The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Emory University Department of Pediatrics invite interested applicants for an open rank faculty position in the Pediatric Cancer Outcomes Program. The Center provides a rich and collaborative environment for clinical research, with a well-funded Clinical Research Office directed by a senior faculty epidemiologist focused in clinical outcomes research. This new position is an important component of the Center’s strategic plan for a strong clinical research program, and represents the next major step in the expansion of world-class Cancer Survivor and Leukemia/Lymphoma Programs.
Health services research within pediatric oncology is a growing field, with potential research focusing on cost effectiveness, health care disparities, value based care, and innovative models of care that incorporate technologies. This candidate will have the opportunity to work with our multi-disciplinary team on projects designed to improve patient care and health outcomes through patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research, as well as with national cooperative groups (Childhood Cancer Survivor Study and Children’s Oncology Group).
A doctorate degree, or an MD,MPH (or comparable advanced degree), in an appropriate field (health services research, health policy, health economics, decision science, epidemiology, other clinical health sciences) is required. A strong theoretical grounding and quantitative and/or qualitative research skills with excellent oral and written communication skills to support developing a rigorous program of research is expected.
About the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—the only tertiary pediatric center in the dynamic metropolitan Atlanta area—serves a population of nearly 6 million people across the state, providing a strong basis for clinical programs in rare disorders. The successful candidate will join one of the strongest pediatric cancer outcomes programs in the country.
The successful candidate will have opportunities for a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Rollins School of Public Health, as well as membership in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the Winship Cancer Institute. This position will also allow collaborations with the neighboring American Cancer Society and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offering a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations.
The Department of Health Policy & Management’s research agenda reflects the diverse backgrounds of the faculty as well as the wide range of issues in health policy and health care management. Major research areas include comparative health systems analysis and health reform initiatives; clinical economics of cardiovascular disease and cancer; outcomes and effectiveness research; and quality of life measures.
The Winship Cancer Institute is a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center with 150 core members from across Emory’s schools of public health, medicine, and nursing conducting research in the population, clinical, and basic sciences. The Cancer Prevention and Control research program is one of four research programs in the cancer center (www.winshipcancer.emory.edu), with members conducting research in cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and chemoprevention; health behavior research; symptom management and control; and health outcomes and quality of care.
Candidates would require a strong track record of funding and scholarship, and will be expected to work in a collaborative fashion as well as become an independent investigator, conducting nationally recognized pediatric cancer outcomes research. We invite inquiries and applications from mid-career candidates with expertise in health services research, patient-centered outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analyses, and related disciplines. Candidates with strong methodological backgrounds and research-related experience in cancer and/or pediatrics will be preferred.