HEALTH SERVICES AND CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOW, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery (9040/I1417)
Position is for a post-doctoral student or a well-qualified masters-level graduate (MPH or equivalent). This is a two-year position, with opportunity for further time within the research group if desired at the end of the two years. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, self-directed, creative thinker who will be empowered to lead several ongoing research projects with opportunities for authorship—including first authorship—depending on level of input. Familiarity with at least one statistical software packages is helpful (principal investigator utilizes STATA) as well-as familiarity with basics of epidemiology. Strong writing skills are essential. Research projects are mostly health-services based (appendicitis diagnosis and treatment, thyroid cancer treatment and outcomes), health systems innovation and quality improvement (current project is a major effort to improve work up of incidental radiology findings – this project also includes a qualitative and mixed-methods component). Experience with grant writing is desired, but not required. As the two year position progresses, the research fellow will be empowered to propose and develop research projects of his/her own as long as they are generally in-line with the larger goals of the PI and the various ongoing research collaborations. The PI is co-Investigator of a nationwide, multi-institution, randomized trial which has its own staff in place, but the research fellow would also have the opportunity to be involved in this project and learn about management of large scale randomized clinical trials. Other specific responsibilities will include IRB submission and management (such as continuing review), supervision of research students and surgical residents, data management (e.g., RedCap). The fellow will be invited to participate in journal clubs and research meetings. Current Surgery Residents who are interested in dedicated research and academic time may also apply.
Application materials will include: 1. curriculum vitae, 2. statement of intent, 3. writing sample (this may be a manuscript on which the applicant did most of the writing), and 4. three references.
Please direct all applications to Dr. Malikova at Marina.Malikova@bmc.org