Surgical Outcomes and Health Services - Non-Clinical Faculty
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Medical College - Main Campus | Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Rush University Medical Center is seeking a non-clinical investigator, at the Assistant Professor or above, focused on Surgical Outcomes and Health Services to join its team. The selected candidate will partner with clinical faculty in Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Urology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Minimally-Invasive & Bariatric Surgery to develop, design, implement and publish high quality research in the areas of surgical outcomes, health services, access to care & health disparities, quality & efficacy and cost effectiveness.  The investigator will mentor 1-2 residents per year, which shall include training in developing hypotheses and specific aims, designing retrospective and prospective research plans, identifying resources, carrying out the research plan, and publishing/presenting.  The selected candidate is expected to compete for external funding, both independently and in collaboration with other faculty.

Eligible candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field, ideally from an integrated health program.  Candidates must demonstrate experience in the field through successful grant applications and/or peer-reviewed publications in surgical outcomes, health services or related fields.  Candidates must have formal training in biostatistics and research design & methodology. Candidates must also show potential for establishing an externally funded research program and, preferably, demonstrate a history of successful grant proposals. Ideal candidates will be familiar with national databases (ex. NIS). 

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.

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Rose Sprinkle
Rose Sprinkle
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