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Please note that this section is updated monthly. The following positions are still open as of 04/01/21.

For additional VA opportunities, please visit the USAJobs website.



(04/06/21) Program Specialist (Research Compliance Officer) - Denver, CO



This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS). The Research Compliance Officer (RCO) is responsible for providing a strategic direction and developing, implementing, and documenting a comprehensive program to ensure compliance of research and development activities conducted by ECHCS.

Closing date: 04/26/2021

See https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597465000 for details.

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(04/06/21) Core Investigator/Assistant Professor WOT - Seattle, WA



The University of Washington (UW) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the HSR&D Center of Innovation (COIN) at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System are jointly recruiting a full-time (100% FTE) VA Core Investigator and university faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor WOT (Without tenure due to Funding) on the Faculty Scientist pathway.  The position will be based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) in Seattle.  The successful candidate may also have clinical responsibilities at VAPSHCS, if desired. The degree requirement is a PhD in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent) and clinical licensure.  US citizen status is required. The intended length of appointment for this position is indefinite.  The position does not include UW salary support, and is paid directly through the VA.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is contingent on available funding. The successful applicant is expected to support themselves though existing grants, such as a VA Career Development Award or NIH K award.

We seek applicants with experience conducting research on expertise in improving social support among veterans with PTSD.  In addition, we seek applicants who exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship, and have a track record of success in securing competitive grant funding. The successful applicant will also have the ability to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary research teams, and across institutions, and to conduct research that will contribute to the COIN and UW priorities.  The successful applicant will be eligible to apply for research funding from the extensive VA HSR&D research programs (www.hsrd.research.va.gov) as well as other funding sources.

The COIN (www.pugetsound.hsrd.research.va.gov) is a nationally-renowned health services research program located jointly in Seattle and Denver with an extensive portfolio of more than 100 research projects led by 35 core investigators, an annual budget of $20 million, and a training program for both MD and PhD postdoctoral researchers. The COIN’s objective is to conduct research to improve the delivery of health services to Veterans.  The Division of Population Health, in the UW Department of Psychiatry has 25 investigators, a portfolio of 15 projects, an annual budget of $10 million, as well as and an NIMH funded T32 Fellowship Program for clinician scientists.  The Division of Population health is dedicated to improving the health of the public by developing, testing, evaluating, and implementing effective behavioral health interventions across the entire spectrum of health care delivery.

Please submit CV and cover letter to pbfac@uw.edu. For additional information about this position, please contact pbfac@uw.edu.

The University of Washington and VAPSHCS are affirmative action, equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

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(04/02/21) Research Faculty - East Orange, NJ



The War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) at VA New Jersey Health Care System is accepting applications for a Research Faculty (www.warrelatedillness.va.gov).

Overview:

The WRIISC is a tertiary clinical research center just outside of New York City that specializes in serving combat veterans who have difficult-to-diagnose disabling illnesses through clinical care, risk communication, education, and research addressing potential environmental exposures and adverse health outcomes. The successful applicant will have federal funding or the potential to obtain federal funding and conduct research focused on one of the following areas for Veterans with complex post-deployment health concerns:

  1. Behavioral treatments
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Clinical trials
  4. Implementation & translational science
  5. Health communication

Faculty at the WRIISC have expertise in exercise science, integrative physiology, clinical psychology, behavioral medicine, medically unexplained illness, women’s health, neuropsychology, health communication, imaging and health services and have appointments at our academic affiliate. Faculty regularly collaborate with clinicians and educators at the WRIISC to conduct their research, provide education to providers through the VA and help inform clinical innovations.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Publish in peer reviewed journals, and present findings at national conferences.
  • Obtain federal funding for their research.
  • Be a subject matter expert on educational products.
  • Develop and implement innovative research.

Additional opportunities:

  • Opportunities exist to supervise fellows and externs.
  • Opportunities exist to be involved educational and operations initiatives.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Federally funded independent investigator.
  • Passion for improving quality of care for Veterans and conducting innovative, groundbreaking research.
  • Experience working with Veterans or research applicable to Veterans.
  • Collaborative, and values working in positive and productive culture.

Instructions to Applicants:

  • We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Interested applicants should electronically submit their CV, three references, and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position to Lisa McAndrew, Ph.D. at lisa.mcandrew@va.gov.

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(03/24/21) Research Project Manager - Boston, MA



GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Come join our dynamic team performing cutting-edge research in genomics and human health. The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for performing a wide range of research and administrative tasks for research programs at the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS). The candidate will be heavily involved in the VA’s collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us (AoU) Research Program (https://www.joinallofus.org/va). The PM performs high-level research, fiscal, human resource, and administrative duties under the supervision of Co-Principal Investigators Sherry Sawyer, PhD and Jason Vassy, MD

