The VA Palo Alto Health Care System and the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine are seeking a full-time physician faculty member with experience in clinical trials or bioinformatics, OR a doctorate in the area of Biostatistics or Epidemiology, to direct a clinical trials unit. The position is located at the Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (CSPCC), Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and will be jointly appointed at Stanford University and at the VAPAHCS, at the Associate Professor or Professor level in the University Tenure Line or the Medical Center Line.
Applicants should have demonstrated strong research abilities and are expected to be able to guide protocol development for numerous disciplines within CSPCC and participate in the strategic vision for the future of clinical trials and the role of new technology, such as precision medicine, within the Veterans Health Administration and the local Palo Alto Health Care System. The applicant will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, maintain a research portfolio, consult with clinical investigators, and work with other members of the Stanford scientific community, in addition to the VA community. Experience in design, conduct, and analysis of data from clinical trials is essential. Supervisory experience is required.
The predominant criteria for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The major criteria for appointment in the Medical Center Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fill. Faculty rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
The VA CSPCC is one of 5 national coordinating centers for clinical trials in the VA system. The center has about 40 staff, including biostatisticians, project managers, informatics specialists, programmers, and administrators. The Director of the CSPCC plays an important national role in the VA research system, and will be expected to help integrate the VA and Stanford clinical research missions.
Stanford University and VA Palo Alto are equal opportunity employers and are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. They welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected Veterans, and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’ research, teaching, and clinical missions.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief letter outlining their interests along with the names of three references here:
Please note that your references will not be contacted until we have your consent.
Full-time physician faculty member with experience in clinical trials or bioinformatics, OR a doctorate in the area of Biostatistics or Epidemiology.
Experience in design, conduct, and analysis of data from clinical trials is essential. Supervisory experience is required.
About VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University School of Medicine
The VA Cooperative Studies Program is the Division of VA Research and Development that is responsible for the planning and conduct of large multicenter clinical trials and epidemiological studies in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Our mission statement is:
To advance the health and care of Veterans through cooperative research studies that produce innovative and effective solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems.