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Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE)

Faculty Investigators

SORCE collaborates with affiliated faculty investigators by assisting in:

  • Faculty research development: research design, grant application and budget development, development of new collaborations with UW and outside partners
  • Health Services Project Management:  coordination of study resources and staff, fiscal and administrative management of research
  • Statistical support:  statistical design, data management and analyses, epidemiologic support
  • Quality improvement initiatives: design, development and delivery of QI programs; clinical data abstraction for all programs

Faculty interested in partnering with SORCE researchers and staff should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a brief description of anticipated work and timeline for completion.

Postdoctoral Fellows

SORCE has a NRSA T32 training grant to fund one new postdoctoral fellow position in gastrointestinal surgery outcomes research each year. As part of the UW Centers for Comparative and Health System Effectiveness (CHASE) Alliance, the SORCE training program will focus on the development of well-trained clinical, outcomes and health services researchers with an emphasis on digestive disease interventions. For more information on qualifications required to apply, click here (.pdf) >>. Interested candidates may contact Director David Flum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss opportunities. One position is available each year. Applications are due December 15 for the position beginning 18 months later (e.g., applications for the position beginning July 1, 2016, are due December 15, 2014). To apply, combine the following items into a single PDF file and submit via https://catalyst.uw.edu/catalyst/chooser/121fc5f1055fef132a4bb1a9e62a5a50 >>:

  1. Application form >> (.docx)
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A 2-3 page letter of interest, outlining your research interests as they relate to the program, your career goals, current positions and progress towards your goals, and how this position would contribute to your goals.
  4. (optional) A brief personal statement:  SORCE welcomes fellows who have varied cultural experiences or educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds and will therefore contribute to the intellectual and social enrichment of the program.  If you wish to have these factors included in the review of your application, please provide a statement concerning your personal history, family background, and influences on your intellectual development.  This statement should include cultural and educational opportunities (or lack thereof), social and economic disadvantages that you may have had to overcome, and the ways in which these experiences affected you.  Include your special interests and abilities, career plans, and future goals.

**Submit 2-3 letters of reference either under separate cover or with the above application package. See application form for more information.**

Staff Positions

We welcome resumes from candidates not necessarily qualified for any of our currently open positions at any time. Resumes and letters of interest may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Intern Positions

SORCE has periodic openings in the Undergraduate Practical Research Education Program (U-Prep). Available positions can be found through the Undergraduate Research Program website >>. Interns are expected to volunteer 6 to 9 hours per week for 1 year and must take the internship for credit during academic quarters under SURG 499A. Interns work on a variety of research projects as determined by need. Common intern assignments include clinical record data abstraction, data entry, assistance in the translational animal laboratory, and general research project support to SORCE staff. Upon demonstrated ability, interns may be given small projects to manage or develop on their own. Interns will have the opportunity to routinely interact with SORCE staff and participate in SORCE events. Internship candidates should be interested in medicine, surgery, public health or health services. Interested students should review postings on the Undergraduate Research Program website >> and follow instructions to apply. More information can be found here.

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Modified August  2014 - MDH

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