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CATALYST is interested in working with well-trained individuals in health management, health services research, implementation science, public health, or other related T3 research fields. Successful candidates are those with a passion for quality research, with high attention to detail and who can participate actively in collaborative approaches to science.

For additional information about working at The Ohio State University, including details about the available benefits and answers to frequently asked questions, visit https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/careers. Those who are interested in open staff positions also can access additional information about available careers and submit their applications using that website.

About the available positions with CATALYST



Faculty Positions

Opportunities for open-rank tenure-track or tenured faculty

The Ohio State University College of Medicine is conducting a search to fill open tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. We seek energetic, innovative researchers and thought leaders to work collaboratively with the faculty in shaping the future of health service delivery. Current domains of research include patient engagement, health information technology, and health systems redesign and delivery.

The successful applicant should:
  • Have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and research trajectories that are commensurate with level of appointment sought
  • Hold an earned doctorate in business administration, health administration, health services research, health policy, psychology, sociology, organizational behavior, or other relevant discipline at the time of appointment
  • Applicants for associate or full professor, with or without tenure, should have experience in conducting extramurally funded research

Application Process


Application must include the following in a single page PDF:
  • Cover letter detailing how you believe you could contribute to the existing research currently underway
  • A full CV, including publications and funding records
  • Detailed plans for research and educational programs
  • The names of three references
  • Two representative publications
Send application to:

Alice Gaughan
Alice.Gaughan@osumc.edu

Post-Doctoral Position 1

Post-Doctoral Position 1

We are looking for post-doctoral researchers to undertake independent and specialized research training and experience under the guidance of a scientific mentor in the Departments of Family Medicine or Department of Biomedical Informatics. Candidates will collaborate with principal investigators (PIs) on research investigating topics related to information technology innovations in healthcare, quality improvement, patient safety and population health management. Candidates will conduct research; write and submit manuscripts, articles and research reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals; prepare oral presentations for national and international scientific conferences, workshops and seminars; and participate in a dynamic team science research enterprise. Candidates will seek opportunities for external funding and take a lead in developing research proposals for submission. They will participate as co-investigators as appropriate in new research grant submissions, develop projects, collect data, and conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis in a variety of projects.

Postdoctoral researchers will be able to collaborate on work in one of the country’s top health systems and receive a comprehensive compensation package including competitive pay; outstanding benefits including paid parental leave, medical, dental and vision; state retirement options; employer-paid tuition to The Ohio State University; and access to recreational/sports facilities and activities.

PhD or equivalent degree in health services, health management and policy, clinical informatics, sociology, psychology, or related field is required. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

Application Process


Application must include the following in a single PDF file:
  • Cover letter detailing how you believe you could contribute to the existing research currently underway
  • A full CV, including publications and funding records
  • Detailed plans for research and educational programs
  • The names of three references
  • Two representative publications
Send application to:

Alice Gaughan
Alice.Gaughan@osumc.edu

Post-Doctoral Position 2

Post-Doctoral Position 2

Dr. Megan Gregory and Dr. Clayton Rothwell in The Ohio State University Department of Biomedical Informatics are looking for an enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher to undertake independent and specialized research training in health services and implementation science research, particularly in the areas of healthcare teams, training, interpersonal communication, and/or human-computer interaction. The start date is flexible and the position will be funded for up to two years, depending on performance.

The candidate will be jointly mentored by Drs. Gregory and Rothwell to conduct research investigating organizational, group, and cognitive factors that impact healthcare processes and outcomes (e.g., patient safety, clinical outcomes, team effectiveness, etc.). The candidate will participate in CATALYST’s dynamic team science environment to conduct research; write and submit manuscripts, articles, and research reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals; and prepare oral presentations for national and international scientific conferences, workshops, and seminars. The candidate will seek opportunities for external funding and participate in developing research proposals for submission. The candidate will participate actively in new research grant submissions, develop projects, collect data, and conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis across a variety of projects.

