Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Health Policy, Pharmacoeconomics/Health Economics
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is seeking faculty to conduct research and teaching for its program in health outcomes, policy, and economics. The faculty member will work closely with the HOPE Program Director and colleagues in the School of Pharmacy, the School of Public Health (http://sph.rutgers.edu/), and the Institute for Health, Healthcare Policy and Aging Research (http://www.ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/), as well as with colleagues in other Rutgers units, such as the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and the School of Social Work, with the potential for joint appointments in department(s) relevant to the faculty member’s discipline.
Academic rank and track will be conferred as appropriate to education, qualifications and experience of the candidate.
Successful candidates will: • Work with the Director and staff to develop and/or implement HOPE educational initiatives including courses, degree programs, certificate programs, internships, fellowships, continuing education, and educational symposia. • Develop a successful research portfolio with funding from federal and/or non-federal sources. • Serve as a mentor and advisor to students enrolled in HOPE educational programs and other trainees (for example, postdoctoral fellows and interns) • Work with the HOPE Director to develop the program’s education and research mission, vision, and strategy. • Assist the Director in recruiting students into HOPE educational programs. • Assist the Director in planning visits from external guests to the HOPE program, such as invited speakers, HOPE job candidates, and visiting faculty. • Develop, nurture, and sustain close relationships with colleagues from academia as well as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health management industries and governmental agencies to enhance the academic vitality of the program, employment opportunities for its graduates, and financial support for the program’s expansion.
Requires a doctoral degree (PhD) in a related field or an equivalent combination of a clinical doctoral degree (PharmD, MD, other) with a HOPE-related Masters degree and/or HOPE-related formal fellowship training
• Publication track record consistent with the candidate’s training and experience. • Strong commitment to building a research portfolio in health economics, health policy, evidence-based medicine, clinical pharmacy, and epidemiology. • Teaching experience related to the candidate’s discipline, as course instructor, co-instructor, or lecturer.
Additional Salary Information: Will be discussed with serious candidates
In recent years there has been a significant focus on healthcare costs, policies, benefits, and comparative effectiveness in relation to improving patient outcomes. The new US healthcare reform bill resulted in an additional 32 million Americans joining the healthcare system in 2014. As a result, there is an increasing need for highly trained professionals who can provide expert analysis and resea...rch in health economics, including patient reported outcomes, economic modeling methodologies, and epidemiology. This need extends across the pharmaceutical industry, among healthcare providers, private payers, and within government agencies.
Research and training in these areas is very limited, with few comprehensive programs throughout the US. Rutgers University, with its premiere health economics research and close geographical proximity to the pharmaceutical and health care industry, is uniquely situated to provide relevant academic programs and research capabilities in health economics and outcomes research.
This new program responds to industry needs and increased demand for trained professionals to conduct research in health economics/outcomes, cost effectiveness, and health policy. Its interdisciplinary curriculum draws on considerable expertise at Rutgers University in economics, data analysis, biostatistics, health policy, and clinical research, and emphasizes the role of pharmaceuticals in the provision of health care. Graduates will have an integrated and comprehensive grounding in health outcomes research, epidemiology, health policy and practice in healthcare