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Biopsychosocial Research Scientist | F68870 | Internal Medicine SOM

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 9, 2022

Mission or Goal of Unit: Multidisciplinary research in translational, clinical, and implementation science in Sickle Cell Disease.

Chief Purpose of this position: The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, and Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a mid-career behavioral research scientist to join a leading multidisciplinary program in biopsychosocial translational, clinical, and implementation science in sickle cell disease. The selected candidate will collaborate with and be mentored by 2 physicians, 3 Nurse Practitioners, and a staff of professionals conducting daily case management rounds including social workers and community health workers in the Adult Sickle Cell Medical Home, as well as 3 Physicians, a Physician’s assistant, and a staff of allied health professionals in the Pediatric Sickle Cell Program.

Position Responsibilities: Research | Submitting and executing federal, foundation, and other research proposals and generating new knowledge derived from working with diverse and disenfranchised adult patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree
  • Demonstrated postdoctoral research training
  • Commitment to a career in sickle cell research
  • Experience working with diverse and disenfranchised communities
  • Must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Credentials to deliver clinical psychology counseling and therapy
  • Teaching experience with graduate students and post-doctoral students
Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100
Tenure: Ineligible
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department: Department of Internal Medicine | Division of General Medicine (Sickle Cell Disease)

Salary: Commensurate

ORP Eligible: Yes

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wally Smith, MD
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 804-828-8360

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