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  • Faculty Recruitment Announcement

    Clinical Health Services Researcher

    The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), invites applications for a Clinical Health Services Researcher with health care delivery and/or policy research experience or training. Candidates must have a strong interest in building a services or policy research portfolio working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, social scientists, and policy scholars and either a track record or high potential for federal funding.

    Within the broad framework of the strategic plans of RBHS and the Institute for Health, the successful candidate will develop a program of research in any of a number of potential areas of clinical interest including, but not limited to, comparative effectiveness research, access to care, health services delivery, quality of care, health disparities, integrated care for behavioral health and primary medical care, mental health services and substance abuse, financing and organization of health care, chronic disease management and outcomes, biopsychosocial behaviors in prevention and treatment, health care reform, aging, and evaluation of health policy and delivery system initiatives. Research addressing population health, translational scientific research, and the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups is highly desirable.

    The Institute for Health, RBHS, and the substantial resources of Rutgers University offer a rich collaborative environment for conducting health services research by clinicians. RBHS is home to Rutgers Health Group, New Jersey’s largest multi-specialty medical group that includes the state’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, a large behavioral health delivery system, and Robert Wood Johnson Partners, a commercial and Medicare ACO. RBHS partners with RWJBarnabas Health, the state’s largest healthcare delivery system. Research among these units expands considerably the opportunities for clinician researchers. The Institute for Health has faculty and other researchers with considerable expertise in the social and clinical sciences, health research and policy, pharmacoepidemiology, public health, and related fields. Its faculty have exceptional capacity to address the most pressing health and healthcare challenges. Considerable strength exists in the analysis of large, integrated health-related clinical and administrative datasets, national surveys such as the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, and other data. Researchers within the Institute have great depth of expertise and experience in the analysis of Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance data and the application of social science theory and advanced statistical techniques in large data sets.

    Successful applicants must have a clinical degree (e.g., MD, DO, PhD, DNP, DNS) with strong theoretical grounding and empirical skills, quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills to support developing a rigorous program of research. A demonstrated record of successfully competing for research grants is desirable. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Institute for Health with tenure-track or tenured appointment within an appropriate Rutgers school or department with teaching, clinical, and/or mentoring responsibilities. Opportunity exists for appointment as a Chancellor’s Scholar. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with scholarly achievements including funded research and publication record, as well as other relevant professional experience. Initial support for establishing a strong program of research will be provided with the expectation that the research program will be increasingly supported by extramural funds.

    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research Located on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the Institute for Health was founded in 1985 and is a vibrant, multidisciplinary unit dedicated to scholarly collaboration and research that focuses on critical questions related to healthcare services and policy, population health, aging, and health and mental healthcare. Its core and associate members include 82 outstanding faculty who have generated award-winning scholarship that has influenced fields including medical sociology, economics, health psychology, history of medicine, nursing, public health, psychiatry, global health, social gerontology, health services, medicine, social work, pharmacy, medical ethics, and health policy. Several research centers exist within the Institute including the Center for State Health Policy; Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management and Outcomes; and Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science. Faculty members have held research and training grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other major funding organizations. The Institute for Health has served as home to six faculty elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Faculty are actively involved in mentoring future scholars at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Institute is housed in a 57,000 square foot state-of-the-art, custom-built academic and research facility located in the heart of New Brunswick, an ethnically diverse and lively city with easy access to public transportation to New York City and Philadelphia.

    Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

    In July 2013, Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) were integrated into a single consolidated university creating enhanced possibilities for innovative, integrative, interdisciplinary research on biomedical and socio-behavioral health and healthcare. The Institute is formally part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) which is headed by a chancellor reporting directly to the President of Rutgers. In addition to the Institute, RBHS is comprised of the following schools, centers, and institutes: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey Medical School, School of Dental Medicine, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, School of Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, Brain Health Institute, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Institute for Translational Medicine and Science, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and University Behavioral Health Care. The Institute for Health serves as a central bridge among scholars pursuing health-related social science, humanities, and policy research in the arts and sciences within departments and schools of the greater Rutgers University and with biomedical scientists and practitioners in RBHS units.

    Rutgers University

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive public research universities, and as a land-grant university, Rutgers is committed to teaching, research and outreach. Rutgers’ social sciences, humanities, health professions and life sciences programs are widely recognized for their excellence. The integration of Rutgers and UMDNJ has provided new opportunities for collaborative socio-medical research and translational medicine across and beyond RBHS. The University is home to nationally recognized professional schools including the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; School of Social Work; School of Public Affairs and Administration; Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and law schools on the Newark and Camden campuses. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; conducting cutting-edge research that contributes to the social, medical, environmental, and cultural well-being of the state and nation, as well as aiding the economy and the state’s businesses and industries; and performing public service in support of the citizens of the state and solutions for local, national, and global communities. Rutgers’ student body is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation, and the University has a strong and demonstrated commitment to maintaining and increasing diversity within its community of students, faculty, and staff. Rutgers faculty are well represented among the nation’s most prestigious scholarly societies including the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

    Application Process

    The Search Committee invites letters of nomination and applications (letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least five professional references) to be submitted online here. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

    Rutgers University policy provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law.