Employment Type: Permanent Faculty
Vacancy ID: FAC0002008
Salary Range: Dependent on Experience
The Department of Emergency Medicine is a fast-growing academic department of the UNC School of Medicine. It was established in 1991 with eight faculty members and is now comprised of 36 on-site faculty members, 75 honorary faculty, 30 residents and the following components: the Emergency Department of UNC Hospitals, Carolina Air Care, and the Divisions of Research, Residency, Informatics and EMS.
Approximately 69,000 high acuity patients are treated by the Emergency Department each year, up from 27,000 in the early 1990s. The Department is the avenue of admission for more than 40 percent of the in-patients admitted to the Hospital. The Emergency Department is a high stress environment, which serves as the first line of medical care for adults and children from all over the State of North Carolina. Since the UNC Hospitals are designated as a Level I Trauma Center, many of the patients treated by UNC present complex pathology. The Department of Emergency Medicine is the focal point for medical concerns from many sources, including the general public, and interacts at all levels with education and research efforts in the Hospital and University. The clinical Emergency Department (Hospital) operates on an annual revenue budget of over $35 million. The academic Emergency Department (University) operates on an annual revenue budget of $12.1 million.
The physician faculty has the primary responsibility of providing patient care, supervising medical students and residents assigned to the Emergency Department, and promoting the Emergency Medicine curriculum. The Department actively collaborates with various programs and is becoming involved in many areas of multi-disciplinary research. Currently there are projects underway with many Departments in the Schools of Medicine and Federal & State agencies.
Carolina Air Care, the aeromedical service, services the entire State, transporting the most critically ill and injured patients to this and other institutions throughout North Carolina. It has approximately 1250 flights annually with a similar number of ground ambulance missions. The newly established research laboratory allows attendings, resident physicians and students the opportunity to test and develop ideas regarding new therapeutic treatments and techniques in a controlled environment. Currently, three faculty utilize the space, working on three different grants. Thorough scientific investigations and experimentation is the foundation from which new and innovative medical treatments are derived, tested, and approved. All currently utilized medical practices have been developed through testing of hypotheses in an exacting scientific manner. This laboratory has a very unique clinical focus in that procedures and techniques developed herein will, through the appropriate channels, move into practice in the emergency department. The growth of the academic department is highly correlated with the expansion of competitive research activities fostered by laboratory research. For example the department has catapulted from $0 research in 1991 to amassing $4.2 in 2004 from grants and contracts and the clinical revenue has grown to $11 million for FY 2015.
This position will deliver highly experienced strategic input, support and leadership to research teams within the Emergency Medicine Department and extending to other UNC project teams (e.g. EMS, surveillance), if required, at all stages of research and study development. This position will effectively negotiate with and strategically influence senior leadership as well as consult to a wide range of project teams, as well as set standards for utilization of effective research and study techniques, provide methodological leadership and input to Emergency Medicine Division long-range strategies. The selected candidate will provide expertise in the planning, design, and conduct of research studies, and will provide technical / statistical support and mentoring to Emergency Medicine Department researchers. He or she will be responsible for ensuring timely communication of findings within the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine, and will generally defines strategies and tactics for clinical research and share with management (Chair, Emergency Medicine and above) the responsibility for program design. This position will provide overall support to defined areas of research through preparation of clinical research grant applications, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, scientific presentations, publications, and documentation required to meet project needs. He or she will achieve research outcomes, principally scientific peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding, through program definition, performance management, and scientific mentoring. This candidate will assist with opportunities for UNC cross-interaction and research collaboration.
Education and Experience:
This position requires experience in grant writing and statistical analysis.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.