Physician Scientist

Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon
$297,888 annually
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Faculty / Teacher, Physician
Practice Setting
Academic Institution / Medical School

Job Details

Department Overview

The Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU is home to over 150 faculty, adjunct faculty, and clinical associates under the direction of Mary Tanski, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor and Department Chair. Our provider's staff at OHSU's Level 1 Trauma Center and Doernbecher Pediatric ED as well as our three community Emergency Departments (Hillsboro Medical Center, Adventist Health Portland, and Columbia Memorial Hospital), three ED Observation Units, the Immediate Care Virtual Visits Program, and the Oregon Poison Center. The Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU has always been highly ranked in NIH Funded Research and is home to the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM). Our residency program currently trains 33 residents and offers a diverse training environment through partnerships at several area hospitals. OHSU offers EM specialty training in the form of select fellowships in: Research, Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Administration, EMS, Toxicology, and Ultrasound. We are proud to serve OHSU's mission of Healing, Teaching, and Discovery.

This position is for a physician-scientist in emergency medicine who has the training, skills, and track record to successfully obtain federal R-level grants, mentor early-stage investigators, and further expand the scientific impact of the OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine. Candidates for this position will be expected to have advanced clinical research training (e.g., research fellowship), an advanced research degree (e.g., MS, MPH, MCR), demonstrated success in obtaining federal research funding (e.g., K08, K23, R-level grants), and ability to begin writing federal R-level grant applications. Competitive applicants will likely be at the Associate Professor level or higher (or eligible to advance from the Assistant Professor rank), including a requisite body of scholarly work.

The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse community populations and employees.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Work as clinical faculty in the emergency department (including EDs at OHSU, Hillsboro Medical Center, and Adventist Health), including supervision of trainees. Position includes 50% protected time for research.
  • Grant writing, with focus on federal (NIH, AHRQ, DoD, CDC, HRSA) R-level research awards
  • Function as core physician-scientist faculty in the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPREM), including monthly meetings, monthly seminars, and shared administrative responsibilities for CPREM
  • Mentorship for early-stage investigators (residents, fellows, faculty)

Required Qualifications

Education: MD or equivalent; Emergency Medicine Residency Certificate

Experience: Knowledge, training and experience in clinical and academic Emergency Medicine

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to satisfy standards of performance delineated by law
  • Ability to manage heavy workload with multiple priorities and inflexible deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in the use of computing hardware and software, including personal computing equipment, electronic medical record, word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Regular and consistent attendance at work

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification required; ABEM or ABOEM Board certified or board eligible
  • A qualified candidate must have a current unlimited Oregon MD (or equivalent) license prior to start date. The provider must complete the credentialing process and be approved by the OHSU Professional Board to practice as an independent practitioner in an acute care/emergency setting. The provider must be registered with Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and be authorized to prescribe medications prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced clinical research training (e.g., research fellowship)
  • Advanced research degree (e.g., MS, MPH, MCR)
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining federal research funding (e.g., K08, K23, R-level grants)
  • Associate Professor or higher (or eligible to advance from Assistant Professor rank), including a requisite body of scholarly work.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or


OHSU is Oregon’s only public academic health center. We are a system of hospitals and clinics across Oregon and southwest Washington. We are an institution of higher learning, with schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and public health – and with a network of campuses and partners throughout Oregon. We are a national research hub, with thousands of scientists developing lifesaving therapies and deeper understanding. We are a statewide economic engine and Portland’s largest employer. And as a public organization, we provide services for the most vulnerable Oregonians, and outreach to improve health in communities across the state.

Across our missions of healing, teaching and discovery, we unite some of the world’s brightest minds in a singular vision: to rethink everything. We are creators of precision cancer medicine. We are innovators of an education model that lets each student forge a unique path. We turn discoveries into lifesaving care.

We are also a community — one of different colors, genders, orientations, cultures and interests. Each of us chose Oregon’s lush forests and sapphire rivers. Each of us chose OHSU’s relentless pursuit of new ideas. Together we are working toward a cause bigger than any of us: to bring health and hope to all.

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