The Goldsen Institute (Health, Sexuality & Gender Research Center, Intervention Research Center, and Translational Practice & Training Center) at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to be involved with multiple research studies promoting equity and reducing social, economic and health disparities in LGBTQ and sexual and gender diverse people.
Built upon more than two decades of research, the Goldsen Institute is dedicated to creating innovations to address the health, aging, and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults and other marginalized populations, and their families and caregivers. It is distinguished by its innovative responses to the changing nature and increasing diversity in our society. The Center houses several key research studies, including multiple federally funded projects, using science to promote best practices in research, education and practice to promote equity and reduce social, economic and health disparities for generations to come.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to work with and contribute to population health and intervention research studies. Population health studies include Aging with Pride: NHAS (NationalHealth, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study) (NIH/NIA; R01), the first federally funded, national longitudinal study of LGBTQ midlife and older adult health, aging and well-being, designed to identify modifiable factors that account for health trajectories in these communities. Intervention studies include Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia, Empowerment and Action) (NIH/NIA, R01), the first federally funded study to develop and test interventions for LGBTQ midlife and older adults living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their care partners.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must be able to travel to conferences and/or community events.
This is not a remote position (except during COVID-19 mandates).
One year (minimum) term to a maximum of 5 years (60 months) total post doctoral service; without an approved exception the 5 years maximum applies to post doctoral work both at UW and elsewhere.
Appointment may begin pending conferral of PhD degree, but degree must be conferred by the end of the 1st year of appointment.
Doctoral Degree (must be conferred by the end of the 1st year of appointment) in public health, social work, psychology or other related health science or social science field.
Research experience with LGBTQ populations, older adults, or other health disparate and/or marginalized populations
Research experience addressing health disparities and/or equity
Strong data analysis skills with quantitative and qualitative data
Experience with statistical software such as Stata, Mplus and/or R
Strong oral presentation skills
Knowledge and experience writing grant proposals
Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol development and management experience
Ability to efficiently multi-task and complete multiple projects in a timely manner
Ability to communicate on technical subjects effectively with non-technical faculty and staff, and community members
Work well independently and within a collaborative fast paced environment
Experience with MS Office
Experience with longitudinal data collection and management (preferably in REDCap)
Experience with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data
Experience with population-based data collection and management
Experience with biomarker data collection and analysis
Experience with random control trial (RCT) studies
Expertise in intervention studies
Experience with development and testing of statistical models
Experience with power analyses
Experience and ability to work with graduate (Masters and PhD) level students
Experience in working with community providers and partners in building and executing research agendas
Experience working in collaborative interdisciplinary research teams
The University of Washington uses Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct faculty recruitments. Applications and/or other application materials not submitted electronically will not be considered. The search will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed.
Application materials include:
Cover letter explaining fit with this position, research experience, and career goals;
Curriculum Vitae; and,
Three reference letters
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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