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Department: Community Family Med-Research
Schedule: Full-time 30-40 hours
Hours: 8am-4:30pm
Job ID: 39874
Job Code: 401882
Job Details:

The Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center anticipates openings for our HRSA T32 Northern New England Postdoctoral Primary Care Research Training Program. This program is aimed at creating the next generation of investigators having the skills to address critical gaps in knowledge as needed to achieve HHS's Triple Aim: improving health care quality and population health while reducing overall health care costs. The program will leverage the dedicated capacity for real-world health services research in a rural, three-state (New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine) primary-care research network, consisting of the long-established Dartmouth CO-OP Primary Care Research Network. This research network is supported by faculty and programs in the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI), and Dartmouth's SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Primary Care Research Training Fellowship:


Mentored Pilot Study Research Project. While fellows are gradually developing an individual K or R03/R21 grant proposal, they will also be working closely with their primary research mentor to conduct a pilot study or an analysis of existing data. Completing a pilot or data analysis as the basis for an R03/R21 application will provide data for two research manuscripts. The mentor will work with the fellow to identify a project that capitalizes on an existing data set, a study in process, or an opportunity for a small pilot.

Core Skills. Fellows will work with their mentors to select the appropriate set of courses in biostatistics, research methods, and related topics in health services research as needed. Work will be tailored to assure that all fellows have mastery of the following core skills:

·      Writing research manuscripts. Mentored manuscript preparation develops core skills in science writing. Fellows identify existing sources of data and go through a guided process of assembling a research manuscript. They are encouraged to begin working on manuscripts immediately, e.g., by completing unpublished papers, conducting a systematic review, or analyzing secondary data. Fellows will participate in the TDI early-career development program, which focuses on providing and giving peer feedback on manuscript and proposal drafts. As measurable benchmarks, each fellow will (1) write 2 first-authored manuscripts each year (at least one data-based), (2) co-author an additional 2 manuscripts each year, and (3) review at least two papers each year (supported by their mentoring team)

·      Pre-submission peer review. A senior and a junior faculty member will review fellows' manuscripts and proposals independently and provide feedback. Senior faculty will mentor fellows in the skills of critiquing manuscripts by performing duplicate reviews with the fellow.

·      Presenting papers and/or posters at national research meetings. Each fellow will be expected to prepare findings from their research as posters or oral presentations and present at two national research meetings each year. Fellows will develop these presentations with consultation and oversight by their mentors and will conduct "practice runs" of their presentations before their research group or works in progress seminars.

·      Design a pilot study. Fellows must acquire basic skills in preparation for a research project. They will work with their mentors to identify a research question, design a research study addressing the question, and oversee and conduct a study as the Principal Investigator.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must be doctoral level clinicians (MD, PhD, DO, DDS, DMD, DNP, PsyD., PharmD) who have completed a primary care clinical residency or comparable post-doctoral clinical training in primary care settings (e.g., family medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, community-based mental health centers, or social service agencies). Masters-level nurses and physician assistants with > two years post-degree clinical experience in primary care will be considered.

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

ü  All requirements for degree (MD, PhD, DO, DDS, DMD, DNP, PsyD., PharmD), including clinical training and/or dissertation defense, must be completed prior to start date.



Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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