The postdoctoral researcher will be able to collaborate on work in one of the country’s top academic healthcare systems and receive a comprehensive compensation package including competitive pay; outstanding benefits including paid parental leave, medical, dental and vision; state retirement options; employer-paid tuition to The Ohio State University; and access to recreational/sports facilities and activities.

PhD or equivalent degree in psychology (e.g., human factors psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, etc.), organizational behavior, industrial engineering, information science, clinical informatics, sociology, health services research, implementation science, or related field is required. Experience and/or interest conducting research in healthcare is required. Employment at The Ohio State University requires successful completion of a background check, and the selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

 

Application Process

 

Application must include the following in a single PDF file:

  • One-page cover letter detailing how you believe you could contribute to the existing research currently underway;
  • A full CV, including publications and funding records;
  • The names of three references;
  • Two representative publications.

Send application to:

Megan.Gregory@osumc.edu and Clayton.Rothwell@osumc.edu

Staff Positions

Staff Positions

Staff Positions

CATALYST is an expanding, fast-paced research group. Our motto is “work with the best,” and we use this as a driving force for our hiring process. We seek energetic, adaptable, and smart team members when we fill our positions. Our current research projects are not typical “bench research” and instead focus on topics in health services and implementation science in areas such as patient engagement, health information technology, and health systems redesign and delivery.

 

Open CATALYST staff positions:

Business Manager 2

Business Manager 2 (Job Opening 449768) - In collaboration with the Executive Director of CATALYST and the senior research staff, Business Manager will oversee and manage fiscal, human resources, educational, and administrative operations for the Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics and Systems Thinking (CATALYST) in Health Services and Implementation Science Research; Develops, implements and ensures compliance to internal administrative and research policies & procedures; leads, manages and responds to internal and external audit; Administers all space utilization and management issue; works closely with the Grants Management Office to manages and administers pre and post-award grant and contract budgets; monitors research award; Hires, manages and evaluates administrative staff; Cultivates and preserves fiscal relationship between CATALYST and between University research groups and the COM Grants Management Office; Directs and supervises project and cost center invoicing to internal, departmental and external collaborative partner; In collaboration with the Executive Director of CATALYST and the senior research staff, manage all human resource functions in consultation with College of Medicine Human Resources and enforces compliance with the University, state and federal employment rules and regulation; Develops, establishes and oversees administrative staff succession planning activities; In collaboration with the Executive Director of CATALYST and the senior research staff, determines, develops and prepares capital equipment, operation and human resource budgets; Administers departmental annual budgets and provides monthly reports to faculty on the status of their non-grant funding accounts, funded time, and expenses; Identifies and recommends budget forecasts to aid in strategic planning process; Establishes and maintains a business operations processing environment to ensure adherence to University internal controls structures and external reporting requirement.

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Clinical Research Assistant

Clinical Research Assistant (Job Opening 448921) -  Provides assistance in support of clinical research studies; assists with implementation and coordination of studies; participates in recruitment of study participants; performs behavioral or diagnostic testing; assists with collection maintenance & reporting of clinical research data.

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Project Manager

Project Manager (Job Opening 446454) - Project Manager to plan, lead and manage the implementation and execution of daily activities of funded health services research projects; coordinates and assigns daily activities within project teams across multiple principal investigators (PIs) and disciplines; collaborates with PIs to plan, design and execute health services research studies to investigate how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, medical technology and personal behaviors can affect access to quality health care services; develops plans and resources to meet requirements of new protocols while participating in development and application of tailored research methodologies and tools; develops, oversees and establishes assessment criteria and processes for determination of participant eligibility, recruitment and on-going management of research participants across all research locations; implements and oversees processes for building appropriate controls for administration of informed consent and education of study participants; monitors and evaluates protocol activity to ensure compliance with department, university, sponsor and federal policies, rules and regulations; oversees, guides and participates in collection of research data including primary data collection through patient and provider interviews; manages transcribing and coding of data; interprets research data; performs analysis of data using constant-comparative and grounded theory assessment; assists investigators with preparation and submission of grant submissions to secure continued funding of health service research projects; collaborates with investigators to write abstracts, manuscripts, articles, and research reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as presentations at scientific conferences, workshops and seminars; trains and coordinates activities of research staff and undergraduate students.

