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Director of Clinical and Translational Research

Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Jan 10, 2022

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Full Time
Position Type
Research, Academic/Teaching

The Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is seeking a Director of Clinical and Translational Research. This position will be responsible for the establishment of clinical and translational research studies between the GI division and one or more basic science departments in the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, and relevant Centers and Institutes such as the Knight Cancer Institute and Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR). Applicants should be eligible for promotion to the Associate Professor or Professor level on the tenure or non-tenure track and have a track record in clinical or translational research. Applicants should be able to direct independent research and provide mentorship to postdoctoral students and junior clinician-scientists. 

The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach, and public service. The successful candidate will have no less than 40% protected time for research, and will enjoy substantial institutional support to sustain and grow their research program.  

As a member of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, you will report to the Division Head. 

Eligibility: MD or PhD (or equivalent)

Position Conditions/Qualifications: 

MD candidates must be board certified in Gastroenterology and hold a valid Oregon medical license.  

The duties of this position include:

1. Clinical (no more than 40%, MD candidate only

  • Based on expertise and subspecialty interest, clinical duties will comprise no more than four ½ day ambulatory blocks per week; this would be some combination of endoscopy and ambulatory clinic 
  • Attending responsibilities (MD candidate only)
  • Up to 4 weeks of inpatient GI service 
  • During attending rotations, you will be expected to supervise Gl fellows, complete all inpatient Gl consultations, and perform endoscopic procedures on inpatients and outpatients at the hospital endoscopy unit or  ICU.
  • During the attending rotation, you will not have other outpatient obligations and will receive full credit for the outpatient clinics. Appropriate Nursing support will be provided for all outpatient activities.
  • Night and weekend call - in rotation with other faculty, and similar to other GI faculty.  Weekend call is shared with OHSU and VA faculty.  
  • Faculty are expected to see new patients and supervise all endoscopic procedures in person.     

2. Research (no less than 40%) 

  • Research will be your main focus and you will have 40% time protected for research for the first three years at OHSU. It is expected that candidates will have a track record of extramural funding to cover all or a portion of this effort. However, the position guarantees 40% protected time for research activities.  Funds will be made available to plan and execute pilot research studies as well as to support the candidate’s ongoing research portfolio as needed. The amount and duration of this funding will be negotiated between the candidate and Division Head.   

3. Administration (20%) 

  • As Director of Clinical and Translational Research, it is expected that you will mentor junior clinician investigators and establish or facilitate collaborations with clinical and basic science investigators across the university. These collaborations should promote scholarly activities by other faculty within the GI Division.

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