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Location: Minneapolis, MN

Children's Minnesota


Scientific Investigator- Pediatric Cardiovascular Care Research 



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Posted: 10/25/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2432

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Scientific Investigator- Pediatric Cardiovascular Care Research

Employee Status: Regular

Hours Per Pay Period: 80

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Days

Shift Length: 8 hours

Weekend Coverage: Not Applicable

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Position Summary

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is the seventh-largest pediatric health care organization in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s of Minnesota is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to childrenOur mission is to advance scientific knowledge through research to improve the health of the community and children that our hospital serves.

The continued growth of our cardiovascular program has allowed us to invest in our research infrastructure. We currently have the opportunity to hire a PhD Scientific Investigator to join our research team. The purpose of this position is to specifically advance clinical research across the sub-specialty services for patients with cardiac conditions. This individual will join a team of scientific investigators who are focused on research within the field of Critical Care Services.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in research related to pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons with an emphasis on epidemiologic and quality improvement research. The position will involve identifying quality of care benchmarks as well as assessing the impact of quality improvement initiatives. The candidate will benefit from previous experience working with clinicians and will need to be comfortable working with multidisciplinary research teams, utilizing large clinical data-sets and independently writing manuscripts.


* A doctoral degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research or a related discipline.
* Ability to lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of researchers. 
* Thorough knowledge of research design (observational, comparative effectiveness, pragmatic trials) and advanced statistical methods. 
* Demonstrated skills in providing scientific consultation on research design and analyses for a wide range of health-related research projects.
* Demonstrated writing skills and ability to independently prepare manuscripts suitable for publication in high-impact journals.
* Working knowledge of health care organizations, policy, practice, and management.


Preferred additional qualifications:

  • 4+ years postgraduate experience as a statistician / consultant in a research setting

  • Experience with large national data-sets (i.e. Vermont-Oxford, PHIS, STS)

  • Experience with research proposal preparation, especially pertaining to methodological design, project planning/implementation, and data analysis

  • Experience with collection of health care administrative and/or chart data

  • Experience with a variety of statistical software packages: R, SAS, SPSS, Stata




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