Research Associate-Fixed Term

Grand Rapids MI
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

We are a multidisciplinary team that is committed to translationary health systems research. Our overall aim is to contribute model-driven scientific data of relevance to the transformation of healthcare towards a population health and patient-centered system. In collaboration with primary care partners across Michigan and major health systems, we are addressing determinant of high reliability health care that delivers consistently high quality and cost-effective outcomes. Our research is centered on the quadruple aims paradigm.That is, improved patient experience, quality, cost, and workforce engagement and health. We combine implementation and change sciences with basic research. For example, how does stress in emergency medicine providers impact quality of care; by which biological and cognitive mechanism; and what can be done at the individual and organizational level to build systemic stress resilience.

This Research Associate (post-doc) position is ideal for an accomplished person interested in pursuing advanced research to better understand the determinants of high reliability health care systems. The position description and duties are broad since we will design the specifics deliverables with the person in order to maximize the person’s success in his or her future career within or outside an academic setting. Research will be addressed areas such as alignment between primary care and secondary and tertiary care, patient-driven care, new technologies, care delivery systems, and related topics. We are also interested in persons who want to explore basic neurocognitive and biological mechanisms involved in achieving high reliability systems.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

A Doctorate Degree. We are looking for a newly-minted PhD in areas of relevance for the overall study of high reliability health care systems. The ideal candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team involving physicians, and researchers interested in health systems, quality-of-care, patient engagement, neurophysiology and stress, biostatistics, and implementation and sustainability research.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of professional goals, research experience and interest

Special Instructions

Please address inquiries to Judy Arnetz, Search Committee Chair ([email protected],edu). Review of applications will begin on July 5, 2017 and continue until the position filled.

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