The Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice of the Brown University School of Public Health invite applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the University’s research track.
Applications are encouraged from physicians or methodologists with expertise in evidence-based medicine, including systematic review and meta-analysis, and preferably experience in guideline development and decision or cost-effectiveness analysis. This scientist will serve as a Senior Project Lead at the Brown Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), assisting the EPC Directors in the day-to-day operation of the EPC and applying for, leading, and conducting systematic review and related projects. The successful applicant will serve as mentor and trainer for other projects at the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health; mentor others to serve as project leads at the Brown EPC; and mentor/train graduate students, K12 scholars, trainees, clinical research methodologists, and biostatisticians. In addition, she or he will assist with or lead the development of new methodologies for systematic review and meta-analysis; participate in the development of meta-analysis software and of the Systematic Review Data Repository; conduct empirical research; interpret and contextualize results; disseminate advances and findings via manuscripts and conference presentations; and participate in other EPC and Center activities, including representing the EPC at Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and other meetings. It is expected that the candidate will be able to make significant scientific contributions to projects and contribute to design of protocols, participate in grant submissions of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health, and submit his or her own grant proposals.
MD, PhD, or equivalent, with training or expertise in clinical research and systematic review
Proven excellence leading systematic reviews or equivalent research
Advanced training in clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics, or statistics
Strong quantitative skills
Advanced statistical programing skills; knowledge of R or Stata is a plus
Prior experience with AHRQ’s Effective Healthcare EPC program or equivalent is a plus
Academic rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the applicant. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and a brief research statement outlining their interests via Interfolio at the following: https://apply.interfolio.com/40767
The letter of application should indicate whether the candidate is applying for Assistant or Associate Professor (Research).
Candidates who wish to be considered for Assistant Professor (Research) should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through Interfolio. Applicants for the Assistant Professor Rank should exhibit a potential to become top caliber researchers. They should demonstrate autonomy in developing their own research agenda and the potential to obtain competitive funding. Multiple first or senior authored publications in high impact journals will be viewed favorably.
Candidates who wish to be considered for Associate Professor (Research) should submit a list of five prospective referees. Applicants for the Associate Professor level must also have a national and international reputation in health services research, an independently funded program of research, and a proven track record of leadership in research, teaching and professional service.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2017. Applications received after the priority deadline may be reviewed until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
At the Center for Evidence Synthesis, we strive to improve health and well-being of individuals and populations. We promote rational decision making by conducting research in, and teaching the principles of, research synthesis (systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant and aggregate data) and evidence contextualization (decision and economic modeling).
Our research and train...ing programs provide experiential learning and research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate scholars, and faculty and healthcare professionals within and outside the Brown community. The Center faculty develop methods, software tools, and apply these to solve important health concerns. The Center contributes to the School of Public Health’s effort to lead the nation’s comparative effectiveness research agenda, a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act.
The Center includes statisticians, clinicians, epidemiologists, librarians, computer scientists, and health services researchers. We collaborate with diverse groups of scholars and professional societies worldwide, in health and other disciplines. These collaborations have led to numerous publications in many fields.