Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor

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Job ID 28088
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

Department of Health Management and Informatics
School of Medicine
University of Missouri-Columbia

The Department of Health Management and Informatics (HMI) of the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia seeks an Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor (non-tenure track) for a research position to promote the research/scientific use of chronic disease and behavioral risk factor data from public health surveillance, healthcare systems and other sources. This research should have emphasis on the etiology, prevention and control of chronic diseases, especially cancer and diabetes. The successful applicant will work closely with HMI chair and a team of HMI faculty and researchers in the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center (MCR-ARC) and Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center (HBRRC) as well as faculty and researchers from other departments of the School of Medicine and the University of Missouri, to expand the scope of research in chronic disease etiology, prevention, and control.

The primary work involves planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating chronic disease surveillance and research activities, especially cancer and diabetes, and recommending short- and long-range planning objectives to address HMI research goals, especially in the MCR-ARC and HBRRC. In addition, the holder of this position will, among other activities:

  • Prepare significant scientific literature on chronic disease etiology, prevention, and control (e.g., peer review manuscripts, white papers, brief reports and research documents) as well as reports (e.g., semi-annual and annual reports required by funding agencies, updates for websites, etc.).
  • Design, apply for funding of, and conduct cancer research (i.e., meta-analysis, clinical trials, pragmatic trials, observational studies, health behavioral studies, etc.);
  • Provide direction and oversight of HBRRC research operations related to ongoing disease surveillance efforts, research design, implementation, and reporting and coordinate these activities for MCR-ARC;
  • In collaboration with the MCR-ARC Director and Senior Statistician, develop (and later implement) a plan to increase annual research productivity and output in the unit (e.g., increase the number of grant applications and publications in high impact peer-review journals).
  • Serve on appropriate working groups/committees/task forces (federal, state, and/or local) and provide consultation/technical assistance to the CDC, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, or other federal or state agencies in areas such as public health surveillance, health care delivery, and health informatics, if requested;
  • Serve on appropriate working groups/committees/task forces and provide consultation/technical assistance to the School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health Care or other University of Missouri committees as needed.


The preferred candidate will have advanced training in epidemiology; experience with research design, meta-analysis, statistical software programming, and grant applications; excellent communication skills; utilize a team player approach; and possess the ability to be highly accountable in the production of deliverables. Also required are: a minimum of two years' experience in a post-doctoral position with demonstrated research design and peer-reviewed publication; experience in an academic research environment; and experience collaborating with staff of state and local health departments and faculty of academic institutions. Applicants must have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in a social, medical, public health, or behavioral science or a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Posted: 10/6/2018
Application Due: 11/17/2018
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