Employment opportunities

Institution

The Ohio State University College of Nursing has embarked on a new era of excellence led by a nationally-renowned dean who is also the university’s chief wellness officer and associate vice president for health promotion. Under Dean Bernadette Melnyk’s leadership, the college is engaged in new strategic directions to enhance the quality, innovation and diversity of educational programs, build novel faculty practice models, and lead cutting-edge transdisciplinary research. The college is located on the largest health sciences campus in the country and is one of seven health science colleges at Ohio State with outstanding collaborations with the world-renowned Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University and the James Comprehensive Cancer Center. The college offers robust programs in nursing pre-licensure education, an accelerated second degree entry program, ten master’s specialties, and PhD and DNP programs, as well as moving toward offering interprofessional degrees.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is seeking candidates for the following positions:


Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) and The Ohio State University College of Nursing (CON) invite applications for the leadership role of Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice. We are seeking a highly accomplished NIH-funded researcher who has made substantial contributions to oncology research and nursing.  

The Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice will promote and enhance both nursing and transdisciplinary research activities at The OSUCCC - James and Ohio State College of Nursing. This individual will lead a sustainable extramurally funded research program and develop and foster research opportunities for faculty, clinicians and students, consistent with the strategic plan of The OSUCCC - James and CON. The primary responsibility of the individual holding the position is to develop extramural and internal relationships, conduct funded research as a principal investigator and as part of a transdisciplinary team, and to mentor faculty and nursing staff to conduct research as well as mentor pre- and post-doctoral fellows. A secondary appointment with The Ohio State University College of Medicine is possible.

The Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice is a member of the OSUCCC -  James senior leadership team and as such contributes to the development and execution of the organization’s mission, vision and values and strategic plan.  This senior nursing leader will be responsible for providing vision, strategic direction and leadership for nursing research to The OSUCCC  - James’ community of nurses. He/She will also be on the leadership team of the College of Nursing and be responsible to the Dean to lead a cancer nursing research program.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 44 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only four centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs. As the cancer program’s 306-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. At 21 floors with more than 1.1 million square feet, The James is a transformational facility that fosters collaboration and integration of cancer research and clinical cancer care.. As an NCI designated Cancer program, the OSUCCC-James encompasses over 350,000 outpatient and clinic patient visits, more than 12,500 hospital admissions and over 9,000 surgeries per year. The  Distinguished Professor of Oncology Nursing Research & Director of Nursing Research & Transformative Evidence-Based Practice will oversee all nursing research professional practice roles in the James and will collaborate with the College of Nursing’s 114 faculty members and the student population.

Additionally, the individual will be expected to:

1. Collaborate with faculty and partners in diverse practice settings to stimulate and cultivate the growth of nursing research capacity within The James and CON.

2. Serve as a mentor and/or consultant to faculty, nursing staff and students in the development of fundable research proposals.

3. Work in close collaboration with members of the College of Nursing, The Ohio State University Medical Center, and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center as appropriate to plan sustained growth of transdisciplinary research efforts.
 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in nursing. The candidate must have a history of sustained NIH funded research and curriculum vitae consistent with appointment at senior rank in the college of nursing. Other preferred qualifications include a commitment to diversity, interprofessional education and collaboration with other health disciplines, and the ability to mentor faculty and students at all levels.
 

 

Associate Professor – Senior Biostatistician

The Senior Biostatistician will be responsible for a wide variety of advanced biometrical statistical and technical activities for the design, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data.  Supervise and provide training for statistician. The Senior Biostatistician position is responsible for independently applying a variety of intermediate and advanced statistical techniques and technical skills to promote the collection, analysis and interpretation of data arising from research studies in the College of Nursing research program. The Senior Biostatistician will provide statistical support, such as study/clinical trial design, sample selection, sample size and power calculation, analysis plan construction and execution. The ideal candidate will also present analysis results to the individual principal investigators. The other responsibilities include the ability to extract specifications, to design and develop or modify complex database structures in a relational or object oriented environment. The Senior Biostatistician designs, codes, benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs.

Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree in biostatistics or epidemiology, or a doctoral-level degree in a health-related discipline with a quantitative emphasis, plus at least 5 years of post-doctorate experience. Demonstrated record of serving as co-investigator on NIH or NIH-equivalent grants is required.  History of first authorship or co-authorship on articles in scientific journals is also required.

The candidate must have experience with statistical packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, MPlus, R, PASS). 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Works with principal investigators to specify the experimental design and statistical analysis plan required for grant submissions;  
  • Evaluates research studies and recommend statistical procedures, including, but not limited to, hypothesis tests, regression models and multivariate analysis to analyze the data;
  • Performs a variety of advanced biometrical statistical and technical activities for the design, analysis and interpretation of statistical data in conjunction with the College of Nursing research program;  
  • Performs complex statistical analyses for a broad spectrum of types of data and types of studies
  • Works with the Associate Dean for Research & Transdisciplinary Scholarship regarding strategic planning and resource utilization;  
  • Designs and develops or modify complex database structures in a relational or object oriented environment;
  • Designs, codes, benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs;
  • Provides input and oversight for implementing efficient computerized research data management systems using commercially available software and hardware;  
  • Develops operational procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data;
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in biostatistics, bioinformatics, or epidemiology  or a doctoral-level degree in a health-related discipline with a quantitative emphasis plus 3-5 years appropriate experience in biostatistical data analysis and data management.  
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical software applications such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, MPLUS, R and other statistical software as required;
  • Experience with Windows PC and UNIX Environments;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Attention to detail and accurate record keeping.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an academic or health care computing environment;
  • Record of taking the initiative to solve problems and working with high standards;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills;

The Ohio State University offers excellent research and clinical facilities, rich interdisciplinary collaboration and a diverse and supportive environment.

Send cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Kimberly Arcoleo, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Research & Transdisciplinary Scholarship
Director, Center for Women, Children & Youth

The Ohio State University College of Nursing
1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

or

Arcoleo.1@osu.edu

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Health Disparities

The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Nursing invites applications from individuals interested in obtaining postdoctoral research experience in the area of cancer health disparities. OSU, located in Columbus, is home to the OSU James Comprehensive Cancer Center. The College of Nursing is a vibrant environment that includes three centers of excellence, with a commitment to mentoring young investigators to their full potential.

Successful candidates will partake in one year of full time formalized training in health disparities research that includes: 1) specialized curriculum of instruction, 2) mentored research experiences, and 3) development of a NIH grant proposal. The postdoctoral trainee will gain research experience by working with Dr. Usha Menon [http://www.nursing.osu.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty-directory/menon-usha.html] on projects related to cancer screening and survivorship. The program seeks individuals with an earned doctoral degree in a health-related discipline. A generous stipend, tuition, health insurance, research support, and travel to scientific meetings are provided.

Eligibility
Prior relevant research experience and a strong commitment to a continuing career in cancer-related research are desirable. Applicants will be considered based on the quality of academic doctoral preparation and the rigor of the dissertation research. The OSU College of Nursing values diversity and especially encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Applications for 2013 are being accepted now and will be reviewed beginning January 2013.

Applications should include the following:

  • All graduate transcripts
  • A statement of research interests and goals to be accomplished through the training period
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from dissertation advisor or equivalent)

Applications should be sent as one email attachment to Dr. Usha Menon at menon.48@osu.edu or via mail to:

Madhurima Sarkar, PhD, Research Programs Manager, College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, 034H Newton Hall, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201


 

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Tenure track faculty positions
The Ohio State University College of Nursing invites applications for tenure track faculty positions. We are seeking senior faculty with an established program of research and junior faculty with a developing program of research, who desire a career at a world-class research extensive university. An earned doctorate is required. We are particularly seeking individuals with expertise and research related to: reducing health risk behavior in vulnerable populations; improving health care outcomes in the acutely and chronically ill; and population health.

The Ohio State University offers excellent research and clinical facilities, rich interdisciplinary collaboration and a diverse and supportive environment.

Qualifications:
• Doctorally prepared in nursing or a related field
• Eligible for RN licensure in Ohio
• Record of research and scholarship
• Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications

Send curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean, College of Nursing

The Ohio State University College of Nursing
1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
or
melnyk.15@osu.edu

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.