Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: about 14 hours ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime


306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Postdoctoral Fellow Job Description

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 innovative 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. 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.”

The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised and mentored by the IREACH Director and their colleagues. The postdoctoral fellow can be located in Seattle or Spokane. The primary focus of this position will be to support an ongoing NIH-funded study using community-based participatory research to increase COVID-19 testing and vaccination at six different Urban Indian Health Organizations across the United States.

Work performed may  include:

  • Generating data reports based on Electronic Health Record extractions, including basic data visualizations of COVID-19 trends
  • Contributing to and leading, as appropriate, the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations by conducting literature reviews, performing analyses, and writing papers
  • Under the close guidance of IREACH leadership, working with community stakeholders to promote clear, relevant communication and dissemination of study results

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

Additional Information 

  • Competitive benefits available

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, or a related field (e.g.,  Social Sciences) and with a major interest in American Indian and Alaska Native health disparities research.

Desired Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of statistical analysis software and strong analytical skills, substantial scientific writing experience, and excellent interpersonal skills

Additional Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.1, and subsequent revisions where appropriate, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full Vaccination or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College: WSU Spokane Health Sciences and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health.
City, State, Zip: Seattle, WA 98101 or Spokane, WA 99202
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FTE: 1.00

Tenure/Non-Tenure Track: Non-Tenure Track

This is a Temporary position.
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary, one-year appointment. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening Begin Date: April 7, 2022; open until filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) curriculum vitae and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Required Documents:

·         Current Curriculum Vitae

·         Cover Letter

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 .

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