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Post Doctoral Scholar
The Ohio State University in Columbus, Illinois
Date Posted 05/14/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Job Title:
Post Doctoral Scholar

Medicine | School Biomed Sci - Biomedical Informatics

The Ohio State University College of Medicine is recruiting for several post-doctoral positions in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The Post Doctoral Scholar will pursue specialized research training, education and experience under the guidance of a scientific mentor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics to become an independent researcher. Training is individualized for the fellow to develop competencies in preference research and specific skills and expertise tailored to the fellow’s research interests.

Specifically, the scholar will plan, design and execute experiments of considerable scope and complexity in the assigned research lab; collect and analyze data for research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and other Institutions; identify and select problems to be studied; develop and troubleshoot new experimental techniques and protocols; attend research seminars; lead manuscript preparation and support technical writing; participate in preparation of grant applications for extramural funding and perform additional duties as assigned. 

Candidates will join a growing transdisciplinary team focused on studying patient preferences as well as advancing and applying methods for promoting patient engagement in science, health equities and evidence synthesis and generation. Our group has broad interests and applies methods to a wide array of clinical, population medicine and public health topics. Other topics of interest include clinical outcomes, population medicine/health and comparative effectiveness.  Our current projects include cancer control, regulatory science, rare diseases, genomics, and real-world data. We also have a wide range of collaborators at OSU and several other universities. Our post-docs can work on a variety of research projects and generate their own research proposals and studies in a collaborative team science environment. 

Our group is committed to mentored training and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and would welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds or who want to focus their research on health equity, understudied populations, and advancing the voice of neglected populations. The research and training environment of The Ohio State University and OSUCCC, a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center, provide access to unparalleled resources to enrich fellows’ research training experience and career development.


Ideal candidates will have a PhD or equivalent degree in epidemiology, decision sciences, health services and policy research, economics/economic evaluation, bioinformatics, biostatistics, psychology, communication, or other related disciplines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required. Requires successful completion of a background check.  Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

Additional Information:

Lincoln Tower (0271)

Position Type:
Term (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:

First Shift

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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