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administrative
  • Approve timecards for BVARI employees
  • Assist with performance appraisals and salary increases for staff
  • Prepare and collate monthly telework reports for all staff
  • Manage space, access, keys, office supplies, and engineering/facilities requests
  • Coordinate high level meetings and assist with follow up of critical action items and communications
  • Monitor VABHS, VABHS R&D, ORD and MAVERIC announcements, events, meetings and initiatives and alert the research team to pertinent items
  • Fiscal Liaison
  • Manage fiscal requests on behalf of the research program
  • Assist in administering research funds and monitoring budgets
  • Work with financial services to create and compile fiscal reports from existing systems
  • Review and approve invoices for routine work from established contracts
  • Facilitate staff travel and reimbursements
  • HR Liaison Manage
  • Facilitate classification and approval of Position Descriptions
  • Assist in the recruitment and hiring of employees and WOCs
  • Onboarding of All of Us (BVARI/VA WOC) employees
  • Onboarding of VA employees and WOC collaborators
    • Monitor trainings of new staff
    • Request NT accounts, Vista, PIV cards, VPN, research credentialing
    • Request equipment (laptop, phone, drives, card readers, etc.)
    • Manage telework agreements
  • Facilitate scheduling, calendaring, and management of recurring events
  • Monthly Genomic lectures
  • Bi-annual center retreats
  • Weekly center lab meetings
  • Weekly center business meetings
  • Weekly AoU  meetings
  • Prepare letters of recommendation on behalf of Co-PIs for grants, promotions, education, etc.
  • Perform all other duties/responsibilities as needed by the Co-PIs

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in health sciences-related field preferred, including but not limited to medicine, nursing, public health, biostatistics/epidemiology, psychology or equivalent combination of education and experience

ADDITIONAL SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Computer literacy: Adobe, MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; working knowledge of a programming language or statistical package such as SQL, SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, Python, or Java is a plus
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency interacting with patients receiving health care
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and set deadlines
  • Ability to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Ability to take initiative and multi-task
  • Strong analytical skills and conceptual thinking
  • Ability to perform a scientific literature search and summarize results
  • Ability to make visually appealing reports, posters, and slides for presentation of research findings

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Project Manager will work at VA Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Division, in Boston, MA, under the supervision of the Co-PIs. This role is classified as a full-time GS11 position and includes federal employee benefits.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Charles Brunette, PhD (Charles.Brunette@va.gov) with any questions or to express interest.

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(03/09/21) Director - Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research - Little Rock, AR



The Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research (CeMHOR) is seeking interested candidates for the role of Director. Located at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock, Arkansas, CeMHOR is a Center of Innovation (COIN) funded by the VA Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D). CeMHOR’s mission is to conduct research that improves access to mental healthcare for Veterans with mental health or substance use disorders with an emphasis on those at high-risk for suicide and Veterans living in rural areas.

CeMHOR is home to a cadre of 17 interdisciplinary investigators supported by over 20 staff members. CeMHOR investigators work closely with multiple VA partners and hold leadership roles in many of them. These centers have key personnel in Little Rock and include the Behavioral Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), South Central Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) and the VISN 16 Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC).

The successful candidate will be eligible for faculty appointment with or without tenure at CAVHS’ academic partner, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Specifically, the faculty appointment will be in the UAMS College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Health Services Research. Through UAMS, CeMHOR investigators collaborate with researchers from the Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) and the Center for Addiction Services within the Department of Psychiatry. CeMHOR investigators also work closely with investigators in the Center for Implementation Research and the Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) in the UAMS College of Pharmacy.

Requirements: Applicants must have a successful history of VA HSR&D, NIH, DOD, or PCORI funding in health services research or implementation science with strong academic credentials. Applicants should be motivated to regularly apply for federal funding and mentor junior faculty in the process. The successful candidate will have excellent strategic planning and leadership skills. The successful candidate will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to and engage with diverse audiences, specifically Veterans, staff members, and investigators with diverse racial, rural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence.  

To apply, please send indication of interest and CV to: Rick Owen at Richard.Owen2@va.gov

Contact Information:
Richard Owen, MD
Director, Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research
Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UAMS College of Medicine
Phone: (501) 257-1710
Richard.Owen2@va.gov

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(03/08/21) Chief of Biostatistics - Hines, IL



The VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is anticipating a new recruitment effort!

In the coming weeks, CSP intends to recruit for a Chief of Biostatistics at one of their Clinical Trials Coordinating Centers. This position will be located at the VA Medical Center in Hines, Illinois (in the Chicagoland area).

The Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Research & Development (ORD) supported national clinical investigation program that is comprised of a network of centers and investigators. The program is responsible for the planning and conduct of large, multi-center trials in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Researchers within CSP have an opportunity to advance the health and care of veterans through cooperative research studies that produce innovative and effective solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems. Through collaborative efforts within VA and with other federal, international, university, and private industry partners, CSP accomplishments have included key research findings across a range of diseases and have helped to provide definitive evidence for clinical practice change.

The Chief of Biostatistics reports to the Hines CSP Center Director and is responsible for planning, overseeing, and implementing strategies to ensure effective and efficient direction of the Biostatistics section of the Hines Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center. Specifically, the Chief is responsible for supervising, training, and mentoring the Biostatistics section. The Chief oversees the design of statistical analysis plans for clinical trials assigned to the center; performs and provides oversight to biostatistical analysis of clinical trials data; prepares responses to regulatory agency questions related to statistical and other aspects of clinical trials; and analyzes data and contributes to publication of findings. Responsibilities also include conducting strategic planning in biostatistics; identifying and monitoring projects; overseeing clinical trial methods, design, and analysis; collaborating with stakeholders and identifying new methodologies; performing analysis of clinical trial data; leading the preparation of manuscripts and reports; developing and evaluating biostatistical resources for the Center; presenting study results to internal and external audiences; collaborating across sections such as project management, quality, and informatics; providing leadership on day-to-day study operations; and analyzing problems, formulating solutions, and presenting recommendations. Desired skills include proficient management of human resources and providing feedback on performance, advanced knowledge of biostatistical and clinical trials methods, clear communication of technical information, and a commitment to effective communication with customers and quality services.

