The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), at Rutgers University, 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, DNP, DNS, PhD) 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.