qualitative analyst

Veterans Rural Health Resource Center (VRHRC), Iowa City

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We are recruiting for a full-time health services research position for our Ethnographic and Implementation Methods Core (EMIC) at the Iowa City VA (GS11 step 1 for PhDs). This position requires experience in ethnography or qualitative methods, an interest in collaborating as part of an interdisciplinary team conducting social science research in clinical settings, US Citizenship, and relocating to Iowa City, Iowa. We are especially interested in applicants with research experience studying healthcare delivery systems designed for frail, vulnerable or older adults; geriatric conditions; gerontology and other social theories of aging; implementation science; organizational/institutional ethnography; and interest in cancer, chronic disease management, and/or rural healthcare. Start date is flexible. If you know someone who may be interested, please have them send me their CV. I can provide more specific information upon request.

The Center for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE), based at the Iowa City VA Healthcare System in Iowa City, Iowa, is one of 18 research centers funded through the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Service. Health services research generally focuses on identifying effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality care, reduce errors, and improve patient safety. Our center specifically focuses on issues of access, rural veterans’ health, telehealth strategies, implementation, women veterans’ health, epidemic opioid use and substance use disorders, chronic disease management, cardiovascular outcomes research, geriatric conditions, healthcare delivery systems designed for frail, vulnerable or older adults; and developing and evaluating interventions targeting the multi-drug resistant organism crisis. Within CADRE is the qualitative core, Ethnographic Methods and Implementation Core (EMIC). EMIC is comprised of investigators, analysts, and transcribers with expertise in qualitative and implementation science epistemology, methods, theory, and analysis. EMIC provides scientific leadership as well as instrumental and technical support for VA research and quality improvement projects. EMIC investigators have expertise in mixed and multi-method health services and clinical applications of ethnographic research and design, implementation science, program evaluation, human factors, and public health.

To apply, contact:

Jane Moeckli, PhD

Director, Ethnographic Methods and Implementation Core (EMIC)
Co-Investigator, Center for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE)
Veterans Rural Health Resource Center (VRHRC), Iowa City
Iowa City VA Health Care System
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246-2208
Tel: 319-338-0581 x3862 (external)
Tel: x633862 (internal)
Fax: 319-887-4932
jane.moeckli@va.gov

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