This summary represents an informal snapshot of the envisioned position.

This is an MSA appointment NTE 13 months, which can be extended in increments of 3 years and is open to the public.  

Chief of Biostatistics

Supervisory Statistician (Medicine), GS-1530-14, Full-time

Salary Range: $119,559 to $155,424 Per Year

For inquiries about this position or the Hines CSP Coordinating Center please contact:

Joyce Gilroy
Associate Director for Administrative Operations,
Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center
Hines VA Hospital, CSPCC (151K)
5000 South 5th Avenue, Building 1, Room B-237
Hines, Illinois 60141-3030
e-mail: Joyce.Gilroy@va.gov phone: 708-202-5850 fax: 708-202-2116

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(03/08/21) Associate Center Director for Technical Operations - Hines, IL



The VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is anticipating a new recruitment effort!

In the coming weeks, CSP intends to recruit for an Associate Center Director for Technical Operations (ACDTO) at one of their Clinical Trials Coordinating Centers. This position will be located at the VA Medical Center in Hines, Illinois (in the Chicagoland area).

The Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Research & Development (ORD) supported national clinical investigation program that is comprised of a network of centers and investigators. The program is responsible for the planning and conduct of large, multi-center trials in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Researchers within CSP have an opportunity to advance the health and care of veterans through cooperative research studies that produce innovative and effective solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems. Through collaborative efforts within VA and with other federal, international, university, and private industry partners, CSP accomplishments have included key research findings across a range of diseases and have helped to provide definitive evidence for clinical practice change.

The Associate Center Director for Technical Operations (ACDTO) reports to the Hines CSP Center Director and is responsible for and is responsible for planning, overseeing, and implementing strategies to ensure effective and efficient direction of the Data Management and Programming section of the Hines Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center. Specifically, responsibilities include providing direct management, with technical and administrative supervision of the data management and programming section. The ACDTO serves as a liaison between the personnel at participating study sites and the CSP Coordinating Center, including study planning, design of data collection instruments, day-to-day supervision of clinical trials, development and oversight of data management systems and analysis software, and semi-annual reporting of study progress. Responsibilities also include designing and applying customized computer techniques to data collection and analysis; representing the agency as an expert in data management and programming; and serving as an expert-level consultant to agency officials as an authority on computer program methods, providing consultation and technical advice on statistical techniques. Desired skills include knowledge of the principles, procedures, and tools of data management; planning and monitoring work assignments, and providing feedback on others’ performance; knowledge of modeling techniques, data backup, data recovery, data dictionaries, and standardization processes; ability to apply methods and tools for coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and managing technical projects; and ability to formulate effective strategies and conduct strategic planning with a long-term perspective.

This summary represents an informal snapshot of the envisioned position.

This is an MSA appointment NTE 13 months, which can be extended in increments of 3 years and is open to the public. 

Associate Center Director for Technical Operations

Supervisory Statistician (Medicine), GS-1530-13, Full-time

Salary Range: $101,176 to $131,532 Per Year

For inquiries about this position or the Hines CSP Coordinating Center please contact:

Joyce Gilroy
Associate Director for Administrative Operations,
Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center
Hines VA Hospital, CSPCC (151K)
5000 South 5th Avenue, Building 1, Room B-237
Hines, Illinois 60141-3030
e-mail: Joyce.Gilroy@va.gov phone: 708-202-5850 fax: 708-202-2116

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(03/08/21) Statistical Programmer - Hines, IL



The Hines Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (CSPCC) has an opportunity in the Chicago area for a full-time statistical programmer to help advance our research activities with the goal of improving the long-term health and well-being of our Veterans.  We are seeking someone who wishes to be part of a multi-disciplinary team on various clinical trials to develop reports based on research protocols. Experience in clinical trials or healthcare data is helpful, but not required. The ideal candidate will have experience preparing and performing statistical analysis for clinical trials with SAS.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

Implement analyses specified in the protocol or the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) while working under the guidance of the study Biostatistician.

Write SAS programs to generate tables, listings, and figures and analysis datasets. Organize and summarize results using tabular or graphic representation as well as narrative description. Review analytical results for accuracy and completeness. Detect errors in detail and correct them (e.g., reviews tables/listings, edit checks output and SAS programs to ensure quality of deliverable).

Review and provide feedback on deliverables including but not limited to: SAP; table, listing, and figure shells; data management plans; electronic data entry screens; and case report forms; and other related documents.

Perform univariate and multivariate statistical analyses (e.g., multivariate regression analyses using ordinary least squares, logistic, and survival models).

Develop standard macros and/or tools in SAS for data analysis and reporting.

