Assistant Scientist

Full Time
Detroit, MI
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Assistant Scientist

Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research


Position Description: Henry Ford Health System’s (HFHS) Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research seek applicants for a position at the rank of Assistant Scientist. The ideal candidate will have expertise in health policy research or health economics. To qualify for this position, the individual must have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree; post-doctoral research experience (min. 2 years); evidence of scholarly activity (publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals); potential to be an independent and externally-funded investigator. Research Bioscientific Staff are expected to obtain NIH or other 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.

HFHS’ Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research is a core member of the Health Care Systems Research Network. The Center works collaboratively with clinical, administrative, and research departments across all areas of the health system and the nation. Scientists conduct a wide range of studies using all types of research designs, including trials, prospective studies, and large observational studies within Henry Ford and across our participating clinical and research networks.


The Center: The Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research seeks to discover the underlying causal relationships that affect the effectiveness and efficiency of health care services. Through excellence in research, we strive to provide the knowledge needed to improve quality of care, maximize the health of populations, and minimize the burden of disease. The Center seeks to conduct research relevant to health policy decisions at the state and national levels. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the Center via our website: https://www.henryford.com/hcp/research/public-population-research/health-policy.


Overview: Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, a network of hospitals and medical center clinics, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network (a 150-site ambulatory network), and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. Henry Ford is a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. Research is a core pillar of HFHS’ central academic mission. To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.


Benefits: Henry Ford Health System offers a comprehensive and competitive package of benefits. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services.


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.


Please address inquiries to Dr. Brian Ahmedani at the address below.

Contact Information

Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD

Director, Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research

Henry Ford Health c/o [email protected]

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 the Assistant Scientist Level) or clear evidence of an independent career (for the Associate Scientist Level).


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 HFH research activities. Individuals will also attain appointments at Michigan State University via the Henry Ford Health +Michigan State University Health Sciences Center.

Additional Details

This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.

Overview

Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a

$6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s

major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.

Benefits

Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

(Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health is

committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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