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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-19
Req: R-238


306-YN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Additional Titles:



Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - OT Eligible

Position Details:

The Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) at Washington State University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate focusing on health disparities research in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. IREACH comprises a team of about 70 faculty and staff engaged in conducting community-engaged multidisciplinary research, training and education, and outreach with underserved populations. Our priority populations are American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Hispanic/LatinX, and rural people. Our research includes both observational and randomized controlled trials. At IREACH we are deeply committed to community capacity building, equitable research partnerships, and promoting racial justice in academia and public health research.

At IREACH we conduct public health research aligned with this mission, collaborating with other faculty at the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and other Colleges across the University.

As the state’s land-grant university, the College of Medicine features a community-based curriculum with the stated mission of “equipping students to become health care leaders of the future, ready to serve in communities where they are needed most.”

Specific areas of interest are flexible, so long as they relate to health disparities research with one or more of the IREACH priority populations and overlap with existing IREACH expertise. The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised and mentored by the IREACH Director, and can be located in Seattle or Spokane.

The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to participate in efforts to acquire additional funding through competitive grant applications. We typically encourage our postdoctoral fellows to submit a K01 application within the first year of their employment, although other mechanisms may be substituted on a case-by-case basis. We provide extensive support for study design, crafting the career development plan, and writing the funding application. Although business travel is currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this position could require occasional travel (< 5%) to locations including Washington; and Native communities in the Dakotas and Alaska.

This is a temporarily funded, one (1) year postdoctoral fellowship with subsequent renewals subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding

Required Qualifications:

PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field primary interest in American Indian and Alaska Native health disparities research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aptitude for communicating clearly about epidemiological concepts, study design, and research findings to non-specialists and lay-audiences.
  • Ability and desire to undertake new and/or uncomfortable challenges with a high level of independence.
  • Commitment to, or interest in, addressing health disparities.

Additional Information:

Position Type: Full-Time
Appointment Status: Temporary
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Seattle or Spokane
Department Link: https://ireach.wsu.edu
Background Check: Yes, this position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: April 1, 2021
Required Documents:

At the time of application, please be prepared to submit the following documents 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, and 4) an example of your work in published form. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

The screening of application materials will begin on April1, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2021
Application Due: 5/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time