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Qualitative methods expertise: PhD-level research faculty and/or staff scientist positions

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Qualitative methods expertise: PhD-level research faculty and/or staff scientist positions, per qualifications and career trajectory.


We seek to expand our Qualitative Research Core (QRC)— an established scientific team (PhD, MPH, MA/MS) that conducts research studies in healthcare delivery, implementation science, and program evaluation in diverse settings. Led by Associate Professor, Simon Craddock Lee, PhD MPH, the QRC collaborates with a highly collegial group of faculty investigators, physician scientists, and cadre of professional research staff to conduct inter-disciplinary team science, emphasizing mixed-methods intervention studies in minority and underserved communities across the care continuum, in multiple disease conditions, including but not limited to cancer prevention, control and survivorship. We have a robust program of research in urban Dallas county, with a growing portfolio of research activities across a 35-county rural and underserved region of North Texas.

This is a research-funded position but is not tied to one specific funded project. Individual will execute mainly peer-reviewed protocols, conducting qualitative data collection and analysis, including scientific writing for publication. Teaching opportunities are negotiable in the medical and population science graduate context.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is one of the world’s leading health science research institutions, with nationally-ranked clinical training programs and a robust commitment to advancing clinical and translational research under the auspices of the NIH-funded Center for Translational Medicine.

Our institutional partners include:

  • Parkland Health & Hospital System, the integrated safety-net system for Dallas County

  • Children’s Health a premier pediatric network including community-based pediatric primary care and pediatric tertiary care hospital

  • Southwestern Health Resources, an accountable care organization partnership with Texas Health Resources serving 16 North Texas counties through a network of >300 clinics and hospitals

  • VA North Texas Health System, the 2nd largest VA system in the country, serving more than 123,000 area veterans with 1.4 million outpatient episodes

Dallas is the ninth largest county and one of the most ethnically diverse in the US. As a major urban metroplex, the Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth region continues to experience rapid population growth, with arts and culture offerings as renowned as the athletic franchises.

Competitive Applicants will have

  • PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in public health OR an applied health research-focused social science with explicit expertise in multiple qualitative methods;

  • Working knowledge of Nvivo and/or other qualitative analytic software;

  • US citizens and permanent residents at the time of application;

  • Bilingual English/Spanish language is an advantage, but is not required.

Initial inquiries, please send cover letter and CV to simoncraddock.lee@utsouthwestern.edu  

Formal application will be invited to submit via UT Southwestern on-line HR portal

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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