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306-YN - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biostatistics
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Faculty - Academic - OT Eligible
The Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) at Washington State University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biostatistics.
IREACH is a team of about 70 faculty and staff engaged in conducting community-centered, multidisciplinary research, training and education, and outreach with underserved populations. IREACH focuses on improving the health and quality of life of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations. IREACH and P4NH research include observational longitudinal studies on cultural, social, and behavioral determinants of health; chronic disease and aging; and neurodegenerative evaluation including imaging and cognitive assessment.
This is a temporarily funded, one (1) year postdoctoral fellowship with subsequent renewals subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding.
The position emphasizes management and analyses of observational data including interview, clinical examination, cognitive assessment, medical imaging, assays, and other participant data.
The successful applicant will work with IREACH faculty, including a lead epidemiologist, other biostatisticians, physicians, neuropsychologists, neurologists, and other experts on the analysis of observational data from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. IREACH supports a Research Methods Core, a collegial group of quantitative methodologists from various disciplines that are responsible for study design and quantitative research support for studies led by IREACH and other Washington State University investigators; the postdoctoral fellow will be a member of this group.
Current research with a priori specified neuroepidemiology aims includes an NIH-funded Center focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in American Indians and Alaska Natives, including several ongoing research projects using a multi-year cohort study with hundreds of participants and thousands of data points over multiple examinations. Additional research collaborations include the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and others, working on volumetric estimations and longitudinal atrophy using supervised and unsupervised machine learning-based processing of cranial magnetic resonance images. The postdoctoral fellow will integrate into the core of the IREACH method and will attend regular meetings with a team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and other specialists to coordinate all aspects of providing quantitative research methods support to ongoing Center projects.
IREACH is involved with numerous other research studies with potential for biostatistics and machine learning, and the postdoc will receive mentoring and support in grant writing and other activities necessary to obtain funding for additional projects based on their interests and professional goals The postdoc will be assigned other duties as appropriate.
The fellow will also be expected to participate in institute-wide efforts to acquire additional funding through competitive grant applications. The postdoctoral fellow will be directly supervised and mentored by a senior epidemiologist/biostatistician in the Elson S Floyd College of Medicine who is lead and/or Principal Investigator of the aforementioned projects, and by the Director of IREACH. Additional support and mentoring will come from faculty in other disciplines, as appropriate and needed.
PhD in Biostatistics or related eld by the time of appointment and experience in statistics or biostatistics.
Aptitude for communicating clearly about biostatistical concepts, study design, and research findings to non-specialists and lay-audiences.
Experience analyzing longitudinal data.
Experience working with observational and cohort data.
Experience with Native populations.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Position Type: Full-Time
Position Status: Temporary
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Seattle, WA 98101
Department Link: Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health
Background Check: Yes, this position has been determined to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: March 1, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants: At the time of application, please be prepared to submit the following documents 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for at least three (3) professional references, 4) research statement, and 5) an example of your work in published form. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications. The screening of application materials will begin on March 1, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled.
1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Contact information for at least 3 professional references
4) Research Statement
5) An example of your work in published form.
Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):
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