Associate Director, VA Bedford CHOIR - Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research
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Associate Director, VA Bedford CHOIR

Job Announcement: Associate Director, VA Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR)

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Healthcare System and VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) are searching for an Associate Director of the Bedford Campus of our HSR&D Center of Innovation (COIN). The Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) is a multi-institutional Bedford/Boston HSR&D COIN located across our two VA Healthcare System campuses, both located in Greater Boston.

Candidates for this position should hold a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in clinical medicine, health services research, or one of its constituent fields. They should have a successful and productive record of funded health services research, a strong background in research management, and have U.S. citizen status.

This position will be a full-time appointment based at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA (VA Bedford). Faculty and scholars at the Universities affiliated with CHOIR engage in teaching, research, and service, and are expected to collaborate on research projects, mentor students and faculty and contribute to the teaching missions of their appointed University. Candidates for Associate Director should also have strong leadership and administrative experience.

The Search Committee will be particularly interested in the candidacy of physician-researchers eligible to hold academic appointment at the Associate Professor level.  Under appropriate circumstances, the committee may also consider applications from non-physician PhD applicants or well-established researchers at the Assistant Professor level.  The VA Bedford Associate Director will work closely with CHOIR’s VA Bedford Director and with VA Boston CHOIR. Center leaders are responsible for administration of a renowned health services research program with an extensive portfolio of funded research projects and programs, with total annual budget of over $13 million. The more than 45 MD and PhD core investigators at CHOIR produce numerous empirical articles, chapters, reviews and reports for clinical decision makers, and contribute to a large, vibrant post-doctoral training program for both MD and PhD researchers.

The mission of CHOIR is to conduct health services, organizational, and implementation research that promotes Veteran-centered high-quality healthcare, identifying best practices and working with management and policy leaders within VA to implement findings to improve clinical care. CHOIR investigators have broad content and methodological expertise across numerous fields within health services research.

The CHOIR Associate Director will be part of the center’s leadership team, and help set and promote a vision for research that engages with VA systems and improves care for Veterans. Success will require understanding of funding mechanisms, ability to manage Center research funds, and strong mentoring skills and capacity. The Associate Director will assist with management of research assets such as human resources, research equipment, and facilities. They will participate in developing administrative procedures and core infrastructure to support research efforts, ensuring that CHOIR research complies with VA and other federal regulations, policies and directives.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of inquiry and CV to the Search Committee, care of Joanne Dussault (, (781) 687-4627.  The ENRM VA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.