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Kansas City, Kansas, United States
4 days ago


Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine

The University of Kansas School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a Vice-Chair of Research to be an integral member of a growing emergency medicine program.  The Emergency Department is currently 57 beds with 33 faculty, 30 residents, & 9 APP’s serving greater than 64,000 annual visits at a 1,045-bed Level 1 trauma center.  The medical center is also a comprehensive stroke center, STEMI & advanced cardiac care center, NCI-designated cancer center, and an active transplant center.  The ED patient population is diverse and reflects the high acuity & complexity of the hospital’s advanced specialties.  The ED is breaking ground on an immediately adjacent expansion that will result in greater than 75 all-private & monitored beds, a 2nd CT scan, multiple new resuscitation bays, and ample provider and nursing stations to be completed in 2023.  The program has EM fellowships in Ultrasound, Administration, Education, and is completing ACGME accreditation requirements for a new EMS fellowship.  The Vice-Chair of Research will lead the Department’s research activities. S/he will be responsible for providing the vision, strategic direction, and environment to grow and sustain the expansion of research. This position will interact and collaborate with multiple departments and the various institutes throughout the KU Medical Center.  The long-term vision is for growth within the Department of Emergency Medicine that will lead to long-term research sustainability.

Overall Responsibilities:

  1. Growth and vitality of emergency care research in the department, including, but not limited to clinical research, health services, and medical education.
  2. To provide the leadership and mentorship necessary to achieve our goal of becoming an NIH-funded program.
  3. To improve the scientific basis for high quality emergency care delivery
  4. To advance the national reputation of the Department by means of research excellence with a unifying theme through increased conduct of funded clinical research, increased publications, and consistently strong enrollment in clinical studies.
  5. Diversity Equity and Inclusion is critical to the long-term success of the department. A particular focus on mentorship and development of learners and faculty from under-represented groups in medicine is a priority.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Administrative
    1. Aggressively recruit additional research faculty (including MD and PhD) in areas of departmental focus.
    2. Assist with development of annual budget for clinical and basic sciences research.
    3. Together with the Chair, Research Manager and Senior Administrator, oversee overall research funds flows including ensuring appropriate and sustainable staffing levels, appropriate use of funds, etc.
    4. Maintain databases to provide information for research reports and research updates.
    5. Participate in and lead discussions of research topics and concerns at the student, resident, fellow, faculty, executive, and institutional levels.
  2. Research
    1. Secure departmental NIH, other federal research support and industry support.
    2. Coordinate clinical research with external departments and actively develop new research collaborations.
    3. Seek out, obtain, and implement industry-funded trials which either advance our core missions or provide additional support to research staff.
    4. Actively manage the clinical research enrollment mission to ensure enrollment targets are met and exceeded. Identify problem areas, develop solutions, and assist other investigators with enrollment difficulties.
    5. Oversee research budgets for all clinical trials to ensure they are appropriate and equitable.
  3. Mentorship
    1. Oversee career development/effort of junior clinical research faculty, ensuring appropriate commitment, effort, and productivity.
    2. Provide direct mentorship to research junior faculty.
    3. Be a primary mentor for trainees (residents, fellows) who have self-identified as committed future research faculty.
  4. Education
    1. Create, in conjunction with education faculty leadership, a program to increase the academic productivity of educational faculty by providing targeted research support to help non-research faculty develop areas of interest and concentrated research programs.
    2. Assist with residency recruitment of candidates identified as potential future academic faculty by active participation in their interview process.


Our vision for The University of Kansas Department of Emergency Medicine is to be the center of excellence for our region. We are committed to the well-being of our community through outstanding medical care, transformative education, innovation, and discovery.

Our mission for The University of Kansas Department of Emergency Medicine is to create a caring environment for all patients and our team. We serve our community by improving the health of the public, educating healthcare professionals, and pursuing knowledge and discovery.

Our vision, mission, and values drive our decisions, actions, and care.   Our core values are:
Excellence, Integrity, Advocacy, Collaboration, Inclusivity, Kindness, Curiosity, Innovation

Compensation and Incentives:
Highly competitive salary; Industry leading benefits and retirement; Collaborative and supportive multi-disciplinary environment; TL1 grant support for Master’s in Clinical Research funding for research and travel support; an established program of successful funding for KL2 Grants.

M.D., D.O., or M.D./Ph.D. degree or equivalent with a record of accomplishments in research, PhD must have secured extramural funding source. Strong track record of research productivity, including NIH (or comparable) peer-reviewed funding; significant experience obtaining and administering extramural funding from a range of sponsors.  Mentorship of junior faculty and trainees would be preferred.

Please send inquiries to:
Chad Cannon, MD
Professor & Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Kansas Hospital
4000 Cambridge St., Mailstop 1019
Kansas City, KS  66160

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 60324286
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Kansas, United States
  • Company Name For Job: The University of Kansas School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Position Title: Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Job Function: Vice Chair
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: MD

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