Instructor or Assistant Professor in Pharmacoepidemiology
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
February 14, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute seeks an Instructor or Assistant Professor who can develop an independent research program to join its Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) group.
TIDE’s existing work in pharmacoepidemiology includes serving as the operations center for the FDA Sentinel System, a national medical product safety surveillance system; development of privacy-protecting distributed analytic methods; development of database and networking capabilities to support efficient secondary uses of electronic health data; population-based studies of comparative safety and effectiveness of medical products; and descriptive studies of the use and appropriateness of use of medical products. TIDE also has a robust portfolio of research in identification and prevention of healthcare associated infections, and in public health surveillance.
The faculty member will be expected to spend the major part of her/his time leading investigator-initiated research projects. He/She will also be involved in TIDE’s collaborative research and public health surveillance activities. Expertise in designing and leading large population-based database studies and good leadership and collaboration skills are essential. Demonstrated record of obtaining research funding is highly desirable but not required.
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:
Doctorate in epidemiology or pharmacoepidemiology, or MD plus MPH or comparable advanced degree
A productive record of peer-reviewed publications
Experience and expertise in research using electronic health data
Demonstrated record of obtaining investigator-initiated research funding is desirable
Ability to lead and work in multi-disciplinary teams
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
The Department is multi-disciplinary, with a research and teaching portfolio spanning a range of clinical, educational, and health service areas. Clinicians may include part time practice in their activities. Joint appointment in a second Harvard Medical School department or in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health may be appropriate. Besides her/his principal research activities, the faculty member will also be expected to spend a portion of time participating in the broader mission of the Department as follows:
Teach and mentor medical students, graduate students, or research fellows.
Establish and maintain collegial and productive contacts with other researchers and educators in the university and within existing research partnerships.
Contribute to departmental and medical school administration as a member of committees
Maintain a small clinical practice, if appropriate
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please visit our website at www.populationmedicine.org.
Candidates should send their CV and statement of research interests to:
Darren Toh, ScD
Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
401 Park Drive, Suite 401 East, Boston MA 02215
Darren_Toh@harvardpilgrim.org and copy Alexandra Stroud (Alexandra_Stroud@harvardpilgrim.org)
Internal Number: TIDE
About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
The Department of Population Medicine (DPM) resides within the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and is an appointing department of Harvard Medical School. DPM's core mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through innovative research and teaching.
Our affiliation with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a large health insurance company with diverse enrollees across New England, and Harvard Medical School, the preeminent medical education institution in the country, gives us a prime opportunity to study specific patient populations and integrate our findings into the health care setting and educational curriculum.
For more information, please visit our website: https://www.populationmedicine.org/.