Post-Doctoral Scientist

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Dr. Power is seeking a highly motivated individual to support a project on aligning the observational and RCT evidence around hypertension and diabetes treatment for the prevention or delay of cognitive impariment and dementia. Qualified individuals will have an established interest in dementia epidemiology and biostatistical/epidemiologic methods, including causal inference methods, and will have the opportunity to work with a large team of external experts in the fields of causal inference and dementia epidemiology. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in epidemiology and biostatistics, evidence of peer-reviewed publications, excellent problem-solving skills, interdisciplinary thinking, good communication skills, ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams, and the ability to learn and work with multiple software tools and novel statistical methods.

The overarching aim of the project is to combine information from 8 observational datasets, including cohort studies, biobanks, and registries, into a unified prevention simulation model that can simulate effects of hypothetical RCTs of hypertension or diabetes management for the prevention of dementia. The model will be developed in stages and validated against actual findings of existing RCTs, with the goal of identifying RCT designs that would be expected to show benefit. Ultimately, the simulation will be disseminated to technical audiences through workshops and R package development, and non-technical audiences through an online calculator. Opportunities to work on other projects, including projects related to race/ethnic disparities in ADRD or the link between air pollution and cognitive health, may also be available.

In addition to the substantive work, the Post-Doctoral Scientist will be expected to attend professional conferences, pursue external professional development opportunities. The position includes protected time to develop a K, F, or R grant or pilot project and to participate in educational activities including teaching and mentoring.

The Postdoctoral Scientist will be advised by and will work closely with Dr. Melinda Power. This position is a one year appointment and an extension is contingent upon further grant funding.

Responsibilities include:
- Conducting or supporting original epidemiologic and biostasticial research, from grant-writing and planning through publication and dissemination
- Pursuit of professional development opportunities, including development of a K, F, or R grant
- Contributions to the educational mission of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
-Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

• PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics or a related field.
• Strong training in biostatistics and epidemiological methods.
• Strong programming skills in R, Stata and/or SAS.
• Experience with causal inference methods and/or structural equation modeling.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• A track record of peer-reviewed publications

Typical Hiring Range $51,238 - $64,150 How is pay for new employees determined at GW? II. POSITION INFORMATION

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Field Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00-5 Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000639 Job Open Date: 09/07/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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    Posted: 1/8/2019
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