The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a junior-midcareer faculty tenure track position in the area of Medical Social Sciences. MSS provides a unique scientific home for applied researchers who integrate biomedical and social science approaches to improvement of health and health care delivery across the lifespan (www.mss.northwestern.edu). MSS provides rich resources for conducting research including a broad scientific portfolio with multiple, large scale datasets, biostatistical and health informatics cores, expertise in multi-level assessment methods and serving as a collaborative bridge across Northwestern’s campuses. MSS research is organized around three broad scientific clusters: Patient-centered Outcomes and Measurement Science, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention/Intervention, and Mechanisms of Health & Disease.
Patient-centered Outcomes and Measurement Science: We are interested in development and application of novel psychometric approaches that incorporate clinic- and e-Health-based measurement, and integration of such approaches in electronic health records to facilitate continuity of care and improve patient-centered outcomes.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention/Intervention: Approaches of interest include development and implementation of pragmatic and adaptive tailored interventions that are informed by state of the art and technology-based measurement approaches to deliver necessary precision care to optimize outcomes. Building on the strength of extant MSS programs, we are also interested in prevention/intervention research that transcends specific disease areas, target multi-level mechanisms of the impact of stress on health (e.g., biobehavioral, personality, cultural, neurodevelopmental), and targets prevention at the early phase of the disease susceptibility sequence, and translate discovery into novel interventions as well as research tailored to special populations where there is a well-developed programmatic focus.
Mechanisms of Health and Disease: We are interested in translational research explicating multi-level mechanisms shaping health and disease trajectories from the prenatal period to end of life. In particular, work that builds on our strengths in investigation of mechanism of quality of life across a range of diseases, the impact of personality on health, brain:behavior atypicalities and disease susceptibility, and how social experience shapes risk behavior, and disease onset and progression,
The candidate should have demonstrated an innovative programmatic approach to his/her research, an outstanding record of scholarly publication and a history of extramural funding or exceptional promise of such for junior investigators. MSS has a highly collaborative culture in which multiple investigators work in tandem on large-scale, team science research. A critical consideration will be the extent to which the candidates' focus is synergistic with ongoing Departmental research and culture of collaboration. Participation in Departmental training activities and University service are also expected and valued. Salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Applications will be considered until positions are filled. Additional information about the Department of Medical Social Sciences can be viewed at www.mss.northwestern.edu.
Please send a letter of interest (please reference position # 27794) and research statement, curriculum vitae, representative reprints and names of three references to Judy Moskowitz, PhD, Search Chair, c/o Katie Lambert. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.