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Do you want an exciting career that puts you at the center of innovative and interdisciplinary healthcare research?

The UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) is a local, regional and national leader that facilitates research, promotes education and informs policy about health and healthcare.

CHPR's goal is to improve the health of the public by contributing new knowledge about access, delivery, cost, quality, and outcomes related to healthcare and providing rigorous evidence to policymakers and other stakeholders. We use our knowledge to inform health and healthcare policy to bridge the gap between academic research and policymakers’ need for clear, non-partisan evidence.

Current job openings are listed below. If you have questions about job opportunities at CHPR, please contact: hs-chpr@ucdavis.edu.

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The University of California, Davis School of Medicine invites applications for an accomplished researcher and visionary thinker to serve as the next Director of the Center for Health Policy Research. Since its inception in 1994, the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) has conducted interdisciplinary and collaborative research and research synthesis to improve health outcomes and services, educate the next generation of health services researchers, and assist policymakers in formulating effective health policies. CHPR is the only UC Davis-wide resource that supports interdisciplinary, innovative research on healthcare outcomes, access, quality and costs, synthesizes research and disseminates analyses directed to improving clinical care and health policy, and educates trainees in health services research methods. CHPR has been designated as an Organized Research Unit (ORU) since 1999 under the auspices of the UC Davis Office of Research with center-affiliated faculty researchers representing a broad spectrum of disciplines from across the University. Current CHPR research emphases include substance use, mental health, healthcare quality, population health, community engagement, and evidence synthesis to inform health policy.

The incoming leader will be given 40% effort for leadership and administrative functions of CHPR. Additional duties and faculty rank will be influenced by candidate qualifications and interests, departmental needs, and clinical practice requirements, as applicable. 

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Under direction of the Principal Investigator and/or Project Manager, the research assistant will be responsible for project enrollment coordination, project/policy administration and data management for one or more healthcare or health policy research projects. The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, overseeing intervention implementation, data collection, and data management. They will assist with preparing IRB applications, modifications and renewals. The research assistant will also find and use secondary sources to analyze health and health policy issues.