Research Physician (Part-Time) - NEA Creative Forces

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Randall, IOWA


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HJF is seeking a Research Physician (Part-Time) to support the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Forces Program located at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Gainesville, FL. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the NEA Creative Forces Program. This position will be 20 hours per week during the standard business day.

The Research Physician will work as a research asset at the North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System (NFSGVHS) to advance Creative Forces research within the NFSGVHS and across Creative Forces VA sites by providing scientific support and developing content for the National Resource Center (NRC).

The mission of the Creative Forces Network is to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of trauma-exposed military service members and veterans, as well as their families and caregivers, by increasing knowledge of and access to clinical creative arts therapies and community arts engagement. The Creative Forces Network aims to promote research collaborations among the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, to advance knowledge, leverage subject-matter expertise and promote utilization of best practices to benefit targeted patient populations.


  • Collaborate with researchers and champion clinical creative arts therapies-specific research projects at the NFSGVHS and across the network of Creative Forces VA sites. Design and propose ongoing or planned clinical creative arts therapies research studies at NFSGVHS and across the VA network with particular focus on telehealth, rehabilitation, and clinic-to-community research. (40%)
  • Pursue independent research: advance proposal for one study that aligns with Creative Forces Conceptual Framework Priority Research Questions for possible funding in 2021; develop original research projects including protocol development and execution, data analysis and manuscript preparation; assess, prepare, complete, coordinate and submit protocol related documents to IRBs; develop data collection tools, questionnaires, databases and the application of research techniques. (30%)
  • Support activities to pursue extramural funding to enhance investment in clinical creative arts therapies-related research; write or collaborate on writing research grants using preliminary data from current and past research protocols at NFSGVHS and the VA network sites to support future grant submissions. (10%)
  • Participate in discussions and review of the Standardization of Clinical Operations Documentation and Procedures and Measurement/Program Evaluation plans. Provide input, through meeting participation and discussions, on improvements to surveys, instruments, and documentation. (10%)
  • Review current scientific literature in the creative arts therapies and telehealth and rehabilitation fields, as well as literature pertinent to clinic-to-community programming, and present written and/or oral summaries to Creative Forces and NFSGVHS staff. (5%)
  • Draft and/or review one written submission for publication and/or professional presentation specific to the NFSG study: A Study on Barriers and Facilitators for Veterans’ Arts Engagement Post-Clinical Creative Arts Therapy. (5%)
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine and the procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks; knowledge of medical science and the development of clinical research programs; experience in the design of clinical research trials; ability to communicate effectively; ability to make effective presentations and publish; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Training in neuroscience, basic science research, data management, principles of epidemiology, and statistics is required. Knowledge of appropriate scientific area (preferably telehealth and rehabilitation) and ability to analyze and interpret data is required. Experience and training in clinical research including human subjects’ protections, regulatory affairs, and data collection required. Strong attention to detail, good organizational skills, initiative in performing assigned tasks and the ability to follow-up complex projects with influence.

    Minimum Education: Doctoral degree or MD required.

    Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: More than 8 years of relevant work experience required.

    Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensure to practice medicine within the continental United States; Board certified or board eligible for certification in the specialty associated with the clinical research program.

    Work Environment: Set in a clinic and office environment.

    Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain a Personal Identify Verification (PIV) card.

    Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check. 

    Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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