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(04/10/24) Health Science Specialist - Genomic Medicine Research - Anywhere in the U.S. (remote job)

Employee will serve as a Health Science Specialist within the Million Veteran Program (MVP), Office of Research and Development (ORD).

Closes: 04/16/2024

See for details.


(04/04/24) Informatics/Health Services Faculty Researchers - Salt Lake City, UT

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah is recruiting faculty to lead cutting-edge analytics sciences, artificial intelligence, machine learning and health services informatics research while promoting and facilitating collaboration. Candidates will have strength in one or more of the following areas: able to develop, implement and evaluate health information technologies, process modeling, digital health, analyze sociotechnical systems, patient safety and areas of health services research. Full time faculty may be employed at Assistant/Associate or Full Professor levels. A doctoral degree is required. The opportunities at the University of Utah include research on healthcare quality in a health system that has been rated among the top 10 hospitals in the United States for a decade. Resources include the VA Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Science (IDEAS) Center, a Health Services Research supported center housed at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.

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Contact for inquiries: Brian Rood, Administrator:


(04/03/24) Assistant or Associate Professor - Implementation Science - Nashville, TN (on-site or remote)


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in implementation science and its application to improve healthcare delivery and health outcomes. The selected candidate will join a large and growing group of researchers in VUMC’s Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research (CCQIR), who lead investigator-initiated research and collaborate with academic and operational programs across the medical center in a learning health system.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated methodologic expertise and a track record of funding, either as a principal investigator or as a methodology co-investigator. Both tenure track and non-tenure track candidates will be considered. The faculty appointment will be in the academic department most aligned with the candidate’s background and interests and may include in the Department of Health Policy, Department of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Informatics, or other. This position is based in Nashville, TN. Remote work may be considered for this position.

The CCQIR is part of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, a large interdisciplinary research Center that supports many research and training programs to improve quality, safety, value, and equity in health care delivery and health outcomes. Both Centers are housed within the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health, which provides academic, research, and infrastructure support for a wide array of efforts aimed at improving individual and population health nationally and internationally. More than 250 affiliated faculty across departments in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Arts and Sciences are engaged in a robust array of funded research, making it one of the top funded programs of public health in the nation. The Institute also provides support for multiple junior faculty and postdoctoral training programs and masters and doctoral programs.

Required qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Health Services Research, Social Sciences, or related fields, including but not limited to public health, health policy, biomedical informatics, organizational science, epidemiology, psychology, anthropology, or sociology.
  • Current appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor.
  • Demonstrated research productivity in implementation science in the healthcare setting, including a strong publication record and participation in externally funded research.
  • Demonstrated expertise in implementation science methods (e.g., frameworks/theories, strategies, outcomes) and study designs (e.g., qualitative, mixed-methods, hybrid, pragmatic, quasi-experimental), with application to clinical settings and healthcare delivery.
  • Ability to engage in collaborative research to develop and support implementation science components of research projects across the institution with varied scientific and clinical focus.
  • Willingness to mentor postdoctoral and junior faculty in implementation science methods by serving as a research mentor and on scholarship oversight committees and attending weekly seminars.

Desired qualifications:

  • Previous experience conducting embedded research with clinical and operational programs in a learning health system model.
  • Expertise in design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies used in support of learning health systems.
  • Advanced training in implementation science, such as a masters or certificate programs, post-doctoral training programs (e.g., implementation research institutes), or completion of career development award (e.g., K12 in learning health systems or implementation research).
  • Experience in grant writing on topics related to implementation science or learning health systems.
  • Existing independent research program supported by external funding in a Principal Investigator role.
  • Previous experience mentoring postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty.

Deadline: Open until the position is filled; applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and a letter of interest here:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For questions about this position, please contact

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation.  We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive.

Vanderbilt Health is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.



(03/21/24) Assistant/Associate or Full Professor (Health-related Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning) - Ann Arbor, MI

The Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate or Full Professor level with rank and salary commensurate with education and experience.  We seek an innovative scholar with a special interest and expertise in health applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML). The ideal candidate will have interest and experience that combines the development, validation, implementation, and evaluation of AI/ML applications designed to improve health and health care. A doctoral-level degree (MD, Ph.D., or equivalent) is required. We welcome applications from clinicians who wish to continue providing health care as part of their professorial activities. DLHS is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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(03/11/24) Epidemiologist - Seattle, WA

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is conducting an open search for 2 epidemiologists. Entry-level PhD and mid-level MS/MPH candidates are encouraged to apply. In collaboration with the Director and other Center scientific staff, the candidate will lead designated Center scientific programs. The Seattle ERIC is based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and is 1 of 5 epidemiologic research centers in the national VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). The scientific portfolio of the Center includes 5 CSP studies ( (1) Vietnam-Era Twin (VET) Registry, a registry of 14,632 male-male twins with large and expanding data and biospecimen repositories; (2) National Vietnam Veteran Longitudinal Study (NVVLS-R), 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; (4) Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans (SHADE), a multi-site cohort study to characterize the impact of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan on the respiratory health of Veterans; and (5) the Epidemiology, Immunology and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3) within the Veterans Health Administration. 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 2 epidemiologists are multi-fold and include the following:

  1. Under the supervision of the Center Director, assume responsibilities for the oversight and integration of the Center’s analytic activities with its research activities. The candidates will bring epidemiologic scientific expertise to the research program and will help assure high-quality science and project successes.
  2. Assume scientific and administrative leadership of the Vietnam-Era Twin (VET) Registry and the National Vietnam Veteran Longitudinal Study Registry.  
  3. Provide leadership to new and ongoing CSP initiatives. This includes the Integrated Veteran Epidemiologic Study Data Resource (INVESTD-R), the CSP Epidemiology Analytics Resource (CSPEAR) program, and new initiatives to better integrate epidemiologic research with the mission of the VA.
  4. Other scientific and administrative responsibilities that may be assigned to fulfill the mission of the CSP Center.

