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Applications must be received by March 11, 2020 to ensure consideration

Position Description:

The Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Launchpad Team is a consultation service of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s Community Academic Partnership (ICTR-CAP). It provides resources to bridge the gap between research and practice. We contribute to the growing and innovative field of Dissemination and Implementation Science, collaborating with research teams to address challenges and harness opportunities that lead to sustainable practice and improved health outcomes. 

This Scientist has broad duties for supporting researchers, ICTR-CAP Programs and Affiliates, and community stakeholders with designing research with dissemination and implementation in mind. This includes consultations to investigators and their research teams on research topics / innovations, and research training and education opportunities. The Scientist will also lead the production of the popular D&I Research Short Course. This position also has an opportunity to serve as a Co- Investigator on research projects pertaining to Dissemination and Implementation Science.

The D&I Launchpad team of six includes two faculty members; the Scientist works under the direction of the D&I Program Manager.

We are seeking an individual who is highly motivated and organized with a strong desire and demonstrated ability to advance scientific projects. Successful candidates must have an excellent work ethic, thrive in fast paced environments and enjoy working on a team as well as working independently.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment in diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applicants from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Degree and area of specialization:

PhD required. Degree in healthcare field, public health, social work, industrial and systems engineering or related field preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience

  • Minimum two years of experience in research required, preferably related to dissemination and implementation science in the healthcare field, public health, social work, industrial and systems engineering or related field.
  • Knowledge and / or experience with dissemination and implementation research, study designs, models and frameworks is required.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, analysis, and stakeholder engagement is preferred.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills required. Experience with report and / or manuscript writing is preferred.
  • Experience contributing to successful grant proposal writing is preferred. Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

A minimum of 7 years’ experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

To Apply: 

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You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Primary Contact:

Kim Mcfarlane:

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The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is a division of the Office of Intramural Research (OIR), Office of the Director (OD). Our mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses. We work closely with the Training Offices in the NIH Institutes and Centers to help trainees in the Intramural Research Program (IRP). The intramural program is the sum of all the research projects carried out by NIH investigators and trainees in NIH facilities) develop scientific and professional skills that will enable them to become leaders in the biomedical research community.