Director – Surgical Research – Regular Full Time

Job #: JJT-04037
Category: Professional/Management
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posted Date: February 13, 2018

Grant Funded position

The Anne Arundel Medical Centers Department of Surgery is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Surgical Research.  The Department of Surgery supports advanced surgical research in various areas including but not limited to surgical education, human factors (kinematics and cognitive ergonomics) as impacts surgeons and the perioperative domain. This position will be responsible for managing the Surgical Research in collaboration with a number of individuals and groups at AAMC (e.g. Clinical Research Director, Director of Simulation, and the Research Institute) as well as with academic and industry partners. The position will focus efforts on human factors research, in particular those aimed at Physician, RN, and staff wellbeing, as well as related translational goals.

Develops and executes research initiatives of the Department of Surgery as well as work to develop academic pursuits of their own that align with organizational needs and goals.

Fosters cross-disciplinary research at multiple levels, from various surgical subspecialties, to other clinical domains for comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.  Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to the following: Human Factors; Ergonomics; Surgical Education; Use of HF in Surgical Education; Clinical outcomes; and translational research.

Responsible for planning, directing and evaluating extramural and collaborative research, and advancing individual surgical research effort under the direction of an in collaboration with the Chairman of Surgery and their proxies.

Collaborates with other surgical divisions as directed, as well as fostering collaborative efforts (involving both funded and non-funded projects support of relevant scientific/scholarly activities. This includes working with AAMCs Research Institute, various AAMC departments.

Maintain liaisons with leading medical and scientific directors, private organizations, and professional societies and with leading researchers and clinicians in research in relevant fields.

Liaisons with various industry groups as a participant, panelist and/or spokesperson as may be required periodically.

Minimum Required Experience: Five years management experience in one or more of the following: cognition; psychology; kinematics; ergonomics; cognitive ergonomics; surgical education; simulation based research; and or other similar related fields.

Preferred:  PhD with specialization in Human Factors areas of concentration. Experience in psychometrics is strongly preferred.