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Building the Future of Health

This week’s SmartJobs sampling includes research and clinical management positions within the nation’s leading university health centers, hospitals and private sector health and medical providers, as well as investigative and research positions within government agencies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security.

But there is more activity afoot within the sector.  This week Google acquired the health tracking company Fitbit, representing another large technology company–following Apple–which is moving into the healthcare area.

This has broad implications for healthcare employment and investment.  Indeed as the chart below illustrates, healthcare is currently the second largest recipient of venture capital flowing to new companies and innovations within the US.

There are other ideas on the horizon as technology is further integrated into healthcare and new ways of care are adopted.  An example of future healthcare jobs across disciplines are summarized at this article at Forbes and this infographic exploring technology areas such as nano-medicine, artificial intelligence, virtual healthcare and robot-assisted surgery.

These are only a few ideas to consider. We recommend that you explore existing opportunities and ideas and use some of these job categories and descriptions in support of your career research and development.  (Note: this week’s job upload is heavier for STEM disciplines but there are HSS-related positions available on the research, policy and editorial functions within various healthcare and medical entities). You can start below.


Trends Editor, Microbiology, Elsevier

Staff Scientist, Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Research Coordinator, mHealth, UCSF 

Director of Information Systems, BostonPublic Health Commission (BPHC)

Director, Research and Evidenced Based Practice, Mount Sinai

Pediatrics, Health Services Researcher, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Associate Principal Investigator, Microbiology, National Biodefense (DHS)



Clinical Quality Measure Lead, Mathematica

Biomedical Writer, Syneos Health Commercial Systems

Director of Strategic Alliances, Consultant and Carrier Partnerships, Grand Rounds


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