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Recruiting is underway for several senior positions at AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking applicants for several senior positions within the Agency. One of the positions is Director of AHRQ's Office of Priority Populations Research; the other position is for a senior research scientist to work on disparities in health care delivery.

Director, Office of Priority Populations Research. The Director will help establish the office and lead a staff of multidisciplinary professionals and support staff in developing and implementing an Agency-wide strategy to conduct extramural and intramural research related to the health needs and health care of priority populations (minorities, women, children, the elderly, low-income groups, the disabled, and others with special health care needs). We are seeking candidates who are highly motivated and have professional training in a clinical discipline (e.g., medicine, nursing) or a related health, allied, social, or behavioral science discipline. Also, experience in planning, evaluation, conduct, or administration of clinical medicine or health services research on one of AHRQ's priority populations is required. We are seeking applicants with national standing in the areas of health services research and/or health policy.

Senior Research Scientist, Disparities in Health Care Delivery. AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research is seeking an experienced researcher in the area of racial and ethnic disparities in health care delivery. This person will be responsible for co-directing the Center's EXCEED—Excellence Centers for Eliminating Disparities—initiative. EXCEED consists of nine centers focused on research to clarify why disparities in health care delivery associated with race and ethnicity occur. The intent is to develop and test interventions to eliminate those disparities. The individual selected for this position also will be expected to conduct complementary independent intramural research. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in health services research, a related social science (e.g., public health, sociology, political science) discipline, or clinical medicine. Applicants also should have a demonstrated understanding of research, research methods, statistics, and technical writing. Clinicians interested in this position must have postdoctoral research training or equivalent training and experience.

For more information: The application deadline for these positions is January 23, 2001. To obtain a copy of the full text announcement for either position, as well as application instructions, visit AHRQ's Job Vacancies page. AHRQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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