Validate the programmed analysis datasets, tables, listing and figures.

Clearly communicate with the internal study team and supervisors on report/project status and resource issues.

Collaborate with study Biostatistician and investigators to contribute to publications and presentations (e.g., graphs, figures, tables). Proofread and edit drafts of research materials (e.g., statistical reports, manuscripts, presentations) and make recommendations to senior staff regarding their clarity, organization, and layout.

Establish and implement programming standards and comply with regulatory requirements across all studies.

Remain informed of new developments in programming that are relevant to the industry and contribute to the innovation of existing statistical reports.

Undertake assigned tasks in support of research needs, which may include quality measures development, attending study meetings, assisting in administrative or data editing tasks, consulting with other teams, and serving as a consultant on programming topics.

Other Significant Factors

Communication, organization and interpersonal skills are of the utmost importance in daily activities as the incumbent will interact closely with other members of the Statistics and Data Management departments on various clinical projects.

Minimum Requirements

A minimum of a MS in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related science discipline preferred. Experience in SAS programming (experience programming for phase I-IV clinical trials preferred). Experience using SAS-Base, MACRO, STAT, GRAPH, MS Office, R, SQL.

Additional Skills

  • Experience manipulating complex datasets using SAS
  • Experience with importing data, transforming, cleaning, merging, and editing data and extensive quality/accuracy measures
  • Experience with phase III multi-site clinical trials
  • Experience interpreting statistical output and analyses
  • Experience working with advanced-level statisticians
  • Experience using ODS and other methods to deliver output in Excel

This is an MSA appointment NTE 13 months, which can be extended in increments of 3 years and is open to the public. 

Statistical Programmer

Mathematical Statistician, GS-11, Full-time

Salary Range: $70,987 to $92,281 Per Year

For inquiries about this position or the Hines CSP Coordinating Center please contact:

Joyce Gilroy
Associate Director for Administrative Operations,
Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center
Hines VA Hospital, CSPCC (151K)
5000 South 5th Avenue, Building 1, Room B-237
Hines, Illinois 60141-3030
e-mail: Joyce.Gilroy@va.gov
phone: 708-202-5850
fax: 708-202-2116

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(03/08/21) Clinician Investigator in General Internal Medicine - Portland, OR



The Section of General Medicine at VA Portland  Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is looking for a Clinician-Investigator to join a vibrant group of clinical and health services researchers with interdisciplinary and cross institution collaborations. A record of advanced training in research or academic productivity as a Clinician-Investigator is required. All areas of research relevant to general internal medicine are welcome, including health services research, systematic review and evidence synthesis, quality improvement, health disparities, mental health, chronic illness management, patient-centered care, comparative effectiveness, clinical epidemiology, and public health. Preference will be given for those who are mid-career or senior investigators. Successful candidates will have or be eligible for an academic appointment at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Depending on an applicant’s experience and interests, there are opportunities for research and administrative leadership roles.

VAPORHCS 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.  VAPORHCS is the major affiliate teaching and research hospital for OHSU. Hired physicians will join a dynamic, highly collaborative group of clinicians, educators and researchers, and will be included as core investigators in the multidisciplinary Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC), a VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN). We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. The academic community includes the Veterans Rural Health Research Center,  Coordinating Center for the VA HSR&D Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP), Scientific Resource Center (SRC) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) program, and Cochrane US West.  Our academic affiliate, OHSU, is home to the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), a NIH funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program, Center for Health System Effectiveness, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (OPRN) among others.

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. The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

We value a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to be an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate against applicants based on any protected class status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a current CV and cover letter outlining their experience in research and clinical practice and their career goals to Martha Gerrity at martha.gerrity@va.gov

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(03/05/21) Health Economist - Houston, TX



IQuESt (a collaborative center of health services research between the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine) is seeking a Health Economist Researcher to join a grant-supported, multidisciplinary research team that is nationally recognized for work in patient safety, behavioral health, quality improvement, implementation science and population health.

Salary will be dependent upon qualifications.

Visit our website: http://www.houston.hsrd.research.va.gov

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop program objectives, strategies and study methods on health care
  • Design and execute research studies to guide effective use of information and resources
  • Lead and direct plans to calculate various costs related to health care
  • Utilize research programs on health economic topics
  • Suggest new health outcomes for treatment and prevention of health issues
  • Evaluate current and proposed strategies and interpret findings
  • Communicate economic assessment results to appropriate internal audiences
  • Perform economic analysis and model plans for health-care programs
  • Communicate and distribute academic literature, presentations and reports on research findings to update about new issues, solutions and other topics
  • Provide lectures or educational sessions to educate about health economics

Education Required

A health economist should possess minimum qualifications in order to qualify for such a position. PhD required in health economics, health policy, or the related branch of study with two years of work experience.

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of the health-care industry and U.S. health system
  • Good understanding of the subject of economics and international relations
  • Right balance of mathematical and analytical aptitude to comprehend the economic aspects thoroughly
  • Excellent research skills and ability to analyze findings to make appropriate use
  • Clear understanding of the country’s health economy
  • Abreast with the national economic policies and its impact on the health-care sector
  • Understand and apply mathematical concepts
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong orientation to team work
  • Experience in successful implementation of plans and achievement of objectives
  • Ability to think analytically and strategically

Additional Qualification

  • 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.

