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University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Date Posted October 20, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD, MD, or similar degree in Human Factors, Psychology or a related discipline

  • Background and training should include research experience in a combination of the following domains –

o Healthcare
o Human Factors
o Quality Initiatives

  • Substantial research and publication history

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic experience

  • Operating Room experience

  • Experience in analyzing large datasets

The University of Minnesota’s (UMN) Department of Anesthesiology is seeking a researcher with documented expertise and interests in Human Factors and quality initiatives. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams regarding quality, research, and education.



  • Redesign systems to improve patient safety and team performance.

  • Reduce inefficiencies and non-value adding tasks

  • Reduce burnout and improve clinicians' job satisfaction

  • Work with faculty to set quality goals annually, report quarterly on progress to those goals; prepare final report annually for the Chair (Wall) and Vice Chair (Wahr)

  • Coordinate faculty projects for the Quality Consortium and provide support

  • Revamping and maintaining a number of QI practices at UMN (briefs, de-briefs, timeouts, checklists, hemoglobin triggers, etc.)

  • Participating in the design and evaluation of concerns and safety information


  • Assist in development and implementation of a Quality Education program for residents and incoming faculty

  • Assist residents with their quality improvement projects (design A3 set metrics, collect data, analyze, guide PDSA cycles)

  • Infuse human factors thinking/principles in medical education via health simulation in SimPORTAL

  • Evaluate bringing doctoral program to the department with the potential to offer our residents, fellows and junior staff opportunities for formal training in human factors engineering alongside their clinical training


  • Supporting a range of consulting activities that involve human factors in errors and their prevention, including limitations of human perceptual, cognitive, and response capabilities

  • Assist in designing studies where clinical or operational implementation will be one of the deliverables

  • High level oversight with ongoing clinical and translational research to make sure investigators are considering how their "final product" can be implemented and maintained in the clinical care system at UMN

  • Providing case management, data processing, and other project support

  • Conducting research to obtain and review technical data, scientific literature, and standards

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).



The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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