Children's Mercy KC

Health and/or Behavioral Economics Research Faculty

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(4/13/2021 5:09 PM)
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Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.




The Division of Health Services and Outcomes Research at Children’s Mercy Kansas City (CMKC) is embarking on a multi-year initiative to enhance the depth and breadth of our academic research enterprise. Over the next five years, we will recruit multiple new colleagues to enhance our existing strengths and/or broaden our capacity to fulfil our mission to improve the health and care of children and their families locally, nationally and internationally. We invite applications from junior and established scholars who can contribute to our mission and want to play a foundational role in the development of our division which includes Health Services and Outcomes researchers, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core, Formative Research Team and Community and Stakeholder Engagement Group. 


We invite applications for faculty positions (rank open) in the areas of Health and/or Behavioral Economics

We seek qualified individuals with expertise in impact evaluation, intervention design, and econometrics as related to health and healthcare. Candidates who study and apply behavioral economic insights to patient, provider, and organizational behavior and are familiar with economic evaluations of health interventions and services, cost-effectiveness analysis, and decision/economic modelling will be highly desirable. Successful candidates will be expected to educate other faculty on the application of economic principles in health research, conduct original research and/or collaborate with multidisciplinary research teams, publish peer-reviewed papers and contribute to efforts to seek extramural funding. Candidates should have a PhD in Economics or other applicable advanced degree. 


Consistently ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals, CMKC integrates innovative clinical care, research and academic advancement to transform outcomes for half a million children in Kansas City and across the globe. In 2018, the Children’s Research Institute received $150 million from the Hall Family Foundation and the Sunderland Family Foundation, the largest one-time gift ever made to a children’s hospital for pediatric research. This funding will support construction of a new 375,000 square foot building, as well as extensive investments in faculty, staff, and programs, all dedicated to pediatric research.


Successful candidates will be expected to work collaboratively with faculty across CMKC and national/international partner institutions. We have mature collaborations with more than 50 hospitals and academic institutions worldwide, and strong ties with regional partners such as the University of Kansas, University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Stowers Research Institute, which provide a rich research environment and support for continued professional development. CMKC’s Center for Pediatrics Genomic Medicine (first of its kind in a children’s hospital), Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Innovation, Center for Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition, and the Center for Bioethics are well-recognized for their scholarly contributions and provide ample opportunities for research collaboration. CMKC serves as the Department of Pediatrics for both the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine and our faculty hold appointments at one or both. CHKC is a core member of Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (a $20 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health headquartered at the University of Kansas Medical Center) and a consortium partner in the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center. 


CMKC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.




- Support the pharmacometrics and data analysis needs for clinical and basic research programs within the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and the Department of Pediatrics.
- Serve as an investigator, co-investigator, sub-investigator, or consultant on investigator-initiated grant proposals and sponsored contracts.
- Implementation of innovative, state-of-the-art methods in design optimization, modeling and simulation to improve clinical care, clinical research design, and data analysis.
- Development of training and educational materials in pharmacometric principles and applications for students, post-doctoral trainees and faculty members.


EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire qualified people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.


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