Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies
Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

 Bayesian Statistician
 
Overview:
The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies (HCQCUS) consists of the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Centers of Excellence (one of 13 nationwide), and the Baylor College of Medicine Section of Health Services Research.  Over the last 12 years, the HCQCUS has grown into a research powerhouse, continuing itís mission of impacting health and health care by conducting and translating outstanding research and by developing influential leaders in health outcomes, quality, access, utilization, and costs.  The Houston Center supports 32 independent investigators with expertise in statistics, measurement, psychology, epidemiology, medical ethics, health economics, and sociology who work together on multidisciplinary teams to ultimately improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.

Job Description:
This position involves independent methodological research and collaborative work with Health Services Researchers. HCQCUS has currently identified four major areas of research interest, which include Health Decision-Making, Chronic Care Models, Implementation and Diffusion of Research Findings, and Health Disparities. These areas, each led by an Associate Director, reflect our scientific goal of achieving excellence in research to improve the quality of health care delivery. The incumbent will be expected to assist in the development of Health Decision Making research agenda and also collaborate with researchers in the other three areas.  No formal teaching is required in this position.

Additional Qualifications:
Candidates must be US CITIZENS. To be interviewed, a candidate should have a Ph.D.in Statistics or Biostatistics. Experience in Bayesian methods of data analysis and decision-making research is required.
 

Salary and Benefits:
The position offers highly competitive salary and excellent benefits.

An academic appointment in the Section of Health Services Research at Baylor College of Medicine may be considered subject to qualifications, expertise and career goals.
 

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter describing interests and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of reference to:
 

Tamara Lavin, Recruiter
Baylor College of Medicine
2002 Holcombe Blvd. (VA 152)
Houston, TX 77030
tlavin@bcm.tmc.edu