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

Ms. Shannon Kenyon, Chief of Operations IQuESt 2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite 01Y Houston, TX 77021
shannon.kenyon@bcm.edu

Please reference “Health Economist” in subject line.

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(03/05/21) Senior Faculty: Health Services Research - Houston, TX



IQuESt (a collaborative center of health services research between the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine) is seeking Senior Faculty in Health Services Research to join a grant-supported, multidisciplinary research team that is nationally recognized for work in patient safety, behavioral health, quality improvement, implementation science and population health. We value diversity; individuals from groups traditionally under-represented in health services research are encouraged to apply and contribute to our collegial environment and culture of learning and celebrating differences.

The applicant will be expected to contribute to the research areas of this multidisciplinary team and will be a full-time faculty member; appointment and salary commensurate with experience. Applicants with current federal funding preferred. If relevant, up to 25% of time could be used for clinical activities.

Visit our website: http://www.houston.hsrd.research.va.gov

Qualifications

  • An MD or PhD is required
  • Must have a record of research in one or more of the relevant areas such as:
    • implementation science
    • health services/systems research
    • health economics
    • improvement science
    • informatics
    • patient safety improvement
  • Must be able to compete for external funding (i.e. NIH, VA, AHRQ)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

Ms. Shannon Kenyon, Chief of Operations IQuESt 2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite 01Y Houston, TX 77021
shannon.kenyon@bcm.edu

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(02/25/21) Senior Research Associate - Portland, OR (or virtual)



This position is housed in Research and Development Service located at the VA Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon. The incumbent will serve as a Health Science Specialist (Senior Research Associate) in the Coordinating Center for the Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP), a national HSR&D research program.

Since 2007, the ESP has focused on improving Veteran health and wellbeing through the production of tailored evidence synthesis products to support the implementation of effective practices. ESP’s high-quality, timely, and innovative syntheses have resulted in positive changes to clinical practice and policy and have informed quality improvement and research-focused initiatives at the national level. The program comprises 3 ESP Centers across the US and a Coordinating Center (CC) located in Portland, Oregon. Center Directors are VA clinicians and recognized leaders in the field of evidence synthesis with close ties to the AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center Program and Cochrane.

POSITION DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Senior Research Associate with the ESP, the incumbent’s primary responsibility is to identify, critically appraise, and synthesize scientific literature to address the decision-making needs of the VA health system. Duties for this position include: working with senior leadership (clinicians and researchers) to produce rapid evidence review products to inform institutional decision-making; conducting initial scoping of proposed systematic review topics to be assigned to ESP Centers; supervising and training research staff; communicating with and engaging stakeholders to improve the uptake of evidence in the health system; and contributing to the development of innovative methodological practices for the Program. The incumbent will also publish peer-reviewed manuscripts, present findings in multiple forums (including VA and non-VA conferences), and develop briefings and other evidence dissemination tools for clinicians and operational leadership. A high level of independence, judgment, and teamwork is required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in public health, health policy/services, or related field
  • Experience conducting multiple systematic reviews or technology assessments
  • Ability to communicate effectively to scientific/technical audiences and non-clinical policymakers
  • U.S. citizen

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience leading or working with multidisciplinary teams on a broad range of topics
  • Experience conducting critical appraisal of scientific literature
  • Interest in advancing systematic review methods
  • Experience with methods employed in epidemiology, clinical, and/or health services research
  • Experience leading scientific manuscripts and presenting research findings
  • Skill using data visualization techniques and software (eg, R)
  • Exceptional organizational, time and personnel management, and communication skills
  • Commitment to service-oriented research

COMPENSATION

  • Health Science Specialist position with an expected starting salary: $68,992 (GS-11) / $82,694 (GS-12) depending on education and experience
  • Term appointment; position is eligible for full benefits
  • Remote work options available

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter describing interests and qualifications, CV/resume, and two writing samples (include one systematic review or technology assessment) to: Nicole Floyd (nicole.floyd@va.gov)

Expected start date is May 2021.

The VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to be an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate against applicants based on any protected class status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.

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(02/17/21) Implementation Science Core Faculty, Assistant or Associate Professor - Providence, RI



The successful candidate must qualify for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Minimum requirements include a doctoral degree (e.g. Ph.D., M.D.) and substantial experience and training in dissemination and implementation science. It is preferred that the candidate’s training and research experience focus on health services research, clinical psychology, public health, behavioral health science, social work, psychology, or related fields.  Experience in conducting research and teaching in dissemination and implementation science is required. It is preferred that the candidate’s research experience focus on the implementation of or the evaluation of evidence-based practices in mental health settings, or a closely related field. I would appreciate your help in making this vacancy known to any qualified and available individuals.

The Implementation Science Core in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior was launched in 2018 and collaborates with the other Cores within the Department, including the Quantitative Science Program (QSP) and Qualitative Science and Methods Training Program (QSMTP), to foster the translation, spread, and scale-up of evidence-based practices into routine clinical care. The Faculty position involves a full-time academic appointment within the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior’s Implementation Science Core. The Faculty member will be actively engaged in providing D&I consultation, serving as a Co-Investigator on D&I grants (and a Co-Mentor for Career Development Awards), developing and participating in the Core’s educational activities, such as seminars and workshops, and creating their own research portfolio federally-funded dissemination and implementation science studies.

Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities, and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/83689.

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(01/12/21) Associate Director - Center for Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) - Iowa City, IA



Join us in beautiful Eastern Iowa to lead a group of creative and engaged investigators and committed research staff in our mission to improve access to high quality care for rural Veterans through innovative applications of telehealth; and to develop and evaluate interventions targeting the multidrug-resistant organism crisis. CADRE includes three active cores: The Ethnographic Methods and Implementation Core (EMIC), the Statistics and Analytics (STAT) Core, and the Data and Information Systems (DAT) Core that work together to support a rapidly expanding research and operations portfolio.  In addition, a flourishing Veteran Engagement Panel guides and inspires CADRE’s work and deepens the connection and commitment to improving health services to Veterans.  Specific information on CADRE can be found at: https://www.cadre.research.va.gov

The CADRE Associate Director will be a key member of the leadership team helping to shape the vision of CADRE, expand the research program, and guide investigators in developing VA and affiliated research programs.  The Associate Director will assist in the scientific direction of the Center and in the development of Center procedures and core infrastructure to facilitate research efforts.

Application available here: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73703

Duties of the Associate Director:

  • Provide mentoring to junior and mid-level investigators to develop ideas, proposals, and career plans and to review grants prior to submission
  • Assist in the development, cultivation, and growth of relationships with university affiliate departments and operational stakeholders to promote the CADRE portfolio and research mission
  • Assists in the planning and oversight of the weekly research conference
  • Attends Veteran Engagement Panel meetings
  • Work collaboratively with the Center Director and Cross-Center Director of Operations to provide scientific and administrative leadership of the Center
  • Respond to special projects and inquiries from VACO and operational partners
  • In the absence of the Center Director, serve as the primary scientific liaison with VA Central Office and direct all Center scientific activities
  • In the Absence of the Cross-Center Director of Operations provide administrative and operational guidance to investigators and staff
  • Fulfill other administrative and leadership roles as needed to accomplish the mission of CADRE

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • MD/PhD/PharmD or equivalent degree in a health services related field
  • A record of successful, independent, federally-funded health services research
  • Experience with Department of Veterans Affairs research
  • Eligibility to hold an academic appointment as Associate Professor or higher at the University of Iowa
  • A strong background in mentoring early and mid-career investigators
  • Strong analytic knowledge and skills
  • A background in administration and/or management of health services research
  • Ability to think critically regarding scientific and administrative planning and execution
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and collaborative skills necessary to foster strategic plans for future research
  • US citizen

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(01/06/21) Health Science Officer - Washington, DC



POSITION: Health Science Officer, GS-0601-14, Full-time

LOCATION: Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D - 14RDH) in the Office of Research and Development, VA Central Office, Washington, DC.

The position is not virtual, and a relocation bonus is not authorized. However, in association with the status of the pandemic and decisions regarding remote work in the Metropolitan DC area, the employee may be authorized to telework for an interim period of time.

DESCRIPTION: The Health Science Officer, i.e., Scientific Program Manager and Scientific Review Officer, serves as a senior advisor to the Director, HSR&D for scientific program development, project management, and strategic planning in assigned portfolio areas. S/he also oversees Scientific Merit Review Board Sub-Committee HSR6 and manages semi-annual review meetings. The position requires an individual with a high level of subject matter expertise in post-acute and long-term care and the unique health services that are delivered in those areas. Such content knowledge could be derived from education or experience with healthcare providers and their operations such as those at VA, health maintenance organizations, academic institutions or medical facilities with a significant research component. In addition, the individual should have a background in health services research that would optimally include gerontology, but would also include those with a clinical, organizational or methodological specialty. An individual with high motivation for achieving analytical or research excellence who can master and apply defined processes to achieving results is preferred. In addition to Post-acute and Long-term Care Services and Support, assigned portfolio areas include but are not limited to, Gulf War Illnesses; Post-deployment Health; and Mobility, Activity and Function.

For additional information and instructions on how to apply for the position please email Liza M. Catucci c/o liza.catucci@va.gov .

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(12/15/20) Human Subjects Research Project Manager, Digital Team - Seattle, WA



The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) Digital Team within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications for a full-time Project Manager.  

The Seattle ERIC Digital Team is focused on two goals:

  1. Reducing the complexity of research by consolidating and clearly presenting information about human subjects protections and VA research operations
  2. Telling the story of Seattle ERIC research and Seattle ERIC-led VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) initiatives in a clear and compelling way on public facing VA websites

This position reports to the Digital Team Program Manager.

