Research Associate Professor - Public Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences)

University of Miami (Coral Gables)

United States

August 21, 2021

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Job Description Associate Professor, Research Division of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences

The Division of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences in the Department of Public Health Sciences is seeking an exceptional candidate with experience in the control of hospital-based infections for a research track associate professor position.

The Division of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences embraces the traditional role of Epidemiology, the “basic science” of public health, in the evaluation of the distribution and determinants of health and disease. The division aims to play major roles in the promotion of health and the prevention and management of diseases in populations at local, regional, national, and international levels. The candidate is expected to lead a program of research in the epidemiology and control of hospital-based infections, closely interacting with members of the Division of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences as well as with infection control staff and faculty at the Miller School of Medicine and affiliated hospital programs. Additionally the candidate is expected to develop health system infectious control training programs targeting domestic and international audiences.

The selected individual will be a faculty member in the Division of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences and will be encouraged 1) teach within the University of Miami's MPH and doctoral graduate programs in public health and 2) advise and serve as mentor for Master's-level and Doctoral- level trainees. The faculty member is expected to perform their duties and responsibilities in a professional and collegial manner.

Candidates should have the ability to:

  • 1. Make scientific breakthroughs, that once translated, will save lives or improve quality of life.

  • 2. Obtain external funding.

  • 3. Build and develop a fully funded team of high caliber researchers focusing on research in epidemiology.

  • 4. Represent the Division, Department, and the University at professional meetings in local communities, nationally, and across the globe.

  • 5. Motivate students in the MPH, MSPH and PhD graduate programs within the Department with innovative courses created to engage student in strategic thinking.

  • 6. Publish seminal research findings in refereed, high impact journals, book chapters and books.

  • 7. Collaborate with other faculty to obtain research funding.

  • 8. Develop training programs designed to reduce hospital-based infections

  • 9. Assist in the development of strategic partnerships with Departments at the University, particularly within the Medical School, but also with Departments, Centers, and Institutes throughout the University.

  • Qualifications:

  • MD with graduate training in infection control/MPH/or MSPH, MD/PhD or PhD degree with graduate training in epidemiology, public health or a related field

  • Evidence of high-impact publications in the epidemiology and control of hospital-based infections

  • Development and evaluation of hospital-based infection control training programs

  • Effective oral and written communication skills including teaching experience, presentations at scientific meetings, and a significant publication record in peer-reviewed high impact journals with an emphasis on infectious disease and control

  • Demonstrated ability to lead innovative research projects to successful conclusions

  • Interested candidates must apply online and should also send a cover letter and CV electronically to:

    Name: Jennifer Hu Phone: 305-2437796 Email: JHu@med.miami.edu

    The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

    UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university- based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub- specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

    Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

    Job Status:

    Part time

    Employee Type:

    Faculty

    Pay Grade:

    50

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