Faculty Member, Health Economist/Health Services Researcher

Faculty Member, Health Economist/Health Services Researcher

Faculty Member, Health Economist/Health Services Researcher

Posting Date: 10/25/2021


Closing Date: 02/01/2022


Job Information/Description:

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites applications for a full-time faculty member in health economics and/or health services research in cancer (open rank). We invite candidates whose expertise is focused on comparative effectiveness research, cancer care delivery and/or outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis, implementation science, performance and quality measurement, econometrics, and decision modeling. Candidates should have familiarity with a variety of approaches to address population-level questions in cancer, as well as experience with advanced data analysis methods. The successful candidate will develop an independent research program within our collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.
HICOR is an innovative, interdisciplinary research institute with novel programs in stakeholder engagement and oncology performance reporting. HICOR’s Value in Cancer Care Network brings together researchers, patient partners, clinicians, payers and policymakers to advance research to reduce the human and economic burden of cancer. Our Community Cancer Care Report is the first in the nation to report clinic-level quality and cost measures to drive improvements in care. HICOR also maintains a robust data resource linking healthcare claims, cancer registry, and financial information which is available to support faculty research. With close ties to faculty in Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the University of Washington, HICOR provides excellent collaborative opportunities for public health and clinical researchers within a vibrant Seattle scientific community. HICOR researchers also have led several clinical and economic studies with SWOG, one of the largest NCI-sponsored cooperative clinical trials group.
Applicants must have a research or clinical doctorate (e.g., PhD, MD or equivalent degree) with postdoctoral training and/or experience in health economics or health services research. Candidates should also have experience with a variety of evaluative and data analysis methods and experience analyzing large population databases (example SEER-Medicare). Candidates with relevant research experience including a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and research funding success will be prioritized. Clinicians in any oncology-related specialty are welcome to apply.

Research Environment
Fred Hutch, together with the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Seattle Children’s Hospital, is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with active training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Opportunities exist for joint and/or affiliate appointments in Fred Hutch’s Divisions of Clinical Research, Human Biology, Basic Sciences, or Vaccine and Infectious Disease, as well as clinical departments of the University of Washington School of Medicine, depending on mutual interest.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek faculty members who bring new ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is committed to ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit a:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Research statement (including future research plans and career goals)
4. An attachment with the contact information (name, title, email, phone) for 3 references
5. Diversity statement [describing your past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your future plans for continuing these efforts as a faculty member (diversity statement should be one page or less)]
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by February 1, 2022 will be given priority consideration. Applications that arrive after that date may be considered if the position remains open.

Our Commitment to Diversity
Fred Hutch is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.



Contact Information:

Interested applicants should submit applications at https://apply.interfolio.com/96832 or contact our recruiter, Charles Smarr, at [email protected]