Members of the VA Research community who are interested in advertising fellowship positions can submit requests to ORD.Web@va.gov. Please send the copy in Word format or within the email (8000 character limit). Please include application deadlines.
(02/07/24) VA Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics - Indianapolis, IN
The goal of the Indianapolis VA Medical Informatics fellowship training program is to prepare graduates for careers in medical informatics, with particular research skills in health information exchange, health care analytics, human-computer interaction, and patient-physician communication. The 2-year program provides opportunities using VA’s internationally recognized medical informatics infrastructure and our research faculty and campus partners to provide outstanding training opportunities and to contribute to the academic pursuit of medical informatics research, improvement of health care delivery, and VA HSR&D recruitment and retention of promising informatics investigators.
Eligible candidates must have: 1) US citizenship, 2) Demonstrate a potential for medical informatics research, 3) Completed accredited residency (ACGME or AOA) or completed an accredited doctoral degree in clinical discipline or computer science, medical informatics, decision science, economics, behavioral research or related fields
Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their research interests, fellowship goals and career goals, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to David.Haggstrom@va.gov. We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. For more information, contact David.Haggstrom@va.gov or visit Fellowship Medical Informatics - HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC) (va.gov)
(01/03/24) 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.
(12/10/23) VA HSR&D Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research and Learning Health Systems - Indianapolis, IN
The VA HSR&D Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research and Learning Health Systems is a 2-year program in which fellows will spend their time in mentored research, professional development activities, and an educational curriculum based on the Learning Health Systems (LHS) core competencies. The integration of an LHS curriculum is a key feature of this program which teaches the process of using data to identify and solve real world problems in a health care system, leading to important findings in research, and ultimately, improvements in quality care.
We are seeking postdoctoral candidates with a strong interest in the field of Health Services Research, including but not limited to: Health Communication, Implementation Science, Health Informatics, Telehealth, Human Factors, Pain, Cancer, Cerebrovascular Disease, Mental Health, Public Health, Health Economics, Medical Anthropology, and Advanced Mixed Methods. Fellows will receive an annual stipend, health, and vacation benefits. We also offer flexible telework capabilities in Indianapolis: Virtual/In-Person/Hybrid.
Eligibility & How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a current CV, cover letter, 2 letters of reference, and a personal statement to email@example.com. We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research and Learning Health Systems - HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC).
The VA Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC) is committed to maintaining a culture of inclusivity in our community, which strives to recognize, respect, and celebrate our differences. VA CHIC researchers come from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and we recognize this diversity to be a strength of research and research collaboration, which ultimately aids the health and well-being of the patients we serve in the medical center. As a commitment to this diversity, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply and do not discriminate based on gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other legally protected status.
(11/06/23) Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics - Salt Lake City, UT
The Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences (IDEAS) Center at the Salt Lake Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center is recruiting candidates for its Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics. The interprofessional post-graduate 2-year program under the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) is paid (with benefits) and full-time.
The mission of Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics is to develop experts in healthcare informatics use, dissemination, education, and research. As there is no formal local curriculum for the fellowship, the schedule and learning environment is tailored for each fellow. In general, fellows participate in research conferences and work on short-term and long-term informatics projects under the guidance of a mentor. An individualized development plan (IDP) is used to assess current skills and strengths, career goals, research and career skill training goals, and research productivity goals. As the Salt Lake City VA is home to the four other OAA fellowships, there will be opportunities for cross-program activities and networking.
Clinical (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physical therapists, social workers) and non-clinical associated health professionals (e.g., epidemiologists, data scientists, population health scientists) with doctoral degrees or nearing the end of their doctoral training are eligible to apply. US citizenship is required. Application process requires a CV and cover letter that includes research interests and fellowship and career goals. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For a full list of eligibility requirements or more information about the program, please contact Tina.Huynh@va.gov. See fellowship brochure.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
(11/04/23) 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.
(10/04/23) 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.