The Center for Health Services Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center seeks an experienced staff social scientist to assist with grant writing and manuscript writing. The Center supports a large portfolio of research to improve the quality, safety, value, and equity of health care delivery, as well as patient-centered health outcomes. The Center is a major component of the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health. The social scientist will work closely with 2-3 senior Principal Investigators to develop extramural grant applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other agencies. Studies include pragmatic clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, and implementation research. The position requires high level scientific writing skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.

About Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research is a critical component for the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) and engages with more than 160 scientists and other professionals across VUMC to conduct research and discover, implement, and disseminate workable solutions for modern-day problems in health care delivery, health care quality, and patient-center outcomes.  For additional information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/hsr/center-health-services-research.