Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks a qualitative or applied health research scientist to join our investigator team. This opportunity is for an individual with a doctoral degree in community psychology, social science, behavioral health research, implementation science or public health and demonstrated expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research and analysis. Experience with community-engaged and participatory research is desirable. He or she will contribute to the success of major studies in a dynamic, collaborative setting along with expert clinician scientists, biostatisticians, health economists, epidemiologists, programmers, medical editors, and study coordination personnel. The candidate will contribute to projects and proposals as a member of our Patient Centered Research (PCR) team, including the opportunity to develop his/her own research portfolio in a team environment.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, is committed to improving patient lives through research and data analysis. We are clinicians, policy analysts, biostatisticians, data and project managers, programmers, and other professionals who share a passion for high quality, evidence-based research – and we’re growing! Join our diverse and dynamic staff to help us solve the pressing health care challenges of today and tomorrow.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and carry out applied and/or methodological research leading to peer-reviewed publications, reports to sponsoring agencies, and other dissemination strategies. Work will be carried out in partnership with other Arbor Research investigators and our analytical team, as well as external collaborators. The investigator’s research portfolio will include contributions to ongoing major research projects and eventually to investigator-led projects.
Participate in proposals for innovative new research studies that meaningfully extend Arbor Research’s portfolio, as well as support individual career development goals. These may include individual training grants, as appropriate.
Work with experts in our project management office to oversee project implementation, tasks, and timelines.
Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic initiatives within our program areas (thematic groupings of Arbor’s research projects).
Provide mentorship and/or guidance to the analytic staff and other team members.
Present seminars, talks, and lectures externally on behalf of Arbor Research, and internally for staff advancement and education.
Work creatively to identify additional ways to translate research findings into improving health care practice, policy, and patient outcomes.
Associate Research Scientists work closely with a designated mentor to initiate and guide his/her own work and career development. Additional opportunities for mentorship and collaboration will be made available through other team members. Formal supervision (line of reporting) is provided by a Senior Research Scientist or other senior research staff member, who may or may not also be the designated mentor.
Research Scientists work with a substantial amount of independence, initiating and guiding their own work. A primary mentor is identified, with additional opportunities for mentorship and collaboration through other team members. Formal supervision is provided by a Senior Research Scientist (or other senior research staff member) who may or may not also be the formal mentor.
PhD in community psychology, social/behavioral health sciences or public health research. MD with relevant research experience may also be considered.
Capability to succeed in research, as demonstrated by development of specific content-area expertise, lead or senior authorship on refereed publications, and/or invited presentations.
Demonstrated success, or potential for success, with securing funding for new projects consistent with the Arbor Research mission.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to travel, including international, with several nights away from home per year.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health provides reasonable accommodation upon request, in accordance with State and Federal laws.
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Arbor Research Collaborative for Health conducts major studies in epidemiology and public health. We collaborate closely with faculty and researchers from other major research organizations in the United States and around the world to perform research that affects clinical practice, policy development, and medical payment systems. Since 1997, we have engaged in national and international health ou...tcomes research related to chronic disease and end-stage organ failure. Formerly known as the University Renal Research and Education Association (URREA), Arbor Research is a not-for-profit research organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.