Key duties for this position include:

  • Implementing and managing content strategy for multiple VA research sites including internal SharePoint sites and public facing websites, such as
    • Documenting operations processes to clarify the structure, purpose, boundaries, accountability, and workflows for each site
    • Reviewing for quality control through page audits and recommending changes based on results
    • Thinking strategically about how content is produced and managed to promote efficiency
  • Designing content that makes complex research language and research-related processes easier to understand, such as
    • Synthesizing human subjects research policies and research guidance information from multiple sources or breaking down that information into more manageable pieces
    • Partnering with subject matter experts in IRB, R&D, Privacy, Information Security, IT, and Data Management to create clear and accurate information
    • Implementing internal style guides and following VA content principles
    • Researching, confirming, and sourcing content ideas (often drawing on professional relationships with subject matter experts)
    • Participating in team content reviews and providing critique based on plain language
    • Writing using plain language concepts
  • Creating materials about research or operations activities for non-VA, non-research audiences, such as
    • Doing independent background research including informal interviews and reviewing and interpreting other source materials
    • Writing using storytelling skills to promote a concept, set a vision, or educate readers about research
  • Maintaining multiple VA websites and publishing all content within those sites (currently SharePoint Online and TeamSite), such as
    • Creating, modifying, and customizing SharePoint pages, libraries, lists, or views
    • Confidently problem solving in a web space bound by regulatory restrictions
    • Documenting maintenance and publishing processes
  • Approaching and understanding problems through human centered design principles and methods, such as
    • Understanding basic human centered design or UX research methods and when to use them
    • Carrying out, analyzing, and following through on user research
  • Understanding the needs of and building ongoing relationships with site stakeholders, such as
    • Understanding how to work with different stakeholder groups
    • Communicating strategies, user research evidence, and suggestions effectively
    • Maintaining awareness of stakeholder needs
  • Ongoing relationship building across CSP, facility, and other research groups, such as
    • Participating in calls or workgroups to learn about user needs and identify content opportunities
    • Maintaining existing and establishing new connections with a variety of subject matter experts for collaboration and consultation
    • Contributing to cross functional group efforts to improve research processes and efficiency

Qualities and skills of an ideal candidate

  • BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field such as epidemiology required; Master’s level degree preferred
    • 4-6 years of experience with federally funded human subjects research (such as health services, epidemiological, clinical, or rehab research) and ability to show an understanding of its complexity required
      • If BA/BS, 5-6 years of research-related experience required
      • If higher degree, 4-5 years of research-related experience preferred
    • Demonstrated empathetic, clear, and thoughtful communicator
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage projects
    • Experience building internal systems that support attention to detail and quality control
    • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, especially SharePoint Online, Office365, and OneNote
    • Confidence with web technology
    • Knowledge of web standards, accessibility, and usability
    • Understands the challenges of and skilled in problem solving technology issues within an environment that’s bound by regulatory restrictions
    • Experience publishing material through a web platform or content management system
    • Demonstrated curiosity and willingness to learn

About Seattle ERIC and VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP)
The Seattle ERIC is a research center within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System that works to improve the health and health care of Veterans through epidemiologic research. We are part of the VA Cooperative Studies Program, a national VA research group of 12 epidemiology and clinical trial research centers.

For more about the Seattle ERIC: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/

For more about the VA Cooperative Studies Program: https://www.vacsp.research.va.gov/

Application information

Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine if the top candidate meets the criteria for GS-11, per the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule table 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 December 29, 2020 will be considered first. Only complete applications will be considered.

This position is based in Seattle, WA. The possibility of telework may be considered.

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(10/23/20) Infectious Diseases Physician Researcher - Boise, ID



The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, is seeking a full-time staff physician in Infectious Disease Medicine in the physician/scientist pathway.  Certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in Infectious Diseases is required.  The incumbent will spend approximately 5/8 time in clinical duties and the other 3/8 in research.  Clinical duties will include inpatient rounds, consult services and a half-day of outpatient clinic per week throughout the year.   

The incumbent will join an internationally known research group with expertise in pathophysiology of infections caused by gram positive bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumonia, Group A streptococcus, MRSA, a variety of clostridial species and adenovirus and influenza infections.  Research priorities are mechanisms of bacterial and viral  pathogenesis.   The 18,000 square- foot basic science laboratory was built in 2013, and houses $2,000,000 of new equipment.  Currently, the Boise VAMC and affiliate Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation administer a $7.5 million NIH COBRE grant to establish a Center of Excellence in Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens, Dr. Dennis Stevens, Program Director. The Center supports 6 principal investigators, 6 laboratory technicians, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and a state-of-the-art animal facility and histopathology core. The incumbent with current research funding commensurate with an NIH RO1 could transition to the role of Program Director for the current COBRE grant, with opportunities to renew this grant for 2 additional 5-year funding cycles. Overall the VA and affiliated Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation administer grants from NIH, pharmaceutical corporations, and VA intramural funding.  

The Boise VA Medical Center holds affiliations and collaborations with the University of Washington, Boise State University, University of Idaho and Idaho State University.  The incumbent will actively participate in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.  Physicians applying for this position must have recent experience in formulating and bringing to completion independent research and publishing scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.  In addition, the incumbent must have experience seeking research funding, writing grant proposals, and obtaining research grants.  Experience in basic science research pertaining to mechanisms of pathogenesis  is preferred.

For more information or to apply, contact Nicholas Vietri, MD. Chief, Infectious Disease Service, Boise VA Medical Center at Nicholas.Vietri@va.gov .

