<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The person in this non-laboratory based position will work with Dr. Brian Cunningham and other key faculty across the University as well as national colleagues to implement research projects; will collaborate on research and scholarship; and will cultivate relationships with patients, payers, and policy makers to ensure key healthcare decision makers have a role in guiding further research.<br /><br />The Director of Research will also oversee ongoing research projects for the Value Initiative to develop orthopaedic cost and outcomes assessment at the University of Minnesota using orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, library sciences, public health, and behavioral sciences to tailor health care to the cost containment challenges we face locally and nationally.<br /><br />The Director of Research is expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Value Initiative present research at workshops and scholarly conferences, and publish related research in academic journals. Duties will include supervision of part-time student research assistants as well as collaboration with staff. This position starts as a part-time position (75%) with the potential for full-time. It is annually renewable position, dependent upon successful support of the Value Initiative goals.<br /><br />The goal of the group is to develop, track and implement value based care delivery in orthopaedics. Programs include outcomes research study design and implementation, and collaborating with hospital administration to develop a system to track cost data in real-time. Our intent is to hire an individual interested in developing a career in healthcare research with a particular interest in value.<br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br />Research – 30%<br />- Study design development and implementation<br />- Develop statistical methodology plans for wide range of projects<br />- Conduct and coordinate advance analysis for clinical studies<br />- Propose and justify analytical methods and data collection systems<br />- Identify current evidence on technological and scientific developments in the field and their potential application into experimental plans<br />- Interpret and report results of statistical analyses<br />- Evaluate, suggest alternate methods, modify, or develop new procedures and techniques to aid in the investigation of a total research problem or program<br />- Write, edit and review scientific manuscripts with a focus on high impact peer review journals<br />- Work with journal editors/reviewers for publication<br /><br />Grants – 30%<br />- Discuss and plan new avenues of investigation.<br />- Assist in drafting proposals to procure research funding.<br />- Grant writing, submission & management<br />- Manage research budgets<br /><br />Project management - 20%<br />- Plans, implements, and evaluates complex, multifaceted research projects/systems<br />- Interact with various agencies to acquire and interpret data<br />- Develop databases and manage data<br />- Provide project management support for multiple research projects<br />- Coordination with outside institutions<br />- Mentor/coach or provide guidance to residents, fellows, and other students; lead project teams, committees and/or other collaborative efforts<br />- Modifies practices and procedures to improve efficiency and quality; searches for better ways to effectively achieve end results by, for example, scheduling work steps, arranging/ re-arranging the way work is generally performed, and adding or deleting elements of processes as necessary.<br />- Formulates and implements short- and long range goals, perhaps as a PI<br />- Manages resource allocation/effectiveness<br /><br />Development – 10%<br />- Participate and facilitate in the development of cost containment and optimization<br />- Help to develop value metrics and benchmarks<br />- Integrate institutional level data to create platform for cost sharing on a national level<br />- Assist in the creation of a value curriculum for orthopaedic education of residents and fellows<br /><br />Other Responsibilities – 10%<br />- Administrative duties, as assigned</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Required:</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Applicants must have a completed a PhD or other relevant degree; present a strong record of research and publication; show outstanding written and verbal communication skills; and show a demonstrated capacity to work well in a collaborative environment to accomplish scholarly and interdisciplinary goals.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Preferred:</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Further desired qualifications include a background in surgical outcomes research, health economics, or comparative effectiveness research; clear potential for continued scholarly excellence and accomplishment; and a high level of organizational and computer skills.</span></span></p>
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