The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant - Value-Based Care Research Fellowship for Medical Students

Hiring department Medical School
Monthly salary $2,333
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-11-16-01-4222
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date 06/01/2018
Position Duration Terminates on unknown date
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Applicant must be accepted to or enrolled in medical school at the time of application. The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2018. Phone interviews with several Department leaders will be scheduled following the deadline for submission, and finalists can expect to be notified in early March. Dates of the Fellowship are flexible but will be approximately July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The Dell Medical School Value-Based Care Research Fellowship promotes applied healthcare delivery science research by giving extraordinary medical students an opportunity to investigate topics relevant to designing, implementing, and disseminating value-based care delivery models in surgery and perioperative care.

Essential Functions

Work with Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care faculty on value-based care delivery-related research projects such as: shared-decision making, defining treatment appropriateness in specialty care, assessing the effect of treatment interventions on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Use PROs and other patient data to develop personalized risk/benefit assessment models for different treatments, psychosocial aspects of illness, digital health technologies to enable value-based care, and assessing current trends in treatment utilization for high prevalence, high burden diseases. Shadow Surgery and Perioperative Care faculty in clinical activities (operating room, outpatient clinic) and in value-based care related discussions with local stakeholders (i.e., hospital partners, payers, primary care providers, multi-specialty groups, post-acute providers, and senior Dell Med leaders), and interact with patients in a clinical setting through the collection of patient-reported outcome measures. Help to prepare research-related publications and presentations for local and national orthopaedic and value-based care related conferences (e.g., American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Learning Action Network). Support the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care in strategic initiatives that are relevant to the design and dissemination of value-based care concepts and models.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. The applicant must be accepted to or enrolled in medical school at the time of application. Strong critical thinking skills, written/verbal communication, and organizational skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of core clinical clerkships (i.e. current third-year medical student), prior experience with carrying out research projects through publication, making presentations, SAS/Stata data analysis experience, and having a demonstrated interest in value-based care is a plus.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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