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 Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core (BEC) invites applications for a Research Faculty position. BEC faculty hold appointments in the Division of Health Services and Outcomes Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
Expanding the BEC is part of a multi-year initiative to enhance the depth and breadth of our academic research enterprise. Children’s Mercy 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. For this position we are seeking accomplished individuals at early- or mid-career level with an established track record of research publication and funding. The successful candidate will make substantial contributions to the BEC’s research portfolio.
Candidates must have a PhD in biostatistics, epidemiology, quantitative psychology, statistics, or a closely related field. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills are required. Candidates should have evidence of at least 3 years of successful collaborative biomedical and/or health services research experience as demonstrated by a strong record of scholarly publication and extramural funding. Specific areas of expertise sought include structural equation modeling, mediation analysis, survey development/validation, health services research, and health/behavioral economics. Familiarity with adaptive intervention designs (SMART, MOST) is desirable. Salary and rank will be commensurate with funded research portfolio, academic experience and achievement, and/or scholarly publication record.
Research faculty work collaboratively with researchers across Children’s Mercy, partner institutions, and the community. 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 the Children’s Health Association, which provide a rich research environment and support for continued professional development.
Consistently ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals, Children’s Mercy 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 CMRI received philanthropic gifts totaling $150 million, the largest one-time gift ever made to a children’s hospital for pediatric research, from the Hall Family Foundation and the Sunderland Family Foundation. This funding supported construction of the new, 375,000 square foot CMRI building, as well as investments in faculty, staff, and programs dedicated to pediatric research. We are a core member of Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, a $20 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health headquartered at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Our Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine is the first of its kind in a children’s hospital, and our partnership with the National Cancer Institute-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center is focused on increasing pediatric research collaborations to benefit children with cancer.
The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
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.
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 great 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.