Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine

Washington, DC

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Position Summary:

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine, New Full-Time Position

The Department of Family Medicine ( at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is seeking a full-time Vice Chair for Research. This position includes 0.2 clinical time at MedStar Health Family Medicine at Spring Valley; 0.4-0.5 Vice Chair supervision duties, including faculty development, research development and collaborative partnerships; 0.2 research development and dissemination for the Department of Family Medicine CAPRICORN (Capitol Area Primary Care Research Network), including practice-based research network growth; and 0.1-0.2 research-related teaching (e.g., seminars, workshops, Grand Rounds) for faculty, residents and students. CAPRICORN time is sponsored by the MedStar Health Research Institute and will include research assistant/biostatistician and grant-writing support.

Responsibilities include:
  • Representing Family Medicine at institutional research meetings
  • Research program development
  • Faculty and staff evaluation
  • Research development and dissemination for the Department of Family Medicine CAPRICORN (Capitol Area Primary Care Research Network)
  • Supervision and direction of research programming and education
  • Grant-funding initiatives
  • Collaborative and interprofessional projects for faculty, residents and students
  • Dissemination of department scholarly work

Collaborative partnerships include the MedStar Health Research Institute, Georgetown University Medical Center and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care. The Vice Chair for Research supports the Department Chair in a continued tradition of innovative, community-oriented educational excellence and patient-centered clinical care. 5 years of research experience, funded research projects and associated publications and presentations required, including at least 2 years in a leadership role as Principal Investigator, Director of Research, PBRN Director, Chair, or Vice Chair. Position includes appointment at a non-tenured associate or professor level with commensurate salary; advanced appointment and salary are dependent upon qualifications.

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.

For more information on the Department of Family Medicine, please see our 2016 Annual Report at

Why join MedStar Medical Group?

We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that enables you to define your own future—by region, specialty or professional interest. We are also among the nation’s 10-largest medical groups, with the resources of highly respected MedStar Health behind us. We are collaborative too. Your input and opinions concerning quality of patient care, your practice and this organization truly matter. You’ll also find balance here. We work hard, but we also value our personal lives and pursuits beyond the workplace. If you want an exciting career that is always challenging, always rewarding, apply now.

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