* Managing his/her individual research program and collaborating with the GRECC Director on the GRECC's overall research program and direction. The GRECC has both regional and national impact on the delivery of care to geriatric patients. With the great diversity of research approaches, techniques and goals, this managerial position is a complex and demanding task.
* Executes and completes scientific investigations that have been approved and funded, collaborating with other health services, clinical and basic science researchers (locally, VISN-wide and nation-wide) on health services and clinical research design and methodology, evaluation techniques, implementation, qualitative and quantitative data-collection procedures, statistical analysis, interpretation of results and writing articles and reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
* Develops and administers GRECC policies and procedures related to research and provides leadership in implementation. Identifies new funding opportunities relevant to the GRECC's research foci and leads evaluation of research projects using appropriate research methods.
* Facilitates research collaboration, follows the progress of other GRECC research programs and provides GRECC investigators with guidance when applicable. Consults on other GRECC research projects aimed at developing more effective treatments for veterans with physical/functional disabilities and/or cognitive problems, translating research knowledge into clinical practice and understanding the complexities of dealing with frail older adults.
* Assists/collaborates with GRECC projects and activitiesin the areas of program evaluation and research methodology: designs evaluations for training programs, reviews proposals; and participates in program research-capacity building and fosters career development of junior investigators.
* Takes an active leadership role in local, VISN and national projects within the VA.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
* Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
* Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
* Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Completed postdoctoral research fellowship at an established center of research excellence at a University or VA hospital.
Extensive research and dissemination experiences in the area of health services or clinical research as documented by previous research investigations, peer evaluations, presentations and publications: proficient in funding application processes as demonstrated by prior grant support.
Ability to design, implement and conduct research studies designed to measure effectiveness of interventions focused on older adults while maintaining compliance with all applicable local, regional and national regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of peer-review processes in general and how to prepare successful funding proposals that meet guidelines of funding agencies; knowledge of the processes involved in formulation of a research study, from conceptualization of the research problem through the analytic, interpretation and reporting phases.
Knowledge of educational and communication principles so that he/she may skillfully inform and consult with others about gerontology research, research methodology and analytical techniques.
Quality for appointment at the associate to Professor level within the appropriate Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: also, possess strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-3Physicians Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Pushing (1-2 hours): Reaching above shoulder: Use of fingers: Both hands required: Walking (up to 3 hours): Standing (up to 6 hours): Repeated bending (up to 1 hour): Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously: Near vision correctable at 13" to 16".
All Applicant are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
6 Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50), from your Official Personnel Folder, noting current grade, salary, position title and tenure (if current or former Federal Employee). You must also include the SF-50 noting highest grade or highest previous rate. (Current CAVHS employees only: if your current SF-50 is not available through eOPF, you may contact your HR Specialist for assistance in getting a copy. However, a copy of your current SF-50 must be submitted with your application prior to the closing date of this announcement).
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1993674.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.