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Virginia Commonwealth University Clinician Researcher in Richmond, Virginia

School/Unit: School of Medicine

Rank: Open

Department: Family Medicine & Population Health

Purpose of Position:

We seek a junior to mid-level, tenure-eligible faculty investigator with responsibility for the design, development, execution and dissemination of research on primary care and health services research through externally funded competitive research grants and contracts. The faculty member should have interdisciplinary research interests that complement and expand existing faculty expertise. Area of expertise is open, but areas of interest include social determinants of health, prevention, practice transformation, community engagement, addiction medicine, and quality measurement.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Teaching Teaching responsibilities may include supervision of medical students and residents. The faculty member will assist in supervision of research students that may include undergraduates, medical students and residents.

  2. Research The faculty member will join a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding. The faculty member will be responsible for leading and coordinating large practice-based studies in a variety of settings, engaging participating ACORN practices and patients as partners in study activities, fielding interventions, collecting and/or facilitating collection of study data, and interpreting and disseminating of study findings to a variety of audiences. The individual is expected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations, across campus and with other academic institutions and PBRNs, to enhance the research program in family medicine. Mentorship opportunities are available to facilitate the faculty member’s growth as an independent investigator.

  3. Service The faculty member will serve on departmental, school, and/or university committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in his/her field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.

  4. Clinical The faculty member will also have 30% to 40% primary care clinical duties.

Required Qualifications:

• Medical Degree and board certification or board eligible in Family Medicine; • Experience with health services and public health research projects; • A record of or potential for extramural research funding through competitive, juried grants; • A publication record suitable for entry rank; • For faculty hired at the Assistant Professor level, the faculty member will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department; • For faculty hired at the Associate Professor level, the faculty member will be required to have a well-developed, scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department; and • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Additional training or experience in public health, preventive medicine, or epidemiology, including fellowship, masters (e.g., MPH) or doctoral level (DrPh)-level training. • Experience with community-based participatory research (CBPR) or community/stakeholder engagement. • Knowledge of social epidemiology and socio-ecological influences on health. • Excellent writing skills preferably demonstrated in writing samples from prior grants or publications. • Experience working on an interdisciplinary research team. Preference will be given to candidates who can effectively engage with our current faculty in several research projects that are funded and underway; as well as those who can quickly understand and grasp the unique challenges of working with a Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN). • Knowledge of and/or training in health promotion and disease prevention. • Substantial knowledge of Human Research Subjects Protection and HIPAA regulations and experience developing IRB protocols. • Training in substance abuse identification and treatment. • General knowledge of the most common conditions treated in primary care.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.com

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.