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Professional Research Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) seeks a full-time health services researcher (non-clinical) to join our faculty. This individual will be expected to develop an independent research agenda and secure extramural funding to sustain his or her work. The faculty member’s primary responsibility will be to support the department’s research program, mainly through collaborative projects with existing faculty members and developing his or her own research portfolio. In addition, he or she will be required to participate in the mentoring of trainees (e.g., students, residents, fellows, and other junior faculty) on research projects, which may include leading research seminars.

The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine provides comprehensive emergency services to a large local and referral population with approximately 93,000 visits a year at UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital. The DEM has a number of dedicated health services research faculty. We seek to grow our research expertise and capacity and to establish the department as a center of excellence in the field. Currently, the department’s health services research projects focus on access to emergency care and the role emergency care plays within the larger health delivery system, with a focus on disparities and underserved populations, quality measurement, and transitions of care. The faculty member will have an opportunity to become affiliated with the UCSF Institute of Health Policy Studies (IHPS) and participate in IHPS seminars and other training opportunities.

Applicants for this position must have a doctoral degree in health services research, health policy, economics, or statistics. Applicants should have a demonstrated track record of independent research and excellent oral and written communication skills. They should also have the potential to substantially contribute to the field of emergency medicine by addressing major delivery and policy challenges through their research and via inter and cross-departmental collaboration. Finally, they should show a history of or the potential to develop a sustained source of independent research funding. Applicants who have already completed a post-doctoral fellowship, and those with an existing extramurally funded research program, serving as principal investigator for a grant awarded by NIH or AHRQ, are preferred.

The University of California, San Francisco, is one of the nation’s top five medical schools and demonstrates excellence in basic science and clinical research, global health sciences, policy, advocacy, and medical education scholarship. The San Francisco Bay Area is well-known for its great food, mild climate, beautiful scenery, vibrant cultural environment, and its outdoor recreational activities.

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae and statement of research to:

Renee Hsia, MD, MSc
c/o Natalya Khait
UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine
533 Parnassus Avenue, Suite U575
San Francisco, CA 94143-0749

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women. For additional information, please visit our website at http://emergency.ucsf.edu.