The Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research, Outreach, and Advocacy (SCHROA) Center in the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is seeking an experienced investigator for the role of Director.
We are accepting applications for a faculty position in the tenure-eligible investigator track or the non-tenure-eligible clinician-educator track at a rank up to Professor. Senior research scientists without clinical appointments may also apply. We are seeking applicants with interest and experience in: research focused on health services, patient-centered outcomes, population health, and/or health policy; program evaluation; community outreach and combined service/research opportunities; and/or policy and advocacy. Applicants with a track record of child-focused research, successful extramural funding from federal agencies, and prior leadership positions are especially encouraged to apply. The Director of the SCHROA Center will play a key leadership role in the development of new and ongoing research, outreach, and advocacy initiatives at Lurie Children’s Hospital. The Director may provide strategic oversight to the development of new programs within the SCHROA Center, as opportunities emerge.
The SCHROA Center addresses important clinical and public health problems of children through state-of-the-art interdisciplinary methods and collaborations. Faculty and research staff in the SCHROA Center engage in extramurally and philanthropically supported research to advance knowledge about the biological, psychological, social and environmental causes of common and prominent child health problems. Programs in the SCHROA Center often partner with many community-based organizations and engage with policymakers to translate evidence into effective clinical and public health interventions and policy. In addition, in partnership with the Division of Academic General Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the SCHROA Center trains the next generation of child health professionals and researchers with its interdisciplinary, collaborative, population health-aware approach to investigation in a fellowship program that sponsors its trainees to acquire master’s-level training in research.
Currently, the SCHROA Center includes 15 faculty investigators and more than 40 research staff, who lead projects with more than $5.6 million in annual extramural funding from a wide array of federal and state sources, as well as project-specific philanthropic support exceeding $2 million per year. A current program map for the SCHROA Center is included on the next page. In addition, the SCHROA Center also serves as a common resource for faculty across all clinical divisions at Lurie Children’s who want to collaborate with investigators with advanced skills in health services research, health policy, program evaluation, community-based participatory research, and program advocacy.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The incoming faculty member will obtain an academic appointment at the level of Associate Professor or above, depending on experience. Salary and benefits are competitive. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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