Director - Surgical Research
Develops and executes research initiatives of the Department of Surgery, including but not limited to: intraoperative surgical ergonomics and kinematics, process flow mapping, and product usability/HF evaluation. Fosters cross-disciplinary research at multiple levels, from various surgical subspecialties, to other clinical domains for comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to the following: Clinical outcomes; Human Factors; Ergonomics; Epidemiology; Surgical Education; and translational research. Secures grant funding for continuing research efforts in partnership with clinical research program managers and the AAHS Research Institute. Manages the human factors and ergonomics lab within the SAIL Center (Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning) in collaboration with SAIL leadership. Develop academic pursuits of their own that align with organizational needs and goals Maintain liaisons with leading medical and scientific directors, private organizations, and professional societies and with leading researchers and clinicians in research in relevant fields. Liaisons with various industry groups as a participant, panelist and/or spokesperson as may be required periodically. Provides direct management of Department of Surgical Research employees, including clinical research program managers, clinical research coordinators, research assistants, research fellows and interns. Educational/Experience Requirements: PhD with specialization in human factors; ergonomics; kinesiology; clinical outcomes; epidemiology; biostatistics or a related field.