced clinical skills and 75% of their time in research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be candidates in or have completed an APA or CPA-accredited doctoral program in clinical/counseling psychology and enrolled in or have completed an APA or CPA-accredited internship. Applicants should submit a cover letter of introduction describing their professional interests and career goals, recent curriculum vitae, official graduate school transcripts (sent directly by your university), three letters of recommendation, and two or three samples of scholarly writing. Applications received by December 15, 2017, will be given priority but applications may be reviewed until the position is filled. For information contact: Ms. Kristin Ward, or Michael Cucciare, PhD, VA South Central MIRECC (16MIR/NLR), 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, AR, 72114 email@example.com (501) 257-1236 or firstname.lastname@example.org (501)257-1068.
Please see websites for additional information about the program and faculty: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/VISN16/trainingPrograms.asp
The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in mental health services research. This interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare M.D. or D.O. fellows for independent investigation in high priority areas of mental health. Research is concentrated in the following areas: improving access to mental health care and mental health outcomes, rural mental health, telehealth and technology, mental health in primary care, suicide prevention, implementation science, PTSD, and substance abuse. Individualized, mentored research is combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery. Clinician fellows will be allowed 25% time for clinical work. Applicants must have completed ACGME accredited residency training, be board eligible or board certified, and have an active, unrestricted U.S. license to practice. International medical graduates must also have a current visa and an ECFMG certificate that is valid indefinitely. Applicants on a J-1 visa must have current ECFMG sponsorship as well. A flexible schedule is possible to negotiate. The fellowship can be 50-100% time with allowance for a joint appointment or employment as faculty. Applicants must submit: 1) Cover letter of introduction describing your background and professional interests and career goals, and explain why you are interested in this fellowship training program, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Three letters of recommendation, and 4) One or two samples of scholarly writing (if available). For information contact: Ms. Kristin Ward or Mike Cucciare, PhD VA South Central MIRECC (16MIR/NLR), 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114 email@example.com (501) 257-1236. Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org (501) 257-1068.