Post-doctoral Fellow in Implementation Research for Measurement

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 15 Oct 2022

Posting Details
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Working Title Post-doctoral Fellow in Implementation Research for Measurement
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work?
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202201259AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $53,760-$55,373
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date 01/16/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 01/16/2025
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/15/2022
Description of Work Unit
The work unit exists to deliver a high-quality graduate education in Occupational Therapy (OT). The graduate program is highly ranked and nationally accredited. It promotes excellence related to the discipline of occupational therapy through teaching, research, and service.
The Department of Occupational Therapy is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Occupational Therapy is ranked 7th in the nation and is focused on a three-part mission of graduate teaching, research, scholarly work, and outreach/engagement/service. We are committed to our goal of producing nationally and internationally recognized research programs and graduates that are focused on helping people improve occupational performance and participation, thereby improving their health and quality of life throughout their lifespan.
The Department has 150 doctoral students (OTD) or masters OT students (transitioning to the OTD), ~12 Ph.D. students, and ~20 faculty and staff members. Faculty in the Department of Occupational Therapy have a strong commitment to high-quality teaching, advising, and conducting innovative research with an emphasis on translational, and clinical work to improve clinical outcomes and disability. The Department of Occupational Therapy has a strong focus on community engagement and the development of occupational therapists.
Position Summary
Dr. Weaver in the Department of Occupational Therapy at CSU is looking for a post-doctoral research fellow with skills in measurement and an interest in ‘measurement-in-action’ and implementation research. A background in rehabilitation, particularly acute or post-acute care will be helpful. This post-doctoral fellow will support an implementation research study examining the adoption of a Recovery Ruler, a tool that visualizes assessment result information and facilitates information exchange between practitioners and family member(s) of a patient that is in a disordered state of consciousness, across 3 United States clinical sites. The fellow may also support two additional funded studies: 1) a validation of cut-points and generation of indices of responsiveness for the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised and 2) development of a shared decision-making assessment for rehabilitation. Funded research projects have national and international collaborators. Responsibilities will include working closely with collaborators, overseeing undergraduate and graduate research assistants, data management, facilitating recruitment for prospective data collection, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and dissemination of results.
Opportunities for the post-doctoral fellow include:
1) training in implementation rehabilitation research,
2) mentorship from expert multi-disciplinary collaborators in the fields of measurement, phenomenology, large secondary dataset studies, and implementation science,
3) opportunities to be involved in community and healthcare research,
4) encouragement and mentorship to develop an independent research program, including support for grant-writing (e.g., NIH F32, K01), and
5) support and mentorship when applying for academic/non-academic research jobs
Required Job Qualifications
· Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Translational Health Science, Rehabilitation Science, Occupational Science, Implementation Science, Public Health, etc.)
· Two peer-reviewed publications
· Interest/Background in clinical populations/rehabilitation, measurement, and/or implementation research
Experience with analytic software (e.g., STATA, SPSS, MedCalc, NVivo, Winsteps, etc.)
Preferred Job Qualifications
· Two first-author peer-reviewed publications
· Intervention Study Experience
· Grant Writing Experience- Submissions and/or Funded Proposals
Diversity Statement
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research Fellow
  • Connecting with community partners.
  • Developing interview guides, surveys in RedCap, data collection forms, etc.
  • Facilitating recruitment, data collection, analysis & interpretation for a prospective implementation research study.
  • Managing and analysis of large datasets.
  • Help interpret and translate research findings for dissemination.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Grant and Manuscript Writing
  • Draft and edit manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assist with grant writing.
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Development of Independent Research Agenda
  • Submit at least one grant as Principal Investigator (e.g., NIH F32, NIH K01, NIDLLR Switzer, or other mechanisms)
  • Submit at least 2 manuscripts for peer-review as the first author that are directly related to personal research agenda
  • Complete secondary analyses of dissertation data and available study data from Dr. Weaver’s previous/current studies that are relevant to their personal research agenda
  • Support and mentorship for faculty and/or non-academic research applications
Percentage Of Time 30

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please submit a Cover Letter (no more than 2 pages single-spaced), Curriculum Vitae, two writing samples (if a peer-reviewed publication, please indicate which sections you wrote), and three references directly to this posting. One reference must be from a Ph.D. mentor. The anticipated start date is between January 16, 2023, and August 1, 2023. Emailed applications will not be accepted. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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