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Health System Researcher

About the position

The JPS Health Network Center for Epidemiology & Healthcare Delivery Research (CEHDR) invites applications for an institutionally-funded Health System Researcher position (academic equivalent to Assistant Professor). CEHDR is a multidisciplinary research department embedded within a safety-net health system that aims to enhance care delivery, advance health equity, and improve population health. Our investigators conduct pragmatic research to generate evidence that informs decisions and transforms healthcare practice, particularly for socioeconomically marginalized populations.

The Health System Researcher is responsible for developing a rigorous and impactful research program that improves healthcare quality and health outcomes for patients at JPS Health Network and beyond. We are particularly interested in applications from researchers with expertise or interest in evaluation of healthcare interventions, pharmacoepidemiology, predictive analytics, or implementation science. The Health System Researcher will have access to extensive electronic health records data generated from over 1 million patient encounters each year, which is a valuable resource for epidemiologic and health services research. This position offers extraordinary opportunities to collaborate with researchers, healthcare providers, operational teams, and health systems leaders. In addition, our investigators are provided mentorship and abundant resources for career and leadership development.

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What you'll need to apply

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable. Please submit a cover letter summarizing research interests and a curriculum vitae through our online application system:

Contact name

Kevin Craten


Applicants are required to have a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in epidemiology, health services research, or a related field. Postdoctoral training is preferred. Key personal characteristics include strong communication skills, collaborative mindset, and adaptability.

Disclaimer/Fine Print

JPS Health Network is an urban, public healthcare system in Fort Worth, TX that has supported healthier lives for more than a century and was recognized as the #1 hospital for America by Washington Monthly in 2020. The network comprises a 583-bed teaching hospital and more than 40 community health centers, including 15 certified Patient-Centered Medical Homes. The network promotes a culturally rich and patient-focused environment by hiring a diverse group of talented, compassionate team members with a heart for public service. The Dallas-Fort Worth area has a low cost of living; vibrant arts, music, and culture; diverse recreational activities; and is consistently ranked one of the Best Places to Live by US News & World Report.