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Doctoral-level training in epidemiology or a closely related field with 2 or more years of experience conducting independent epidemiologic research or
  • Master-level training in epidemiology with 5 or more years of post-graduate experience conducting independent epidemiologic research
  • Research in areas related to the health of Veterans, such as:
    • Chronic diseases
    • Mental health
    • SARS-CoV-2 infection
    • Environmental health
    • Genetics
  • Experience with producing high-quality epidemiologic papers for peer review journals
  • Understanding of the VA research program and VA health care
  • Strong analytic knowledge and skills
  • Ability to think critically about scientific and administrative planning and execution
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

The 2 positions are full-time (1.00 FTE). Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Education and experience will be evaluated by VA Human Resources to determine if the top candidate meets the criteria for GS-11-13 position. The General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle can be found on the Office of Personnel Management website at 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (including a full list of publications) to Nicholas L. Smith at

For more information about the Seattle ERIC, please see

Closing date: June 15, 2024


(03/08/24) Clinical Research Study Coordinator - Portland, OR

The Portland VA is seeking an experienced Clinical Research Study Coordinator for a full-time position.

This clinical research position is located in the Research and Development Service of the Veterans Administration Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) in Portland, Oregon. The incumbent will support Dr. Ryan Kopp and his Prostate Cancer Research team with the coordination of clinical trials, including the Precision Neoadjuvant Therapy for High Risk Localized Prostate Cancer with PTEN Loss study, a single arm phase II study.

This position entails coordinating, managing and executing multiple elements of human subjects’ research with an emphasis on participant enrollment, regulatory compliance, data quality and other research related efforts.

Expected starting salary: $74,137 (GS-11) + Benefits FTE: 1.0

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume/CV to Laura Onstad at


(02/16/24) Generalist Physician Health Services Researcher - Minneapolis, MN

The Center for Care Delivery & Outcomes Research (CCDOR) within the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Healthcare System is seeking highly qualified family or internal medicine physician health services researchers for two full-time positions: a mid/senior career Associate Director and an early career Physician Investigator. CCDOR’s mission is to improve Veterans’ health and well-being by designing, evaluating, and implementing healthcare interventions in collaboration with Veterans and healthcare system partners. CCDOR is a collaborative, multidisciplinary center that includes investigators focused on trauma recovery and posttraumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, opioid use disorder, implementation science, and other conditions. It houses Health Services Research and VA Quality Scholars advanced fellowships. The Minneapolis VA is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota; candidates will be eligible for a faculty appointment commensurate with their qualifications. 

Positions include substantial protected time for research; the Associate Director position includes time for administrative responsibilities. Responsibilities include obtaining grant funding as PI, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, conducting center and national service, and mentoring as appropriate to career stage. Physicians are expected to provide 20% clinical effort (primary care clinic or inpatient). At the Minneapolis VA, primary care physicians care for a panel of patients in a team-based environment that offers integrated mental health, pharmacy, and physical therapy services.

This position offers a competitive VA salary, annual performance bonuses, regularly salary increases, and support for work/life balance with 11 federal holidays, 26 days of vacation/year, and excellent federal benefits, including the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Thrift Savings Plan (401K), and federal health/vision/dental insurance.

Please contact Dr. Shannon Kehle-Forbes with questions: Please submit CV and letter of interest to Dr. Kehle-Forbes & Dr. Elizabeth Goldsmith ( for consideration.

Required Qualifications:

  • MD and current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
  • BC/BE in Internal or Family Medicine
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Peer reviewed publication history
  • Demonstrated training (early career) or expertise (mid/senior career) in health care delivery improvement, implementation science, or health services research
  • Ability to obtain (early career) or demonstrated history of successfully obtaining (mid/senior-career) extramural research funding
  • For Associate Director: Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working in and fostering a diverse environment. Proven trainee and faculty mentorship skills

CCDOR strives to foster an inclusive and accessible work environment that honors its employees’ diverse identities, perspectives, backgrounds, values, and cultural practices. We believe that a diverse workforce enriches our research teams and the quality of our research to improve health and healthcare delivery for all. CCDOR is deeply committed to just treatment, equitable opportunity, accessibility, and cultivating a community based on respect for everyone.

To achieve this, CCDOR encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, abilities, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, ages, ancestries, religious practices, socioeconomic backgrounds, and various work or military experiences to apply for our center positions.


(01/19/24) MD/DO/PhD Faculty (Medical College of Wisconsin) - Milwaukee, WI

The Medical College of Wisconsin is hiring MD/DO/PhD Faculty for the Division of General Internal Medicine. See flyer for details.

Closing date: 8/1/24

For More Information Contact:
David Dunn, Faculty Recruiter
(414) 839-6541


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