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Director of Health Services Research

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic, Administration : Chief Research & Development Officer, Urology
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNegotiable
Loan RepaymentNegotiable
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNegotiable

Director of Health Services Research

The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Department of Urology is seeking an exceptional and innovative scholar to build and lead a nationally recognized program as the Director of Health Services Research. This individual also serves as the Director of Urologic Research in the Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics, and Systems Thinking in Health Services and Implementation Science Research (CATALYST). The position is full-time on the tenure-track, with rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. The successful candidate is a nationally/internationally respected researcher who has maintained an externally funded and independent research program with impact in or implications for the field of Urology. Demonstrated experience as a research mentor is required. Expertise in research administration is desired, but not mandatory.

The world is changing. Medicine is changing. Ohio State is leading the way.

Job Duties

In addition to maintaining an independent research program, the Director of Health Services Research will develop, implement, and monitor a strategic plan in the Department of Urology to advance research that will inform our efforts to improve our healthcare delivery. The Director of Health Services Research will also serve as a resource for research methodology, research project planning, and champion a culture of discovery. This individual will mentor urology trainees and other students to ensure sound project planning, execution, data analysis, and publication of results. They will work closely with faculty to develop research plans and proposals with an emphasis on future external funding through the identification of funding sources, grant workshops, and collaborative research opportunities. As Director of Urologic Research in CATALYST, this individual will work collaboratively with other departments and centers across the University to further advance the structure, processes, and effects of health services for patients with urologic conditions. The candidate will have open collaboration with:


Applicants must have:

  • A medical degree or a terminal research degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • An actively funded research program in health services research designed to directly or indirectly improve urologic health
  • A record of scholarly achievement and funding capabilities appropriate to the applicant’s seniority and professional experience.
  • Demonstrated potential for successfully teaching students, residents, and/or other post-doctoral trainees
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills for work in an interdisciplinary department.
  • Demonstrated commitment to recruitment, development, and retention of individuals historically underrepresented in Urology
  • Qualifications for an academic appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank

For consideration, candidates should submit their CV and letter of interest via confidential email to:

Katlyn Spano, MBA
Physician and Faculty Recruitment
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center:

  • For the 31st consecutive year, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list.
  • This year, we’re proud to say that the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center remains #1 in Columbus, the second Best Hospital in Ohio and has been nationally ranked in 10 specialties.
  • In 2023, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center earned a spot in the Top 100 on the Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers for the third consecutive year.
  • Our unparalleled benefits package includes retirement, medical and dental plans, malpractice, conference/vacation and tuition reimbursement for qualifying dependents.
  • The College of Medicine at OSUWMC offers a unique and highly active mentorship program geared toward career advancement of new faculty members.

Environment & Culture:

  • We promote and are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and continue to be ranked on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. 
  • The Ohio State University along with its academic partner the Wexner Medical Center are located in Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol and the 14th largest city in the United States.
  • From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style.
  • With easy commutes and low cost of living relative to comparable metropolitan areas.  Central Ohio has a temperate climate where fall and spring delight while summers are not too oppressively hot or humid and winters are not too cold or snowy.
  • The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry, an eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping, and easily accessible opportunities for sports and recreation for participants and fans alike.
  • The university and medical center are home to an exciting, growth-oriented culture of innovation and discovery.

Together, these entities have established a bold vision to ensure that the university will be among the leading public universities in the nation for research and creative expression to address critical societal challenges and that the medical center will pioneer breakthrough health care solutions to improve peoples’ lives.

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Facility & Address

  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • 410 W. 10th Avenue Columbus OH 43210


Contact Information

Katlyn Spano Research Recruiter


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