Assistant Scientist - Health Outcomes and Policy

Location
Florida
Posted
Jun 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:

Assistant Scientist

Job Description:

The University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy and the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, College of Medicine, seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist position. The position will require collaboration with other social and behavioral scientists, health professionals, and health policy experts in the Institute and Department on studies that evaluate the quality of health care delivered to children participating in Florida’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid Program.  The candidate will become part of an active, multidisciplinary institute focusing on quality of care and health outcomes in low-income populations, including children with special health care needs.

We are seeking a social/behavioral scientist/health services researcher with strong study design, data collection, and analytical research skills in quantitative and qualitative research, large-scale surveys, bivariate analysis, and multivariate analysis.  This position will supervise research support staff for the project and will work directly with the programming team within the department.

Specific requirements for the position include: (1) an earned doctorate in the social/behavioral sciences or health services, (2) background in research on health care quality and/or public insurance among vulnerable populations, and (3) experience with both academic and technical writing.  Primary criteria for appointment include demonstrated expertise in statistical applications and software packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, N-Vivo, Atlas.ti, ArcGIS, Excel, and Access), outstanding oral and written communication skills, ability and experience authoring peer-reviewed publications, experience with project/research management, and interest and ability in collaborative multi-disciplinary research. Applicants must also demonstrate:

  • Excellence in professionalism and communication skills.
  • Managerial skills and the ability to provide oversight for a research team.
  • Interest in and ability to translate research findings into practice, using data collected and analyzed on health disparities to inform the evaluation of health programs and the development of interventions to improve quality of care for vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to interact meaningfully with various project stakeholders (government, health plan, provider, and patient representatives).

This is a research-funded position and is annually renewable based on research funds.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Specific requirements for the position include: (1) an earned doctorate in the social/behavioral sciences or health services, (2) background in research on health care quality and/or public insurance among vulnerable populations, and (3) experience with both academic and technical writing.  Primary criteria for appointment include demonstrated expertise in statistical applications and software packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, N-Vivo, Atlas.ti, ArcGIS, Excel, and Access), outstanding oral and written communication skills, ability and experience authoring peer-reviewed publications, experience with project/research management, and interest and ability in collaborative multi-disciplinary research. Applicants must also demonstrate:

  • Excellence in professionalism and communication skills.
  • Managerial skills and the ability to provide oversight for a research team.
  • Interest in and ability to translate research findings into practice, using data collected and analyzed on health disparities to inform the evaluation of health programs and the development of interventions to improve quality of care for vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to interact meaningfully with various project stakeholders (government, health plan, provider, and patient representatives).

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, two recent writing samples (first-authored publications preferred), and a list of at least three references by June 16th,2017 to the jobs.ufl.edu website.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://naces.org/.

Health Assessment Required:  No