Clinician Investigator - Cardiovascular Disease Research

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Department of Internal Medicine - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Apr 27, 2017

The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an exceptional physician to join the Department of Internal Medicine as a clinician-investigator focused on cardiovascular disease research.


Dell Medical School's mission is to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by:

Educating leaders who transform health care;

Evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value;

Advancing innovation from discovery to outcomes;

Improving health in our community as a model for the nation; and

Redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.

Dell Medical School (DMS) is the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. DMS enrolled its first class of 50 undergraduate medical students in June of 2016.

As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Dell Medical School will pursue innovation in the re-design of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in population health and interdisciplinary and inter-professional education. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable its development and success.


Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US, and improving cardiovascular outcomes is an important focus for DMS. This clinician-investigator position will be focused on developing a successful research program in cardiovascular disease prevention, and reducing CVD health disparities. DMS will provide the successful candidate with start-up funding, mentorship, and shared resources to ensure the greatest opportunity for high research productivity and advancement as a clinician-investigator.

The successful candidate for this position will work closely with Dr. Michael Pignone, a national expert in cardiovascular disease prevention, who has a long-standing track record of successful grant-funded research and mentorship of junior and mid-career investigators. Dr. Pignone's specific areas of interest include the role of aspirin and statins for CVD prevention, shared decision making for cardiovascular disease prevention, and the organization of clinical services to provide high value, patient-centered care.

The position will also include approximately 20-25% clinical and educational effort, with the specific responsibilities to be negotiated.


Participate in cardiovascular disease-related health services research, including the development of grant proposals, conduction of health services research, and dissemination of new learning and innovations.

Provide high-quality clinical care and clinical teaching.

Mentor or collaborate with other researchers or researchers in training, including graduate students.

Publish work in high-impact journals. Present work at national and international meetings, work with care providers and health care delivery networks to implement research in practice.

Required Qualifications

We are seeking applicants at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

MD degree with Board Certification (or Board Eligibility if within 2 years of residency) in Internal Medicine.

Unrestricted license (or ability to obtain within 90 days of appointment) to practice medicine in the State of Texas.

Eligible for appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor.

Fellowship training and/or experience in health services research.

Evidence of scholarly productivity, including prior national research presentations and publications.

Strong clinical teaching skills.

Application Instructions
Interested parties please submit letter of interest and updated CV.

For other benefit information please refer to:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.





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Posted: 6/11/2018
Application Due: 8/10/2018
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