Post Doctoral Research Associate-Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington

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Job Description:

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-01
Req: R-1550


Title:

306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate



Business Title:

Post Doctoral Research Associate-Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)



Additional Titles:




Location:




Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)



Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible



Position Details:


The Washington State University's new Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine in Spokane Washington is pleased to announce up to 3 openings in our postdoctoral research training program in disability policy.



The primary goal of this fellowship program is to provide a highly personalized 18-month research training experience to scholars who hold doctorates or similar advanced degrees, and are personally committed to understanding and improving health policies and services for all Americans with disabilities.



The fellowship will complement and extend the work of the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL), a multisite Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Current/recent CHRIL research projects include:



  • Ways in which health insurance and health policy affect health outcomes, employment, and community living for adults with disabilities.

  • Strategies for helping disability advocates and service providers to influence public policies.

  • Use of prescription opioids among adults with disabling chronic pain.

  • Intersectional relationship(s) between disability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

  • Impact of COVID-19 on access and utilization of health, rehabilitation and support services among adults with disabilities; and

  • Impact of COVID-19 on services provided by Centers for Independent Living (CILs).




Position Responsibilities:



  • Attending a weekly independent study seminar on US health policy, disability, and health services research.

  • Meeting weekly with the CHRIL-F principal investigator or co-investigator.

  • Developing a five-year research plan and academic CV.

  • Attending a grant-writing workshop.

  • Completing and submitting at least one grant proposal.

  • Conducting collaborative and independent research on disability and health policy (including research design, statistical analysis, and preparing journal articles).

  • Co-authoring and presenting research at professional and scientific conferences.

  • Publishing project results in peer-reviewed, scientific journals.




Required Qualifications:



  • An earned PhD or other terminal degree in an appropriate field (e.g. MD, DPT, OD, JD, DNP, DSW, DPH, PsyD) in the past 5 years.

  • Strong academic writing skills.

  • Graduate research training.

  • Required qualifications include critical thinking, communication skills, interest in disability policy research, and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.





Preferred Qualifications:



  • Experience with research design.

  • A personal commitment to disability research and/or prior advocacy in this area.




Additional Information:



Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Department Name: Department of Community and Behavioral Health

City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA

Department Link: https://medicine.wsu.edu/



Annual Salary: $51,000

FTE: 1.0

Permanent/Temporary: Temporary

Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end after 18 months. Renewal is dependent on eligibility of extension, the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Screening Begin Date: July 15, 2021

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions: Review of completed applications will begin on July 15, 2021, and will continue until positions are filled. Applicants must attach the required documents to their online application. 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.

Required Documents: Required materials include a




  • Cover letter


  • CV or resume


  • 1-2 page statement about current or prior experience with disability


  • 1-page research statement, and

  • a brief writing sample (research-oriented if possible)




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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