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Senior Investigator, Women's Health Research | Sutter Health

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Referral Ecosystem Job – $3,000 Referral Bonus!

Sutter Health is seeking a Senior Investigator for its Center for Women's Health Research in Northern California (Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area)!

The Angela Wang Johnson Endowed Research Chair in Women’s Health Scientist will lead a research program focused on women's health. Successful individuals will leverage the patient population, data, technology, and/or collaborative opportunities of Sutter Health or other appropriate institutions/agencies to undertake original research for peer-reviewed publication, obtain sufficient project-related funding to support their research activities, collaborate with other researchers and clinicians across Sutter Health, and teach and provide service to own field, research center, and community. Senior Investigators are also expected to mentor and foster the development of more junior researchers. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in disparities and health equity research, those with strong publication track records, and those who have a demonstrated ability to obtain funding.

  • Develop and conduct original research on advanced medicine in women’s health care issues of national or global importance. Initiate research proposals/applications as PI or Co-PI for funding to support self, research staff, and other costs of research.

  • Collaborate on research projects/papers with staff, fellows, and/or other investigators within and outside Sutter Health. Provide consultation or collaborate on project with Sutter Health clinicians/administrative leadership.

  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals, increasingly working with more junior people. Make presentations at professional meetings.

  • Present at seminars/classes outside the Research Center, or perform equivalent clinical teaching. Mentor fellows and/or junior faculty.

  • Service: Serve in leadership position on an editorial board, national association, study section, etc. Participate in research center working groups. Make local presentations and/or contribute OpEds in local media.

  • Research management: Maintain project expenditures within budget. Utilize research center committed funding effectively. Avoid unanticipated no-cost extensions or failures to meet goals and deliverables. Adhere to best practices by self and staff. Effective supervision, management and development of research and support staff. Generate new ideas for process improvement for use beyond own research group.

  • In addition to the key accountabilities listed above, employees working in this position are expected to accept and perform other duties as requested.


Required: PhD or equivalent degree; 7+ years of research experience in a community - or academic-based healthcare delivery system

  • Significant and comprehensive research portfolio focused in women's health

  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with researchers from various research disciplines and with delivery system colleagues in identifying and researching opportunities for improving care for women

  • Successful and sustained track record in obtaining external funding

Why it's great!

  • Fully supported research entity that reports up through the head of Clinical Services for all of Sutter Health

  • Goals are for cutting edge research (including clinical trials) AND for effecting positive outcomes (full cycle)

  • Spectacular team of professionals with deep ranging experience and qualifications. Career making affiliations!