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(10/07/20) Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Research Scholar Track (Non-Tenure), Implementation Science - Providence, RI



The Center for Gerontology & Healthcare Research at Brown University invites applications for a new research faculty position in implementation and dissemination science at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The non-tenure track, academic appointment will be to the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice.

Review of applications will begin on 12/1/2020 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is identified or the search is closed.

See https://apply.interfolio.com/79452 for details.

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Fellowships

(04/06/21) Elizabeth Dole Center of Excellence Fellowship in Health Services Research - Palo Alto, CA; Salt Lake City, Utah; Miami, FL; and San Antonio, TX



The Veterans’ Health Administration-funded Elizabeth Dole Center of Excellence for Veteran and Caregiver Research is seeking postdoctoral and post-residency fellows for a 2-year research fellowship in health services research focused informal caregiving, home and community-based care, long-term support services, and other aspects of aging in place.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

See http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/centers/dole/Elizabeth-Dole-CoE-Fellowship.pdf for details.

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(03/08/21) Data Science Fellowship - Location TBD



The Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) is a two-year fellowship offered through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) that uses data science to advance cancer research and patient care. Competitively selected postdoctoral fellows are placed in four VA medical centers across the country to work with clinicians and interdisciplinary researchers to address important patient-centered health challenges. Fellows have unique opportunity to unitlize the extensive VA health data infrastructure while gaining valuable exposure to the clinical environment.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. See https://cssi.cancer.gov/bd-step for details.

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(03/08/21) Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Exercise Physiology - East Orange, NJ



The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)

The WRIISC is a national Department of Veterans Affairs tertiary care clinic that provides expertise on post-deployment health through clinical, research and education efforts. Within the New Jersey WRIISC, we have launched the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence where we provide advanced diagnostics and care for patients with unexplained dyspnea. Our integrated program of research complements these efforts by studying mechanisms of fatigue, dyspnea and exercise intolerance.

Qualified Applicants:

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with expertise and/or interest in human cardiopulmonary physiology to join our clinical research team. Incoming fellows are expected to collaborate on ongoing funded projects, provide clinical cardiopulmonary services, develop independent research questions and apply for research grants. The following specific criteria will be considered:

  • Must be a US Citizen with a PhD, MD or equivalent degree
  • Background and knowledge of human physiology
  • Laboratory experience in human exercise physiology, cardiopulmonary testing and/r cardiovascular research. Preferred experience: cardiopulmonary exercise testing, cardiovascular imaging, and/or basic science techniques

Highlights of the Postdoctoral Fellowship:

  • Opportunity to conduct clinical translational research
  • Competitive salary and health benefits
  • Eligible for VA intramural grant funds, including Career Development Awards
  • On-site fitness center and child care available
  • Approximately 30 minutes from New York City

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Contact Information:

Dr. Michael Falvo: Michael.Falvo@va.gov (800-248-8005)
www.WarRelatedIllness.va.gov; https://www.va.gov/oaa/specialfellows/programs/SF_war_related.asp?p=19

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(03/01/21) Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research for Associated Health Professionals - Washington, DC



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.

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(02/26/21) Postdoctoral Health Services Research Fellowship - Providence, RI



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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Archambault at Elizabeth.Archambault@va.gov or call 401-273-7100 ext. 6456.

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(02/26/21) Women’s Health Fellowship - Pittsburgh, PA



Overview: The Women’s Health Fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is recruiting candidates for a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship program. The goal of the program is to cultivate women’s health researchers to develop careers that will contribute to the VA’s core mission of delivering high quality, equitable care to women Veterans.

Program Description: This interdisciplinary program trains associated health professionals for academic research careers focused on women’s health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training (if appropriate) is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes research best practices, study design, statistical analysis, and grant preparation. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, and limited support for training and research activities. There are no teaching, service, or payback requirements.

Qualifications: To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be US citizens. Clinical (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers) and non-clinical associated health professionals (e.g., anthropologists, sociologists, health economists) with doctoral degrees (or nearing the end of their doctoral training) are eligible to apply. Candidates who are people of color or from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates who meet the eligibility requirements should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to VHAPHICHERPFellowship@va.gov. The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in this particular fellowship training program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and/or 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. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer.

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(01/12/21) Postdoctoral/research associate (Cancer) - Boston, MA



Principal Investigator: Chong-xian Pan M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Job description: One postdoctoral position is immediately available to conduct translational research of cancer immunology, cancer-specific nanotheranostics and targeted therapy in bladder cancer. We have developed several ligands targeting bladder cancer cells and cancer stem cells. Nanoparticles coated with these cancer-targeting ligands can potentially be used for diagnosis, imaging and targeted therapy of cancer, and potentiate immunotherapy. Other projects in the lab include development of targeted therapy using patient-derived cancer models, identification and molecular dissection of chemoresistance and cancer in vivo imaging. The applicant must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field, and experience in molecular and cell biology including cell culture and animal models.

This position is open to US citizens and permanent residents.

Lab location: VA West Roxbury, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a description of their research activity and contact information of three referees to:

Chong-xian Pan M.D., Ph.D. M.S.
Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician, VA Boston Healthcare System
Email: Chongxian_pan@hms.harvard.edu

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