The incumbent acting in this position will oversee and manage a specialized team in mental health services research, telepsychiatry and technology enabled health care. The incumbent will have significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through subordinate professionals. Incumbent will determine objectives, direct programs, develop strategies and policies, manage human and physical resources, and function with a high degree of autonomy. This role will include proactively assessing programmatic outcomes in primary care behavioral health and physician wellness and determines strategies for program development. The incumbent will determine objectives; direct research programs, and develop strategies and policies while functioning with a high degree of autonomy. The incumbent will ensure supervisors, professionals and faculty adhere to research program procedures and research compliance. The incumbent will work across the University and with external institutions including the Veterans Administration to develop infrastructure for mental health services, and technology enabled care research.
The incumbent will develop and oversee his/her own independent, creative, and high quality research program and will have major responsibility and leadership for his/her programs. The appointee is expected to secure funding as a Principal Investigator, and as a co-PI collaborating with other independent investigators.
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Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a health sciences specialty and have a minimum of 5 years of experience working on funded research projects in telemedicine or e-Health. The successful applicant will have a background in a clinical discipline such as psychology, medicine, nursing or social work. Candidates must have proficiency in conducting, designing and analyzing data from clinical trials and should have published papers on this area in the peer reviewed literature. Experience evaluating educational programs is also essential as is experience with using EPIC for clinical trials, and REDCAP for data entry and storage. The successful applicant will also be experienced in providing technical training for research staff in these areas.
This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant/Associate rank. The selected candidate will be hired at the Assistant/Associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.
Applications should be submitted by September 30, 2018 for initial consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled or June 30, 2019.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis provides clinical services at a number of locations throughout the greater Sacramento area. Faculty and residents also provide services at three County of Sacramento regional clinics, a cross-cultural outpatient clinic, and a homeless mentally ill clinic.Research is conducted at a number of sites throughout northern California. Faculty are involved in telepsychiatry research at the Center for Health and Technology and are conducting geriatric research at the Alzheimer's Disease Center and the UC Davis Latino Aging Research Resource Center. Other active research sites include Napa State Hospital and the California National Primate Research Center. Faculty conduct research involving newly diagnosed patients with schizophrenia, and those at high risk for this disorder in the Early Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment (EDAPT) Clinic. Specific research studies focus on neurocognition, learning, and memory in patients with schizophrenia.The Department has a child and adolescent psychiatry division, a forensic psychiatry division, and a clinical neuroscience division. Board-certified forensic psychiatrists provide consultatio...n services to the court and to legal firms throughout northern California and the United States. Faculty in the child and adolescent psychiatry division provide outpatient clinical services in the department’s child psychiatry outpatient clinic and at the MIND Institute, and consultation services at the UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospital.The Department has four accredited residency programs: general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, family medicine/psychiatry, and internal medicine/psychiatry. It also supports fellowships in forensic psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.