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Research Analytics Specialist

Research Analytics Specialist (Job Opening 447517) - Functions as a Research Analytics Specialist providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of data and information, for health services research within the Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics, and Systems Thinking (CATALYST); provides scientific guidance to research projects and to Principal Investigators; participates in development and implementation of goals related to studies; uses statistical, qualitative, and quality improvement methods to analyze and summarize research data; applies concepts from summarized data to the development of new research protocols; manages large and small databases; creates advanced and complex queries to generate specialized data; writes reports of research results; participates in writing grant proposals to obtain additional funding in support of research being conducted; attends and makes presentations at local and national/international conferences; provides general data collection and analysis assistance.

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Research Data Analyst

Research Data Analyst to support the health services research team in the College of Medicine; collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates data; identifies, analyzes, and interprets trends or patterns in complex primary and secondary data sets using advanced statistical and analytic software; manages spreadsheets using advanced data manipulation techniques; prepares reports to aid in operational decisions, strategic planning and current and future research projects; works with research team and faculty to develop, write, and edit statistical and data management components to scientific documents including protocols, manuscripts, presentations and other scholarly work including grants; maintains and manages multiple simultaneous analytic projects to deadline; works with collaborators to establish and collect data ensuring compliance to regulatory and legal requirements for the exchange of materials and data; designs, establishes, and maintains integrated datasets and electronic data capture systems to evaluate health services research data in a manner that that optimizes statistical efficiency and data quality; acquires, cleans, and integrates data from primary or secondary data sources into existing data using data management approaches that are replicable and auditable; collaborates with information warehouse and other sources to identify ways to integrate data into research databases.

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Senior Data Analytics Specialist

Sr Data Analytics Specialist (Job Opening 446694) - The Sr. Data Analytics Specialist in the Center for the Advancement of Team Science Analytics & Systems Thinking (CATALYST) will direct and lead the creation, implementation and management of a Health Services Research/Implementation Science Data Core (referred herein as the ?Data Commons?) that can help to deliver next generation tools and services used by researchers, clinicians and other stakeholders to collect, discover, segment and analyze data, make discoveries and improve human health and wellness; curates, develops and manages data and data integration; builds, develops and oversees data preparation, IT systems and ETL processes with a specific emphasis on driving scalable, repeatable processes with existing tools in order to create efficiency through collaboration; designs and executes complex multi-level and multi-factorial study plans, methodologies, techniques and technology; regulates usage of data or code for research and business applications, including the development, testing, and production/scaling of models and statistically-based tools; develops and oversees protocols for data management (in partnership with OSUWMC Information Technology and other parties) and data integration across platforms to facilitate advanced analytics; creates and approves artifacts designed to document models, requirements, and results; mentors and guides staff and stakeholders on Data Commons services, functions, and procedures; provides statistical consultations and engages stakeholders who seek access to data through queries; performs additional duties as needed.

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Student Assistant

Student Assistant (Job Opening 448925) - Student Assistant to function as a Student Research Assistant providing support and assistance for research project activities in the College of Medicine Office of Research; assists with a variety of research-related tasks under direct supervision; performs literature searches; assists with transcription and tagging of qualitative data; assists with preparation of reports and research forms.

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Student Assistant - non-OSU

Student Assistant - non OSU (Job Opening 448649) - Student Assistant - non-OSU to function as a Student Research Assistant providing support and assistance for research project activities in the College of Medicine Office of Research; assists with a variety of research-related tasks under direct supervision; performs literature searches; assists with transcription and tagging of qualitative data; assists with preparation of reports and research forms.
 
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Please contact Alice Gaughan for more information:

Alice Gaughan
Alice.Gaughan@osumc.edu