Careers

Henry Ford Health Systems

Associate Scientist (Global Health Initiatives)

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Global Health Initiative (GHI) is a System leader in philanthropic global health research, training and education programs.  GHI advances health equity through sustainable and reciprocal global partnerships.  The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant science or related field (e.g. Public Health, Medical Anthropology, Psychology, Social Work, or other related social sciences). A strong background in socioeconomic health disparities is preferred. The position does require international travel up to 20% time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Author grant proposals, funder reports, and manuscripts for publication.
  • Develop IRB approved study protocols
  • Oversee or conduct the data collection, qualitative data analysis and synthetization of results.
  • Conduct process and outcome evaluations
  • Recruit for and conduct focus groups or in-depth interviews
  • Moderate ideation brainstorming sessions

To qualify for this senior level position, the individual must have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree; post-doctoral research experience; evidence of scholarly activity (publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals); potential to be an independent and externally-funded investigator (if hired at level 1) or clear evidence of an independent career (for levels 2 and 3).

Research Bioscientific Staff are expected to obtain NIH funding; publish papers in peer-reviewed journals; report data at scientific meetings; participate in academic activities, (i.e. NIH study sections, editorial boards); and participate in HFHS research activities as requested by Chairs and the Director of Research. Individuals can also attain senior staff status as a Core Staff. Core Staff have equivalent educational requirements; however, these individuals are not required to obtain external funding.

Core Staff are expected to serve in the role of consultant/collaborator. NPR status plus either:

  • Grant renewal;
  • Additional NPR grant;
  • Exceptional history of funding by a national peer review agency or agencies (e.g., NASA, NSF, AHA, ACS, DOD).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 5 years at Level 1 (at least 5 years in a faculty position after completion of postdoctoral training) or equivalent at other institutions.
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications (³15 1st/senior author publications and > 20 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Recognition in the scientific community, as determined by one of the following: invited lectures, participation in scientific organizations, study sections, review of manuscripts, etc.
  • Service to the institution such as mentoring, teaching, lectures and committee membership.
  • P.I. of a program project biostatistics core or co-investigator of an NPR status grant with a minimum of 10 percent effort.
  • A minimum of 7 years experience as PhD biostatistician at HFHS or equivalent at other institutions.
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications (³10 1st/senior author publications and >30 peer-reviewed publications).
  • Recognition in the scientific community, as determined by invited lectures, participation in scientific organizations, study sections, review of manuscripts, etc.
  • Service to the institution such as mentoring, teaching, lectures and committee membership.

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