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Open Rank, Term Tenure Track

The Department of Health Services Research is recruiting for a full-time faculty, Open Rank, Term Tenure Track appointment.  This faculty member will design, implement and evaluate innovative cancer-related health services research, with a strong focus on the economic aspects of cancer care.

Essential Duties:

  1. Develop and maintain original, creative and independent research projects with evidence of high quality, and productivity, and obtain outside funding to support this research, either independently or in collaboration.
  2. Collaborate with other investigators within the Department, UTMDACC, as well as other institutions, on new and ongoing research projects.
  3. Aggressively seek and maintain grant support focusing on health services research.
  4. Submit research for publication in peer-reviewed journals as primary author and as co-author.
  5. Interview, train, and supervise research assistants, quantitative and biostatistics personnel, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students to accomplish research projects.
  6. Mentor junior faculty, as needed.
  7. Develop and maintain a clinical schedule for patients encountered throughout the institution and upon referral.
  8. Complete patient documentation for medical records.
  9. Correspond in appropriate fashion with referring physicians either in writing or by telephone regarding patient care, treatment and preventive management strategies.
  10. Provide timely and appropriate follow-up consultations. This may include close interaction with attending physicians in many departments both on and off the MD Anderson campus.
  11. Incumbent must be a self-motivated academic investigator who interacts and communicates well with others at the professional, technical, and administrative levels by means of telephone, oral, written, and electronic communication.


A doctoral degree in economics, health economics, or closely related field, is required.

At least 3 years of post-degree working experience as an independent researcher. The primary mission of the Section of Cancer Economics and Policy in the Department of Health Services Research is to contribute to the methodology of HSR and to apply health economics and econometric methods to cancer policies and oncology HSR, covering the entire spectrum of cancer care including prevention, detection, treatment, and supportive care. Knowledge and experience in health economics-related methodology is required

To apply, please send a single pdf file containing: (1) cover letter outlining the relevance of the candidate’s research experience and interests to the position description (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) brief statement of current and proposed research plan:

Tina Shih, PhD

Professor, Department of Health Services Research

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1400 Pressler, Unit 1444

Houston, TX 77030

(713) 563-0020


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